A slightly diminished group of about 20 folk (as is usual for this particular meeting) met up at America hall for the Christmas Activity - which was all about THRUMS this year. A great pile of mostly merino top was thrown on the table to make the thrums, and a choice of patterns - from a simple tea cosy to slippers, a cowl or mittens was made available. YH had brought her granddaughter who helped make some thrums and also coloured in some beautiful pictures. Most people had brought wool and needles to make a start on their project
A few people had brought their own knitting and were content to sit and watch the shenanigans. It was all good fun - and the picture at the top illustrates one successful and rather beautiful pair of thrummed slippers by one member (SG)
Around 1pm we stopped for a shared lunch - I'm always amazed at the variety, despite the pot luck nature of the offerings. It was all rather scrummy and not at all good for my diet.
JY has offered to write up the activity for the newsletter so look out for the next issue.