Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Our February Meeting

Happy New Year - a bit late but we don't meet in January.

We have a speaker this month. Jenny Barker is coming to talk to us about surface decoration. The things she is going to show and tell us about are suitable for hand and machine knitters. Jenny is an experience speaker and has some lovely ideas to share with us.

The meeting will be at 8pm as usual. (I must remember the camera!) I hope to see lots of you there. If you've never come to one of our meetings, then please do. You will be made very welcome.

December and Time for Mince Pies

Our December meeting is when we bring things along that we have made or new things that we wish to donate, to our chosen Charity. They filled 3 tables again and were a good effort. I took them up to the Royal Marsden Hospital a few days after our meeting and had a thank you note before Christmas.

We had mince pies with our tea and coffee. It's never too early for a mice pie! And just so that we didn't get bored, Chris showed us how she blocks her shawls to get the lovely finish she always achieves and we also had a go at "no foundation chain" crochet.
The evening went very quickly and was most enjoyable. I think we all learnt something.

December Show and Tell

This shawl has been knitted by Chris. Not one of my better efforts at photography and it doesn't do justice to her beautiful knitting.

This beautiful shawl has been hand knitted by Carol. What a fantastic effort and something to be proud of.

Here are a few more hats and blankets ready to go off to SANDS.

Here is another jumper knitted by Sandra for her grandson. It looks really cosy and just right for all the cold weather we have been experiencing.