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!