Knitting group gathers for a public yarn

01:00, Jun 14 2012

Knitters of the world have united to promote the joys of the craft.

The ladies from Cruellas' Stitch and Bitch group in Nelson marked world Knit in Public Day yesterday.

Vicki McGhee, Cruellas owner, said the day was a chance to promote knitting, which was undergoing a resurgence.

"For me, knitting is relaxing, it's creative, it's my passion. I'm lucky that my business is my passion."

Knitter Debbi Bamfield said it was also a very social activity.

"If I'm having coffee with a friend I can't read a magazine or a book, but I can do my knitting and still be social."

The women, who gathered for a group yarn outside Olive Cafe, all wore something they had knitted. They agreed knitting was therapeutic, and there was the benefit of creating something beautiful.