Tuesday, July 22, 2008

July Meeting

July, and for our club, the end of another knitting year. We might not have increased our members, but those we do have still keep knitting! Our challenge for this year was to make something to go on your head, incorporating some form of machine knitting, and as usual, we rose to the challenge with a great assortment of headgear. Obviously hats were the favourite!
Lots of discussion about hat patterns, yarns etc. Then a discussion about colours that suit people, how this can change over the years as we age, and hair changes colour.
We hope everyone has an enjoyable summer and is fit to start knitting again in September, when we meet again for out AGM.

Marcia knitted this lovely soft teddy hat, suitable for a child!

Liz's felted Shetland wool hat, lined with cotton, assembled by cut and sew, then plenty of steam to smooth into shape.

Liz made these two using foam peaks, one has felted knitting, then an assortment of embellishments, some made on the embroidery machine.

Three hats made by Sandra, from a bargain cone! Featuring ribbing, stocking stitch, i cords and tassels made on the machine.

Phyllis's hat is a pattern by Pippin designs, the brim is knitted using holding position.

Nina covered an alice band with shell tuck braid, and decorated it with beads.

Sylvia crocheted her hat but added knitted flowers, learnt how to make these at previous club meeting.

Sheila's two hats, with fair isle patterning. One has a ribbed band, the other a single bed band, top shaping done by moving stitches across on the machine.