I get together with some friends fortnightly in an informal craft group, or “stitch and bitch” as one participant calls it. The cosy surroundings and good chat lends itself well to trying new things and meeting new people. It’s interesting to see what crafts people are into and at what level of skill they’re at.
Whether you are a group knitter or solo, here are some of the unusual titles I have seen in our libraries recently –
You’ll find more knitting titles in our collection, as well as titles published in 2014 & 2015.
Our Internet Gateway recommends some great craft websites too. World Book Craft Corner has access to thousands of engaging projects suitable for a broad spectrum of hobbyists – from beginner to expert, for children and adults.
CINCH, our community directory, lists local knitting groups and a variety of handicrafting groups that you could join.
Often we are looking for time out from our busy lives to do something just for ourselves. Consider starting your own knitting group with your friends. No experience necessary.
Knitting is definitely a fun winter crafting project. Thanks for the tips, but how can this get-together happen both fortnightly and weekly? A fortnight is a period of two weeks. Just wondering. Great post.
Oops! We meet fortnightly. I should have double checked what I wrote!
Fixed now, good spotting!
I recently joined the Chch Guild of spinners and weavers (check CINCH). I go along on Saturdays at the Tannery and there’s always a lot of people knitting as well as spinning. One day I might get them to show me how to knit because there is so much cute stuff out there. But they have stuff going on all week and classes including holiday programmes for kids. They’re a lovely bunch of people – I wish I could get there more regularly.
Sounds like a really good group. I’m going to check them out. Thanks for the comment 🙂
I’ve placed a hold on Knit Your Own Kama Sutra. I can’t help my curiousity!!!