Saturday, November 03, 2012

Catching up - September

I've been very busy and haven't had time to update the blog - apologies to those that read regularly.  I've now found someone to help me keep it up to date so we will try and do better in future.

So to catch up on what's been happening - way back at the beginning of September we had our AGM.  We discussed club business and then showed things we'd made during the summer months.  Unfortunately I didn't get to take photos of the things that were brought along, but I did take a picture of a couple of the club members and you can see the lovely shawl that Christine made on her lap.

 Nina was in the kitchen making everyone a cup of tea or coffee.  Thank you Nina.

We also had a swap.  If we had things in our stash that we knew we were never, ever going to use, (the sort of thing that you buy on impulse and wonder later why you ever bought it) we could bring it along and put it on the table.  If someone else like it and wanted it, they could take it if they had brought something along themselves.  If they hadn't brought something they could put something in the charity money box for it.  As you can see from the picture, we all had a good look, and one or more people took something home with them.

What have I been doing - well helping on stands at exhibitions promoting machine knitting of course.  I've been to the Creative Crafts Show at Esher, Creative Stitches and Hobbycrafts at Exeter, and the Knitting and Stitching Show at Alexandra Palace.  At all three shows we had a wall hanging on display.  Part of it was knitted originally for Unravel at Farnham Maltings in February, and we didn't want to just throw it away after.  So this is what it looks like now.

It is nearly 7 ft tall and about 4 1/2 ft wide!  If you would like to see it, it should be on display at the National Needlework Archive, The Old Chapel, Main Street, Greenham Business Park, Newbury, Berkshire, RG19 6HW as part of their "Knit! Knit! Knit!" exhibition from Tuesday 6th November to Friday 7th December. 
See their website for more information:

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