Saturday, September 7, 2013

September Monthly Meeting

Another good turnout for the monthly meeting with a few visitors.    Carol's mum was one of our visitors, a lady from up north was another (I didn't catch your name, sorry) and Jan's son dropped in as well.   The theme for the meeting was our first knitting/spinning/weaving projects and quite a few did bring something along to show.  
First I'll show you the new work though.   I didn't get photo's of all the older items; some were sneakily hidden on a table at the back of the room; but it was surprising how many people did fair-isle as their first project!
Mary Catherine made this lovely alpaca/silk/wool scarf

Mary Catherine also made this cowl using Vintage Purls yarn

and these mitts were also by Mary Catherine.

Carol spun this peacock skein

Carol's mum (Barbara) brought a few of her shawls to show off; lovely work (detail shot)

Another shot of Barbara's shawl

Barbara also made this shawl/blanket

This was my favourite of Barbara's shawls; I have a weakness for triangle shawls.

This is another of Barbara's blankets; love the edging on it.

This one had lurex plied into the yarn which gave it some extra oomph.

Barbara's final item; this one apparently sat around for a while unfinished; 3 of the 4 borders done; by the time she came to do the 4th she couldn't remember how the others had been done and had to reverse engineer; as a result it's not quite the same but still lovely.

Diane spun and knit this lovely shawl; the yarn came thicker than intended as the merino poofed on washing.    I think we've all been there; merino tends to hide its true nature until that wash.

More of Diane's work; lovely as usual.

Barbara (Carol's mum) made this bag as well; a bit different and very striking.

Our Barbara (not Carol's mum) made this lovely dress for a family member; very sweet

As well as this dress which is a little more traditional.   I think I like both equally though.

and finally this blanket which had magnificent bounce!  The sheep who provided the wool for this was called Henry.

And here we have Barbara and Meg; both 92 I believe and having a great day.

Shirley spun some of the English Leicester she won last week; love the variation in colours in this skein.

Kerry knit this from Merino/silk yarn paired with a bamboo yarn.

A mix of first knit/spin/weave items.    You can see one fair-isle item there from Paula and quite a few tapestry weaving samples from Meg.

More first items; weaving from Mary Catherine and a lovely blanket (can't remember who made this, but it was first spinning).

I hope everyone enjoyed the day as much as I did.    Next weekend we're at St Marks in Opawa Rd again and after the meeting some of us are attending a design course.    I'm really looking forward to it.

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