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April 26 location

Because tomorrow is another public holiday and the 3 monkeys are shut we have reserved a table at the Pancake Manor, Elizabeth St in the city from 7. We will be back in our regular spot next week
:)

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Hi all

3 Monkeys is open again and we will be back at our usual table up the back near the water cooler every Tuesday from 7  for the rest of the year :)

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Tuesday January 4th we are booked in to Freestyle Tout at West End, across the road from our usual venue. Booking is for 7pm under the name ‘knitters’ for 8-10 people :)

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Hi Folks

3 Monkeys is closed for the next 3 Tuesdays, so we have been forced to change venues. Tuesday the 28th we will be at the Pancake Manor on Charlotte St.

See you there!

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We had our annual Christmas in July feast and swap last night.

Here are a few photos of the fun and frivolity. And Turkey.

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WOW

http://pan-dan.blogspot.com/2009/06/paper.html

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WWKIPDay ’08

OK guys, here is the deal.  World Wide Knit In Public Day ’08 activities for Brisbane have been organised by Karen from QSWAFA.  Official proceedings begin with lunch at Poppy’s on Little Stanley Street at 12:30.  After that, folks will be heading down to the city cat for a trip up and down the river.

So far most of the (Brisbane) info is on Ravelry.  http://www.ravelry.com/discuss/qswfa/159862/26-50#29   http://www.ravelry.com/discuss/australian-knitters/140159/1-25  http://www.ravelry.com/groups/wwkip-day  But be sure to check out the international WWKIP Day website too.  http://www.qldspinners.org.au/

I may be able to make it to Southbank early.  So if you find yourself there in the AM, drop me a line, I may be around.

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Road trips afoot

We like field trips right?  Well, I have two for you all in the works. 

 It was mentioned before Christmas, that a jaunt to the Andy Warhol exhibition at GOMA may be in order.   Nothing has come of it, so I’d like to bring it up again.  Well, December is always a bit heavily booked anyhow.  Has everyone recovered yet?  I cannot say that I have, honestly, but I am ready to head on out.  Now, this won’t be as cheap as our last outing to the Lifeline BookFest, but I don’t think anything could be really :-)  Entry to the exhibition will set you back $20 and high tea in the cafe comes in at $35 (should you feel the need).  I have heard there are plenty of other goodies on offer in the cafe.  The iced-coffee was described to me as sensational and the best ever.  A big call, I know.  Anyhow, I say it is a must do.  If you are with me, drop a note with preferred times and such.  Hmmm, perhaps this will finally be the inspiration I need to finally try some colour-work.  Could be scary :-)

 Now, my other suggestion is one you may not have heard put forward yet.  This one really is a road trip, and so will need a little more planning.  We have been invited by new Ravelry member Mudjimbagirl to a special sale at her yarn store Jenny King Designs.  It is up near Maroochydore and is usually only open 2 1/2 days a week.  She has offered to open the store especially for us if we can arrange a car load.  I think we can do that.  The sale is 25% off everything (and up to 75% off some things) and the idea is to get the word out that the store is there and to lure folks in to take a look.  Seems to me, that should do the trick :-)  She stocks Lano Gatto, Debbie Bliss, Filatura DiCrosa, Mondial, Naturally, Sirdar, Te Awa and some hand painted mohair too.  What do you say gang?  Obviously I will need to gather more details and I’ll post ‘em when I get ‘em.  A little research will need to be done too, on account of the trip being a little longer than I am used to.  Anyone know a nice place to lunch on the Sunshine Coast?  I’m a Gold Coast gal myself.  I get lost north of the CBD.  I can find Morayfield, but that is about the extent of it.

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Australia knits…

Here’s something from my bookfest stash to get you all worked up about Australia Day- I love this one. I’d wear it, for sure. Nothing I love more than billy tea, a naff scarf and a roaring fire in the dry dry bracken

C’mon aussie

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“Are you free Mr Humphries?” 

“I’m freeee!” 
I'm FREEEEE!

The photo below proves how excellent an actress Ms Lumley really is.  I believe that only she could appear alluring whilst wearing this awfully dodgy jumper. 

And now: a plea for help.  The beanie needed to be unravelled as it was too small for Margy’s head  (she insists i made it too small, i insist she has a fat head).  This being done, i think i may need a different pattern, or, something.  Anyone got a good link for a 55cm head k2 p2 beanie with that yarn i was using?

 I’m just at a bit of a loss.  It’s too hard to convert the pattern i was using. 

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