Monday, December 7, 2009

Missing week

Sorry everyone...
there was a meeting last week, three of us were there, Natalia, and her friend, who is a potential new member...,
Some answers:
Nicole, Jenny was back only very briefly, but she joined us once at the cafe.
The meeting was really lovely, I loved having many people around.

This week, is the usual..
California Cafe 5.45. PM. (9th of december)

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Nov 25th

Once again the usual 5.45, Californioa Coffee Company. St Istvan square at the Bazilika.

Jenny (from England) and Marion (from Estonia) will be joining us, hurray :-))

We usually stay until haf past seven- eight or so... depending how many of us are there, if anyone has to rush (like me picking up my son - BTW he will be with us this time), or...
Glad to have anyone!

Monday, November 16, 2009

November 18.

As usual, the California Caffee Company in the St István square at the Bazilika.
Also the usual 5.45.

BTW, there is a new yarn store opened yesterday.
(unfortunately there was an unscheduled parental meeting at my son's school and I was called into a meeting at the bank in the last minute so as much as I wanted to go I could not. Sorry. I will do so later.)
The web stite for the store is here

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Nov. 11.

Just the usual. Calf. Coff. Comp.
At the st István at the Basilika.

We love to have everybody, even if you happen to do other crafts than knitting, or do not have an actual work in progress with you.

Monday, November 2, 2009

Nov 4th.

Nobody replied until now, but you know what? I will be there in the California Caffe on St István Square, around six on wednesday nov. 4th.
Come and join me.

Friday, October 30, 2009

Anyone up for next week?

That is for nov. 4th wedesday???

Friday, October 23, 2009

Next week???

On oct 28th I will not be in Budapest, so you guys have to decide if there will be a meeting or not... Natalia said she'd be up to it, but if anyone would like to go please post a comment here.
If there will be no reply I will cancel it, and we will meet at the first wednesday of November.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009


Sorry guys I almost forgot to post this...
I hope it is not too late for everyone to know, that yes, we will meet at the usual place and at the usual time.
Calif. Coff. Szt. István square at the Bazilika at 5.45.

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Okt 14

Dóri, thanks for the great pictures.... I think we would all love to join you there...
But unfortunately our next meeting again will be held the usual place and time...
Calif. Coff. Company, szt István tér. 5.45.

Monday, October 5, 2009

Oct 7.

Just the same old...
5.45 in the California Cafe in szt István square at the Bazilika.

Sunday, September 27, 2009


Last wednesday we set a record... we had about eight knitters/crocheters sitting around the table!!! We had some lovely guests, with whom it was a joy to meet...

And to reply to some comments, of course there is always room for new faces (as long as you keep my place in the corner of the sofa ;-) LOL) and we speak Hungarian as well as English, so nobody will have to worry...

Kriszta, Dori, Jenny, we missed you!

Next week wilbe the usual again, 5.45 PM California Cafe at the Szt István tér.

Saturday, September 19, 2009

The usual...

Sept 23, again the California Cafe at St István tér, at the Bazilika...
It is so wonderful, that finally knitters are coming and again, we have new members again...
Welcome Kati and Regula...
And can't wait to see Darlene and Carrie...

Friday, September 11, 2009

We have a new member!

Welcome Andrea! It was fun to have you with us...

I hope you will join us next week sept 16th 5.45 at the same place (california Cafe at the Bazilika)

Sunday, September 6, 2009

What a great meeting (and the next one :-)

OMG, we had such a lovely meeting last week. Six knitter (umm four knitter, and two crocheters, but who is counting... whoever crafts and wants to come is welcome), three kids and even a husband... it was a lovely and lively evening...

Next week is the California Cafe again (as the weather is turning it is safer there), at wednesday, sept 9th. 5.45 PM.

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Sept 2. WEDNESDAY!!!

Sorry everyone, i messed up the date... it is september SECOND, and as usual, wednesday...
Sorry again.

This week is the California Cafe at the Bazilika again. On Wednesday 5.45 PM...
If everything goes well we will have a new member :-)))

Until then a couple of pictures from last week... Curtesy of Kriszta. It is so lovely to have more than a couple knitters at a time...

