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.

Sunday, April 1, 2018

Saturday 31 March 2018

Quarter of the year gone already, this year seems to be slipping by way too quickly!  We are getting a lot done though which is good to see.

Diane is making blankets for Pregnancy Help, they're in desperate need of more if you've got the time.

Jocelyn has been knitting hats in natural greys

this one too!

Julia spun this from the fibre below and then overdyed it

Jan knit this lovely hat

Kerry has been busy spinning this from Heavenly Wools

Annalie has been busy too, this large triangular shawl is hers

So is this which was knit up in a singles yarn from Dark Harbour yarns

and this handwoven scarf in a Drops branded yarn (Fabel I think, has alpaca in it)
and finally this doll carrier which she finished at guild.

Mary Catherine has been knitting too, a very nice jersey.

Mandy spun the oatmeal and dark grey yarns(bottom), Sarah the light grey Polwarth (top) and Iris the cream Corriedale/alpaca blend.

We had a visitor too who brought this gorgeous cardigan along; her name is Debbie and we're hoping she'll come back.

Elena has been busy too spinning these two skeins.  One is Corriedale (top) and the other is an English Leicester blend.

Sunday, March 25, 2018

Saturday 24 March 2018

Another lovely day with visitors from the USA via Antarctica and plenty of wonderful finished items to show off.

Jenny spun this gorgeous fibre from Heavenly wools

Eleanor knit this lovely shawl in a deep mustard shade; unfortunately this photo doesn't do it justice.  I believe the pattern is called Nirmalintu.

Mandy has been busy too, this jersey is from handspun Romney and weighs 1.1kg; it tried to play yarn chicken, but Mandy won.

Kerry spun this lovely yarn from Anna's fibre

Joanne has been finishing bobbins, aren't they bright and cheerful?

Diane has also been finishing things, this Humpty Dumpty has been waiting a while, as have the booties.

Kerry also sampled some Finn sheep fibre, I've spun this in the past and just love it!

What do you think of Jan R's fascinator?  Made for a wedding.

Jan F made this lovely shawl from a pattern by Truly Myrtle

Rose visited us from Wanaka and brought this deflected double weave to show us

Julia knit this lovely jersey from handspun Perendale for her grandson.

Proof that cabbage tree leaves are in fact useful, Rosemary wove this basket some time ago.

Mandy has almost finished this beanie, the yarn was spun from hand combed fibre, it will keep someone beautifully warm.