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Week 2009                                                                                                                              Stitching Show 2009
                                                knitting needs You!                                                                      Check out the multitude of treats awaiting       Designer pack age
                                                                                                                                                                                          It’s official, not one, not two, but three
                                                WOW! Where has the year gone? National Knitting                                          you at the Knitting stand G14,                    fabulous designers will be gracing the
                                                                                                                                                                                           Knitting stand (G14) for this year’s
                                                Week has once again crept up on us and it’s time                                         Alexandra Palace                                   Knitting and Stitching Show!
                                                                                                                                                                                               We’re very excited to have the
                                                to get those needles at the ready to join in the fun.                                    8th-11th October 2009                               lovely Debbie Bliss, Nicky Epstein
                                                                                                                                                                                             and Cornelia Tuttle Hamilton gracing
                                                                                                                                                                                              us with their presence, signing
Going Home packs                            Following on from the huge success of         this Olympic challenge and raise more        Student Textile Awards                                 their latest books (check out P40 for
Last year your donations went directly      last year’s NKW, where many of you            money for Bliss here’s what you can do!      With a record number of entries,                       reviews) and chatting to readers
to help the Bliss Family Support            joined in and helped Knitting raise              Raid your stash and knit up a             this year is going to be better than                   throughout the weekend, so don’t
Helpline. This year Simon Crowson           nearly £10,000 for Bliss - the special care   rectangle measuring 50x100cm                 ever, so don’t miss the Student Textile                 miss your chance to meet them!
(partnership manager, Bliss) has            baby charity, this year, with your help,      (for double knitting you will need to cast   Awards showcase, exhibiting in the                      To view the schedule and get
decided to direct all this year’s funds     we are going to continue our support.         on 120 stitches and use 4.5mm needles.       West Hall, to see the knitting designers                planning visit
to help cover the distribution costs of                                                   For Aran you will need to cast on 95         of the future.                                
40,000 Going Home Packs.                    on your marks!                                stitches and use 5mm needles).
   When babies spend days, weeks            As some of you will remember, last year       Send your blankets along with                                                                                           corneliA

or even months in hospital, parents         Sharon Newman and her merry band              sponsorship money/donations
come to rely heavily on the doctors and     of Avicraft Knitters, raised a massive        (cheques payable to Bliss) to:
nurses who care for their child. The
unit becomes almost a second home to
                                            £5000 for the National Knitting Week
                                            2008 Bliss campaign. Following on
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them, and when the time                     from her huge success, Team Sharon            East Sussex, BN7 1XN.

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comes for their baby to                     have set about knitting an Olympic size
leave, it is natural for                    blanket in time for – you guessed it –
                                                                                           win! win! win!                                                                             g                                   nicky

many to feel anxious                        2012. Sharon, despite her self-imposed                                                                                                chin
                                                                                                                                                                              Stit out.
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and alone. This                             target of raising £10,000 for Bliss, is       GMC and Bliss will be giving                                                          iss
is why Bliss has                            determined to succeed raising that            a fabulous knitting prize                                              ittin on’t m t out.
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launched the new                            amount with her latest venture.               worth £150 to the reader                                   clus n offer nd che oney
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Going Home                                     As part of NKW 2009, we would love         who raises the most                                 e an      t         14 a     ve m
                                                                                                                                           hav ubscrip tand G et to sa throw
Pack – to help                               to get as many knitters as possible          money. To enter this                           We w s      ur  s     ug        , we
families through                                to give Sharon and her crew a real        competition, your                               Sho me to o y do yo scribe too!
the next big step                                 boost, to help them fly off the         blanket and cheque                                Co ot onl ou sub g gifts
                                                                                                                                               N      ny       itin
in their babies’                                  starting blocks and achieve their       must be with us no
                                                                                                                                                  whe in exc
lives.                                      goal in record time. To be a part of          later than January 31st.

knit 1 – pass it on                                                                       Lewes, BN7 1XN.
                                                                                          Please make all                                                                                                          debbie
Knit 1 – pass it on is a new national       To kick start this exciting new campaign,     cheques payable
campaign launched by the Crafts             ‘Knit1 – pass it on’ why not get              to Bliss.
Council in partnership with the UK          sponsored for your efforts and raise             Finally, this
Hand Knitting Association. The aim          more money for Bliss? This could be           is just one idea.

                                                                                                                                                                                              worlD exclusive
is simple: to support at least one other    done as an individual or a group. All         Please don’t

                                                                                                                                           special book
person (child or adult) to learn how to     you will need is a handful of willing         forget to carry
knit or crochet. All you need to do is      students, who have so far slipped             on with all the
pass on your knitting skills! Depending     through the knitting net (yes apparently      usual (and                                                                                          We even have a world
on the age and ability of the person
you are teaching, this could be finger
                                            they do exist) and pass on your skills!
                                               The sponsor form can be downloaded
                                                                                          unusual) events
                                                                                          which have
                                                                                                                                           Discount offer                                     exclusive of Nicky Ep
                                                                                                                                                                                              latest book, Knitt
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 ing a Kiss in
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    not make
knitting or the basic knitting or crochet   from              helped raise so
                                                                                                                                              In addition to the standard show                Every Stitch, so why
stitch, progressing to casting on and       or                    much money in
                                                                                                                                                                                              use of the great bo ok discount
                                                                                                                                            discount of 10% off all GMC books,                                          to
                                                                                                                                                                                               offer below, and get up
plain or purl knitting. The main thing is   Alternatively send an A4 SAE to us here       the past! To register your event,
conveying the pleasures of yarn crafting    at: NKW Sponsorship Form,                     or find one near you,                             Knitting readers can claim an extra
and having some fun!                        Knitting magazine, 86 High Street,            visit                   10% off any book purchase from                   20% off!

                                                                                                                                                                                                worlD exclusive
                                                                                                                                            the Knitting /GMC stand G14 when
                                                                                                                                           they show this page (photocopies are
                                                                                                                                             accepted), for a total 20% discount.
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