The monthly planning email from Kate is here!
February meetup, with knitting and woolology (small prize for anyone who recognises the quote, by the way).
Southbank Centre, SE1 8XX near Waterloo station, 11am onwards on the 1st of February.
This month, by popular demand, we have a teach-in for knitting, crochet, macrame, and anything else with string or yarn. Bring your old project you’re stuck on, or come and talk to us while we knit!
I can teach the knitting to intermediate standard, but there is only one of me and other good knitters would be a big help. Also I have no idea about the other crafts, so if you are skilled in one of these please come. And if you have spare yarn/needles for someone to start on, please bring them.
Please let me know if you have other icebreaker ideas for the future. Otherwise I may have to start repeating them!
This venue is working out really well.
They sell food in a cafe (standard sandwiches etc.), but they also don’t mind people bringing food in from outside. There are several other local places where you can buy stuff as well. The excellent food market outside was sadly closed last time, but I’ve confirmed it’s reopened this time. It has loads of different food options, which can fit most food requirements, or you can also bring a packed lunch.
Our regular meeting area has been getting a bit noisy, so we’re experimenting with shifting up a couple of floors. Meet on the fourth floor, outside the Blue Bar (go up in the JCB lift, lift 7, which is bright yellow and quite entertaining). This is the equivalent place horizontally to our normal location, but two floors up vertically, if that makes sense?
I will have my Cthulhu with me, which looks like this: http://forbiddenplanet.com/3950-cthulhu-baby-plush/ I have long brown hair and glasses.
The venue is accessible via a lift, and has accessible toilets.
The London Awkward group has a Facebook page, which is here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/549571375087294/. There is also a thread in the new forums for saying hello.
My email is Kate DOT Towner AT Gmail DOT com
See you there, with food to share if you like!
(March meetup will be on the 1st.)
Have a great time.