Tuesday, May 28, 2013

The Blankets

The 'blanket evening' went very well. A lot of people turned up with some ready knitted squares to join together. We sat around a huge table and decided who was doing what and split into various groups. One group brought yarn and needles and continued to knit more squares. Another group sewed squares into strips. A knitting machine was assembled ready to knit too.

Nina brought in a linker and joined together all the machine knitting strips. At the end of the evening Nina had assembled almost the whole machine knitted blanket except for the finishing. On the hand knitted front we had assembled most of the strips for a double bed size blanket. So we had acheived almost 2 double sized blankets between us.

Finishing and some strips still need to be sewn together so Liz may bring it to the Knit in Public event she has organised at Hart Shopping Centre, Fleet Road, Fleet on Saturday 8th June 2013. Some volunteers and a bit of delegation is needed to get them both completed and donated to a worthy cause. We will keep you posted both on the finishing and where they end up.

The next group of photos are from the show and tell

Friday, May 17, 2013

Fleet Knit in Public

We're planning to go public! 

Come and join us in the Hart Shopping Centre, Fleet Road, Fleet on Saturday 8th June 2013.  We'll be there between 10 am and 4 pm so plenty of opportunity to drop by and stop a while.  We will be knitting, plus showing off a knitting machine and teaching anyone that is interested how to use a pair of needles or crochet hook.

Knitting is becoming a popular pastime  again.  It is no longer something that only old people do.

Friday, May 03, 2013

May equals blankets

The May meeting is coming up fast and will be on Tuesday 7th May.  We look forward to seeing as many of you as possible as we are aiming to complete at least two blankets during the course of the evening.

We already have some hand knitted and crocheted squares plus some machine knitting strips so we stand a good chance of getting them all sewn together.  There are enough machine knitted strips to complete one blanket, but we don't yet have enough squares for the hand knitted one, so I hope you've all been busy and knitted a few. Wouldn't it be great if we can complete three blankets!

Bring all your completed squares with you, plus some yarn and a pair of needles in case we need a few more squares or some pieces to fill in the gaps. Please also bring either a crochet hook or a sewing up needle so that you can join in the construction process.

Plans are also coming on for our Knit in Public event arranged for Saturday 8th June at the Hart Shopping Centre and we will update you about that as well.

We'd also like to see anything else you've knitted recently, so bring that along as well.

We'll be starting the club meeting at 8 pm as usual and visitors are always welcome.