Friday, February 28, 2014

March 2014 meeting

Another month has flown by!  It's almost time for the March meeting, which will be on Tuesday 4th March.  8pm till about 10 pm as usual.

Jean is going to be talking about garter stitch and showing how to use the garter bar on a knitting machine.  It's promising to be a very informative evening so I do hope you'll be able to make it.

Members of the Guild of Machine Knitters are reminded to bring their renewal form and payment to the meeting.

And I'm sure there will be time for a bit of show and tell as well, so please bring along anything you've finished, or work in progress that will be passed on before the next meeting.

Don't forget that it is Machine Knitting Live at Bournemouth on 1st March.  See the Machine Knitting Monthly website for more details.

Looking forward to seeing lots of you on Tuesday, 8 pm.

Sunday, February 16, 2014

A bit of Grafting

It is so important to be able to neatly construct garment pieces together and produce a professional finish. Otherwise all the hard work making, can be so disappointing once it comes together. It really does make or break a garment or well knitted shawl or blanket.

Liz provided handout notes with easy to follow pictures and instructions for different seaming and joining techniques. It did feel fiddly to get started and to get it right, but once the first stictches were made, the rest got easier and the results well worth the effort.

These are the pictures from the show and tell