Monday, August 24, 2009

26th of august

Is NOT the Szabadság square, but the California Cafe at the Bazilika.

And I leave you with some pics of last week (curtesy of Kriszta :-)
Gabi and Kriszta wanted to see how to spin with a drop spindle...
Now if our knitting prompted stares...

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

I can't comment

For whatever reason from where I am now, so here is a new post...

D.P: Yes, we will (hopefully) keep meeting as long as there is at least two of us ...we always love to have guests, visitors, new members, whatever else... I will always post here where we are meeting next, but if you look me up on ravelry I will send you my phone-number, just to make I have a tendency to put up the notes at the last minute (and no other member does it in my place..hint, hint :-)

Everybody, there is a nice looking sock yarn sale here, go see, it definitely worth it.

Gabi, there are some new yarns at the second hand shop and now there is a few skein that would be suitable for felting. I got some of it, but there is still enough left (mainly mustard, and a bit of blue and mauve) to worth the trip there.

See everyone tomorrow at the California Cafe.

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Just a few things...

Next week, for the sake of variety we are going to meet at the California Cafe at the Bazilika...Of course the time is the usual. 5.45 PM.

Last wednesday was lovely... Marion came, and Gabi finally showed up :-))) Glad to have a new member... and Natalia of course.

And here is a few links, especially for Gabi (forgot to get you email, or phone-number, sorry)...
The Ebay store by the lovely chinese lady is here. She sells lovely stuff at great prices, and the service is the best! If you want some help with any order jut let me know.
The place on E-bay, where I got my orange Trekking sock-yarn is here. They also have Lambs Pride wool, which is great for felting.
The socks I was knitting is this and I was talking about this felted bag and these felted clogs.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

aug 12

Still Szabadság tér, still 5.45...

Monday, August 3, 2009

Aug 5.

Let's make use of th enice weather and make it ouside.
Szabadság tér, 5.45 PM.

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

almost forgot

dang... I really almost did.
Not the meeting, it is rather self evident by now, people knowing me don't even try organize something else for Wednesday nights...
What I almost forgot to POST.
But it is the usual5.45 PM. Because of the nice weather promised by teh forcast it is the Cafe at the center of the Szabadság tér.

Thursday, July 23, 2009

An extra meeting today!!!

Gabi, I am sorry you couldn't join us today it was fun! There were FIVE of us!!! Carola from Germany and Marian from estonia dropped in. After having so many meetings with only two or three of us there, it felt like a CROWD...LOL.
BTW how old is the "kid"?? I have an eight year old son who will be with us, I usually let him loose on th eplayground which is visible from the cafe...

To keep Carola entertained we will held an extra meeting today, in the Szabadsag tér cafe at 5.45 PM.
So come and join us!!!

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

This week is different!!!

We ARE oing to meet in the cafe in the middle of the Szabadság tér (really close to the US embassy) at 5.45... if it is possible we will try to get a seat in the south side, the one which is closer to the playgrounds (I will have Christopher with me(

As for last week, (I can't post comments from here) yes we were there, first we were eating and then we were knitting and crocheting. We did sit inside though (because of the heat) on the sofa closer to the Bazilika...
In fact we had a great surprise as a lady walked up to us and asked if we are the club, because she read about us on Ravelry and then she checked this blog.
Terri was very nice and friendly, it was a joy to have her as a guest, and I am so sorry if someone else missed us, because we always love to have more people with us.

Tuesday, July 14, 2009


OK, it is California Cafe in the Szt István square at the Bazilika for this week.
5.45 as usual.

Friday, July 10, 2009

Július 15-e szerda.

We will meet at the usual time at 5.45.
Stay tuned for the place, it will either be the St.István Tér California Cafe,
or the cafe at the center of the Szabadsg tér,
we haven't decided it yet, it will depend on the weather. Hopefuly I will not forget to post about it on monday.

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Old-New place next week

We are going back for a while to the cafe in the middle of the Szabadság tér. Not because we don't love the California Cafe, I think it is one of the best places we had been, but I also liked the Szabadság tér, so we go there to see.
July 8th 5.45 in the cafe in the middle of Szabadság tér.

