It's well-known that joining a knitting group is a great way of meeting like-minded individuals and beating the loneliness that can arise from not being part of a regular social circle, something that can easily happen in our busy lives today.
Apparently, this is something Port Vale football club is keen to promote, as it has joined forces with Age UK to publicise a new knitting group that will be meeting regularly from this month onwards.
The doors of the side's meeting rooms will be opened every Thursday between 10:00 and 12:00 GMT so that over-50s can go along, craft to their heart's content and chat while they do it.
Everyone is welcome, whether they're an experienced knitter or not. In fact, for those who fall into the latter category, there will be workshops going on so that organisers can impart their knowledge of exactly how to knit, purl and much more.
It doesn't even matter if you are in between projects or don't fancy crafting - attendees can simply enjoy the refreshments and talk about their hobby. It's the sociability that matters in this group!
The cost is just £2 per session and anyone keen to find out more can contact Jenny Bell from Age UK North Staffordshire social service on 01782 200729.
At the inaugural session, the women busy with their colourful yarn were surprised and delighted to see Port Vale star Daniel Jones interrupting his training to drop in and see how they were doing.
The group was also advertised during the FA Cup tie with Brighton at the weekend, so it may be that it starts to grow exponentially from now on.
If Daniel liked what he saw, perhaps he could even join in next time - although more suitable candidates might be the club's manager and chairman, who are believed to be at loggerheads over tactics at present. Maybe knitting could be the calming influence they need - it is scientifically proven to relax the mind, after all!