Today was another Craft Cafe, these are held monthly on a Saturday and are such a fantastic way to spend a morning.
The atmosphere is buzzing with chatter as all ages talk whilst either learning a new craft or spending time finishing their own projects. The line of sewing machines under the bunting next to the red polka dot table cloth always make my heart skip with joy. The cafe was set up by a group from church to provide a peaceful place to chat and learn from each other, of course the chatting and advice extends far beyond crafting. It has been truly special to learn from older women, today I seemed to be the older one and had such a fab time teaching a group of students how to knit.
1.Cross the needles
2. Wind the wool around
| 3. Pull|
3.Pull the wool down
|4. Take off|
|5. Tighten (not too much!)|
5. Pull wool slightly tighter to finish stitch
|Do it all again|
Start again by crossing the needles
I hope that is of some help and you have lots of fun being a knitter. I remember my Grandma patiently teaching me as a child, my Mum has been a more recent source of help and still patiently picks up my mistakes!
Any Knitters reading this, tell me how you learnt, any useful tips I can pass on?