Friday, June 17, 2016

Woolfeast!

As promised I took photo's of Woolfeast while I was there, I hope everyone who wanted to visit it gets the chance as it was amazing!  The photo's aren't the best, I was using my cellphone due to not wanting to lug the DSLR around so some of the focus isn't what you might be used to on this blog.


























I saw quite a few of our members there which was lovely, and it was also nice to get to meet some people off Ravelry and of course the stall owners, some of whom I know from pre-guild.
The main focus was yarn, but there were a couple of people selling fibre (Heavenly Wools and Doe Arnott).  The only problem was that I didn't have enough money to buy all the things I wanted.  I did take a wee photo of what I did buy though:
Clockwise from back left.   Maniototo Wools Aran Weight 1kg custom dyed, Chiao Goo Mini interchangeable needle set, Knitpro blocking kit, Doe Arnott Corriedale batt, Zauberball for weaving, Outlaw Yarns Bohemia Sport in 2 colours, Spinning a Yarn merino/silk, Vintage Purls DK sock, spindle support for support spindle, fountain pen and a set of gradient sock yarn.

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Saturday 4th June 2016

I can't believe it's June already!  We've got some good events coming up this month.  Saturday 18th is Woolfeast out at Te Hapua (the new community centre on Halswell Rd); hopefully we'll have a good turnout there.  I will be there and will post photo's on here all going well.  The following Saturday is our midwinter lunch, so bring a plate and your own cutlery and crockery; probably won't be room for wheels that day going by past events.
I won't be there next Saturday due to a family birthday party, so probably no photos to show next week.

This is Jenny's handspun, from memory this was some of Anna's merino/silk and is a lovely pinky coffee shade in real life

Heather has been weaving fabric, isn't it wonderful?  It's wool too, so will make a nice warm skirt.
This is the other side of Heather's yardage, just to make things confusing this is a different Heather from the one who did the tea towels further down.

Kerry has been knitting her handspun into this scarf, the pattern is called Boxlace.

Rosemary finished this gorgeous wee alpaca jersey for a relative overseas; that's one very lucky wee person.

Janet L has been knitting a teacosy, a good time of year to give your teapot a warm woollie.

More hats for chemo patients

Natalie's neighbour is a potter and made her this yarn bowl, I think I need one too.

Rosalie has been weaving, this isn't quite finished yet, still go the ends to deal with, but it is looking good.

Heather has been making tea towels, almost too good to use for the purpose I think.