September 20 2011 – thisisknit
We are very
happy to announce the details of our forthcoming move.
It's happening this weekend
. This Is Knit will shut at 5.30pm on Sat 24th September and reopen at 12pm on Weds 28th September, in our lovely new premises beside the Pepperpot, just round the corner from our old units.
The new unit will be bigger than the sum of the two current This Is Knit units. You can see the frontage here - the unit is both of the doors and the two windows between:
Inside, there are two levels. There's a mezzanine that runs the width of the shop, reached by stairs at the side. You can see this through the open door below:
There's another view of it below, and it turns out that it's appeared on the blog before. It was the setting for the finals of the drop-spindling competition
back in May.
All this space means that we'll be able to have much more space for teaching. One advantage of this is that when we have large, special event classes, we'll be able to host them entirely in the shop, instead of borrowing other units in the Centre for the day.
We're very happy that the first special classes in the new shop will be Amy Singer's two events in October. Being surrounded by all the yarn, with knitting tools close to hand, will make the classes even more flexible and enjoyable. As of the time of booking, there's only waiting list space for her Plug and Play Shawl class
, but there's still places available for her class on getting your pattern published
. We'll be so proud to welcome her to our lovely shiny new shop - and to welcome you too, and hopefully at the same time!
Now, if you'll excuse us, we have to organise the migration of a couple of thousand balls of yarn, some curmudgeonly sheep and a terribly willing toy alpaca. We're sure you understand.