Wednesday, 9 February 2011

Stitch and kitsch/ Knitting night at the Pelton Arms

Well I'm feeling all full of the joys of spring in this glorious sunshine we have right now. I made my way down to the Pistachios Cafe in East Greenwich Pleasaunce this morning to indulge in a cappuccino, some millionaire's shortbread and a touch of knitting. The group of knitting ladies were very friendly and I soon settled into a rhythm of knit, purl, sip, scoff, chatter. The cafe is a lovely little place and it's a wonderful way to spend a hour or so. As I arrived a bit late (after dropping tot at nursery), I was ultimately left alone at the table with the end of my coffee and my thoughts. I had to resist the urge to buy any of the wool on offer but had a quick flick through some crochet/knit mags on display.
If you cannot knit, no worries. Lizzie who runs the cafe will provide a starter pack for the princely sum of £1 which includes wool, knitting needles and a pattern of easy to make mittens. The money from the packs goes towards cystic fibrosis so it's a win-win situation. Knitters are usually very generous with teaching and this lot were no exception. All in all it was a pleasant way to spend a few hours.

Stitch and kitsch
Wed from 9am
Pistachios In the Park Cafe
East Greenwich Pleasaunce
Chevening Road (you can park for 2 hours for free from 9.30)

BTW if you cannot make the daytime or prefer to indulge in something a little bit stronger, there is a knit night at the Pelton Arms every Wednesday, usually from 8pm.
3-25 Pelton Road,Greenwich
SE10 9PQ
Tel: 020 8858 0572

Geoff, the landlord, is making a real effort to make this a pub with lots of events including a film night, quiz nights and live bands. There are roaring fires if the weather is cold and best of all, the TVs are normally only brought out for very special occassions so you can have a conversation over some real ale without shouting your head off.

P.S. I am a lazy old trout and wish there were pubs/clubs like this a bit closer to home. I hear the Rugby Pavillion is putting in for a cafe license so I've got my fingers very strongly crossed that goes ahead.


Steve said...

It's actually Lizzie who runs the cafe.

Plummy Mummy said...

Ah yes, thanks for the correction Steve. Amended the text now.
How are you doing? Do you still go to the childrens playgroup? I hear it's under threat of closure which is a shame.

Steve said...

We're fine thanks. Yes, I do still go there. It's due to close at the end of March as the staff are being made redundant. there is some talk of local people keeping it going on a voluntary basis.

Doctor Pangloss said...

My finger are crossed too.

Plummy Mummy said...

Dr P,
Have my fingers crossed for the designer too. The plans look good.