A few weeks ago, at my Needles & Natter knitting group that I go to at Rosie’s Tea Room, Domesticali was knitting something very cute. Bunny Nuggets. Yep, you read that right. Bunny Nuggets. Naturally I wanted some of my own! But I had to use double pointed needles & I never had before. Thankfully Domesticali had brought her DPN tutorial kit & taught me how.
Pretty much as soon as I got home I Googled ‘bunny nuggets’ for the pattern and found it on the amazing blog of Rebecca Danger. The pattern is free & the instructions are easy to follow. And these aren’t the only cute little critters on Rebecca’s blog! Oh no. There are plenty to choose from.
I have to say that I’m not a massive fan of knitting on DPN’s & the ears were particularly tricky as they are small. I nearly sulked over them! But once you’ve got the hang of it you want to make loads. I learnt loads from making these – knitting using DPN’s, casting off on three needles and making poms poms. Ideally I wanted to give them as Easter gifts, but I didn’t make them quickly enough! So these are for me x
A few weeks ago I blogged about a new knitting group called Needles & Natter at Rosie’s Tea Room in Abingdon. It’s not just knitting. There are lots of portable crafts going on. One of the ladies that attends does rag rugging & asked if we’d like a demo and have a go ourselves. Try a new craft?! But of course I’d love to! So I went this morning, armed with a bag full of clothes from my OH’s wardrobe.
Armed with my bodger (yes, a bodger) & hessian and some old t-shirt material I set to work. I don’t think rag rugging will be making an appearance on my Folksy page, but I am thinking about potential Christmas presents (that means you family!) It’s pretty quick and the hessian enables you to keep track of progress, making sure that the lines are straight. The time this morning passed way too quickly and I really enjoyed learning a new skill. It’s another benefit of attending the Needles & Natter group. To learn this kind of skill could cost lots of money, but this didn’t. And I had a lush mug of Italian coffee! Thanks Liz & Dinny! x
Last week I popped into Rosie’s Tea Room in Abingdon. I’ve been a few times before. It has an excellent range of teas & a lovely atmosphere. I noticed a few signs about a ‘Needles & Natter’ group starting today at 9am. You could bring along any of your crafty projects & natter while you work. Fantastic! I made a note in my filofax & planned to attend.
Naturally I arrived late (a fall out of no longer being governed by a bell!) & was met with smiling faces & a table covered in material & wool. I knew straight away this was my kind of event! I sat down & got my knitting out. (my current project is my 2nd commission – a black headband for a friend similar to this one.) Out came the tea & we were all talking about our latest projects, Twitter, jobs etc as the sun came out. It was a lovely way to start the day & I will definitely be back next week, hopefully with a different project on the go x