Sunday, 30 March 2014

Thank you, Wick-ed!

This is my first ever pair of hand made needles. I had the pleasure of spending some time knitting and chatting with Wick-ed--a group of students from Wick High School that are entrepreneuring to learn skills and raise money.

That Saturday some were toiling in the kitchen making bath bombs and candles, a group was rehearsing for a song and dance competition, and some were knitting or crocheting. It was a lovely, semi chaotic medley of energy and enthusiasm.

The needles were a wonderful surprise and reminder of a great day.  Best wishes, Wick -ed. I'll come and see you again some time. Meanwhile, keep stitching.

One Good Stitch Leads to Another

I'm chagrined it's been so long since I've written.

Northern Loops is still ticking along with shawls or other charity-minded bits in the Dunnet Church Hall. Thanks for all that good stitiching and good conversation.

I had an opportunity personally to revisit the goals of Northern Loops in connecting with other knitters at the UK Handkniting Association's Link Up booth at Creative Stitches. I wrote about it in the local paper. It was a pleasure to teach new knitters and knit along with folks whose skills are obvious even in a simple garter stitch and even to listen to the knit stories. Knitting touches lives in so many ways.

Denise and Terry measuring the day's lineage at Link Up in Glasgow