I get together with some friends fortnightly in an informal weekly craft group, or "stitch and bitch" as one participant calls it. The cosy surroundings and good chat lends itself well to trying new things and meeting new people. It's interesting to see what crafts people are into and at what level of skill they're at.
Whether you are a group knitter or solo, here are some of the unusual titles I have seen in our libraries recently
Our Internet Gateway recommends some great craft websites too.opens a new window World Book Craft Corner has access to thousands of engaging projects suitable for a broad spectrum of hobbyists - from beginner to expert, for children and adults.
Often we are looking for time out from our busy lives to do something just for ourselves. Consider starting your own knitting group with your friends. No experience necessary.