Knitters Guild Meeting at Surry Hills Library
Saturday was the July meeting of the Inner City Group of the Knitters Guild. It was also our first meeting at our new venue: the Surry Hills Library and Community Centre. Our old meeting room at Customs House Library was just too small for the big crowds we’ve been getting at meetings. I was responsible for organising the move, and I was really worried that people would think it wasn’t worth the extra effort of going to Surry Hills. Luckily we still had 41 people at the meeting (with apologies from another 10!). Everyone seemed pretty thrilled with the space. It’s twice as big as our old room and absolutely filled with natural light. It has a separate kitchen with sinks and a long bench. We’re up on the 1st floor, so we don’t have to worry about annoying library patrons if we get rowdy. It’s really just the perfect space, and I’m so grateful to the City of Sydney for allowing us to use it! After the meeting, several of us stayed around to help with the “Learn to Knit” workshop that Miss Fee had organised. I taught a woman named Christine who claimed she’d never knitted in her life. (She was a natural though; I had her knitting and purling within 90 minutes!) There are photos from the meeting on the Guild site. Thanks to everyone who came along and helped with the move and the workshop!

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