Thursday, December 1, 2011

It is that time of year again!


So much has been going on lately that I have not had the spare moment to write anything! Right now is no exception, BUT I wanted to place a few important things up here for those who want to be kept in the loop!

First: We are working on TWO group projects! The first is the most important, as it is going to be a gift to a dear friend of ours who has been a bit under the weather. We are making her a Holiday Garland! Each member is making a minitaure Holiday ornament (or two, or three :-) ) of their choice, and then we are going to assemble the whole thing and give it to her over the upcoming holidays!

Second: We are working on assembling an S'n'B Banner of sorts that we will hang when we are havign our meetings. It will be a mobile yarn bombing of sorts. We decided that we needed some sort of knitted eye catcher when we are knitting in public! I will try to post pictures of our collective WIP!

The next thing that is going on is this!




If you are interested in participating in any of these activities, please PM me, check out our Facebook group, Ravelry Group OR, you can do it the old fashioned way, just stop by in person!

Monday, June 6, 2011

World Wide Knit in Public Day!



Hosted by: Klose Knit Yarn shop, and Stitch'n'Bitch Champaign Urbana
Location: Urbana Farmers Market at Lincoln Square Mall
Time: 6 am - 12 pm
Date: June 11, 2011


Come join Klose Knit and Stitch'n'Bitch Champaign Urbana for World Wide Knit in Public Day! Brigitte @ Klose Knit will be providing a tent/booth and sponsoring Knit In Public day at the Farmers Market so we all can to show off our skills to the community!

It is NOT required that you attend for the WHOLE duration! :-) Come for a few minutes, or for come the whole time, whatever you choose!

I am not sure how many chairs we will have, so you might want to bring a camp chair if you have one.


We have no backup plan, so if the Farmers Market is on, then so are we!

The web site for Klose Knit is http://www.klosekniturbana.com/


This KIP is not knitting exclusive
There are free bathrooms available nearby in the mall.


we are even registered on the WWKIP web site :-) !

If you like, please feel free to print and distribute the below flyer as you see fit.





Monday, April 11, 2011

Knit Happens is happening TOMORROW, April 12th!


We will be meeting for “Knit Happens” this Tuesday (tomorrow), and we would love to have some knitters (both seasoned and new) showing up to help get the BALL rolling. (pun TOTALLY intended)

UIUC Womens’ Resource Center
703 S. Wright St.
Corner of Wright and Green,
2nd Floor Freestar Bank

The door to the Women’s Resource center is located on the east side of the building, just take the elevator to the second floor.

We will be meeting 5:00pm-7:30pm.

Here are the dates for Knit Happens this semester:

* April 12th 5-7:30pm (host set-up around 4:45)
* April 26th 5-7:30pm (host set-up around 4:45)
* May 10th 5-7:30pm (host set-up around 4:45)

If you would like to host the meeting and lead a short tutorial near the beginning of the gathering on a topic of your choice ( “Casting On/Off,” “Choosing Yarn and Needles,” “Crochet,” “Knitting Graffiti,” “Increasing/Decreasing,” etc.), please sign up for your date and theme here:

http://signupgenius.com/go/hosting5

You can also bring along a helper to be your co-host! Please contact Rachel Storm about materials available to the host (getting copies made of your tutorial materials, etc.)

rstorm2@illinois.edu


AND ...

I would like to thank the C-U Stitch'n'Bitchers, Christina Tapp, Katie Martin, Brigitte Pieke and Klose Knit, Rachel Charlie Storm @ The WRC Knit Happens and Thelma Uranga of El Stitch y Bitch, for all of their effort in making tonight's community yarn bombing such a success! And last but NOT LEAST, a HUGE thanks to all of the knitters and crocheters in the C-U community who contributed ...to the cause! I cannot thank you all enough! More pictures are coming!

Don't fret if you missed meeting up with us, knitted and crocheted blocks can still be added at any time!

Hope to see you Sunday at S'n'B!



Thursday, April 7, 2011

Attention to participants of the Boneyrad Knitting event!

Attention: because of the pending rain we will be NOT be hanging the blocks for the Boneyard Festival tonight. Instead the blocks will be hung TOMORROW night (April 8th) from 6pm-9pm. If you aren't able to make it Friday evening, you can drop them off to Klose Knit tomorrow afternoon and we'll put them up for you! :) Can't wait to see all the blocks!

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Boneyard Art Festival Yarn Bombing!

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Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Calling all fellow knitters and crocheters!

Join Klose Knit, the Champaign-Urbana Stitch 'n Bitch, and the Illinois Women's Resources Center's Knit Happens in this community-focused collaborative art piece, "Stitching the community together." 

