Saturday, 16 October 2010

The Great Knitting Project

It's been far too long since my last post, but things have been a bit hectic here. However, I did manage to finally get my knitting group up and running (only 2 years late!).

After getting a bit fed up of my needle challenged friends asking me to knit things for them, I decided they needed to learn to do it for themselves and so The Great Knitting Project was born!

Tuesday evenings and Thursday mornings and so far it's going well.

"Tracy wondered how long it would take to knit herself a belly dancing outfit."

"Juliette looked up hopefully when Jo opened the fridge door. "Is she giving us wine, or another flippin' cup of tea?"

Becky looking far too excited about knitting. This is what it's come to ladies!
 Juliette pretending she was knitting a blanket, but still unable to tell the difference between knitting and crochet, bless her!

The lovely Tracy, being a good girl and getting on with it.

Since this first night, we've been getting together every week and so far it's been a great success. Sometimes there is more gossip than knitting, but it's very bonding and often therapeutic. Most of the women are quite surprised at how relaxing it is.

I'm very proud of my new knitters and one or two are even beginning a pattern for the first time. (I sometimes have to deal with a small woolly crisis in the playground at pick up time, which is quite funny. Yes, you Rebecca! )

Anyway, I thought I'd leave you with a few sites that are great for free knitting patterns, so you can go off and begin your own Knitting Project, if you haven't already.

 This is  a link to the webshop of a friend of mine who knits fab and funky things. 
......and last of all, let's not forget the fabulous

I think that's enough  to keep you going. So, Knitting Nellies, get out that project that's been sitting in your work bag for the last 3 years and get those needles clickety clacking!

I expect an update of all your projects! 


  1. Sounds like fun though you might have to tell them to bring their own wine to keep them focused .... or unfocused. love that telephone booth and the pink tank.

  2. great photos of extreme knitting! i knew how to knit eons ago...but have forgotten!

  3. oooh, i wish i knew how to knit! i'm one of those annoying friends who who was the blessed recipient of your genius knitting skills though, AND it's getting cold here and i just pulled those divine leg warmers out for the season two days ago. warm and delightful!! and cute as can be, of course! i'm going to have to get on youtube and see if there are any super beginning knitting lessons. how fun that would be! i have an obsession with blankets and would love to knit some up.

  4. I am all thumbs at knitting, but I used to be able to sort of crochet... ahem... but looks like you are having great fun, and if wine is involved I would certainly be up for it, I'll swim over! lol!

  5. I would love to do this - I would knit all mismatched socks!
    (Do you remember when you commented on the paint by number post way back when? I am doing another and participants are painting along if you wish to join us. I can change the deadline if you need?)

  6. Yay for knitting! I love to knit but can't at the moment because Jason wants to join in...which is no bad thing but at 2.5 years old, it's too hard to get him to stop pulling all the stitches off the needle!!

  7. superbe! on recommence à tricoter!

  8. Lovely post! Thanks for sharing!