Tuesday, June 30, 2009


Same time, same place
California Cafe Szr. István tér
5.45 PM.

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Jun 24th

June 24th will be my last Wednesday in Budapest, so I will be coming to the craft club at 5.45 in California Cafe, Szent Istvan ter, to say goodbye. :(

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Jun 17

Same time, same place.
California cafe, szt István tér, 5.45PM.

Saturday, June 13, 2009

WWKIP photos

Hey everyone... we did it...however small our group is, but we still knitted in public... here is some proof (Pictures were shot by my son, Christopher... I guess by now we could name him as our official photografer :-)))... Here we sitting in the California Cafe where we moved inside because of the wind:

Our latest member, Natalia, with her gorgeous lace project:

We had some kids with us (Kriszta'a boys, and my son too):

Then when the kids grew restless, and the wind seemed to subside we moved to Szabadság tér, where palygrouds abound... The wind decided to come up promptly:

Thursday, June 11, 2009

WWKIP - WorldWide Knit in Public Day


If you like to knit, but don't have time to commit to a regular weekly meeting, now is your chance! This Saturday, 13th June, people all around the world will be getting out there and blatantly knitting in public. We will be at the California Cafe on Szent Istvan ter, near the Basilica, from 3pm. Come and say hi - we'd like to meet you!

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

June 3d.

Same time same place.

Monday, May 25, 2009

May 27th.

The usual.
California Coffe company, 5.45 PM at the Bazilika.

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

May 20th

California Cafe, Szt Istvan tér (Bazilika)

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Jenny's leaving party

Sadly, it is nearly time for me to leave Hungary. :(
So why not come to my leaving party and say goodbye?

Date: Saturday, 20th June
Time: between 12.00 and 18.00
Place: Margaret Island, the green grass bit in front of the hotels at the northern end.
What: If you want to eat or drink anything, have a picnic, etc, then please bring your own food and drink.
Who: I'm inviting everyone I know, so if you know someone who would like to come, please bring them along. Family and friends are also welcome.

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Just the facts

May 13th.
5.45. PM
Szt Itvan square
California Cafee

Friday, May 1, 2009

Cafe, guests, knitting, etc...

The last couple of meetings were real, real fun! Thank you for everyone who came by, as a member as well as a guest.... as we had a couple of guests also! There is only one thing more exciting than meeting old friends fro a good knit-out, is when someone comes up to out table and asks "are you the knitters?"
And we also have a new member!!! Natalia from New-Mexico, welcome!!! I hope we can see you often from now own... (and selfishly I also hope that with Jenny going---please, please stay with us!) I will still have someone to knit with...
And as for the other members, Tania, Dinara, Kriszta, Nicole we miss you!

Ok, now for practicalities... next week is the usual, California Cafe, Szt. István tér, 5.45.

Monday, April 27, 2009

April 29th

California Coffe Company, Szt István tér 5.45 PM.

As for WWKIP day...
As Jenny already commented it is World Wide Knit In Public Day.
We are doing it on june 13th, Saturday afternoon, the exact time and place is still to be decided.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009


I will be there this week! Anett, could you bring a 3.5mm crochet needle? Then you could show me how to crochet round the neck of my blackberry. :)

As for the future, maybe a two-weekly midweek meeting would be a good idea. I like the sound of occasional weekend events. But I am leaving at the end of June (huge sobs), so very little change would apply much to me for long.

I think WWKIP day is a great idea, I'd like to do something. What about the Szabadsag ter cafe again? Looked nice last time!

Monday, April 20, 2009

april 22

The same place, California Cafe, in Szt István tér at the Bazilika. But it is 5.45 PM (fifteen minutes later than usual, because i will not be able to make it sooner... the chance of being late is still there.

But there are a few questions I would like to ask...
Mainly because most of the times there are only Jenny and me is there... and as I stated I do love to spend time with her...
-Should we do this every second week?
-Should we add a weekend meeting, like once a month?
-Should we just cancel the whole thing?

