El Stitch y Fiesta! Photo by Jessica Phillips

What an amazing time it is for El SyB!! We have been quite busy with local events, and of course celebrating. Since we are all excited to start our individual fall projects or pick up the projects that we put aside when we took to making the altar, we have planned for some good ol’ knitting circles  in the coming weeks.

Here are some updates of what we’ve been up to and where we hope to see all the stitchy bitches in the near future:

We hope to see you at our next Stitch y Bitch circle on Wednesday, September 29 from 7-9pm  at El Cafetal in Pilsen: 1519 W 18th St. Chicago, IL 60608. The theme of the night is New Projects/Unfinished Projects. If you’re in need of a project (or in need of the time to finish an old project) stop on by for a good time!

The Strong y Chata, We Are All Narizona opening last Saturday at the Beer Run Gallery was a lot of fun.  Xochitl, our knitted piñata is there until the 24th of October, along with a basket of yarn, hooks and needles; you can go add to it anytime the gallery is open.

Jessica Phillips teaches visitors how to knit! Photo by Emmanuel Garcia

Jackie Orozco adds some stitches to Xotchitl, our knit/crochet piñata. Photo by Emmanuel Garcia

Xochitl Photo by Emmanuel Garcia

Hopefully, you have all heard about Whittier School and the parents’ struggle to keep their community field house from being demolished.  If not, here is a link on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=162379610443160 El Stitch y Bitch went to Whittier School on Wednesday to show our solidarity.  We were welcomed by many friendly people who were very eager to learn to knit.  It was a great time, but apparently, they are in a waiting game now… I know that knitting really makes waiting a lot easier.  And when you’ve been threatened by police, as they have, people sitting with you feels real good!

A special knitting circle has been scheduled for Sunday, October 10th from 5pm – 7pm.  Maria’s Packaged Goods and Community Bar has put El Stitch y Bitch on the calendar, and will even adjust the lighting so we can better see our stitches!  So sweet.  They are located at 31st St and Morgan in Bridgeport.

Finally, a big THANK YOU to Edgar Baca of (((Sonorama))) for hosting the Stitch y Bitch celebration at his place on last week. He played the best tunes and wow, we were fed very well.  To everyone who helped create the Day of the Dead altar, again, thanks for all the amazing work, people are still calling it their favorite ofrenda!