As part of the Boneyard Arts Festival, we are using the fence at the corner of Neil and Church St. in Downtown Champaign as our canvas. We need your participation to create one GIANT community masterpiece that will add color and expression to the street corner.


HOW TO PARTICIPATE
Knit or crochet a 12in x 8in (w x h) block. Subject matter, color, etc. is all open! Think big and bold — in chunks of color, texture, and impact.

IMPORTANT DATES
Thursday, April 7, 6PM-9PM :: Blocks due 
Meet at the corner of Neil and Church St. to tie your block to the Neil St. fence in Downtown Champaign. We are hoping this will be one BIG yarnbombing event!

Friday, April 8, 6PM-9PM :: Live knitting on-site
Join us during the Downtown Champaign day of the Boneyard Arts Festival to knit and crochet on-site. We'll continue to add blocks during the evening.

If you are unable to meet to tie your block to the fence, you can still participate! Please drop off your block at one of the locations below by 5PM, Thursday, April 7.

Klose Knit
311 W. Springfield Ave., Urbana, IL
Check klosekniturbana.com for hours

Stitch 'n Bitch Champaign-Urbana Meeting 
2nd Floor of Caribou Cafe (County Market on Campus)
331 E Stoughton St., Champaign, IL
Sundays from 1-3pm 

 
For more information, please e-mail chambana.snb@gmail.com.

Note: There are no limitations except for the size. Knit as many as you'd like! For basic knitters use size 15 needles and some big funky chunky yarn! For more advanced knitters, the sky's the limit! Stop by Klose Knit, or come to one of the Stitch 'n Bitch Champaign-Urbana meetings to make a block!

Friday, March 18, 2011

Sunday the 20th S'n'B Reminder AND Tuesday the 22nd, Knit Happens reminder....

Sunday, March 20th:

Come join the folks of Champaign-Urbana’s Stitch n’ Bitch group for a warm afternoon of knit and crochet! We have plenty of chairs, so please come on in even if it looks full!
If you are participating in the upcoming community-focused collaborative art piece, feel free to bring your piece to work on during the meeting time! We’d love to see what you are going to put up!  
Look for us in the private room off of the 2nd floor common area…

Just in-case you missed it and need to be reminded, here is the write up…

Title: Knitting the Community Together

Description:

Calling all fellow knitters and crocheters! Join Klose Knit, the Champaign-Urbana Stitch ‘n Bitch, and the Illinois Women’s Resources Center’s Knit Happens in this community-focused collaborative art piece.

We need your participation! Knit or crochet a 12in x 8in (w x h) block and come together to create a community masterpiece. Then join us starting at 6pm on Thursday, April 7, to tie the blocks to the Neil St. fence in Downtown Champaign (at the corner of Neil and Church). On Friday, April 8 at 6pm, we’ll be knitting and crocheting on-site and will continue adding blocks during the Boneyard Arts Festival. 

More complete information will be posted on this site very soon!



 
Tuesday, March 22nd:

Don’t forget! KNIT HAPPENS!
We will be meeting for “Knit Happens” this Tuesday, and we would love to have some seasoned knitters showing up to help get the BALL rolling. (pun TOTALLY intended)

UIUC Womens’ Resource Center
703 S. Wright St.
Corner of Wright and Green,
2nd Floor Freestar Bank
The door to the Women’s Resource center is located on the east side of the building, just take the elevator to the second floor.

We will be meeting 5:00pm-7:30pm.
Here are the dates for Knit Happens this semester:
  • March 22nd 5-7:30pm (host set-up around 4:45)
  • April 12th 5-7:30pm (host set-up around 4:45)
  • April 26th 5-7:30pm (host set-up around 4:45)
  • May 10th 5-7:30pm (host set-up around 4:45)
Now, we need hosts! As a host, you’re expected to stay the whole time and you’re expected to lead a short tutorial near the beginning of the gathering on a topic of your choice. (Examples include: “Casting On/Off,” “Choosing Yarn and Needles,” “Crochet,” “Knitting Graffiti,” “Increasing/Decreasing,” etc. Be creative! You can also bring along a helper to be your co-host! Please contact Rachel Storm about materials available to the host (getting copies made of your tutorial materials, etc.)
rstorm2@illinois.edu

Please sign up for your date and theme here:
http://signupgenius.com/go/hosting5

If you are interested in hosting, PLEASE DO THIS AS SOON AS POSSIBLE! We still need 4 people to sign-up. First come, first served!

Since our community knitting event is going to be an actual part of the Boneyard Arts Festival (it will be on the actual MAP for the Boneyard event!), and now that I know the word of YARN is all-powerful, please feel LOTS of self-inflicted pressure to attend :-)
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