Friday, August 29, 2014

August 30th 2014

Today was a lovely day, plenty going on with 2 new members arriving early in the day to see if they liked our group and both filled in their membership forms before they left too.   Was lovely to meet both Andrea and Pam and I hope we see lots of both of you in the future.   We also had another lady drop in towards the end of the session to join, but I didn't catch her name this time.   Welcome to everyone in any case!

A number of us joined a knitting session at the end of the day too, we're all knitting either a square or circular shawl using Elizabeth Zimmerman's instructions or something similar.   It'll be interesting to see what everyone comes up with.   Mine was going to be a different pattern with some rose pink yarn, now it'll be that same pattern I'd planned, but with purple yarn as it turned out my rose pink was too fragile to cope with a circular start.   It's a learning experience for us all and I've already learned something.

There was a small selection on the display table today, all lovely
Joanne spun these two beauties.  The green is Heavenly Wools on light grey half bred and the multicoloured is called Jewels by Fibre2go on 50/50 merino/silk

Rachelle's merino/silk dyed by Anna Harris; this was a quick spin to test out her new wheel. 

Kerry has been making juggling balls from bit of leftover weaving; 30 in total

Kerry's cowl using Heavenly Wools merino in the Barrier Reef colourway

and also an asymmetrical shawl using the same yarn

And finally Rachelle's 2x2 twill placemats just off the loom, these are still to be wet finished.
I hope everyone has a great week and we'll see you next weekend.   Don't forget we have a beginner spinning course coming up, sign up sheets in the guild rooms

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