This is something we haven't done before, but thought it worth a try. So we found a date when the hall was free and booked it for the day (a Saturday so that members who worked could also come). The idea was to come along for as long as you wanted and work on your own project, or finish something you had already started. There would be a continuous supply of tea and coffee, plus biscuits to help things along.
Of course the date didn't suit everyone, but over the course of the day seven members came along. A couple brought their machines, and the others were working on finishing things they'd started. It was a good excuse to knit all day, without interruption or the need to attend to chores. We almost forgot to take a photo to record the event. The one below was taken late in the day, after some people had departed.
Nina was all set to knit a jumper for herself, but her machine started playing up. The carriage really didn't like knitting in one direction. It screeched and put up resistance. All our efforts made on difference and the machine behaved beautifully when she changed to a different yarn. The only thing we can put the problem down to was static. Hopefully Nina will be able to update us at the next meeting.
Carole, Julia, Phyllis, Rita and Vee were all working on handknit projects, or completing/assembling garments knitted on their machines.
It was a good day and nice to be able to chat informally. We don't always get time to do that at a club meeting.
All in all, it was a successful day and one that will be repeated.