Sunday, December 05, 2010

December Charity Evening

The December meeting will be on Tuesday 7th December. It doesn't seem that long since I was writing almost the same thing. This year has flown by, perhaps because we have been so busy.

Anyway, December is our Charity Evening when we bring along things we have made, or new items that we don't wish to keep and are willing to donate to our Charity, The Friends of the Royal Marsden Hospital, Sutton, Surrey. They are always grateful for anything we send to them. I will be taking them to the Hospital on Saturday, 11th December, just in time for them to sell and for people to buy for last minute Christmas presents.

I've been making some scarves to send, which I hope will sell well especially as the weather has suddenly turned so cold and wintery.

We are also hoping there will be time to do a bit of crochet, so bring a crochet hook and a bit of double knit yarn and you can have a go. We have had a request to show blocking so will try to cover that as well if there is time.

I'm hoping that the weather will be ok for our meeting, but so if you are at all doubtful check back here. (I will post a further message if the meeting is cancelled.) I'm hoping that the weather will hold enough for us all to get together for coffee and mince pies - no mulled wine as we will be driving!

I look forward to seeing you all for our pre-Christmas get together. 8pm as usual.

November meeting and show and tell

Another busy evening so before we started our knitting we had show and tell and a bit of an update about what we'd all been up to.

I told everyone how I had got on at the Knitting and Stitching Show at Alexandra Palace. The atmosphere at this show was really exciting. The weather was good which helped and over the course of 4 days there were around 50,000 visitors to the show.

We then moved on to Show and Tell. There were 3 more beautiful blankets to go to SANDS.

Marcia has knitted herself a lovely chunky jacket to wear this winter. It will keep her lovely and warm.

Chris has knitted another beautiful scarf.....

And a bag.

When we had all finished looking at the lovely knitted items Chris introduced us to knitting using a chart instead of the usual K2,p1 sl1 psso that we usually use. The charts are especially useful when knitting shawls as you can "see" the pattern on the chart.

Chris had printed some copies of one of her charts and we were all able to have a go. She was there to help us when we got stuck.

Needless to say we also did a bit of chatting whilst we were knitting!

It was another evening that went all too quickly.

Thanks Chris showing us how to knit form a chart. I really do intend to have a go and not just knit a little sample!