Meet the new leader of our knitting army

Fabulous news folks, we have found Jayne’s Dad; if Jayne’s dad were young, adventurous and brave. As you may recall, our knitting group was in danger of dissolving for a period of time as we didn’t have any one to lead it. The loss of a few months knitting would have been tragic as our hat sales account for approximately 50% of all the funds we’ve raised for charities to date!

Luckily for us, Seamus O’Donoghue wanted to join the knitting group. And, when we told him that it was on hiatus and why, he offered to take the lead.  And, to keep the transition as “normal” as possible, Seamus has decided to keep knitting nights on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of the month at the Carrot (9351 118 Ave). He’d loaded up with yarn and is ready to collect all our lovely knitted goodies.

We’ll be back knitting on Sept 9th, taking a break on Sept 23rd for Edmonton Expo prep, and back to the normal routine on October 14th. Seamus will post reminders about knitting and taking requests for yarn on our Facebook page and will be joining the FB page admin team.

In search of…

UPDATE AUG 11 – Sadly, no one has stepped forward as the new group leader for our knitting nights. For the time being, all future knitting sessions are cancelled. If you have hats or need yarn, please send us a wave and we’ll try to arrange one-on-one meetings.  If you’re interested in leading the group, please let us know.

… fearless leader for Ma Cobb’s knitting army.

Currently our volunteer knitting group is led by our board Chair. However, she’s run away to grad school and can’t guarantee a schedule to accommodate knitting nights in future.

Knitting not afraid of anything toques is an important part of our fundraising (and social) activities, we’d hate to see the group die off while she’s unavailable to manage the ins and outs of the group over the next few years.  With this in mind, we’re looking for a new volunteer coordinator to be responsible for Ma Cobb’s Army.

Currently, we’re meeting at the Carrot Community Coffee House (9351 118 Ave NW, Edmonton) every 2nd & 4th Wednesday of the month from 6:30-9pm.  The new coordinator may change the date/time and location to meet their scheduling needs.  If a new date, time or location is selected, this information will need to be communicated to our knitters at least a week in advance and the Shindig calendar will be updated accordingly.


  • Attend all knitting scheduled knitting nights.
    • Must remain on site for at least an hour from start time to allow volunteer knitters an opportunity to arrive before leaving location or cancelling scheduled meet-up.
  • Post knitting night reminder message on the Alberta Browncoats Facebook page 1 day before scheduled meet-ups.
  • Keep track of yarn and provide to volunteer knitters as requested.
  • Collect hats and pompoms.
    • Sew pompoms on hats
    • Check hats to see all threads are sewn in, etc.
  • Reply to email questions relating to knitting group.
  • Email copies of knitting patterns (upon request).

Payment: Divide nuttin’ into nuttin’

Interested in taking charge? Send us a wave.

Feb 5 – Knitting Night Canceled

In case you missed our posts on Twitter and Facebook –

Due to the inclement weather (although, nothing really compares to the 167 cm & still falling snowmageddon happening in New Brunswick this month), we have canceled knitting night tonight. We will meet again on Feb 19 at the Carrot.

If any knitters require yarn before the 19th, please leave a request on our Facebook page and we’ll work out how to meet up and get the yarn to you.

2014 AGM Highlights

The 2014 Annual General Meeting has come and gone. If you missed it, here’s some highlights:

2015 Board of Directors
Chair: Sheelagh Semper
Vice Chair: Wendy McCormack
Secretary/Treasurer: Beverley Williams

Dr. Doug Reid
Jeri Noyes
Drew Semper
Andy Dempsey

Social Committee (monthly shindig planners):
Jeri Noyes
Wendy McCormack

2015 Convention Schedule
April 16-19 Calgary Comic & Entertainment Expo
May 30-31 EEK! Comic & Pop Culture Fest
June 20-21 CHAS Touch History Expo
Sept 25-27 Edmonton Comic & Entertainment Expo
Nov 14-15 Lethbridge Entertainment Expo

We had some great suggestions for Shindigs at the conventions.  Keep your eye on our Shindig calendar or our Facebook page for dates and activity details. Next up is Browncoat Bowling at Bonnie Doon Lanes on January 31st at 2pm.

Ma Cobb’s knitting army starts back up in the new year. Beginning Thursday, February 5 2015, we’ll be meeting every 1st and 3rd Thursday of the month from 6:30 – 9:00 pm at the Carrot (9351 118 Ave, Edmonton).

Everyone is welcome. Our group includes many new and novice knitters. No experience required. However, experienced knitters may find themselves subject to adoration and acclaim!