Dear needleworkers and friends,
We will be having two meetings this month:
Saturday November 15, 2-5pm at Feel Good Cafe Street 136
Wednesday, November 26, 6-8 pm at Java Cafe Southeros Bvld
Saturday’s session will be dedicated to stuffing the 32 knitted knockers we have on hand. Please come and help us give them some shape!
We had at least 10 knitters involved for this month from Malaysia, England and the US. We expect more to come in before mid-November and into 2015. Anyone can get them to us at any time- take a look at knitted knockers.org to learn more and contact us if you need specifics on delivery.
Thanks to Cambodia Knits for donating yarn and stuffing. The Cambodian Creations shop is selling a very soft and colorful cotton yarn, bamboo needles and other notions in their shop just across the street from Toul Sleng Museum.
We are launching a community knitting project for breast cancer awareness month. Knitted Knockers is an international project that works to provide women with hand-knitted and crocheted breast prostheses in 100% cotton yarn.
For October’s special project, we are meeting every Saturday afternoon in October at Feel Good Cafe, Street 136 (near riverside) between 2-5pm.
For those weeknight warriors, come and see us on Weds Oct 15 and Thurs Oct 30, 6:30 pm at Java Cafe.
Our goal in October: 50 knockers! These will be provided to women in Cambodia who have had mastectomies. We’re working in conjunction with the Sihanouk Hospital Center of HOPE’s Breast Cancer Initiative, that provides education, screening and treatment to women who are poor. Read their recent newsletter here.
Cambodia Knits is donating yarn and stuffing and selling their lovely bamboo needles to make one. We will have materials to get you started at our first meeting in October. Crocheters are also welcome to join and we’ll have a few hooks for sale too. If you live in Phnom Penh and want to buy supplies, visit the Cambodia Knits shop on Street 113 just across from Toul Sleng.
Patterns are available here: http://www.knittedknockers.org/make-a-knocker/
For our needleworkers living outside of Cambodia, we will take the knockers anytime so get them to Cambodia Knits and they will help to pass them along. This project will make a difference. For only 2-3 hours of knit/crochet time, you can help a woman with a very special gift.
Here’s the September meeting schedule
Saturday, Sept 6 at Daughters Cafe, Street 178 Start at 2pm.
Tuesday, Sept 16 at Joma on Norodom. Start at 6:30 pm.
Thursday, September 25 at Java. Start at 6:30 pm.
We’re launching a new campaign–Knit a Knocker– to coincide with Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October. Send an email to Cambodia Knits to receive a forward of our September Newsletter that has the details.
Get out of the rain and chill out with us!
August 7 Joma Cafe on Norodom, south of Independence Monumnet, Cr. St. 294 6:30pm onwards
August 16 at Bloom Cafe, Street 222, 2-5
August 26 at Java Cafe (downstairs), Sihanouk Blvd; across from statue of King Sihanouk 6:30pm onwards
Hope to see you there,
all of us
Dear needleworkers and talkers…
Please join us for one of our June gatherings~ It is just fine to just come and visit even if you don’t have a project!
Tuesday June 10th -Pauls Brewehouse (on 51) upstairs 6: 30-8:30 pm
Wednesday 18th – World Knit In Public Day @ Bloom 2:00-4:00 pm. Note that this date is also the Queen’s Birthday, a national holiday and a day off for many of us. We are doing an afternoon meeting to reflect that mid-week holidays often entail a little unstructured time during the day.
I hope you can join us for this event, hosted by volunteers in lots of places around the world. Cambodia and UAE are the only two hot weather countries! Last year Monika organized some fancy cupcakes from Bloom that garnered worldwide recognition. This year, I might just bring some toothpicks and call them knitting needles and take a photo for the Facebook page. Their website is here http://www.wwkipday.com/about/
Saturday 28th – Java 2:00-4:00pm
Please note that Cambodia Knits will be open on June 2 and June 18 on the national holidays in addition to their regular schedule and has a good supply of tropical-friendly knitting supplies.
Hope to see you there,
All of us who spend time chatting and knitting in air conditioned coffee shops in Phnom Penh
Whoopsie! I realized I had not updated the website for May’s schedule until I looked to confirm dates for myself.
Here we are with just a few days before our next gathering:
May 21, 2014 at 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm at Joma Cafe
May 31, 2014 at 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm Java Cafe, downstairs
Hope to see you there.
Happy Khmer New Year.
This month’s meeting:
Thursday, April 10, 6ish pm-8:30pm, Joma Cafe, cr 294/Norodom
Tuesday, April 22, 6ish pm-8:30pm, Java Cafe, downstairs
Saturday, May 3, 2:00-4:30pm, Daughter’s Cafe, Street 178
Come on down and enjoy chill-axing in the aircon with us!