Thursday, 24 January 2013

Cast on to cast off

A bit of a conundrum I hear you say.  Not really.  Medical experts have proven over the years that the therapeutic ryhthm  of knitting and crochet are beneficial both to the mental and physical wellbeing of crafters.  The rhythmic nature of these crafts eases physical tensions and the concentration required to complete a pattern takes the mind off past and future worries.  And even better if there is a group where camaraderie and friendship add yet more benefits.  Cast on the stitches to cast of the worries - 'Simples' as Alexander the meerkat from the TV ad would say!

Last night at Hookery, at one of the worst times of weather this winter, there was a tremendous turnout of Hookits, one of the largest all winter!  Queen Niqi made it down from the frozen north, others slid from Sycamore,  drove from wintry Whitehouse or travelled from the arctic Antrim Road.

Here we all are casting on and casting off at last night's session :-)

Knit one ...
Cable one ...

Crochet one ...
Knit two together ...
Hi , I'm all ready for the new baby ...

Ripples on the sofa ...
Round the corner ...
Nearly there ...
Pastel perfection ...

Ta dah!

3 comments:

  1. It sounds as if you had a wonderful night. Hopefully one day soon I will aslo find a group to spend time crafting with.

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  2. blimey.......if there was a direct bus, Id have been there too!
    What great projects!

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