Sunday, August 01, 2010

July show and tell

Everyone was busy knitting for the challenge, but a couple of people found time to knit other things as well.

Janet has only just returned to machine knitting so these are pictures of some of the first garments she has knitted in many years. The lovely bollero above a crochet edging. Janet only just finished knitting this so hasn't had time to do the final finishing yet. She has also knitted the three little garments below as well. Knitting things for babies and children is a good way to start when you are either learning or returning to machine knitting. You get to practice lots of techniques and have some thing to show for all your efforts. Don't worry about not knowing what to do with the things you knit - there are plenty of charities out there who would be happy to receive them.
Chris has been busy again, knitting another of her beautiful shawls. All knitted by hand and in the finest yarns. She even knits in the car on a long journey - but not when she is driving of course!

And after all the pictures, what did we do at the meeting? Well lots of talk of course. Some of us had been at the Guild of Machine Knitters AGM. So we told the others what had gone on. And there were the purchases we made to be shown off. The things we had brought for the challenge and for show and tell also generated much discussion as others wanted to know how they had been made. We also talked a bit about what we were going to do when Bookham Club come to see us in September. We came up with a few ideas. Needless to say we didn't run out of things to talk about.
There is no meeting in August but we will be having a committee meeting to discuss the plans for the next year. And I will also be trying to book a few speakers and filling the programme.
Our next meeting in September 7th.

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