Knit and Natter 30th October

We had our weekly knit and natter session on Zoom yesterday. There may only have been five of us but what a variety of projects were being worked on…..and great conversation as usual.

People are already starting to think of Christmas decorations and are raiding all their knitting and crochet books for ideas. Pictured below one of several snowflakes, crocheted from a fine white yarn. They will be starched and pressed, then attached to a string or ribbon to make a garland to decorate the Christmas tree or elsewhere in the home.

One of our Alnwick-based members is making “Santa’s washing line” , complete with tiny pegs holding Santa Claus’ clothes out to dry. She’s just finished knitting his trousers. I’m really looking forward to seeing this when it’s finished.

I’ve been working on my spinning. I really need to work out what I’m going to knit with all this!

This beautiful crochet baby blanket is nearing completion. It’s going be so cosy.. One of the downsides of Zoom knit and natter is that you can’t touch the projects – and sometimes you just want to feel how soft they are.

The fifth member of today’s session has begun a hat, knitted in the round. This lovely moss green yarn forms a deep ribbed edge to the hat – the main part of it will be worked in a Fair Isle design. I’m looking forward to seeing which other colours will be used in the pattern.

In no time at all the hour was up and the session came to an end. We’ll be back online next Friday.

Have you done any social knitting this week?