Calling All Harrow Knitters

Hello! If you’ve previously read about us Harrow Knitters on girlpurlandtwoknittingneedles‘ blog, I’m updating the info! This post accurate November 2012.

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The Harrow Knitters are a very friendly group of crafty ladies of all ages and walks of life. If you just want to give knitting or crochet a go, or you already know 3 kinds of estonian nupp, come along and join in the banter. There’s frequently cake! Maybe bring a garter stitch scarf if you want to catch up on the gossip! There’s always someone with an interesting story to tell or a new technique to show. 

All meetings are knitting and crochet. We try and change the day and time throughout the month so it doesn’t clash with member’s other commitments.

On the first Tuesday of every month, 8pm at Daisy’s Bar & Bistro in Harrow Arts Centre, 171 Uxbridge Road, Hatch End, HA5 4EA. This is inside the arts centre, not Simply Daisy’s which is adjacent to the centre. This is a new venue for us and a change from Grim’s Dyke. Rail: Hatch End, Bus: H14, H12 & 182, Parking: Free parking is available.

On the 2nd Monday of every month at 8pm at the Oddfellows Arms Pub, 2 Waxwell Lane, Pinner, HA5 3EN (opposite Lidl or the Police station). Babies/children cannot attend due to the pub’s license.

On the 3rd Wednesday of every month at 8pm at the Oddfellows Arms Pub, 2 Waxwell Lane, Pinner, HA5 3EN (opposite Lidl or the Police station). Babies/children cannot attend due to the pub’s license.

On the 4th Thursday of every month at 10am at Costa Coffee in Harrow Town Centre next to Natwest Bank and opposite the Fruit & Veg stall (not the Costa Coffee next to the station).

On the last Friday of every month at 8pm at Papa Gateaux, 4 Cumberland Court, Princes Drive, Harrow, HA1 4UD (£2 contribution).

A suggestion has been made that it would be good if one member volunteers to ‘host’ each meet-up so that someone can greet new members etc. 

You can also find us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/groups/theharrowknitters/

And we have a Ravelry group at http://www.ravelry.com/groups/the-harrow-knitters

Happy Knitting!

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How to Blog

Just went to a hugely interesting talk at the local WI. I _did_ tell you I was in the WI? No? Well, that’s, like,SO old news. Last month yadda yadda. @wi_ha5

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Anyway, We heard from Chrissie, aka @mediocre_mum of http://mediocremum.com/.

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Chrissie told us lots of stuff about blogging that I really should have known but had been afraid to google. Stuff like: (and this is me wildly paraphrasing after a whole glass of wine!)

  •   Use tweetdeck to manage twitter (thank god there’s something out there cos I can’t keep up with all that blurgh)
  •  It’s not a bodily function, tell people when you’ve just blogged. Syndicate.
  • Blog 2-3 times a week at least (oopsie)
  •  Use images
  •  Use more images
  • Keep things short and to the point
  •  Use titles that google will like, not cleverdick  phrases and puns (oopsie again)
  • Do how-tos
  •  Do recipes
  • Do bullet points (see!)
  • Get other people to write your blogs for you! Or at least, post stuff up for you
  • Review stuff
  • Say something about yourself to round out your online persona
  • And I’ve forgotten lots, but hey ho, this is enough to be going on with.

And so to bed. X luv ya! (Jeez, I’m really letting the family name down now. My tolerance has gone through the floor.)