Monday, 26 April 2010

Knitting Club

As regular readers will know, I like knitting but I'm not very good at it. I've never managed more than simple projects like scarves and blankets, but I dream of learning new fancy stitches, knitting things from "proper" patterns and swapping tips with other knitters.

So imagine how delighted I was to hear from my former boss that she's starting a weekly knitting group! The Gloucester Cathedral Knitting Club will be meeting in the Cathedral's coffee shop on Wednesday afternoons from 2-4pm (first session: Wed 5th May).

I'm really looking forward to it. In a moment of super-keenness I even got a book on knitting out of the library at the weekend which I hope will prove as helpful as it looks:


Have you ever joined a knitting group? I'd love to hear your experiences... And, of course, if you're in the area on Wednesdays and fancy a bit of knitting do come along!

13 comments:

hawthorn said...

Sorry can't join you on a Wednesday, coz we have our knit n knatter group on the same day!
It's great fun and we all love it, and its a good excuse to eat cake, drink tea and natter! Not sure how much knitting and crochet goes on tho :)

PaperFish! said...

you are joining a group! cool on you x

fridica said...

Actually, I just joined one last month! It was the first meeting and for now it's only going to be once a month, but I am sure it will grow steadily. I have been to other knitting clubs before, a few times, but some of them seemed a bit too established - in the sense that, while they were very kind and friendly, you could tell that they weren't madly interested in meeting new people... Whereas when it's a fresh start, everyone is equally excited! : ) Enjoy it, I'm sure it's going to be a blast! : )

vicki said...

Oooh I might come along! I've never joined a knitting group but would love to! Do you think babies would be welcome?

Jill said...

I've just joined a Knitting Group (they meet in the coffee shop outside John Lewis in the Touchwood Centre in Solihull for anyone who is interested). Unfortunately, they only meet the first Thursday and Saturday of each month. I'm a stay at home mum and would love it to be once a week or even fortnightly. I'm new to knitting and the area so thought it would be an excelent way of meeting new folk and getting handy tips from experienced knitters.
Hope you enjoy your group - sounds like it's being held in a fab location.

Tumus said...

Oh that sounds nice! I always learn so much better if I am shown in person/hands on :)

All my knitter/sewing groups are about an hour away.

nicedaydesigns said...

Ugh I'm a terrible knitter, never had the patience for it, which is weird cos I couls sew all day.

I'm just about to become a knitting needle supplier, and I've tonnes of research to do, I haven't a clue!! Agh!

nic @ nipitinthebud said...

oooh how exciting. There's a group that meet at the Guildhall on a Tuesday evening but I can never drag myself out once I've eaten and then sat down. May well wander down. And meeting in the coffee shop guarantees good cake and cuppa :o)

barbara said...

No knitting groups around here, unfortunately! I learnt to knit when i was a child and tried again this year... books and youtube were very helpful! Enjoy your knitting group! I wish I had knitting friends around.

BugsandFishes said...

Vicki - I'm sure the small ones would be welcome! :)

Nic - ooh, I didn't know about the group at the Guildhall. I can never seem to manage evenings anyway, afternoons always suit me much better. And there is indeed lovely tea & cake - I think there's even going to be a "knitters special" deal on cake & a cuppa.

Dichohecho said...

Bristol University has a Knitting Society, which I joined. However after going to a few meetings I decided it was just too much trekking all the way back into town from halls in the evening, so I started my own knitting club in my hall. It was well attended and it let me keep up with hall friends on other courses who I wouldn't otherwise see. Unfortunately events have conspired to squash it this term but I'm hoping to get it going again & carry on at my house next year!

Kayla said...

We just started a knitting group a couple of months ago and so far, so good. We rotate houses and meet in the evenings...started with tea but as we get better, we can add red wine:)

CAVI said...

Me encantan tus trabajos, son muy bellos.Felicitaciones

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