Tuesday, March 06, 2007

Harlot Happening - the details

If only you knew how many times I've tried to post this. Here goes again.

*updated 7/3 to add more lucky door prizes*

VENUE: Starbucks, Manuka

DATE: Thursday 22 March,

TIME: 6pm

As Stephanie Pearl-McPhee's "Represent" Tour is unlikely to take in Canberra, we're adopting it as our own. We will also include the emphasis on providing material assistance to those who do not have the money or the leisure to indulge a love of knitting.

LUCKY DOOR PRIZES. So far we have a list of donated prizes that includes

For a ticket to win one of these prizes you can donate a gold coin. To get 5 tickets you can donate a gold coin and a hat for the homeless. You can donate multiple gold coins and multiple hats but there is a maximum of 5 tickets per person. If you don't have time to knit a hat, I'm happy to provide you with one in exchange for 2 balls of 12 ply wool so I can knit another hat for the homeless.

The money and the hats will be donated to Stasia Dabrowski for her soup kitchen. Stasia has been running the soup kitchen in Garema Place for 28 years. Her work is not affiliated with any religion or political party.


Some of these may not happen, but we sure had fun coming up with the ideas. Those of you who couldn't make it to the last Woden SnB missed a funny (pass-the-Tena-lady funny!) and quite rude evening.

  • Yarn Harlot inspired crossword puzzle from Jejune (link further up)
  • readings from the Yarn Harlot's works
  • pin the pom-pom on the beanie
  • guess the mystery yarn
  • Christmas Pudding hat making (everyone gets to knit a round, just like everyone gets a stir of the Christmas pudding)
  • match the pattern to the picture
  • sock in progress picture - we'll take a mass photo with our socks. If you don't have a sock, bring something in progress or speak to Spidey - she'd be happy to initiate you into the sisterhood of the sock.

Got other ideas - send 'em in!


The Shopping Sherpa said...

KMart has 12 ply CLinker wool for 50 cents a ball if anyone feels like showering Taph with 12 ply :-)

Taphophile said...

You're an evil woman, TSS. I should have responded to that text when I read it at 2am ;). I'd already picked the eyes out of, I mean seen, the Jamieson stuff and was trying to pretend I didn't know about KMart.

Bells said...

hey Taph

I just emailed you about the happening. If you didn't get it, can you contact me? got stuff to talk to you about.


Sue H said...

Sounds like it's going to be a great event. Maybe I'll have to drive up from Melbourne to join you as I don't seem to have anything happening in my area. I don't even know of any SnB get togethers here.

kylie said...

i cant tell you how much i want to be there....i may have to play hookie from the lecture i dont get paid to attend ?(!?!) thurs arvo to get home in time....

happyspider said...

kylie, its your duty. ;)

Susan said...

Times like these I wish I lived in Canberra - sounds like alot of fun! Have a great time.

donnac368 said...

I'm seeing her at FIT in NYC tonight at 6pm. Too bad they can't do a simulcast for you guys for Friday morning at 9am your time.