Monday, 2 February 2009

Stitch & Bitch

This evening the girls and I attended a Stitch and Bitch session at the Tobacco Factory. The group meets every first and third Monday but this evening was devoted to the creation of an Oxfam blanket. The campaign to raise awareness of maternal mortality has been running for some time now. Volunteers have been knitting hundreds and thousands of squares which are now being assembled to form blankets. The blankets will be sold to raise funds for Oxfam.

We passed a very pleasant evening drinking coffee, sewing squares and chatting. The only bitch was about the poor service offered by First Bus!

One of my 49before50 challenges is to knit myself a scarf. Once I have picked a pattern and bought the wool, Stitch & Bitch may provide the required encouragement to finish it off.


  1. Sounds like a good evening Gai - I wonder if there is one in my area. Have you got your scarf pattern and wool yet? A x

  2. Me again Gai - just to let you know there is an award for you at mine. A x

  3. I haven't found a pattern yet SJA but I have started looking - so far only on the internet, but I hope to visit a few shops in the half term. The problem is that there are now so few of them. Any suggestions?

  4. Sounds like a great way to spend an evening! I'm hoping that a Stitch and Bitch gets set up in my town sometime soon - we had a one-off meeting but then Christmas came and everyone was busy! Crafting can be quite a solitary activity so it's great to have groups like this where you can meet like-minded people and share your enthusiasms! The Oxfam blankets sound like a fantastic way of raising funds too.
    Good luck with your scarf!

  5. Hi Rebecca. Yes, I think I will return to the group even if it's only monthly. However I have to admit that I'm not terribly taken with its name. A friend says she's heard of a similar group called Knit and Natter, which sounds friendlier.