What will you be doing for National Knitting Week?

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The Pedestrian Gallery 'Secret Postcard' exhibition in Leicester. 

Apologies if you went to this exhibition on Saturday and found it closed. If its any consolation I had a wasted journey too and was very disappointed as from what I could see through the window the exhibition looked really good. 

I was given the wrong information by the gallery on their opening times so if you intend to visit it might be best to phone them beforehand to double check when they are open. 

Look at my previous blog for details on the exhibition, dates and venue.

National Knitting Week 15th-21 October2012

Nows the time to start thinking about what you might do for National Knitting Week. This was first created by Knitting Magazine with the aim of inspiring the next generation of knitters.

There is also a serious side as money raised will go to Bliss, the special care baby charity. In 2010 almost £10,000 was raised to help support the Bliss Family Support Helpline and this year the money raised will by used to help with the costs of 40,000 Going Home Pack. 

There's lots of ways to get involved whether it be classes, fashion shows, or coffee mornings and you can see a full list of events in your area on the National Knitting Week website. 

At the National Knitting Week website, you can see full lists of all events in your area.

Have a go at Knooking!

Continuing the knitting theme I came across this video clip on knooking recently. This is basically using a special crochet hook that allows you to knit. People who find holding two knitting needles hard often find this method useful but it also might appeal to anyone already interested in knitting and crochet who wants to have a go at something a bit different. This video clip shows you how to knook. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=igAypsLsddI

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