Hello Everyone, and Happy Thanksgiving!
We have a whole bunch of things going on in Pints ?n? Purls in the next few weeks! Here are some announcements, in chronological order, no less:
- Knitting and the Brain Study: We have been asked if we would like to participate in a study happening at Columbia University that involves knitting- please see the details (including RSVP details) here: http://www.meetup.com/NYC-Pints-N-Purls/calendar/15554876/?success=rsvpYesOrgCreateGroup
Marielle and I will both be attending the study. The usual PnP meetup at Peculier Pub is also still on- Marielle's awesome husband (and PnP's resident baker) Bill will be there, and you all know what to do.
- Marielle is moving: Marielle?s job is moving her back to Allentown, PA in the new year, and she will be sorely missed. She promises to still come and visit, though. As our meetups have proliferated quite a bit and my schedule has been a little heavy, I could use some assistant organizers/coordinators to attend meetups when I?m not able to make it. If you are interested in helping out, send me an email ([address removed]) give me a call [masked]) or come talk to me at one of our events.
- First Annual PnP Holiday Shindig/Goodbye Party for Marielle! With Raffle of Awesomeness!: On Tuesday, December 28th, instead of our usual meetup at Peculier Pub, we?ll be having a party at my place! For time and location details and to RSVP go here: http://www.meetup.com/NYC-Pints-N-Purls/calendar/?__force_urlname=true.
- First Annual Raffle: We are holding a raffle! The goal is to make enough to donate a sheep to Heifer International (see details on them here: http://www.heifer.org/site/c.edJRKQNiFiG/b.2663295/?msource=kw2871&gclid=CKi2uba0vKUCFYnc4Aod1xIxXw) Excess cash will go towards more donations- perhaps some of the smaller animals, or even more than one sheep!
- Prizes There will be multiple prizes for the raffle. At present prizes include some awesome PnP swag (Buttons! Project Bags! Even Beer Glasses/Steins!) and some nifty Misti Alpaca Hand Paint Sock yarn donated by yours truly. I will be posting pictures of prizes on the meetup site soon.
- Donations IIf you would like to donate something for a raffle prize- some yarn from your stash, nifty notions, etc.- please send me and email, give me a call or let me know in person.
- Tickets are $2 each. You can purchase one from me or Marielle at any of our events between now and the drawing at our First Annual PnP Holiday Shindig on December 28th. If you aren?t able to make an event between now and then and still want to participate, feel free to shoot me an email letting me know how many tickets you would like and I?ll throw your name in.
- The Drawing will take place at the First Annual PnP Holiday Shindig on Tuesday, December 28th.
- West Side MeetUp: I?ve received several requests for a meetup on the West Side, so I will be starting one in the afternoon one Saturday a month starting in January. I?m still looking at venues, so if you have any ideas, please post them here: http://www.meetup.com/NYC-Pints-N-Purls/ideas/
That?s all for now. Hope you?re having a wonderful Thanksgiving, and your holiday knitting/crocheting/etc. is going well!