Last night the knitting group decended on the Pepperstack Bistro for our Christmas get together. I think it’s obvious that good fun was had by all in attendance and we all left full to the brim. The food as always, was tasty and filling and the staff were as lovely and attentive.
We all took part in the Secret Santa Christmas Tree Decoration Swap, as you can see from the photos the standard of knitting and crochet this year was quite high.
The whole gang (those that could make it)
Wait a minute I was there too.
Sadie, Rachel and Mary
Caroline & Orela
orela, Michelle & Elizabeth
Lee Ann & Mary
Fiona & Deidre
Deidre & Clare
Edwina & Dina
Our Secret Santa pressies.
With only 14 more sleeps to go until the big day there’s not that many more hours left to get those gifts made up (if you’re like me anyway).
OK so it’s not summer, but on Sunday the 20th October 15 members of the shop’s various knitting groups all took part in our summer gathering. The year has completely run away on us and between one thing and another we hadn’t gotten around to doing something earlier. I think all involved will agree with me that it was definitely worth the wait.
Our felting queen arrived just after lunch to spend three hours teaching us how to get to grips with wet felting. Our first project, and the one we all attempted, was a beautiful star that can be used as a hanging decoration for the tree or (as it stands by itself) sitting on a shelf/mantlepiece. The star is hollow so it would also make a great receptacle to pop a piece of jewellery in to keep it safe for posting.
For our second project we could choose from several different items. The majority of us opted to have a go at making a robin whilst a few of us chose to make a boot or a Christmas pudding.
As you can see from our photos our efforts weren’t at all bad. We’re hoping our felting queen will return soon to offer felting workshops in the shop. if you’re interested please let us know and we’ll keep your contact details on file.