I haven’t heard of one Juliet, although someone from the Gold Coast once visited us for a night. We got this group up and running by advertising on craftster and knitty and stitch and bitch websites. When we had enough people to commit (4 the first time) we just started
Keen as to come by and join the bitchin and stichin after deprivation of such a group in my little region back in NZ that comprised of 3 nanas talking about the cost of rubbish bags and how horrible their ex-husbands were. No surprise they all left… hee hee cruel I know!
Sorry darlings but will not be there tonight. No car and feeling like rubbish- also kinda scared of the motorway in town as I have only been here a week. Not a huge issue but it is a walk in from Ipswitch. Will do a wee dry run in and will be sweet to meet you all very soon. My little babies first tattoo cardi is going so well though! Have a great night and throw a water bomb at the idiot on the story bridge for me. Erica.
Hi – I would like to check out your group – sounds good. Are you still getting together this Tues. at 3 Monkeys (May 1st)? Do you care how old I am? Not a spring chicken but hate the idea of sitting around with a bunch of granny-types! I don’t know many people in Brissie and just want to meet people who share a common interest.
Hi Valerie, yeah we still meet. We have a range of ages covered, but no granny types yet though. I am certain we would welcome them too though, it is all about the yarn! I am sure if you like makin’ stuff you could find a place with us.
Sorry I missed the Toowoomba SnB I had my family in town. Did anyone go? Was it fun??
And Hi Kate! We are having a field trip this week (8th August) to a yarn supplier’s studio to drool over huge skeins of yarn.
We are meeting in front of the cafe at 7 and then car pooling over to Kenmore. Hope we see you there, or else another week!
I too am gonna try and get along tomorrow night…. Tried once before and wasn’t able to find yas, but this time I’m determined! I haven’t knit anything in a sad six months since I got home from overseas and left my last s’n'b; it’s time to meet the local talent and break the (lack of) habit. I’m just gonna rock up at the appropriate time and place and hope it’s okay since it’s such short notice and also, judging by the above, I may need some advice on how the “joining” thing works! Hopefully will find you all there!
That is precisely how it works. Just rock on up. The last few weeks we have been assigned a table just inside the door, so if we are there agin you will not have any trouble finding us. Perhaps it is time we went back to the old ways and employed the big-ball-of-yarn-stuck-with-needles-as-a-centrepiece trick? You know, for easy identification.
I just joined Ravelry and and found you in the groups section. I’d love to come to one of your nights. I noticed there hasn’t been a posting recently and was wondering if they’re still on. Looking forward to some group knittin’!
Meetings are still on. Every Tuesday at 7pm. Like clockwork, I promise. We are just bad bloggers is all. We are there every Tuesday, unless it really is not possible, like Christmas day last year, it was a Tuesday and so 3 Monkeys was not open. I am pretty sure that was the only Tuesday that has been skipped.
I found your website while looking for knitting/crocheting groups in Brisbane. I am keen to learn to knit. I have knitted in the past and learned the European way. I crochet far better (albeit only one pattern) than I knit. I’d love to get better at both but am a complete beginner (and slow to boot) who’s looking for someone to teach me. I’d love to learn how to make simple scarves, beanies, socks to give as presents and to make for the enjoyment of it. Is your group for me or am I better of going to specific knitting/crocheting classes? If so, can you recommend any, perhaps on the southside (I’m at Eight Mile Plains). Many thanks!
Thanks for letting me know. I would love to come along sometime and will try to do so soon. Winter is perfect weather for knitting and crocheting after all. The blanket I’m crocheting at the moment is big enough now to keep me warm like toast while I work on it
This is a test run, I’m with Nesspa in being clueless as to how to post on this. I’m newly obsessed with knitting, or that is I’ve taken it up again after 20 years and I’m happy to say I have now produced more than the doll’s scarf and weird bonnet things I did as a kid. Admittedly it is only a few beanies so far that don’t always fit their intended recipient but I’m getting there. I’d love to come along and be inspired by some seasoned knitters. Hope to meet you soon.
