Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Our June meeting

How quickly this last month has gone by! We've had a lot of rain so I hope you've been indoors knitting, instead of outside in the garden as is often the case at this time of year.
Following on from last months visit by Anne Lavene I have been looking at holding position, or partial knitting and seeing what can be achieved using this simple technique. At our next meeting on Tuesday 5th June I will be bringing some things along to show you and talking about how we can also achieve some simple and effective accessories and garments using partial knitting. I'll bring along a knitting machine and demonstrate some of the ideas as well.
I started looking at hold position as a way of patterning on our machines when we couldn't use the punchcard or electronic patterns. I must have known that one day I wouldn't be able to use the patterning on my machine - I was knitting away last Sunday when all of a sudden things started to go wrong. The timing belt on my Brother 965 had broken. So until I can a replacement it will be manual patterning only on that machine.
As a reminder to those club members who can't make the meeting, our July meeting is the time to bring along the items you've made for the challenge - something to wear on your feet. I hope you haven't forgotten. I'm looking forward to some unusual ideas, think outside the box as they say.
Our next meeting is on Tuesday June 5th. 8pm as usual. Visitors and new members are always welcome.


Lauren said...

Busy Knitter - Were you able to replace your timing belt? If so, where did you find the replacement? I am going mad trying to find a new one for my 965 machine. Please help! I have so many Christmas gifts to finish.

Busy Knitter said...

Yes Lauren. I telephoned David Drummond in Scotland (don't e-mail) They posted me one and I had it fitted. Sorry couldn't reply to you direct but you have your profile concealed.