Oh my goodness! What a wild, wet and windy day we've had! I thought our numbers at the knitting group would be severely depleted but no, eleven intrepid knitters braved the elements to knit, natter and sample some of Christine's delicious orange and wholewheat cake - most impressive! Not much debris in the park, just … Continue reading It’s May in October
If you fancy knitting or crocheting some mini Christmas stockings there are some patterns on the UK Handknitting Association’s website. They have asked for these to be sent to them for distribution to places that might be cheered up by them. I think that it would be fine to knit one for them and one for yourself, one for them, one for yourself, one for them,,,,,,,,,,
We are running our Annual Christmas Stocking Appeal again this autumn.
We are asking knitters and crocheters across the country to join to help us spread some festive cheer by making mini stockings for care homes, lunch clubs, hospices and foodbanks.
Last year we distributed more than 1,500 stockings to organisations all over the country. We hope this is the perfect chance for us to celebrate our craft and we want to get as many people involved as possible.
Anyone can get take part simply by making a mini Christmas stocking or sock from left over yarn. UK Hand Knitting has created four special knit and crochet patterns, all of which can be found here.
The stockings can be filled with a chocolate as a little gift, hung up individually as decorations or strung together as bunting.
You can drop off your stockings or even strings of stocking bunting at…
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There are loads of free knitting and crochet patterns available on various sites in the internet. Now, if there was also free yarn, we'd be talking. However, that's unlikely to happen any time soon, so, it's just patterns for now. I'm all for sharing resources and not paying for anything unless you really have to. … Continue reading I love Ravelry
Our ladies have been extremely busy recently and have knitted a veritable shower of shimmering shawls. Judith has completed this very lovely shrug with matching hat and wrist warmers: While Linda, who must be in league with the elves because she churns out FO's faster than a yak on speed, has recently completed this … Continue reading A shower of shawls
Or, the knitting needle monitor, if you prefer... This may be a huge generalisation, but knitters are fairly organised people. OK, some more than others, but at the very least the intention to have an orderly space is present even if this isn't always achieved. Our space in the pavilion is small - we have … Continue reading Knitting Fairy…..
If you're a knitter, you'll know what a wip is. Or, a ufo - know this one? A WIP is a work in progress. It's not just the project you're working on currently - it's also all those other projects that you've started but not yet finished; the ones you go back to every so … Continue reading Someone else’s wip
Many expectant parents are happy to know the gender of the baby they await, but some prefer to be surprised. One of our ladies will soon become a grandmother and although she knows the gender of the baby, her husband doesn't want to know and this is causing her some difficulties when knitting baby garments. … Continue reading Girl or boy?