A lot of knitting and very little blogging in the end, but that's life. We had a great year in our group; loads of chatting and laughs but also some sadness. Let's hope that 2019 is better for everyone. So far, winter has been fairly mild with only the occasional frosty day. The pavilion is … Continue reading Looking back at 2018
Now here's a real treat: This is the amazing work of Margaret's daughter Judith. Judith (not the one who knitted the shawl, another one) is an honorary member of our group; she isn't able to come along on Fridays but hears all about us from her mum who proudly brings Judith's wonderful creations in to … Continue reading Halloween wreath and a unicorn
A snippet from Thursday's Manchester Evening News: If you suffer from insomnia and try counting sheep as a remedy - don't do it any more! According to researchers at Sydney University, your insomnia could be cured just by wearing woollen clothing in bed. The researchers claim that the wool helps keep the body in the … Continue reading Don’t bother counting sheep
Here's something that might be fun to do: Make a knitting/ crochet/yarn related phrase from the letters of your name. Each word of the phrase has to start with one of the letters in your name - in the correct order. You may use any of your names - first, second, surname, shortened version e.g.Sid … Continue reading Puzzle time
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