We've been talking recently in the Winwick Mum Sockalong Facebook groups about meeting up in real life as well as being part of a virtual group on the internet. There have been a couple of new knit n natter groups formed already - one in the Isle of Wight and one in Australia - which is just wonderful, and I've got some details here of some other meet up dates in case you'd like to come along and meet some other Sockalongers yourself.
On Saturday 5 September 2015, I will be at Black Sheep Wools in Culcheth, near Warrington, for a book signing session (ooh, get me!) from 11am until 1pm. I'll have copies of my Super Socks book for you to buy and of course you can stock up on supplies at Black Sheep. If you've already bought a copy of the book and would like me to sign it for you, then do bring it along and I'll be more than happy to do that. If you've got socks to show off, then bring those along too - I always love to see socks! I'm also happy to answer questions about starting socks or if you're stuck, so bring your current sock along too!
|This is an old photo of Black Sheep Craft Barn - I really must take a new one!|
Black Sheep Wools is situated just outside Culcheth village centre. It's quite easy to reach from the M6 and the M62 motorways if you're coming from further afield - you can find directions here. It's got a lovely cafe and is bright and spacious with lots and lots of yarn to squish. You can read more about what's at Black Sheep here. If you're visiting with family who might not want to spend as much time at the Craft Barn as you do, then a quick trip into Culcheth might be the answer. There are shops, cafes and a play park there which can all be more of a distraction for small people than displays of yarn!
I'll be back at Black Sheep Wools on Wednesday 16 September 2015 from 11am until 1pm for a Sock Clinic. Bring your current sock along with you - even if you're not stuck it's an ideal opportunity to meet other Sockalongers and sit and knit for a while at Black Sheep. I'm sure they'll be very happy to have their Craft Barn full of sock knitters for the morning!
Finally - and very excitingly - I'm going to be at the Yarndale festival in Skipton on Saturday 26 September and Sunday 27 September 2015. Lucy has very kindly said that we can use the Yarndale Knit n Natter Lounge for a Sock Clinic and Social so it's another great opportunity to come along and show off your socks and ask questions if you need to. Lucy has booked us in from 12pm until 2pm on both days so whether you're or a morning or afternoon visitor to Yarndale, you should get a chance to come and say hello.
Don't forget about the Yarndale Sock Line if you'd like to make a pair of charity socks - thank you to everyone who has already started on their socks, I'm hoping we're going to have a very colourful display! I've finished my pair which I'll be able to show to you very soon and I'll also update you on how it's all going.
It'll be lovely to see you if you can make any of the dates - and I'll look forward to seeing lots of socks!