Wednesday, 24 October 2007

Absent moments

I realise I have been a little remiss about posting of late. Much of my attention has been focussed over on my other blog, where knitting events and holidays have taken their toll.

Not to say that nothing has been happening in Deptford and surrounds, however, and I've been keeping up with the gossip on the other local blogs so that I can bring you the latest news.

Firstly news of great things afoot over at the south end of Deptford High Street. Our very own local bike makers Witcombs are having a big revamp. Far from planning to move out of the city, as was gloomily predicted in the Deptford Lives film I saw at the festival earlier this year, they have launched a new line of frames (customise the look as well as the technical details, courtesy of local lad and leading designer Tony), cleared out the shop, and there are even rumours of a cafe! Meanwhile, Barry and Ernie have now got a blog, so check it out and see what's happening over that neck of the woods.

Meanwhile I have also been following events over in Brockley, courtesy of the Coterie. Sounds like the monsters have been taking over with quite a degree of success. My little effort sadly didn't make it on time, mostly down to me not being able to get my arse in gear to organise a reasonable quality printed version in time. Hey ho, here it is all the same.


I'll admit to being quite pleased how the croc turned out, perhaps we will get over to Brockley to meet the other knitted ninjas in due course.

To the west, Coop Pepys has secured funding for a film club, to 'regularly screen popular and specialist cultural and ethnic films'. Screenings will take place at the Community 2000 centre, and are expected to start early next year after equipment has been installed. More details on how to participate, or suggest films to be shown, on the Coop Pepys site.

11 comments:

Howard James Hardiman said...

Oh my! That's brilliant! I'm envious of your imagination and your knit-fu! I'm still messing up when I try to change from purl to knit. Poor Paul's scarf is going to be a mess! We're hoping to run the project again next year - want to be a part of it then?

Knit Nurse said...

Absolutely! I'll be keeping an eye on your plans. In the meantime, are you coming down to the Sailor Chic Knitalong at the Maritime Museum this weekend? It's a collaboration between the Maritime Museum, our local Meantime Knitters group, and London-wide groups IKnit and London Stitch n Bitch. It's 2 till 5 and is free - we will be offering free lessons, as well as a general museum-wide stitch n bitch! I'll even bring the croc if you like...!

Howard James Hardiman said...

I really wish I could, but it clashes with something I really want to see at the Drill Hall - they have a queer salon each month and this time it's: AIDS: The Dark Muse, which sounds fascinating.

Too many interesting things going on at once! Where does your knitting group usually meet? I sometimes make it to the group at Foyles.

Waiting for the Son of Stitch and Bitch to come out so I can try to find something to make that I might want to wear - I think I've got a lot to learn until then though, and it looks like a lot of it is too complicated to do ont he tube!

Knit Nurse said...

We meet at the Greenwich Picturehouse bar on the first Sunday of every month, 5pm till about 7, and at the Royal Albert on New Cross Road on the third Sunday of each month, same time. You can keep track of us via our Yahoo group http://groups.yahoo.com/group/meantimeknitters/
Enjoy the Dark Muse, hope to see you some time soon!

Howard James Hardiman said...

My neightbour, Griff, works at the Picture House, so we know it well. He started knitting at the same time as me, but I don't think he stuck with it, damn it.

Oh - did you see there's going to be a new gallery space opening up in Brockley? It's on brockleycentral.blogspot.com - I'm narked I can't make it to the public consultation - I'm working at the National Portrait Gallery that night, damn it! I wonder if there's any mileage in the idea. I'm hoping so - have emailed them seperately to ask about it, but my vote is for a coalition of blogging artists to take it on and make it into something strange and wonderful.

Knit Nurse said...

Funny enough I just read about it this morning (along with all the superfluous info about the cats!). It will be interesting to see what comes out of it - I may try and get along to the meeting.

Brockley Nick said...

That may be the best thing I have ever seen.

I'm planning a Brockzilla Hallowe'en special and I will definitely link to this as an honourary member.

Knit Nurse said...

Aw shucks! *blush*

TM said...

Hey, whats my name doing there :0)

You'll have to drop in and introduce yourself at somepoint.

To follow the knitting theme... Wait to you see you KNITTED bike frame we're working on! Its like the doggy jumpers for bikes. A bit of a laugh really.

Tony.

TM said...

Hey, whats my name doing there :0)

You'll have to drop in and introduce yourself at somepoint.

To follow the knitting theme... Wait to you see you KNITTED bike frame we're working on! Its like the doggy jumpers for bikes. A bit of a laugh really.

Tony.

Knit Nurse said...

hello Tony,

I'll certainly drop in some time when I'm next down that way - almost came in on Friday when I had my lunch at Deptford Properly, but didn't have enough time. Next time perhaps - the knitted bike frame sounds brilliant!!!