Friday, April 30, 2010

May meeting

At our May meeting Heathercraft will be coming with yarn and spares and also giving us a talk which I hope you will all find interesting. The subject of the talk is plating and weaving on our knitting machines. I am sure the hand knitters amongst us will hear something of interest as well.

If there is anything specific you plan to purchase from Heathercraft, please give them a ring on 01293 851 339 and they will be sure to bring it with them.

There will be time for a show and tell, so do bring anything you have made.

I look forward to seeing you at at 8pm on Tuesday 4th May.

Monday, April 26, 2010

April Meeting

Another month and another meeting! We didn't have a speaker this month, Liz and Nina were planning to talk about different yarns and what could be knitted with them, but somehow they never got around to it. Members had questions they wanted to ask each other about some techniques, and how they did certain things, like how does Chris block out her beautiful shawls. Seems for this task a large empty space on the carpet is needed, pin out the shawl to the right size, cover with damp towels and leave overnight to dry............simple!
There was also discussion about the club's entry for the Guild competition, questions about what to knit with some yarn brought back from Australia, and inspection of a wrap jacket brought back from New Zealand which was knitted in possum yarn!
I think this just goes to show when knitters get together there is never a lull in conversation!
We were also pleased to welcome a new member and hope she enjoyed her evening!

Show and Tell

Here is another selection of knits, both hand and machine, from our members.

A lovely hand knitted top and hat by Ann.

A lovely chunky knit cardigan from Marcia.

A machine knit jumper(blue) and a hand knit cardigan from Sandra.

Two lovely hand knits from Liz.

And just to showcase another talent, here's a crochet short sleeve jacket from Carole.

Our lovely members are still busy knitting items for our charity, SANDS.