Sunday, July 8, 2018

Saturday 07 July 2018

It was our midwinter lunch this meeting and we had a good turnout with some very yummy food brought along to share.  The display table was full too which was lovely to see.

Jocelyn made this dishcloth (I think that's what it is, sorry if I'm wrong); love how the pooling has worked out on this one.

Rachelle has finished a pair of plain socks in self-striping candy coloured yarn

Mandy made this shawl from BFL yarn; gorgeous.

This is also Mandy's work, the yarn is handspun and has hints of other colours in it; impossible to get quite right on the camera unfortunately.

These gorgeous burgundy yarns were spun by Eleanor

This scarf is also Eleanor's work; turned out very nicely.

and another of Eleanor's work, these are even more lovely in real life.

Diane has been spinning again too.

These skeins are Mary Catherine's work, as usual they are very well spun and I'm sure she has a plan for them already.

This scarf is also Mary Catherine's work, she used seersucker stitch to great effect.

Ali made this striped floor rug from guild stash; it should wear very well and is nice and cheerful too.

Sarah knit this lovely wee vest for a baby

and these wee socks are her own pattern.

and this is also Sarah's work, I think it's Romney and the colour makes it look incredibly inviting.

Jan F has been making baby stuff for Pregnancy Help; good timing since this winter is mostly a cold one.

This is also Jan's work, a baby blanket.

Mary Anne brought along her most recent finished shawls, this one is using a speckled yarn and is lovely, she used half linen stitch which has worked really well with this yarn.
and this is a reknit for the yarn (Zealana), the full photo didn't show it to advantage, but the close up gives you a good feel for the flow of the pattern.

Another floor rug, this one is by Kerry and can't fail to cheer you up when you stand on it.

Iris has been testing weaving before making a large project and is understandably happy with this.
That's it for this week, hope to be back next week with more.  If I'm not it's either because I had family commitments or I caught some lurgy that I'd rather not share with everyone else.  Enjoy your winter woollies and the sunshine!

Sunday, June 24, 2018

Saturday 23 June 2018

Joanne knit this from her combo-spin and she did the sleeves together before steeking and weaving in an untold number of ends so both sleeves would match; a heroic effort resulting in a gorgeous jersey.

and this is some of Joanne's lace.  They're Bedfordshire bobbin lace from the Thomas Lester collection.

Heather had a piece of weaving left from a scarf that wasn't long enough to make another scarf, so instead this wee kitten was born.

More of Heather's weaving all from the same warp I believe, using different wefts; the 3 bottom ones are floor rugs.

and the bags she made from the original weaving.

Ria had spun this but wasn't happy with the original colour (natural grey/brown) so Mandy dyed it for her in this lovely russet red.
Kerry has been weaving as well, this was to replace a worn out blanket

and Kerry has also been experimenting with the new neon dyes.

Reet knit this blanket using handspun that she plied with a light colour to reduce the intensity of the original fibre.

Jan knit this wee hat from some handspun Polwarth

Ali bought this wooden yarn bowl at Woolfeast; gorgeous!

Margaret dyed this alpaca/silk handspun to a colour closer to what she wanted.

Jan F also went to Woolfeast and came back with patterns and yarn.

I think this was Ria's, can't be sure though.  A lovely handspun hat in any case.

Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Saturday 2nd June 2018

Next weekend is World Wide Knit in Public Day.  We will be knitting as usual at the guild rooms and also in a pop up in The Atrium in The Tannery. Come and join in!

Ria knit this gorgeous wee set from leftovers and raided the guild's button stash to finish it.  The yarn is polwarth/silk

Rachelle has been dabbling in the past again, this is a wool muff (stuffed with mohair) with a fur cover suitable for 18th and 19th centuries.

Mandy has finished the jersey she was knitting last fortnight, the yarn was overdyed after spinning and is now the same colour as her daughter's car.

Mandy also knit this cabled hat in natural handspun; will keep someone nice and warm this winter.

Iris has been recycling, the purple flashes come from her daughter's favourite shop bought cardigan which she cut up and then combined with corriedale and spun up.

Allie has been to Scotland and bought this lovely scarf (as well as some fibre to spin)

Shirley knit this from Vintage Purls yarn, the colour is so warm!

Rachelle finished these socks for her youngest son, he is now taller with larger feet than anyone else in the family.

Jan F knit these gorgeous mitts with extra long arms, just in time for the cold too.

More of Iris's bulky handspun, this in natural shades.

Jan S finished spinning her Fibre2Go yarn, the colour is more turquoise; the camera was too excited to get the colour right.

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