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  • In pictures: the S&B London Christmas Party Yarnorama 2009

    Posted by Deadly Knitshade on December 15, 2009

    Christmas is a time for knitting like crazy, screaming at people to shhhhhh because you are counting rows because this knit has to be finished in two weeks’ time and staring with horror at the calendar as the day between your Christmas knitting and the big day get nearer and nearer.

    Lucky for Stitch and Bitch Londoners it’s also a time of year for the S&B London Christmas Party and this year we did our best to make it a Yarnorama worth coming along to.

    Raising over £300 for the Treasure Trove charity we spent the evening knitting, exchanging some heavenly bits of handmade in our Secret Santa and eating, drinking and being knitty. It was Christmas with a woolly flare.

    If you missed it you can have a virtual S&B London Christmas Yarnorama along with us by looking at the pictures and wishing really really hard that you were there.

    Some Really Rather Marvellous Raffle Prizes:

    Some very lovely Debonnaire handspun yarn

    An Addicted to Knit shawl kit

    A pretty Purlescence needle clutch

    More kits from Sharp Works and Cafe Knit

    Goodies from Milla Mia and Fabrications

    Godzilla-like Ropey from Prick Your Finger

    Some stitched and rather swish Secret Santa swaps:

    Purple armwarmer goodness

    Pretty in purled pink

    A haaaaaandbag

    A chilly winter Penguin

    A cosy headhugger

    A cosy headhugger

    Handmade leather lovelies

    Eek! A mouse!

    Red and bobbly

    Another handmade handbaaaaaaaag for the man who has everything

    Blue sock smile

    Ooo! Cable!

    A dahhhling dinopurse

    Pom pom people!

    The green green scarf

    Stitched ski hat

    Cake and bow

    Multicoloured and squishy

    Sheep poo paper. Ewwwwwwww!

    A cosy white cap

    Handy handwarmers

    Something flowery

    Handmade hooter

    Cupcake and cowl

    A Christmas Bear


    Ooo la la!

    Green glee

    Some angelic ornaments


    Some sweet socks

    Where did you get that hat?

    A rather sorrowful bit of rule breaking (sadly not handmade or worth approx £5)

    Itty bitty pin cushion

    Rather funky purple wrist warmers

    Before the raffle Emma told us a little about the charity we were raising money for. Cue all of us feeling warm and fuzzy inside.

    Emma tells us why Treasure Trove is so fabulous

    The raffle begins. A selection of our prize winners as we had 27 prizes this year:

    A yummy knit kit

    Mmm magazine subscription

    Handspun happiness

    Balls of brilliant stuff

    Some sharp stitching stuff

    Happy happy happy

    All the Fun of the Fair's coveted Noro

    And we said goodbye to the lovely Startitis and it all got a bit emotional. :*(

    A bunch of slightly sorrowful stitchers

    It's all about booze and yarny loveliness in the end

    There were over 70 photos taken at the party so if you can’t see yourself here hop along to our set on Flickr and hunt yourself down there.

    The Stitchettes would like to thanks all the lovely Yarn Sellers and Magazines mentioned here who donated prizes to the Really Rather Marvellous Raffle and to our sponsors Debonnaire, Yarn Box and KAL Media. We heart you all. You helped us raise loads of money for a good cause and put some smiles on our lovely stitchers.

    Thanks also to everyone who attended and the shops who gave vouchers and discounts too.

    See you in the New Year as the woolly Godzilla that is S&B London stomps across 2010 roaring “Submit to the Knit” to the non-knitting masses till they pick up sticks and join us.

    The Stitchettes x

    2 Responses to “In pictures: the S&B London Christmas Party Yarnorama 2009”

    1. Helly said

      Thanks for organising such a lovely night Ladies and for all your hard work getting all the prizes and sponsorship, it was such a fun evening.

      Looking forward to lots of stitching in 2010!

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