Monday, 12 September 2016

"Knit & Natter"... off to a flying start last Thursday.

I had 9 people turn up and a couple stayed the whole 2 hours of the lunch period. Other folk dropped in for their normal lunch time so we had folk coming & going during the 2 hours.

There was a good and friendly atmosphere with folk chatting and sharing their experience or 'lack of'.

There were also two fellas amongst the mix - one is an experienced knitter (he and his wife knit toys for charity) and the other is a fan of crochet (he made some fabulous holly & other Christmas bits to decorate his jumper for the "Crimbo jumper competition" last Christmas).

Three ladies wanted to learn how to crochet so our fella with the crochet skills set about showing them how to make granny squares - there were a few un-ravelling moments but by the end of their stay each of the 3 were well on their way to completing their first squares.

Folk were asked how often they would like the group to meet as I said I know that some would not be able to attend every get together. Everyone said that they would like to meet once a fortnight to start with and we would see how we go from there.

So the first thing I did when I got back to my desk was to book a room for two weeks time.

It was agreed that we would alternate between Thursdays & Tuesdays as we have a lot of part-time staff in the building and this would open up the availability of the group to as many as possible.

Surprisingly, I actually got some knitting done and another phone sock is well on the way to being completed...............................................................


Crafty She said...

How wonderful, so pleased it all went well for you. xx

Stef H said...

well i hope you post pictures of your knitting! the wool is really pretty. is this getting a head start on xmas gifts??? enjoy your week.

hugs :)

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Well done on the success of the group. Good to see the fellas joining in too

Lori said...

Sounds like you had a great turnout! Enjoy the rest of your week!

Lynn Stevens said...

Well that sounds like some FUN times with like minds!!
Thank you so much for checking out my murals, its much appreciated.
Hugs ynn