Wednesday, February 13, 2013

2013.... still here.

Hi Everyone -

Happy New Year!! Just a quick note to let people know that we are still meeting, although we have gone back to our bi-weekly schedule, and we're only meeting in Jongro now.

You can check out directions on our Google groups emails, or here on the blog on the Current Meeting Places page.

Happy crafting!
~Cinnamingirl

Thursday, November 10, 2011

New Meeting in Jongro!

Hi Everyone -

Our northern Sunday meetings have been jumping around a bit lately while we hunted for a new cafe, but we decided to meet in Jongro and have found a place that looks like it will be great. Our first meeting there will be this Sunday, November 13 at 2:30. Everyone is welcome, so come play with us!

This cafe is so awesome, in fact, that it's decorated like a castle and has a really cool terrace. The windows are huge, so there should be enough light, and it's four floors, so unless the place gets amazingly packed, I don't think seating will be a problem. It's got a good selection of drinks, coffee and non (mango frappe, yummy~ ^_^) and it's also a bakery, so there are various breads, some cakes, and I think some prepacked sandwiches.

The cafe is called Cafe Delambre 카페 드람브르. From the side, the sign is only in Korean, but it's not hard to find. You have to take the elevator to get in- I haven't found the other door yet.

Directions:
From Jonggak Station/ underground shopping center (line 1), exit 12. Walk straight out of the exit about 20 feet and look to the right. There's an elevator that leads up to the cafe, and colorful ceramic tiles on the outside. The cafe is between Eblin Lingerie and Outback Steakhouse.

See you at 2:30 on Sunday! If you get lost, call as usual. zero one zero, four four one four, eight six four one.

~Sio

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Not dead, promise!!

We've been getting some emails lately asking whether the group still meets. The answer is YES!!! Our calendar is in a link on the sidebar, and we keep it updated. We've lost a few people lately so we are having meetings every other week in Gangnam, and on Tuesdays at the Starbucks in Seobinggo, but if people want to meet more often, or bring back northern Seoul meetings, let us know!! We'd love to see some new faces.

The best way to keep up with what's going on with us is to check our google group mailing list. There are weekly reminders of where we will be, or you can drop us a line and tell us where you are and maybe we can meet up! We also coordinate yarn crawls over there. ^_^

Clearly, we fail at blogging regularly, but we are still stitching, so we hope to see you around!
~Cinnamingirl

Monday, November 15, 2010

And the winner is...

Last Sunday Seoul Stitch'n Bitch held our second (Annual? this might have become a tradition, who knows?) Ugly Blanket Raffle!! We were so excited to end this project (finally... oh, me and my crochet hook are tired) and send the blanket off to its new home. And we raised a lot of money for a great cause.

In total, we raised 376,000 won, more than double what we were able to collect last year. Over half of that was thanks to the efforts of Marie and Greg and the wonderful generosity of the teachers and staff of Eunhaeng Elementary School and Seohae Middle School in Siheung City. Thank you so much for your help!! All of the donated money went to the Korean Sexual Violence Resource Center in their efforts to help raise awareness and help victims of sexual violence.

Marie shook up all the tickets for us, so they would be well mixed, and then Greg did the honors.

And the winner of Ugly Blanket #2 is .... our very own Angie!! She's currently in Australia but will be back in Korea in February. It seems fitting that she would win this blanket, since she is the one who initiated this idea of knitting an ugly blanket for charity. Our other winners were Riah, who received a skein of gorgeous handspun, and Eunhaeng Elementary's music teacher, who received a braid of fiber. Presumably this will go to her daughter, whom Marie taught to spin at her winter Fiber Camp last year. ^_^ Both of these prizes were donated by the lovely Etsy seller, The Good Sheep.

I'll leave you with some more pictures of the blanket in all its wonderful glory. Thank you so much to everyone who donated, both in time, money, and ugly yarn/squares. The KSVRC was so excited to hear about our project, and it was a lot of fun to organize. I hope you guys had as much fun as I did, and I can't wait to do it again next year! In the meantime, work on some squares and save your extra cheon-wons for tickets... ^_~

- Siobhain

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

I think I need this.


Not want, NEED.

Kirby's Epic Yarn

(And here is a review, in case you need coaxing.)

Monday, October 18, 2010

Random tidbits

There are two crafty bloggers, Kat of Kat Knits and Susi of Craft Room, who are taking on the Project Runway challenges and using dolls as their models. Seriously awesome.

Speaking of awesome, um, True Blood plus Snoop Dogg. Fanfic-tastic!

Okay, one more. I heart Carlton. I know you do, too, don't lie.

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Ugly Blanket 2.0

So this year at WWKIP Day (World Wide Knit In Public Day), Seoul SnB started working on their second Ugly Blanket.

The Ugly Blanket is made up of a number of squares knit by various members of our community and crocheted together by one lovely Ms. Siobhain. It's being raffled off to raise money for the Korean Sexual Violence Relief Center. We did the same thing last year and raised quite a bit of money. At 2,000 won a ticket this year we're already reaching 200,000 won and tickets are still on sale. Our draw date is November 7th at our SnB meeting. 100% of the money goes to the center.

Below is the blanket in progress and some closeups of the squares. If you're interested in buying a ticket please contact marielynn AT gmail DOT com or siobhain DOT rivera AT gmail DOT com. You can watch the progress of the blanket on Ravelry.













The yarn in the following two squares was actually dyed and spun by students at Eunhaeng Elementary School during our Fiber Arts Winter Camp. Most of the students brought their yarn home with them but some left it behind. After months of waiting for it to be picked up, I used it to knit some ugly blanket squares.





And in case you're wondering what last year's blanket looked like completed. Here it is:



Happy Crafting and I'll be sure to let you know the results of the raffle.