Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Registration Is Open

Welcome to the new TTC Knitalong!
We've kept lots of the great features of TTC Knitalongs from the past, and added a few new elements that will make it even more fun this time around. Here's how it works:

3 teams will start at the far East, North & West of the city and travel by TTC to various yarn shops along the way. Every shop participating has agreed to offer amazing discounts, special sales and a few fun surprises, too! At the end of the day we will all meet up for a bite to eat* and some special prizes.

Team East Route
The Naked Sheep
The Purple Purl
Lettuce Knit

Team North Route
Mary Maxim
Lettuce Knit

Team West Route
Village Yarns
The Yarn Boutique
The Knit Cafe

How to Register
One of the new features we've decided to incorporate this year is a bit of charity fundraising. Registration will now cost $10, and the proceeds will be going to Sistering, an amazing charity group that helps a lot of women in need. Please note that this does not include the cost of transit -- you are responsible for bringing your own metropass, daypass or tokens. Fare details including prices can be found here on the ttc website.

To register, please email ttcknitalong@gmail.com and include the following information:
  1. Your name
  2. Your first choice team direction (East, North or West)
  3. Your second choice team direction
  4. Your email address
  5. Optional: your blog and/or ravelry details

    No personal information will be published online other than ravelry user names and/or blogs if you choose to share that information.
Please note that this year we are trying to limit the team sizes to reduce TTC hassles and overcrowding of some of the smaller shops. So register soon to avoid disappointment!

Depending on the number of people who register, there may be 2 smaller groups for each direction, with staggered start times to avoid confusion. If you are signing up with a friend please indicate this so we can make sure you end up with the same group.

Once you register, you will be sent a confirmation email that confirms your team, and gives you more information about the start time, route schedule and payment details.

*Please note meal costs not included in registration fee

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

The Return of the TTC Knitalong!

Stay tuned for registration details in the next day or so.


Mark your calenders for Saturday, June 6 2009

The TTC Knit-along is back under new management. Beryl and Vivienne have passed on the organizational torch to some of the drunken knitters, but will still be advising us with their Jedi knitting wisdom.

What is this TTC Knit-along you speak of?
3 teams of knitters/crocheters start out in different areas in the city. We take the TTC (AKA Toronto Transit Commission) to other areas in the city, we knit on the TTC and frighten the riders with our pointy sticks. We hit yarn stores and we hit them hard. At the end of a full day of shopping, arms laden with heavy bags of yarn (purchased at a discount) we arrive at a predetermined location and award prizes. Everybody loves prizes, non?

This year we will be visiting many of the same yarn stores as previous years but we like to mix it up a little, so there may be some additions to the roster. Hopefully said yarn shops will be able to offer us the same discount as before. As with previous years there will be a small fee to take part. This year the fee will be a bit higher, as we would like to bring in some sort of charity donation component to the festivities this time around but at the moment all of this is still TBA.

-Totally jacked from Lisa (aka Needleaddict)'s awesome Ravelry thread in the TTC Knitalong Group. Go and join if you haven't already!