Pom Pom Party!

Last Friday, we hosted our first kid’s craft party at The Knit Club. It was amazing!

Image12 eight year olds were invited to make cool pom pom people at our shop, in honour of a special birthday girl. For the afternoon, we prepped some our our bags and craft materials.The Knit Club

The paper bags were creatively transformed into party bags with colourful felt pens. The artistic talent was very impressive!

The Knit Club Kids Party

We then used Clover Pom Pom makers (super easy to use over and over again) to make large acrylic pom poms.

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The Clover pom pom makers make the process so easy, even for little hands. We used different coloured yarns so that the pom pom people would be multi-coloured. We then added elastic string to dangle them and googly eyes so that they can see!

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The AMAZING birthday cake was also yarn themed!

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The kids were super happy with their new pom pom people, and acquired pom pom making skills!

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To book your party at The Knit Club,

call 01883345220 or visit our website.

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Why Crochet is Better than Sudoku…

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I’ve never been very goodat sitting still.

Once the children are in bed, dinner’s been had and tidied up after and the TV is on, I get twitchy hands.  I’ve surfed the internet, completed jigsaws and solved a serious quantity of Sudoku puzzles in a bid to keep my hands and mind busy.  In May last year, I decided I need something new. I like learning but what to choose?  Going out in the evenings is difficult so it need to be something to do at home.  A few friends on an internet forum crocheted.  Young people.  People like me.  I liked what they produced but have never considered myself a “crafty” person and didn’t think I’d be much good at it.  Nonetheless, I decided to give it a whirl.

I reserved a book at the library, bought a 3.5mm hook and some double knitting yarn and set to it with my book, advice from crocheting friends and some YouTube tutorials.  It was hard to get started: the yarn needed holding a certain way; the hook had to go in this gap, not that one and the finished swatch was, well, wonky.  But soon I got the hang of it and I was hooked (pun intended!).

What have I got to show for my new crochet habit?  Blankets, hats (lots), toddler jumpers, scarves, snowflakes, apples, pears, a pumpkin, a mug cosy, crab and octopus finger puppets and a fried egg.  Oh, and a cupboard full of yarn and some pretty, shiny hooks!  What have I got to show for my old Sudoku habit?  Completed grids of numbers and an average time of just over 7 minutes on the expert level of my phone app.

People are nice about my crochet.  They show an interest in what I’m doing and what I’ve done.  They touch and examine what I’ve made and say nice things about it.  It makes me smile.  People care and it’s great.

I still do Sudoku from time to time but no one’s bothered when you’ve completed a Sudoku puzzle – not even the REALLY hard one on the very back page!

By Claire