Saturday, February 28, 2015


Jean talked to us this month, about putting pockets in our knitwear - a subject applicable to both machine and hand knitters.  So many different options and things to think about.  Jean showed us some examples and gave some suggestions - thank you Jean for an interesting talk.

There were a number of items for show and tell.  All beautifully knitted as usual.  However I didn't make notes about who knitted what and my sieve-like brain has forgotten!  apologies to the knitters - I will try and do better next time. 

This lovely blanket isn't shown at it's best when photographed.

Our memberes are coming up with some lovely shawls.  As the number of stitches increases from around five or seven it doesn't seem like you're knitting hundreds on the last row!  It would be a different matter if you had to cast on 400 stitches!

This beautiful cardigan (knitted by Carole - yes I can remember that!) incorporates a pocket.  What a co-incidence - and it shows how neatly it can be done.

I think this garment was knitted by Christine.  It is a cardigan, with the main part knitted in the round, so that gives it a shawl collar.  Christine also incorporated sleeves.

If memory serves correctly, this was also knitted by Christine.  The colours haven't come out well in the photo as I think it was a blue/grey.  It has a very vintage feel to it and would be lovely to wear in spring and autumn and maybe even a cool summers day.

Now I do remember that this little bolero cardigan was knitted by Sandra.  The yarn has sequins incorporated into it, so it adds a little bit of sparkle.  There's a little girl somewhere wearing this now and feeling like a princess.

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