Last evening was the first knitting session of the Youth Offending Craft group which meets every Monday - it went really well even if I say so myself. Five young girls, all a bit sceptical about knitting - "its for grannies" was the cry. By the end of the evening I had all five knitting, three took to it very quickly, achieving a great deal without too much help, the other two plodded on, never minding when I ripped their work out and started them off again, even the mid session break for 'a fag' was cut short as they all wanted to get on. I hope they left with a good feeling (I know I did) as well as their yarn, needles and notebooks. I don't expect they will pick it up again til next week, but I'm willing to be surprised. A big thank you to King Cole Wools for their kind donation.
I'll keep you posted on their progress