Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Saturday 12 May and 19 May 2018

Sorry about the delay, life got in the way.   The good thing is you get a double dose of pretty photos this time.

Ria spun the high twist silk singles for this shawl

Ria also spun this Romney which came from Janice Winter's sheep.

Julia spun this lovely wee blue skein

Kerry wove this shawl, the background yarn was dyed first for the random effect

Kerry also knit this very effective bright scarf

and I think this was her skein of finn/merino cross

Jan Short spun up this gorgeous antidote to the cold

Mandy didn't like the original colour of her handspun so overdyed it to this evergreen shade instead.

Lynn brought her Festival art yarns to show us

Joanne finished these two lovely skeins.  Left is merino from the Christmas bump that Kate sold and on the right is also Kate's dying on high country moorit.

Diane knit this scarf in feather and fan using an angora and polyamide commercial yarn; very soft.

I think this one was Margaret S's work, it still had some grease in it which means it looks a little crepey after washing.

Christine has been busy, both of these are hers, the peacock has some sparkle in it too.

Jan has been spinning too, the fibre was combed and the remnants from that process are on the spindle.

Paula finished this beaded piece of heaven in 15 micron alpaca; so soft!

This is also Jan's work, a simple pattern, but like most simple patterns a lot of unknitting involved.

This is Joanne's latest project, the beginnings of her combo spin jersey along with samples of different ways to get 2 matching sleeves using steeks.

Jan F knit this cot blanket using a commercial acrylic yarn

Sunday, April 29, 2018

Saturday 28 April 2018

It was nice and warm at guild on Saturday, unlike outside where it was wet and horrible.  We had a few visitors coming through which was lovely.

Margaret S has been busy again, this modular scarf shows off the changes in the hand dyed yarn beautifully.

This is also Margaret's work, a pair of gloves in 3-ply in rice stitch for a very lucky grandson

A cute wee jacket for a new arrival in Rachelle's circle of friends

Eleanor knit this from a merino/yak/silk blend yarn, it's a tube and will keep some lucky shopper nice and warm

Jan F brought in her dyeing from the class, love how it worked on a grey base.

Christine brought in her stashbuster hats and some spindle spun yarn

Kerrry knit this lovely shawl with yarn spun by Carol who now lives down south.

Eleanor spun this lovely skein; the pink and denim shades work so well together.

Lynn has been dyeing (the green for a jersey) and practicing techniques from the spinning class.

Iris has done some sampling with some extra long Corriedale

Raewyn has been busy knitting this jersey for her husband; he's going to be nice and warm this winter.

and Kerry was tying the fringe for this piece; it's sometimes nice to see a WIP.

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Saturday 21 April 2018

Sorry it's late, school holidays and busy times!

Mary Catherine brought this book in to share with us

Ria plied this to gain some bobbin space, it's Romney and she's regretting not having snipped off the tips.


Meg has been busy too, aren't these lovely!
Plus another baby singlet from Meg

Kerry's work from the spinning and dyeing classes


and Sandra's from those same classes.

Monday, April 16, 2018

Saturday 14 April 2018

A slightly quieter day than usual, a few of our members were off at a Suzy Brown (Woolwench) class on spinning.

Felicity's dyeing from the previous day's session with Suzy


Heather's dyeing from the same session

Heather has been weaving, the right is samples, the left is the finished runner.

Diane knit this scarf from this handspun, it's dyed by Kate of Heavenly Wools and feels beautiful!

Jenny knit this lovely hat from Christine's book

don't you love this jersey by Mandy?

this cowl is also Mandy's from a special hank of yarn

Ria's handspun handknit jersey is lovely

Sarah brought along the yarn she dyed using food dye (top right two) and pomegranate seeds with food dye (top left).  The final yarn is a Romney handspun.
Our final item isn't knitted, but one of our knitters made it.  This is Margaret S's work on a courtyard in Melbourne for her son.  All New Zealand birds and it's lovely.

Sunday, April 8, 2018

Saturday 07 April 2018

We had a lovely talk about Antarctica in this week's meeting from Christine, she's written the book Knitting in Antarctica which is beautiful.  We got to see some of the layers that are worn outside which was interesting; though not the red jacket since those stay at the base.

We also had a good range of lovely items on the display table this week too.
This is Rachelle's work.  One pair of socks with beads and duplicate stitching, a modular shawl using commercial and handspun yarn and a dragon named Ramoth who insists on being a smoker despite the health risks.

Heather has been making peggy squares for pram blankets.

Eleanor spun this merino/nylon 

This is a book that is beautiful and useful

Jan S finished this shawl, the pattern is called Reina, but I can't find it on Ravelry so I may have misspelled it.

Kerry purchased this yarn and fibre while down in Wanaka

and spun this yarn, she's not sure of the fibre type, but it is rather strong.

Heather K proves she can knit as well as weave

Jan F knit this gorgeous wee vest as a scrapbuster project

Kate M has been spinning thicker yarns; these are gorgeous

and a huge 300gm skein of gradient yarn too.