An important aspect of the transition to a lower carbon, oil free way of life is the great reskilling - remembering how to make our own clothes, grow and preserve our food, and generally get the things we need without transporting them half-way round the world. This is where the knitting circle fits in!
Lulu is hosting a Transition Cambridge Knitting Circle at her home. The group meets approximately every 4 weeks on Wednesdays from 7:30pm to 9:30pm (approximate ending time). We hope to meet on the following Wednesdays: 23rd Feb, 9th and 23rd March, 6th April, & 4th and 18th May (please always ring to check before coming - thanks!). No experience is necessary, but if you've a complete beginner, it's helpful if you can let Lulu know beforehand so she can make sure someone is available to help you get started. Please bring knitting needles and yarn if you have them. Lulu lives off Coleridge Road, very near to the Station. For more details email her or give her a call 01223 411350. She suggests a £1.00 donation towards refreshments.
Lulu's keen to use renewable yarns such as bamboo and to learn about the practicalities of re-using yarns. Those who can crochet would also be very welcome as she would like to learn how to do that and it is the best way to edge communal items such as blankets, which are a great way to learn and practise knitting (everyone knits a square which can then be sewn together to make blankets). There are numerous ways to use the blankets, her favourite being to donate them to Wintercomfort to distribute to those members of our community with the lowest carbon footprints - the homeless.