Friday, January 21, 2011

Crochet meet up

A very organised crochet bag

Lucy and friend chaining away

Joanne's motif cardigan in progress

One of my new year resolutions to Reconnect with friends old and new.With that I decided to organise the first crochet meet up of the year. I run the london crochet meetup,I started the group to meet others who shared my passion for all things crochet. It has been one of the best things I have ever done. I have made some very good friends.
The evening goes by so quickly .My role is to help newbies on their way to crochetdom. It is tremendous fun.I love watching that moment it clicks and you know that they will never forget the day they where hooked.
As ever the group are so inspiring.It is wonderful to see all the fabulous work everyone was busy with .We welcomed four new members .Giselle an experienced crocheter and a wonderful knitter, who was wearing a beautiful knitted Juneberry shawl,(Jared flood)made in the very gorgeous colinette jitterbug.Giselle was making motifs for a bath mat.It is the sunny spread . I can't wait to see the finished results.Everyone knows i love making things that are made of motifs they are portable and I always get a silly sense of achievement with every completed square.
Lucy and her friend (whose name I cant remember, apologises but I did explain the reasons why I have such a terrible time with names).These two lovely ladies learnt to ch, tr ,dc I hope I haven't traumatised them.It was great fun.
Inuka joined us she has only been crocheting for a month and she is the proud owner of those adorable blue baby trainers, what is it about cute baby shoes that makes you what to make a pair immediately.
Pepi,Joanne, Betty, Joan, Angela,Belinda thank you for your continued support,I love you guys
I was surrounded by creativity Flowers,baby shoes,blankets ,scarves,bath mats,scrubbies,lots of pattern ideas. I had such a great evening I for one cannot wait for the next.I feel like the luckiest girl in the world I have a great bunch of ladies to hang out with it, we have great conversations ,lots of laughter.Thank you for such a great time.
So, if you have also decided you would like to see more of your friends go and do it, you will be so happy you did.


  1. Oh I want to come! :)
    sounds like such a wonderful group Helda...beautiful projects also!

  2. It was great to have you back with the meetup. Hope we didn't tire you out.

  3. those little tennis shoes are so cute