Saturday, 18 October 2008

Knitty Gritty Went Large!

Today was the Knitty Gritty event in Rochdale. We were all a bit nervous as we didn't know how the event would go, but it was fab!

Around 40 visitors came along to my little hands-on dyeing sessions

and made a mini-skein of hand-dyed yarn to take home and knit into a pair of wristwarmers. If the skeins are anything to go by there'll be lots of colourful wrists in Rochdale this winter!

Alison was busy teaching felting,

Karl-Christian had the most amazing large-scale knitting,

and Donna was creating lots of interest with her spinning.

Rachel and Sarah of Artyarn had decked various parts of the building and exterior in lovely colourful knitting (see top) and the Bolton Knitty Noras were out in force with their knitted garden.

There were beautiful crocheted forms by Julianand of course, the Knitty Gritty Group were kept busy too.

The Knitty Gritty Group and the Bolton Knitty Noras can also be found on Ravelry so look them up if you're in the area and would like to meet up with other knitters/crocheters. The Touchstones Gallery houses some beautiful art, local art exhibitions and a museum and is well worth a visit. Cafe Life does yummy coffee and cakes of epic proportions too!

A big thank you to Yvonne and Alison and Link4Life who organised and funded the event.

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