Sunday, August 30, 2009

AGM Reminder

As our meeting is on the 1st Tuesday of the month, it falls on the 1st of September so I hope you will remember to come. It's also Bank Holiday week and some poeple will still be on holiday, but I look forward to seeing as many of you as possible. Members will also have received an e-mail if we have your correct e-mail address telling you about the meeting. If you didn't received your summer message, please let me know.

Don't forget to bring the baby blankets and hats for SANDS (see the blog on 16 August for details of sizes etc.) I've knitted only one so far, but then I hope to do a couple more tomorrow.

Looking forward to seeing you all again after the summer break.

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Our Guild Competition Entry

This year the theme for the Guild of Machine Knitters competition was Childrens Books. We thought long and hard about what to do and in the end choose The Wizard of Oz. Nina was overall co-ordinator as Liz didn’t have time to chase everyone up. We met a few times to discuss what each of us was going to do and also to do some of the handwork and decide what else needed to be done. These meetings really helped when we got stuck for ideas about how to achieve the desired effect. Those doing the knitting this year were Nina, Sandra, Sheila, Sylvia and Liz. Sadly we didn’t win or even get a place this time. So we will just have to try again next year!

Knit for our AGM

At our AGM on September 1st, we will be having a Guest speaker. Kathy M will be telling us about the work that SANDS (Stillbirth and Neonatal Death Society) does in our area.

SANDS supports parents by amongst other things giving them blankets and hats for their child during a very difficult time. The parents then keep the blankets and hats if they wish so unfortunately there is a constant need for more.

During the next few weeks and longer, please could you spare a bit of yarn and knit a blanket or baby hat for us to give to Kathy. The blankets can be any size from A4 upwards and the hats from doll size to first size baby. They don't have to be white either, they can be any colour, hand or machine knitted or crochet if you prefer. Whatever you can make they will be pleased to receive so bring it to the September meeting. Thank you.

If you would like to know more about what SANDS does visit either the local website at or the national website at

Wednesday, August 05, 2009

July Meeting

At this meeting we all produced our knitted items for the challenge, which was something to wear on your hands. The photo shows
Gloves, by Sandra
Lacy fingerless gloves, by Chris
Pink mittens, by Sylvia
Mittens, by Sheila
Black fingerless gloves, by Margaret
Teddy mittens, by Nina.
Thank you ladies for your efforts!
Liz will be there in September for another challenge for the next year so watch out for it!
We wish you happy summer holidays, hoping the weather improves, and look forward to seeing you all in September for our AGM and meeting, please be there!