Sunday, May 30, 2010

June 2010 meeting

Plans have changed a bit for this month. The visit from Bookham club has been delayed till later in the year.

So instead I will bring a knitting machine along and we can go through some of the basics with those of you that have forgotten or have never known how. If you are having difficulties with something we can see if we can sort it out as well. If you have a handknitting query we can try and sort that out as well.

The Guild of Machine Knitters AGM is on 19th June at Basingstoke. We are going to have a table there to show some of the things we have knitted (hand and machine), so if you have made something that you are pleased with, please bring it along (doesn't have to be something you have only just made) and we can see if we can make a suitable display.

The meeting date of course is Tuesday 1st June, and the time is 8 pm as usual. Hope to see you.

Saturday, May 22, 2010

May Meeting

Brenda Bristol from Heathercraft was our Guest Speaker this month. She came along with a selection of yarns and machine accessories as well as some patterns.

Brenda talked about plating and also weaving and lace combination patterns. She had plenty of samples to show us, and gave excellent explanations of how they were knitted. It gave us all something to think about.

Show and Tell

More beautiful hand knits from Chris!

A shaped shawl.

A square shawl.

A lacey scarf!

Exchange visit to Bookham Knitting Club

Members of the Fleet Knitting Club were invited to attend an evening organised by the Bookham Knitting Club. Bookham is about an hours drive from Fleet.

We were warmly greeted and spend an interesting evening hearing about how a knitwear designer works and how their club is run. We were also treated to two demonstrations on a knitting machine. Thanks Margaret, Frances, April and Brenda. They also showed us some garments that club members had made.

We enjoyed the home made cakes and tea and coffee. It also gave us opportunity to chat with their club members.

Naturally we took photographs during the visit, and have promised to show them to the Bookham club when they make a return visit to us.