This recent article caught my eye and made me smile, as knitting clubs surge in popularity!
Knitting clubs are the new book clubs in Wellington but it’s not just the oldies picking up the needles. Chicks with Sticks is a growing phenomena in the capital. Jo Moir goes hunting for the yarn.
On a bitterly cold Friday night in Eastbourne, three generations of women are sharing a laugh over wine and cups of tea and tasting freshly boiled homemade soup, but, more importantly, they are knitting.
Playing host was Anna Wooles in her funky loft fitted with fairy lights and travel photos, and her guests are her mother’s friends and their daughters.
Ms Wooles’ mother, Patsy, and her old school friend, Joanne Doherty, taught her and a few friends to knit.
Mrs Doherty’s daughter, Alice Doherty-Jones, is a friend of Ms Wooles as a result of their mothers’ bond but it wasn’t long before other friends from both generations wanted a slice of the fun.
“We just started up one winter and it became something to look forward to each week,” she said.
“It gives you a real sense of satisfaction, much like making a salad with vegetables from your own garden.”
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