• ilea

I just got this off the snbnola list

Zotz Cafe - 8210 Oak Street

We continue to try and revive our SnB night from days past with a $1
off any drink special for anyone bringing yarn, needles or really
anything crafty at all :)

Tuesday from 7-10 pm. (We could move the day of the week if there is
strong support for a different night.)

Its at 8210 Oak Street. Hope to see you there :)

Suzanne is my wife and my name is Michael. We are both the owners
though she is the only stitcher. Feel free to call 338 6012 with any
baby jane

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if anyone wants to get into cross stitch, i just randomly found some cross stitching stuff (just a ring thing and some other random stuff; i haven't really looked at it, but i will if you need to know) in my house. i don't know where it came from, but you can have it. otherwise i'm throwing it out.
1986 Retro

Introducing Myself...

Hi, I'm Hollie, and I'm a fiber addict.  Whatever it is, I do it: knit, crochet, tat, weave, spin...the list goes on.  I've been a member of this community for a while, and attended the SnB meetings while they were at the Neutral Ground.

I propose that we organize another SnB, though I would prefer we have better light and less smoke than what we had at the NG.  It was hard for me to see my work, and I would come home reeking of smoke.  Not fun for any form of needlework.

How does PJ's on Maple sound for a venue?  I've met there with other groups before, and as long as we buy refreshments there, they leave us alone for the most part.  If not, anywhere uptown would be good.  I do live in the 'burbs (Westbank), but I can get uptown fairly easily and I spend more time there than I do in my own 'hood anyway.

Let me know...or we can find another venue, preferably uptown. I would prefer no smoke and lots of light for seeing our  work.
baby jane

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I guess I'll follow ilea's lead.

Hey, I'm Jane.  I guess I'm the other new mod.

I knit and do other artsy and crafty stuff.  I'm going to teach myself to crochet within the next week--I'm using the Klutz book for kids; that's how I taught myself to knit.  I'm not interested in knitting super-complicated stuff, so I'm pretty happy with where I am knitting-wise, but I want to learn crochet because it seems more versatile with less effort (you don't have to get all kinds of crazy different tools, etc.).  Does that make sense?  Probably not.

Anyway, I'm a writer and a teacher, I'm from New Orleans, I live in the Marigny, and I love coffee.

First, I propose that we start a new Stitch-n-Bitch at some point.  My only request is that it's not out in the 'burbs, as gas is expensive and the traffic out there is a pain.
  • ilea

I suppose introductions are in order...

I'm ilea one of the new mods. Some of ya'll might know me from craftgrrl, nola_pagan or craftpagan.
I'm mainly a hand spinner but I knit, cross stitch, embroider and quilt too. Crochet is my failing.. I want to learn but put the hook in my hand and my brain just turns to mush.
Did I mention I have craft A.D.D.?
I'm pregnant and have been knitting all sorts of baby stuff lately... I guess it was time I did something with the garbage bags full of yarn I've created. (oh and if anyone needs baby stuff patterns I've got oodles to share)
Anyway I randomly show up to stitch and bitch meetings all over the city so if you see someone with a spinning wheel and a bag full of fiber that's probably me.

So enough about me... I'd like to hear what y'all would like from this community. Postings and reminders of SnB meetings? Showings of finished objects? Pattern sharing and Q&A sessions? random bitching? Let me know!
The Perks of Being a Wallflower

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Seeing as how I'm no longer living in New Orleans, and subsequently ignorant of any/all knitting related activities, is there anyone who would like to take over management of this community, get it up to date, and as active as it could be?
Knitting morticia

Cocktail Knitting!

I just thought that I'd get this out there. At the Courtyard Marriott on the first block of Saint Charles Ave (Right off Canal) on Thursdays, we've had a few people from our local Stitch and Bitch group meeting at the hotel in the evening to knit and drink cocktails. It is open to anyone who's interested in joining us, though, with drink specials and conversation and people who won't look exasperated while you gush over just how amazing that silk-alpaca blend was. Plus, booze. Yarn+booze=awesome.

All skill levels are welcome. So far it's just knitters, and I speak only for myself in that I'm not much help to beginner needlepointers or anything, but us knitting types are pretty helpful in general, and I'd love to see the whole gamut of needlecraft there.

So the official stuff:

What: Cocktails and yarn
Who: Open to everyone, especially interesting to anyone who does needle work of some kind. Knit, crochet, needlepoint, etc.
When: Thursday nights, roughly 7-10 pm, but early or a late is fine too.
Where: Courtyard Marriott Lounge, 124 Saint Charles Ave
Why: $2 Domestic Beers and wells, $1 off Call and Top Shelf drinks, and fibre talk.