Hi Alyssa, Hi Ne55pa,
To post on here, you need to have been given access. I think I am able to do that, but have been slack at getting around to working out just how. There is now a few Tuesday night regulars, that have not been set-up. Yes, it does help to have a wordpress account. In fact, it is a necessity.
In the meantime, I hope we get to meet you both at a Tuesday night (still at the Three Monkeys every week after 7pm) meet soon.
Hi I found this blog from a knitting website- am looking for someone to talk about stitch n bitch etc for an article for Kurb magazine- do any of your members live locally to Kelvin Grove, Spring Hill, Red Hill, Paddington, Newmarket etc? If so please email me back asap. My email is firstname.lastname@example.org
Sorry I took so long to get back to you. We are always taking new members. You just show up and pull up a seat at our table, easy. We have all kinds of members, everyone is welcome and you can bring any of your other crafts too. Everyone will be glad to meet you and chat to you about your latest project, so I am sure you will find us friendly. Just look for the table of people getting crafty out the back of The Three Monkey’s cafe after 7pm any old Tuesday.
Hello there, Im moving to Brisbane in 2 weeks time and would love to join you all. Are you accepting new comers? Im a real beginner, only started again this year but Im loving it. My first time to Australia…I can’t wait.
Hi there, I’ve got exactly the same question! Just moved to Brisbane, and would love to come along to the cafe on tues… I’m only a beginner and just now progressing from scarves… just completed my first crochet-baby-booty, which is a little lopsided but a happy booty nevertheless. Would love to come along – this tuesday 2nd March at 7pm???
Hi – are you still meeting each week? I’m coming out to Brisbane from the UK in just over a week’s time to visit my husband’s family for 3 weeks. We have a short trip booked to Currawinya Reserve (is that right?) and don’t know what the family may have arranged for us for the rest of the time – so not sure whether I will be able to make it to your group – but wanted to check you are likely to be there if I find I can come along. Found you through Ravelry – I’m ‘Oddments’ on there if you are interested.
we always love visitors, so I hope you can make it. When you get to the cafe just work your way to the back (it’s a bit like an Aladdin’s cave) and we will be in the courtyard, usually to your left near the water cooler
NOTHING!! I’ve also answered your email.
Come along with some nice plain yarn and 4mm needles and we’ll teach you to knit cos we just love knitting, and think everyone else should too
Hope we see you soon
I just found this site. I am trying to teach myself to knit…..suddenly realising I should have listened to my grandma when she was around!!!
Are you guys still meeting on tues nights??…and are beginners welcome?
you’ll find us down the back, and we’re very happy to help you out, show you what really nice yarn is all about, direct you to many awesome websites and patterns and just show you a good yarny time
have just moved to Bris this year and am looking to join groups of like minded people. i just read about you in the brisbane news. i am a 50 year young single mum of 4 and would love to join. hope thats not too old
I’m a complete beginner but have had inspirational inklings to knit. Im becoming an aunty for the 1st time to 3 babies this coming December and really want too knit some booties for them… Are you accepting newbies at the moment?
I just discovered the site this week! How exciting that there is a knitting group that meets in Brisbane. I’ve been knitting since last October and am really enjoying it. Hopefully you are still meeting, I would like to come along sometime soon! Oh and in realtion to the post above, if you still haven’t seen a copy of the article it is online here (page 12):
I am a 26 year old, final year fashion student for QUT who is in search of a knitter to collaborate with.
I have designed a range of 2-3jumpers for a collection to be completed by year’s end and I need someone with the right skills to help me execute my designs (and where possible inject some of the fabric artist’s own personality in!).
I want to build a range that not only fits in with my concept but also showcases the talent of local fabric artists.
Could you make a suggestion of a few names of knitters within your association who I could approach about taking on the project? Please let them know all materials will be provided and I’m open to negociating a payment for their time, per garment created.
Absolutely. Every Tuesday night at 3 Monkeys from 7 pm. We’re either up the back near the water cooler, or lately they’ve been seating us in the Turkish Room that’s just around the corner from the entrance
Check us out on facebook too, although we’ve been rather quiet on all media fronts lately