Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Pick Up Your Needles In Your 'Auld Knit Bag and Spin, Felt, Knit & Crochet

Well! I just have to make a very quick report on the 'Pick Up Your Needles' event at the Tinahealy Court House last Saturday. (It's late and after 2 days of driving up and down the N11 in the snow, I'm exhausted!)

It was a wonderful event. 30 women (plus 4 tutors and several helpers) raised the roof of the Courthouse (a great venue by the way) from 10am 'til 5pm, knitting, spinning, felting and crochet-ing - and chatting, and laughing, and whooping, and squealing, and cuppa-tea-ing and coffee-ing and munching on delicious baked goods and generally having a blast.

To tutors and orgnaisers Stephanie (knitting) and Irene (crochet), and fellow tutors Catherine (spinning) and Nicola (felting). Congratulations guys, it was a great success. I was thrilled and proud to be there.

And besides, I made these...delicious aren't they?

And then this. Boy was I proud.


Anonymous said...

Arwh Nick, thanks! We were delighted to facilitate such a brilliant bunch!

Your wool is super duper! I'd love to be able to spin... God only knows when I'll get a chance to take a class myself!

Anonymous said...

The spinning looked fascinating and your results look good enough to eat! I really enjoyed the day myself and the ladies that I was working with in the felting area were great fun and very productive!!

C said...

Great blog Nicola. I am a friend of Hazel Perdue and she suggested I check out your blog. Super stuff. I am a fellow crafter and have just launched my own blog today - It would be great if you visited my blog (and maybe my etsy shop) - blog has link. I might be asking you advice as to how to increase traffic etc.
Meanwhile, just to say hello and hope to hear from you. Carol

Tina - omme i London said...

Just a quick wee note to say HI! Both Beryl and I really enjoyed the day as well and it was good to meet you and all the other crafty ladies. :)