Sunday, November 30, 2014

Fun with Finger Knitting

Lots of creativity happened during the last meeting. We cut up T shirts and other fabrics into strips and knitted up with needles, crochet hooks and fingers. Finger knitting with yarn was also tried. Here are a few pictures.

Cutting into strips

We also had show and tell items.
Nina machine knitted and decorated a short sleeved top with ribbon in diamonds design and drop beads hanging from the bows 

This is a machine knitted slip textured pattern knitted sideways

Sandra made this seamless baby jacket, using holding position, on the knitting machine

Sandra machine knitted this baby outfit
Close up of Liz's hand knitted shawl, showing beaded drop edge decoration

The whole hand knitted silk multi coloured shawl

Cast off edging giving a droplet effect

Close up of knitted in beads on this hand knitted shawl

Beautiful cashmere hand knitted shawl by Liz
We also had 3 busy sales tables.

Saturday, November 01, 2014

November meeting

Only a few days to go now till the November meeting.  Tuesday November 4th is the date and the time is 8pm as usual.

So what will we be doing?  It's a hands-on evening; going back to basics and reminding ourselves how to finger knit and maybe arm knit as well.  You don't need to have needles to knit!  This is a great activity to do with the younger members of your family and can be a way to get them started on a hobby for life.

And we will be making our own yarn as well - by recycling old t-shirts! 

It would be helpful if you could bring a t-shirt to cut up and a pair of sharp scissors but if you don't have one then don't worry; we will have some available!  And if you aren't quite into this sort of recycling then bring some chunky yarn; the thicker the better.

There will also be balled and coned yarn and knitting patterns on sale with the money raised going to the Friends of the Royal Marsden, Sutton Branch.

As a reminder - we will be collecting new items next month for the Friends of the Royal Marsden.  They will be taken to the hospital a few days after the meeting and sold in aid of their funds.  The items can be things you've made as well as things you've been given and can't use.  Doesn't have to be knitted, just new and unused.

Hope to see you on Tuesday.