Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Upcoming Meeting Schedule

Hey craftyfolk!

Here's 2 weeks worth of schedule. This coming weekend is Chuseok vacation and then I'm gearing up for a big test for my kids. I suspect I will neglect my duties so I'm posting 2 weeks reminder right now.

Tuesday 9/29 7pm Itaewon - Starbucks

Thursday 10/1 7pm Myeongdong - Baneul

Sunday 10/4 2:30pm Edae - Homemade Cafe

Tuesday 10/6 7pm Itaewon - Starbucks

Thursday 10/8 7pm Gangnam - Namu Keuneul

Sunday 10/11 2:30 Gangnam - Cafe Obliviate

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Directions for Sunday's meeting

I'd like to try a new cafe this coming Sunday, September 20th in the Edae area.

For those of you who don't want to walk alone to the cafe, please meet me and Hanna at Ehwa Women's University Station (Line 2) Exit 3 at 2:30pm. If you miss us, here are the directions:

Go out exit 3 of Ewha Women's University Station (Line 2). Walk
straight down until you reach the second side street. (It's the one
after passing Olive Young.) Turn right onto the side street and head
straight up until you reach the T-intersection. Take a left and head
straight another minute. The cafe will be on your right. It reads
"Homemade Cafe" or some such on its sign. Really, it's the only cafe
on that hill, so you can't miss it.

If you're lost, please give me a call at 010 5265 3825

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

we need ugly yarn, y'all.

let me rephrase that - we need more of it. perhaps you may have heard that this summer, seoulsnb-ers undertook a project. we decided that in honor of international knit-in-public day, we were going to make a blanket. (Or we might have decided it at our KIP day celebration, i'm not really sure which.)

At any rate, at some point the decision was made, and we all started knitting what were supposed to be 6" squares, but which turned out to be - well, let's just say that they were of varied sizes. Nikki crocheted them together for us, and it came out like this:
isn't that just the ugliest thing you ever saw? it's awesome, we know. and since it was so awesome, we decided the only fair way to determine who would get it would be to raffle it off. so we did. Angie sold the tickets - 2,000 won a piece, and with the proceeds going to the Korea Sexual Violence Relief Centre . when all was said and done, we raised almost a 150,000 won for a good cause.

then there was the drawing of the winner... it was definitely a tense night. there were quite a few people who wanted to win, but in the end, carson went home with the blanket. she seemed very pleased...marie won second prize, so she received one of angie's famed sock monkeys...of course, there were some disappointments, as there was only one blanket to give away. but as i pointed out on the ravelry thread, i'm fairly certain that making one blanket didn't kill anyone's stash of ugly yarn. i know i have plenty left. with that in mind, we decided to make ugly blanket n0.2 (ravelry link). sadly, i'll be going home in a bit for a vacation, but i'll try to get the full details and post them here. i'm thinking that we're aiming for this one to be done by our last meeting before christmas, so start knitting (or crocheting!) those squares! i've already done two, and using them to practice my new crochet skillz. if you want to donate a square/buy a ticket, but you aren't in seoul, just email us, either at seoulsnb@gmail.com or find our group on Ravelry.

that's all from me for now!
- siobhain /cinnamingirl

Tuesday, September 15, 2009


Calling all sock knitters! Lolly from Lolly Knitting Around is hosting Socktoberfest again this year. What is Socktoberfest you ask. To quote Lolly:
A very simple concept with very few restrictions – Socktoberfest is a month-long celebration of socks. It is a simple celebration of the accessories that we make as crafters to cover our feet. Think of it more as a festival than a knitalong – people who love something come together and celebrate it!
I finished my first ever pair of socks during Socktoberfest last year and I have all sorts of lofty goals for this year. This October, I want to finish at least two pairs. I'm thinking about making Hedgerow (rav link) and Cotty (rav link), but my list of patterns is twenty long, so who knows what I'll end up making. What are your favorite sock patterns?

The website is here and the Ravelry group is here. Come join in the fun.

Monday, September 14, 2009

Never-ending scarf.

Have you ever noticed that scarves seem to take forever.
The KnitPrincess has unraveled the mystery of why.
Go check it out.

Wednesday, September 09, 2009

mind over mitten!

So I've got mittens and wrist/hand warmers and the like creeping back into my mind as fall weather begins. And because I'm a good little worker bee (ahem), I went to Knitty and got enmeshed in a pattern list.

Here are a few that piqued my interest:


I may try Broadstreet just for the hobo fingers. Corazon caught my eye because of the top-to-cuff adaptation. And Dashing is just in my tickle-fancy zone. Mmmm...

I'm afraid to pop into Ravelry. I won't look away for hours(days). So, um, NO. For now.

What's YOUR favorite mitt?

Tuesday, September 08, 2009

Meeting Schedule (the short version)

Seoul SnB is in transition. We're no longer meeting at Cafe T+. In fact, we no longer meet only on the 1st and 3rd Sundays of every month. In fact, we meet every Tuesday, Thursday, and Sunday somewhere in Seoul.

Tuesdays (7pm)- Starbucks near the Crown and Capital Hotels in Itaewon (directions).

Thursdays (7pm)- Alternating weeks: Baneul in Myeong-dong (directions) and Namu Keuneul in Gangnam (directions).

Sundays (2:30pm)- Alternating weeks: Cafe Obliviate (directions coming soon) in Gangnam and Meeple in Sinchon (directions).

This week (Monday Sept. 7 - Sunday Sept. 13) the meetings are at: Itaewon, Gangnam, and Gangnam.