An hour at the knitting group

It’s not all about the knitting!

 

Since we last clicked needles with our knitting blogger ‘Knitella‘ (aka Esra) she’s been busy knitting the world into a better place – with a little bit of help of her friends at ‘The Knitting Group’.

 

Knitting

 

 

But as we’re about to find out – it’s not all about the knitting!

 

Over to you Esra ……

Head shot of Esra

 

Before I go to my knitting group I always ask myself “which project should I take?”

Questions like “Is it complicated?” and “Will I be able to talk and knit at the same time?” are really important.

My knitting group is every Friday evening, in a cozy house in Old Trafford. I found the group by happy coincidence – knitting is always more fun when surrounded by fellow knitaholics!

 

Cup of coffee in china cups

Strawberry sponge cake

Knitella Knitted Kindle Case

 

Between the constant flow of yummy home baked cakes and gossip, my needles never stop clicking!

Although we are all ages and from all different backgrounds, our love of knitting brings us together. And while we are knitting we chatter about all sorts of things – from the weather to books, films, places to visit and of course – we yarn about knitting!

The group has a core of around 10 ladies who regularly attend, but it’s often more.

Knitters love to shop – buying yarn and new patterns is so hard to resist. Every week we look forward to hearing about everyone’s latest bargains. We particularly love Black Sheep in Warrington, for their amazing discounts.

While many of our members are very experienced knitters, each lady has a favourite thing that they like to knit:

 

Knitting montage

 

 

  • Janice has been knitting hot water bottle covers.
  • Michelle has taken up extreme knitting and makes funky pillow covers with her very big needles.
  • Pat is SO happy to see her first granddaughter that she’s only knitting gorgeous little girls clothes and toys.
  • Shirley loves knitting anything ‘cute’ – but she still likes the challenge of a super-hard Norwegian pattern!

 

Knitting montage

 

Each lady that comes to the knitting group has their own unique style. It’s wonderful seeing all their projects come to life!

The advice I get from other members of the group is priceless – from new techniques for casting off, to basic cable. Not to mention all the encouragement they gave me to start my own business.

Janice also introduced me to ravelry.com which is a great knitting & crocheting community where all sorts of great help and resources are available.

 

Knitting group

 

Blue knitted flower

 

I always feel very refreshed after one of our get togethers. Finding a knitting group, and being a part of it is fantastic. If you are a crafty person I’d really recommend finding a supportive group. The help and the advice you will get will really benefit you. Just being in a gathering with like-minded people is like food for the soul!

 

Esra x

 

Esra has her own blog – Knitella Blogspot

Photographs: Alison Staples, Knitella, Alices Vintage Pantry (Strawberry sponge cake) Jaydot on Flickr, Aine D on Flickr, Andie 721b on Flickr

Additional Information – The Elvis doll is from ‘Knitted Icons’ by Carol Meldrum. Hotwater bottle cover is a free pattern from Blueskyalpacas.

This is not a sponsored blog post.

 

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