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Knit & Natter


The Noise Arts Festival is taking place all week here in Thundersley, and today Bodkins hosted a free Knit & Natter taster session for anyone wanting to pick up needles and wool and have a go. Seven of us crowded into the front of the shop to knit and get acquainted — and as always, what’s said in Knit Club, stays in Knit Club!


28 Oct 2015

Woolly Sighting!


The Craft Club has been at it again, this time with a cute and clever autumn scene. I love the woollies, and love the smiles of the people who were gathering to ooh and aah.


I am so grateful to live in such a fun-spirited and creative community!

25 Oct 2015

Hide and Seek


My energy is returning slowly, and once again my evening walk to work was my primary foray into the world. The sky was spitting rain so I didn’t really feel like pausing to take photos and to  be  honest,  the  clouds seemed more menacing than photogenic. So tonight I’m  just going to share this photo of the little hedgehog I knitted years ago. He hides amongst the balls of wool at Bodkins, poking his little nose out from odd little corners. You would think  we’d all be used to him by now, but he still makes us smile whenever we catch a glimpse of him.

01 Apr 2015

Walking to the Pretty Things


I’m lucky. I live in village that has its own wool shop (aka haberdashery), and the shop has been a big part of my life for all the years that I’ve lived here. On Tuesdays nights we bead at Bodkins, and on Wednesday evenings we knit (other classes happen at other times, but these are the two that I teach). The shop is within easy walking distance from home, even on cold, dark nights; it’s just far enough to get my blood pumping and my endorphins hopping. Over the years our evening have evolved into something that’s about so much more than just beading and knitting — hearts open when our hands are busy with our needles. And there are so many pretty things to tempt us into future projects.

13 Jan 2015

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