Oh and what about WWKIP day... do we want to do it?

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

april 15th

California Coffe Company 5.30 PM Szt István Tér (at the Bazilika)

Sunday, April 5, 2009

Change of Scene!!!

As much as I love Cafe Heaven (and the earl grey lavander tea they have) lately it started to get a bit too noisy and crowded... Add to this that spring finally arrived, Jenny and I were talking about a bit of change. Yesterday enjoying the first nice day in this year I was walking around, and saw the new California Cafe at the Szt István Tér (right across Cafe Negro). It has nice sofas inside and armchairs outside, so we can decide to sit inside or outside depending on the weather.

So on april 8th it is California Cafe on St.István tér. For me it will take a bit longer to reach, so let's make it 5.45 PM, OK.

Ezen a héten a Stent István téri (a Bazilikánál) California Cafe-ban találkozunk du. 5.45-kor.

Sunday, March 29, 2009

End of march

March is about to end. There is no reason to leave our wools if for nothing else, this awful weather still requires us to wear not only sweaters bit coats, and jackets too. One of the few things to be happy about is that last week's knitting club there were others beside me and Jenny...Nicole was there, and Tanja finally joined us again, and there was Rachel from Ohio :-)))
Here are some pictures...

BTW the next meeting is in the same place (Cafe Heaven, april1st, 5.30.).

Friday, March 20, 2009

march 25th

Yes, it is 5.30 again, and cafe heaven again...
And hopefully we will have a guest!
(Rachel we can't wait tosee you! Do come and see us!)

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

march 18th.

Cafe heaven, 5.30PM.
Will anybody come?

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Almost forgot... march 11

Sometimes I do wonder if I should keep this up... I used to call everyone around, now I post about our meetings regularly, and still... most of the time we are happy if there is someone else there beside me and Jenny... Not that I don't love her company, I do enjoy it tremendously, but it would be lovely to see more faces around...
Anyway, this Wednesday is the usual. Cafe Heaven, 5.30 PM.

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

You asked for it...

Anna (Bananaknits), here is a picture of our today's meeting... there were only three of us there, and the Kriszta held the camera. It is me and Jenny knitting in the cafe:

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

march 4th

The usual by now. Wednesday, 5.30PM. Cafe Heaven.

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Feb. 25.

First of all, Jenny the blanket is absolutely gorgeous! I can't wait to see it in real life!
Our next meeting will the usual, if you all have no other suggestion. Cafe Heaven, Wednesday, 5.30PM.

Saturday, February 21, 2009

The blanket is done!

At last! I can dance in triumph, according to the pattern. The baby (not mine!) was born on Wednesday, and I finally finished the blanket this morning, Saturday. I will bring it with me next Wednesday.

Friday, February 13, 2009

I'll be there on 18th, and I may even bring my blanket. ;-)

Febr. 18.

same place, same time, OK girls?

Saturday, February 7, 2009

February 11

Will the same time, same place suit everyone?
5.30 PM on Wednesday in the Cafe Heaven?

I hope I will be OK enough by then to join you all. I missed the last week's meeting so much!

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Small is beautiful?

Where are you all?? I sat in the cafe and knitted alone for forty-five whole minutes, then Nicole joined me, but still, only two of us. We had a good knit and natter, but would love more people to come next time.

There were two little children whose mother brought them over to say hello, but the little girl got shy. Her mum explained, "She's been wanting to come and ask you what you're making". Actually, it's socks, but that's only because they're portable. The baby blanket, for my friend who is due in less than two weeks (aaargh!), is now more than half done, but is way, way too complicated to bring out of the house.

Sunday, February 1, 2009

What a nice crowd, I miss our circle a lot. Unfortunately, my family has the flu one member after the other so I could not make time to join. Next Wednesday I will be there. Krisztina

Friday, January 30, 2009

Next week

The next week we are meeting on Wednesday (Feb. 4th) in the same cafe (Cafe Heaven in Teréz krt, between the Nyugati and the Oktogon), at 5.30 PM.

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

What a night!

