Tuesday, March 01, 2005

Welcome, Welkom, Bienvenue

Welcome to KnitBelgium, the new blog for the knitters of Belgium and beyond.

The circle first met in September 2004 as a result of Rowan International sending us a list of members in Belgium. There were only a handful of us! It was our idea to create a knitting circle in order to meet other people who share the same passion as us. Six months later, we now have twelve members who come from all over Belgium to knit and chat. We meet on the first and third Thursday of every month from 2.30 pm. Our venue is the Lepelblad cafe in Gent, run by the wonderful Marian and Cathy who let us take up ever larger amounts of space every month and keep us supplied with great coffee and delicious food.

We, Helen and Lizzie are both British and married to Belgians. At first our group was small, with just four members - us plus two Belgians, Anne and Martha. English was our common language. Now we have more members the balance has shifted. We switch between Dutch, English and French, which keeps everyone on their toes and leads to lots of laughter!

If you love knitting or would simply like to learn, why don't you come and join us in the Lepelblad. You can't miss us and we'll be are there every first and third Thursday of the month come rain or shine! Otherwise, just enjoy this blog. We'll be posting regular news and information updates about the group, as well as ideas, stories and gossip to keep you all entertained!

Helen and Lizzie