Tuesday, September 24, 2013

October 2013 meeting

The next meeting of the Fleet Knitting Club (1st October) will be about designing and knitting your own pattern. I sent an e-mail to everyone on our "list" explaining what we proposed to do, and asking them to knit a tension swatch that can be measured during the evening.

There were also a few other things to bring:

tape measure
note pad & pen or pencil
a garment to copy the shape from, or a garment schematic

The idea is that we can teach ourselves enough to be able to work out our own knitting patterns or alter a purchased one to our size.

If you haven't been to one of our meetings before, please do come, with or without the things above.  

There will be the usual show and tell, plus time to chat and drink tea or coffee.

The date: Tuesday 1st October 2013
The time: 8 pm - 10 pm

Thursday, September 12, 2013

New Term

The new term brought a very mixed bag of knitting projects. The club embraces all knitting styles and the associated crafts which is great. There is usually at least one expert on hand to learn new techniques, plenty willing to share new ideas and provide some crafting help.

Following the AGM business and the schedule for the club meetings, members brought out their summer projects. Yarn was on sale and craft magazines were being recycled amongst the group. One member brought in her machine and solved a tuck lace problem.

A simply beautiful arrangement of colours from a new member

Hand crafted laceweight shawl, so complex to many but a breeze for some of the talented club members

The challenge with this yarn is getting it to knit the colour changes fairly evenly across the different pieces so it still looks pleasing with a bit of random creativity

This garment has an interesting textured edging turning a plain knit into something special

Beautiful textures using up yarn ends into a throw or wrap for the autumn

Different kinds of knitted squares, is this continuing the blanket theme

This was adapted from a Zandra Rhodes pattern

Liz had brought aloing some of the hats and accessorie sets for the Guild stand at the autumn exhibitions. Amazing what can be done with machine knitting and millinery crafts