Thursday, 28 February 2013


The ranks of Hookery at the Dock continue to swell; we are please to welcome Karen and Edwina as our most recent Hookits.

 Heather brought some delicious, if enormous, cookies.
I wonder if they do kits with an 'R' plate over
here for those who pass their Hookery Test?
A quick roll call -

Karen          Anne

 Heather            Sheila

 Rosemary             Anne
 Mags    Niqi

Thursday, 21 February 2013


Look at this! The link is here... Imagine this in reds for Red Nose Day- not at all within my time frame!!

Saturday, 16 February 2013

At ripple's end

This is a special milestone for us as this blanket heralded the start of our Hookery group many many months ago.  It all began in October 2011 in the Library at Jordanstown when Mags asked guru Patricia for advice re stitches and colours ....  In the Spring of 2012 we spread our wings and started blogging and photos of the the ripple started to appear.

The tear-jerking final stitch

 Ta dah!!


This piece began on a lovely day in December at the Glen Gallery.  Merino, silk and alpaca mix wool - cosy.

And progressed through this    

To this

This project also grew from this

To this, made especially for baby Conor

Friday, 8 February 2013

Hostess Hookits

Now you all know how we Hookits just loooove our food and sweet treats - you may have seen just a few small photos of us with food!

1st Jordanstown Brownies meet in the same halls complex as us on Wednesday evenings in St Patrick's. Well, a few weeks ago we were asked by Brown Owl to be testers for the Brownies' Hostess Badge.  Now you can imagine just how excited and delighted we all were about that - lovely savouries and sweet treats with lashings of tea.  How could we possibly refuse?  We decided to don our frocks and pearls for the occasion and make a special effort to match that made by the girls when preparing for their presentations.

In honour of the occasion, perhaps in an attempt to summon real ones, Mags prepared some crochet cupcakes especially for the evening as a thank you to the Brownies she was testing.
Each Brownie had to decide on and then write out their menu, prepare the food and then serve it with tea on a tray which also had to have a decoration on it.  And here we have a photograph of each Brownie's tray.  There were 24 girls ranging from age 7 to 10. Following the repast each girl had to 'entertain' us for a few minutes; we had Irish Dancing, clarinet, violin, keyboard, tin whistle, recorder & poetry recitals, singing with signing, holiday reminiscences, riddle and joke telling - what an accomplished bunch!

And didn't they do well?  Congratulations girls.  We're looking forward to the same treat next year ......