By entering a knitting circle you also are partaking in something that you and others have in common. This means you will be able to easily strike up a conversation with someone you don’t know and then create the grounds for friendship. In a world where were are increasingly connected, but it seems like it is ever harder to meet people, a knitting circle goes right back to the old ways of making friends. Knitting circles have been doing this for centuries and will also do so for centuries to come.
By partaking in a knitting circle and getting out your Wendy yarn you are partaking in your community and adding to it in a positive manner. Once you become an established knitter you can help other newbies and create that positive atmosphere you experienced. You will be part of something and there to encourage others to be part of it too. It is also a relaxed place that allows you to escape from the rushing and pushing of the outside world.
In 2003 the group produced a for white knitted arm-bands with a peace symbol. Members of the Knitting Circles and other interested knitters produced numerous arm-bands from the pattern which were worn in the mass peace marches and rallies held that year.