Saturday, January 31, 2009

February meeting

Our February meeting will be on Tuesday 3rd February. 8pm as usual and weather permitting. If the forecast snow settles and the freezing weather continues then do check that the meeting is going ahead as there is little point in putting lives at risk driving to a club meeting. I will put a message up as soon as the decision to cancel is made - no message and the meeting will go ahead.

The plan for the evening is to learn to crochet an edging (crab stitch). Lots of you were asking how I did the crochet edge on the blue/grey jacket with the zip (see October meeting blog) and this is your chance to learn. Bring a tension swatch and some yarn with you, and a crochet hook if you have one. Don't worry if you don't as I will have plenty with me.

I also have exciting news. I have now booked two speakers, one for our March meeting and the other for the May meeting. Clair Crowston is coming in March and Bill King is coming in June.
Both speakers are coming a long distance to talk to us, and it isn't often that they come down this way, so I am really looking forward to those meetings. Don't just pencil it in your diary, put it in in pen and underline it. You don't get the chance to see either of these speakers very often.

Hopefully the meeting on Tuesday will go ahead, and if you can make it, don't forget to bring the things you have made to show everyone.

Thursday, January 22, 2009

December Meeting 2008

As normal our December meeting was a social occassion with coffee and mince pies. All our members were again very generous with their donations to our charity, The Friends of The Royal Marsden Hospital. All donated items are sold to raise money for patient amenities at the Sutton branch of the hospital. Members knitted a lot of the items themselves. These items are always extremely popular and sell well. The photos show some of these items.
We wish all our members and friends a Happy Christmas and New Year, hope you all keep knitting in 2009.

Show and Tell December

A garte stitch jumper from Nina.
Three more hand knitted shawls from Chris.

A cute pair of felted toddlers slippers from Liz.

Just a little bit of fun, Chris brought in her mega knitting needles, and Sandra had a go with them!