Wednesday, 19 August 2009

Knit Camp 2010

This post is purely for knitters in the know...or those who want to be. You have been warned!

Yes, surely if you have ever bashed two needles together with a bit yarn inbetween you will have heard by now about Knit Camp 2010. If not..where have you been? Sit back..let me tell ya.
In 1974, knitting guru Elizabeth Zimmerman (right)established the first knit camp in central Wisconsin (a tradition that is now carried on by her daughter, Meg Swansen).
Since I joined the international knitting forum that is Ravelry I have been intrigued by all the various camps which take place..but always it seems..in America.

Roll on 2010..Knit Camp comes to Scotland!!! I can hardly believe it..only about an hours drive from me. This event will take place in Stirling from 9th - 13th August 2010 (with 'Ravelry Day on the 14th) and is being organised by those at British Yarns.

So what happens? Well..Knit Camp 2010 will take over the whole of the Stirling University campus so that knitters from all over the globe can gather together and share their enthusiasm for the craft. There will be workshops from well-known knitting designers such as Jared Flood (pictured), Franklin Habit and Ysolda Teague (these are the only names I recognise from an extensive list..but I'm still learning about this kinda stuff!)

I'm hoping to stay over for at least a couple of nights and perhaps attend a workshop or two. The university accomodation is £45 a night and Jared Flood's workshop is apparantly £80!! With this and the obligitory stash building it's going to be an expensive few days. Thank goodness it's almost a year away...plenty of time to save up.

That my friends, is exactly what I have started doing..here's the proof.

How much raised so far?
The grand sum of £18 and 90 pence.
You gotta start somewhere right?

I'm going on my own but hoping to bump into lots of fellow Ravelry members and knitty bloggers.

Are you going? Hope so!


9 comments:

Liz said...

That sounds really interesting!!! Have to say I've never heard of it before though!

I stayed at Stirling Uni for the week on an Open University summer camp - hope the accomodation has been improved!!!

Glad I'm not alone in my Facebook/Blogs issue!!

Joanne Conklin said...

Hi...

I, too, am very excited to going to Knit Camp. I'll be one of the teachers and it's my first trip to Scotland. I'm hoping (planning) to meet lots of knitters, teachers, Ravelry people... everyone!! I want to see it all and do it all. Be sure to come and say hi to me, okay? I'm saving too!

Cecelia said...

80 pounds?!? Really?!? You're gonna need a bigger jar than that.

Patricia McMahon said...

OOOOO... I want to go to Scotland to knit... I do. Probably not in my future. sigh.
Good for you, saving your pennies up.

Pat said...

OOOOO... I want to go to Scotland to knit... I do. Probably not in my future. sigh.
Good for you, saving your pennies up.

tangletale said...

OOOOO... I want to go to Scotland to knit... I do. Probably not in my future. sigh.
Good for you, saving your pennies up.

tangletale said...

I don't know why it published my comment twice. Safari told me it couldn't so I did it a different way. !@#$% technology

amandablogandkiss said...

! ! !
Sounds so cool! This would be a great reason to go to Scotland next August, and combine it with a trip to the Festival in Edinburgh....
Definitely a maybe! I want to be a knitter!!!!

Linda said...

If any readers are looking for accommodation, we still have some availabilty 9-14 August.

We are about 10 minutes walk from Stirling University.

www.kilronan.co.uk