Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Our November meeting

Jill Brownjohn is coming this month to show us some techniques by Horst Schulz. Club members will have received by e-mail or letter through their door some "homework" to do before the meeting. If you haven't received it let me know and I'll send it to you again. If there is anyone else out there that would like to join us for the evening, please contact me via the comments. Leave your e-mail address and I will send you the instructions.

Horst Schulz techniques are for hand knitting, but they can be combined with machine knitting. He has worked out ways of knitting garments whereby there is very little making up to do when the knitting is finished. No long seams to join, and only a few ends to sew in.

The meeting is on Tuesday 3rd November at 8pm. There will be time for show and tell as well, so if you've had chance to make anything do bring it along.

Wednesday, October 07, 2009

October Meeting

Another new month and another meeting for the members of our club, and a couple of new faces to welcome!
Tonight we didn't have a speaker, but split into several groups for different things.
One group discovered more about Designaknit, the computer programme for designing knitwear and patterning, not just for machine knitting but for hand knitting too! Thanks to Carol for bringing in her laptop and showing us!

Another group tackled Tunisian crochet, and were surprised to find it is quite easy and fun!

Chris kindly taught a new member how to hand knit, and had a brilliant pupil, who could cast on and off, knit, purl and garter stitch by the end of the evening, and it was all so neat. The ideal pupil!
There was a lot of chatter, about the shows, where to buy knitting supplies, and other assorted subjects.

These little blankets and hats are this month's donation to the charity SANDS. Thank you to the members who have kindly donated yarn and time to knit these.

Not many garments for show and tell this month, but here is a lovley saddle shoulder jumper knitted by Jean. Also in the photograph is a novel use for swatches, turn them into bean bags!

Friday, October 02, 2009

October meeting

October already! Where has the year gone?

It's our meeting on Tuesday 6th October, 8pm as usual. We are having hands-on evening when you can try something new. One new member, who as yet doesn't know how to knit will be shown the basics, someone else whats to learn tunisian crochet and a few others have asked to a bit of help with DesignerKnit. We are going to try and fit them all in.

So if you have a knitting problem, hand or machine, this meeting will be a good opportunity to try and get it sorted. We will also have a knitting machine there as well. Bring your knitting problem with your pattern along and the experts will show you where you are going wrong (we hope!).

We have also been given 7 sacks full of coned yarns to sell or knit up for charity. With Christmas just around the corner you may find just what you are looking for. There may also be a few accessories and other bits and pieces as well. Now the weather is cooling off and there is less to do in the garden take the opportunity to bag yourself a bargin and knit it up straight away. Don't forget I will be asking for donations our Charity for the December meeting, so you may see something there that you can use.

Hope to see you on Tuesday. 8pm for a fun packed evening.