As part of my Keep & Share activities, I run a knitting tent at various summer festivals. We sell Keep & Share knitwear and knitting supplies, and run a free drop-in activity where people can learn to knit and crochet, or just borrow needles and yarn to knit a contribution to a communal knitting project.I’m currently on the lookout for 4 competent knitters to join our knitting team for Latitude Festival this July (15th-17th). The deal is that you get a free festival ticket in exchange for spending most of your time at the knitting tent teaching people to knit! It’s a fun place to hang out (knitting being such a convivial activity and all) and you get plenty of breaks to run off and see bands etc – plus you have each evening free.Interested? Please drop me a line at firstname.lastname@example.org, outlining your knitting/crochet abilities (at a minimum, you need to be able to teach knit/purl/cast on/cast off, and any crochet skills are a welcome bonus) and your availability for the festival (ideally, you would arrive at the festival on Thursday afternoon/evening and stay until Sunday night or Monday morning, though there is scope for some flexibility).You’ll find more info on Latitude Festival, including travel information, here.
It’s taken me a long time to get round to starting this blog, and only time will tell whether I have the self-discipline to keep up to date! The idea of the blog is that I have somewhere to show off the work I’m doing that doesn’t (currently) have a home on the Keep & Share website, and to post details of projects – and my PhD research – as they unfold.