Knit and Natter 7th May

Another crop of makes from our Knit and Natterers were on show on Friday,.

T is crocheting colourful wraps (shown above) for the yarn bombing installation we are taking part in this summer. We hope to identify a site within Alnwick Garden that we’ll be able to decorate with our handiwork. One suggestion was the Chatty Bench – a designated place to sit and chat, which would fit in with what our group is all about. We found out that this was right next to the toilets though, which put us off somewhat! We are now looking for somewhere else but wherever we end up it will certainly stand out with Tracey’s crocheting!.

A has crocheted a baby blanket.

She knitted this baby top (which has a matching hat too).

We’ve seen a lot of R’s gorgeous hexagon patchwork as it has grown over recent weeks. She’s not the only quilter in the group though. This week L showed us a quilt she’s been working on. The fabric prints, in lilac shades, have a butterfly theme.

The reverse is deep pink with polka dots.

Y has had a busy week but has not neglected her knitting. She’s been working on this cabled cardigan.

I’m still spinning alpaca and have tried dying some of it.

All in all a busy week for the group.

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I live in Northumberland, within sight of the sea and spend my time knitting, crocheting, sewing and trying my hand at different crafts. There's usually a story to share about the things I make.

4 thoughts on “Knit and Natter 7th May

  1. The creativity of your group is just great – not to mention the health benefits ! I wonder if there are other groups like this one?

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    1. Hi Jane. I’m sure there are. In non-COVID times when groups meet face-to-face there’ll be a lot more, through community centres and local yarn shops (I even remember seeing a poster for one in a large Hobbycraft store). This group is part of our local Social Prescribing Network, operated through GP practices throughout the area. Although open to all patients with the practices, some may be referred by their doctor if they are socially isolated and could benefit from taking part. The network have also organised gardening and walking activities in the past and a book club which currently operates on Zoom like knit and natter. We all enjoy the supportive nature of the group.

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