Posts Tagged ‘knitting’

Knit 1 Bike 1 Exhibition at Ayr’s Carnegie Library

March 20, 2017

Friday 31 March – Monday 10 April 2017

The story of Janet Renouf-Miller’s epic 818 mile cycling adventure around Scotland translated into knitting and crochet.

Janet has created knitted and crocheted art work inspired by what she saw on her travels including a Brompton folding bicycle like the one she used to get around Scotland, a strawberry sponge cake, the Isle of Mull ferry, several worms, caterpillars and a sheep’s head, the Isle of Skye, seals and lots more. Her biggest project is the 15 foot long crocheted Glenfinnan Viaduct. That’s the one featured in the Harry Potter movies!

This exhibition is on display in the non-fiction lending department of Carnegie Library, 12 Main Street, Ayr KA8 8EB.

Free admission.

Symington Library Knitters have been busy

February 15, 2017


The group have made all these beautiful little hats for new babies needing an extra bit of care at Crosshouse Hospital.

If you would like to join this friendly bunch, come along to Symington Library every Tuesday at 4pm to knit, to sew or just to natter.

Donations of wool always welcome!

Symington Library, Brewlands Road, Symington KA1 5QZ Tel: 01563 830066

Knit and Natter at Troon Library

January 26, 2016


Do you enjoy a good blether and a bit of knitting? We have two knit and natter groups who meet at Troon Library once a month.  The groups share their own projects and like to knit for the Crosshouse premature baby unit and African fish and chip babies (Babies born in some of the poorest areas of Africa are wrapped in newspaper, hence the name “Fish ‘n’ Chip Babies”).

If you’re interested in joining one of the groups, visit the library or phone 01292 315352.

We also have the pattern for the fish and chip outfit for knitting up at home. Any donations of double wool would be gratefully accepted.

Forehill Library Knit and Natter Group

September 17, 2015


Forehill Library Knit and Natter group have been busy making some cosy blankets and cardigans for the Children in Distress charity.

If you enjoy knitting and nattering then come along and join the group. They meet up every Thursday between 2 – 4pm at Forehill Library. If you are interested please phone 01292 2665591.

Kids Knit at Maybole Library

September 14, 2015


Do your children love to knit or would they like to learn how to? Join us at our knitting group for children at Maybole Library. Suitable for ages 7+. Parents and carers welcome.

Every Thursday 3pm – 4.30pm

If you are interested please contact Maybole Library Telephone: 01655 883044

Next of Kin Event at Symington Library

July 23, 2015

The Next of Kin event at Symington Libray proved very popular on Tuesday. While the library knit and natter group created beautiful poppies using felt and crochet, little fingers were busy exploring the WW1 handling kit from the Next of Kin touring exhibition. The children were fascinated by the keepsakes treasured by families, including letters and postcards sent home, medals sent by the government to next of kin and unique artefacts collected by troops as souvenirs.

To find out more about the Next of Kin exhibition, and the events we have lined up visit

Girvan Knit and Natter Group Go Green

June 27, 2014
Knitting and nattering at Girvan Library

Anna’s amazing recycled bags

Girvan Library have a new member of their Knitting and Nattering group who is taking recycling to a whole new level. Anna Waringe has been crocheting shopping bags made from old carrier bags and bin liners, much to the amazement of the group. We were not only amazed when we saw the bags, but ‘green’ with envy. We would love a bag like this to fill up with all our books and chocolate. Well done Anna for such an inventive way to recycle!

If you are intereseted in joining Girvan Library’s Knit and Natter group please contact Mary Stewart Tel. 01465 712831,  or drop into the library.


Do you enjoy knitting, sewing and a good old natter?

February 18, 2014

Knitting basketGirvan Library is hoping to start up a Knit and Natter group on Monday afternoons at 2pm. If you are interested please speak to a member of Girvan Library staff by dropping in to the library, or by phone 01465 712813.

Dundonald Library is also starting up a Sew, Knit and Natter group.  The group’s first meeting will be on Friday 21 February between 6-7pm. If you are interested please speak to a member of Dundonald Library staff in person, or by phone 01563 850407.

Our knitting groups are a great way to learn new techniques and meet new people in an informal, friendly setting…so come along and join us!

Get inspired and creative with our collection of Knitting and Sewing books, magazines and eMagazines for loan.

Knitting and Nattering at Troon Library

August 21, 2012

 Two ladies knitting

Troon Library are starting up a Knit and natter group during September and would love to hear from anyone who would like to join them. So if you enjoy a good blether and a bit of knitting in the afternoons please contact Troon Library on 01292 315352.

Knitting and Nattering Group News

September 28, 2010
Carnegie Library's Knitting and Nattering group

Carnegie Library's Knitting and Nattering group

Congratulations to Suzanne’s afternoon Knitting and Nattering group they really have been knitting up a storm.  We all said “ah, how sweet” when we saw all the tiny hats, mittens, cardis, bootees, blankets etc., that they had knitted for the Premature Baby Unit at Crosshouse Hospital.  Suzanne is wrapping them all up for delivery and we hope they keep these tiny babies lovely and cosy until they are ready to go home to their families. (So you can see just how tiny some of these items are we have put them next to a £5 note.)  Sadly some babies will need to be christened in the unit, so the ladies have knitted them tiny white robes. Well done ladies, you deserved your cuppa and a natter after knitting all that lot.  I’m looking forward to hearing about your next project.

Some of tiny cardigans and jumpers

Some of tiny cardigans and jumpers

If you would like to join one of our Knitting and Nattering groups or have any spare wool or needles you could donate,  contact Suzanne McLauchlan at Carnegie Library, Tel 01292 286385.  You don’t have to be an expert knitter to join a Knit and Natter Group you just have to enjoy knitting (and talking!).