Sunday, May 18, 2008

Remember the box last month, now we can reveal the contents! Our club entry for the competition, The Three Bears Breakfast Table.

Here is the complete table setting. All these pieces were knitted by Liz, Carole, Sheila H, Kathy and Nina. Most items are machine knitted, but the flowers decorating the photo frame are felt, the picture is machine embroidered as is the milk carton label.

This is Baby Bear's bowl, porridge and spoon, napkin complete with ring, on a place mat. Mummy and Daddy's place setting are the same, but getting larger in size.

Here is the photo frame and vase with daffodils.

Here is the milk carton and sugar bowl. The sugar crystals are beads.

The club stand at the MK Guild AGM, showing some of the work done by members, and a hard copy of our blog.

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

May Meeting

Our speaker this month was Glynne Jones who talked to us about combining knit weave with lace. Some of these patterns were achieved by hand tooling and others with the use of a punchcard. All were very effective, and not too time consuming. Some patterns were more distinctive from the wrong side and some from the right. We all had an enjoyable and informative evening.

Lace and knit weaving viewed from the "wrong" side.

"Right" side of knitting showing how the pattern using black yarn is more effective viewed from this side.

Chris has been busy hand knitting more shawls, the white one is a baby shawl.

Thursday, May 01, 2008

May meeting

All the rain over the past month may have kept you in doors, but have you put your time to good use and been knitting? I do hope so. Maybe you've been trying out some of the things Iris showed us when she was here a few weeks ago? Bring along the things you've done, successful or otherwise. We'd like to see them.

It's almost time for our May meeting. Tuesday May 6th is the exact date and it will be easy to forget to come as it's the day after the bank holiday. I hope you can make it. Glynn Jones is coming to talk to us this month about weaving combined with lace. She will be demonstrating some of the techniques as well. It promises to be a really informative evening.

Don't forget you should also be working on the challenge I set you last September. It was to make something to wear on your head. Can be anything you like - hat, head band, scarf, - so long as it goes on your head. Obviously the more unusual the better as far as I'm concerned but please try to make something. You've still got a few weeks before we show what we've made, so you still have time to make something special. The challenge items will be shown at the July meeting. And I'll have to get my thinking cap on and decide what the challenge will be for next year!