Monday, January 31, 2011

An Báinín

Saturday evening witnessed the first gathering of the new An Báinín club. This club is available to pupils as part of Saturday evening activities. An Báinín is a knitting club and is the brain child of a group of Form V girls. The girls have turned to knitting not just for the sake of learning a craft, but also because they benefit from its therapeutic properties, plus they can create functional and useful pieces of wool craft.

The resurgence of knitting as a pastime is evident in the number of knit classes running all over the country. 'This is Knit', a shop in Dublin City Center, holds classes and stocks all necessary tools and equipment needed to indulge in the craft. They even offer some free knitting patterns to get you started.