As you will have all seen by now I am not much of a knitter so I was pleased to hear that John Lewis in Kingston upon Thames held a weekly knitting circle for all levels of expertise. I should really like to be more proficient so I went along armed with the simplest pattern and the most interesting wool. The pattern is for a mans hat, which I think would suit Mr Whizz Kid very well when cleaning the cars (and the ****** motorbike)! The Sirdar Crofter wool is mostly in shades of cream and buff with a little dark pink to enhance his feminine side!
The ladies there were charming and most helpful and along with a nice cup of tea and some interesting chat I managed to cast on and knit a few rows. Note the camera - I don't go anywhere without it!
A lovely lady from Sirdar Rowan came along with all the new season's wools and colours and the most eye catching pattern books. This book, in particular was enchanting ...
|Stunning child and wonderful patterns|
Back to reality to my own knitting and the hat ... this was to be for Valentines Day but I already realise this might well be Valentines Day 2013!
A big 'Thank You' to Judith for introducing me to the group of around twenty - thirty ladies - all making a variety of items ...
|This chunky knit really sparkled|
|This child's jumper from "odds and ends"|
I should love to have taken more photos of some of the beautiful works but felt this was all a bit too nosey for my first visit. I must also add that many ladies were wearing their own knitted creations.