The club is really international... Tonight we had guests... from Alaska! A ravelry friend of mine has an aunt who was travelling to Hungary. Teal was sending me a package with her (details about that are on my blog ) but it turned out she is also a knitter, so I invited her to our knitting night!
Here she is with her friend:

After such a long hiatus Dinara finally joined us again:

And here is our lovely English lady, Jenny:

(Pictures are shot by my son, Christopher. Very well done for an eight year old I guess)

Saturday, January 24, 2009

A note from Amanda...

I've written to Amanda (the girl who brought us together with Kriszta), and this is part of her reply:

Thanks for writing. I am so glad to see you guys are still meeting. I also looked at the site. It’s a great idea. I also noticed you but me as the honorary founder, and I was so deeply moved I teared up. I am just so glad to have motivated knitters to meet and work together. It makes me so proud.
As of late the economy is crashing, so I have just been working a lot. I am working at a zoo making all the food for the animals, and at a bakery in the afternoons. I hope that when things even out a little more the zoo will bring me on full time. I am also trying to knit all the yarn I bought while I was in Europe, but it is a lot of yarn and i don’t get to knit but so much with all the working.

Amanda, I do think of you as our founder, because without you the group wouldn't exist...

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Our next meeting

We was about to cancel our next meeting when... I have an Internet friend in Alaska, Teal, whose aunt is here in Hungary and would join us. It would be a shame to miss an opportunity like that, so I called Jenny and set up the meeting. Because of the parental meeting in my son's school I can't make it earlier than 6, so we are going to meet in Cofe Heaven (Which is in the Nagykörút, about halfway between the Nyugati (Westend station) and the Octogon on the side of the even numbers. Can't wait to see you all!

Már éppen ki akartuk hagyni a jövő heti találkozást... De... Van egy internetes barátom Alaskában, Teal, akinek a nagynénje Magyarországra jön, és csatlakozna hozzánk... Ezt azért kár lenne kihagyni, hát felhívtam Jenny-t és megegyeztünk, hogy mégis találkozunk. A fiam sulijában szülői értekezlet lesz, így nem tudnék hatnál előbb jönni, ezért 6.30-kor találkozunk, a Cafe Heaven-ben ami a Nagykörúton van, kb félúton a Nyugati és az Oktogon között (a páros oldalon). Már alig várom!


After so many times of thinking and talking about this I finally managed to put this up.
We've had our little club for almost a year now. Three of us started it Amanda (who is back in the US since), Kriszta, and I(Anett). Then Dinara came, and Genia (who left for Geneva since), Nicole, Modestine, and Jenny, with an occasional visit from Tania, and Suad.
Naturally we always look out for new members. Any new members are WELCOME!

There is no real rules, except we knit. I named it Craft Club, because we wouldn't chase away nobody who would love to join us, but crochets or embroiders, or does some other craft.

We speak several languages, but there is always someone who speaks English and someone who speaks Hungarian.

This site is to keep up with each other, announce what happens, when, where is the next meeting, and things like that.

Come, join us!

Oly sok gondolkodás, és beszélgetés után végre sikerült felraknom ezt az oldalt! A kis klubbunk már majdnem egy éves! Hárman kezdtük, Amanda (aki azóta visszament az USA-ba, Kriszta, és én (Anett). Később Dinara csatlakozott, majd Zsenya (aki azóta Genfbe költözött), Tánya, Nicole, Modestin és persze Jenny. Időről időre velünk van Tanya, és Suad is.
Természetesen mindig örömmel látunk új tagokat, aki csatlakozni szeretne ne habozzon, szeretettel várjuk!
Nincsenek szabályaink, azon kívül, hogy kötünk. Kézimunka Klubnak neveztük el, mert senkit nem zavarunk el, ha éppen horgol, vagy gyöngyöt fűz.
Több nyelven is beszélünk, de minden találkozón van valaki aki beszél angolul, és van valaki, aki beszél magyarul!
Ezt az oldalt azért készítettem, hogy tudjuk mi történik, hol és mikor találkozunk legközelebb.

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Hello everyone!

Finally I managed to put this up.