New, cute, and perhaps crazy knitting for winter

Cover of Mini knitted woodlandI 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 –

Cover of Knitted rabbitsCover of Woolly woofersCover of More monster knitsCover of Knit your own kama sutra

Cover of Knitting rugsCover of Arm knittingCover of Vingtage knits for him and herCover of knitted miniature animalsCover of WTF knitsCover of Knit your own petCover of Knit your own boyfriend

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.

6 thoughts on “New, cute, and perhaps crazy knitting for winter

  1. edwinmeek 30 April 2015 / 2:48 am

    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.

    • louise 30 April 2015 / 10:10 am

      Oops! We meet fortnightly. I should have double checked what I wrote!

      • Donna 30 April 2015 / 10:16 am

        Fixed now, good spotting!

  2. min-moan (@hindins) 30 April 2015 / 3:27 pm

    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.

    • kiwilouise 30 April 2015 / 5:52 pm

      Sounds like a really good group. I’m going to check them out. Thanks for the comment 🙂

  3. kiwilouise 30 April 2015 / 5:53 pm

    I’ve placed a hold on Knit Your Own Kama Sutra. I can’t help my curiousity!!!

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