A friend and I started a 'Knit and Natter' group in Bridport last month, just a chance to get together in the evening, once a month. Very informal and low key. Meeting in one of the pubs in the centre of town. Not a bad start, 8 of us met. You know when you want to do something very easy and relaxed, no committee's, no rules and regulations. Just an evening out, meeting new people and learning skills that seem hidden. My 13 year old son is SOOOOOOOOOOO embarrassed, I am such a let down, I knit. (You know you make a mental not that when he has his first child I am going to KNIT it so so many things!!)
Then I was contacted by a lady who told me about another group in Bridport, Bridport Machine Knitters. Saying that their group was failing and might have to shut. I ended up saying that I would pop along just to 'visit'. Dreading it slightly. Had got another lady to say she would come with me but this little part of Dorset was hit by snow yesterday so as I am in walking distance I ended up going on my own.
We met in the Friends Meeting House, at first I though what have I got myself into, but by the end of the evening I had actually enjoyed myself lots. I came away with a half started pair of socks - my first attempt at knitting on DPN. A pattern and a nice feeling.
I ended up 'having a go' on the sock as I was going to bed, and hour later I can understand why people get hooked on socks!!
Not photo today as My daughter has taken the camera to London to go to the X Factor Live tour. (Did point out to her and my niece that there are some lovely knitting shops in London and a little something for Mum for getting the tickets might not be a bad idea..........)
Had a real buzz when I saw a comment left by http://www.marmaladerose.blogspot.com/ on my blog. I really love her felt work. So yesterday ended up much better then it started.