Saturday, July 20, 2013

More pretties for you all!

Peach scarf by Celia from mohair yarn.  2m long apparently!

Both by Kerry, absolutely lovely!

Fuschia by Valerie, Pink and mint by Joanne who also did the green which is an Ashford Merino/Silk in the Peppercorn colourway

Brown is English Leicester (4 skeins total), denim and pink is Merino, both by me (Rachelle)

Booties by Dianne who has just rejoined the guild after a 15 year break, they are some of her earliest handspun and have the cutest sheepskin soles.
Don't forget, next weekend we're at St Marks in Withells Rd, but there is also the display of various crafts at the Hornby Working Mens Club.    I'll be there at the display knitting, so possibly no photo's next week.  Hopefully I'll see a few of you there.

Saturday, July 13, 2013

An Excellent Turnout

Lots of members along for spinning and knitting today, I'd planned to do some long-draw spinning, but there wasn't room!  I did get a lot of knitting done on my son's sock though.

Several of us also spent some money with Anna Harris; I for one was very glad to see her wee car in the parking lot and it was very hard not to squeek out "Squee!" when I saw her pile of lovely fibres.   I did manage to stop myself though; probably just as well, could have been embarrassing.

Some lovely finished items once again.  If I put the wrong name by something, please let me know, I'm doing this from memory.

2 pairs of socks, both lovely and I think made by Rose and the undersea creature was made by Anna.

Starting from the rainbow skein which was by Joanne, the brown/grey alpaca by Paula and the blue and yellow/green by Sonya.

The brown I can't remember who, but it's a polwarth single plied with a merino/silk single, subtly beautiful.  The greeny/brown was Anna's and I think the yellow was more of Joanne's.

Joanne made this at her lace retreat last weekend from some mohair yarn that was on the sales table

Wee toddlers top.

Fran's gorgeous jacket made from handspun yarn.

Another item I can't remember who made it, love the colours!

Saturday, July 6, 2013

A very interesting day.

Today was the meeting about The Tannery.   A lot of information was imparted to us, and then we got to make suggestions and to volunteer for various parts of the new premises.   I've volunteered for about 3 things; don't know if I'll be needed for all, but I really want to help.   The sheets for suggestions and volunteering will be going to Cafe Atua on Monday as well.   I don't know about the rest of you, but I'm really looking forward to The Tannery and am currently making a wee something for the new rooms.   Some of you will have seen it already, but photo's of that can wait.

Today I have photo's of a number of lovely items.   As usual I don't remember names of who made many of them (I think I need to take a notebook and note it down instead of knitting through).

Eleanor's stunning socks, knit in Noro Sock I believe.  I think Noro Sock turns out nicer than the Noro Silk Garden; I feel the need to go stash diving and make some of my own.

I think this was silk, lovely intense colours.

Navajo plied loveliness.  

Samples from last weekend's Patchwork Knitting class.   Everyone seemed to enjoy it and there were comments about it being the best class they'd taken in a while which is high praise.

Diane's lovely tunic for her granddaughter.   Made from navy yarn from the sales table and some handspun.   I think it's absolutely stunning!

Natural yarn, love the variations in tone.

A beautiful dye job.

Why does Christmas come to mind?   Another lovely skein.

This was a big bag of skeins, spun over several years.    Some was fairly strong and some softer, knitting was being attempted, but weaving was looking like an attractive option apparently.