Show and Tell


show and tell August 6th

The weather was really cold, wet and windy so the show and tell table, and the lovely colours we found there , really cheered us up.

Cathy: Baby unicorn pram blanket in dark pink, purple, blue, green and bright pink.

Janette: Spun wool in the now famous Tomato colour and off white.

Alexis : Knitted shawl in natural  colour and hand dyed alpaca. Bright beanie in commercial wool in moss stitch and stocking stitch in yellow, blue, dark red, orange and lavender.

 Hilary : $2 acrylic yarn which has made a pair of fingerless gloves and a beanie in single rib. Yellows, oranges, pinks , greens and blues. 

Hilary also brought in the Thank You Flyer form the Cancer Council for the $150 we raised at our biggest morning tea while we were travelling spinburies. She also brought in a book and some magazines for us to have.



We have hats

our hatsAdelaide winter started on 1st June and it has been getting progressively colder. Goes without saying we have thought more and more about hats. That and the Beanie Festival Beanie Festival in Alice Springs and the Port Noarlunga Arts Centre  beanie exhibition. 

Top left are Jan’es lovely berets. The colours are striking and we commented about how well made they were. Top right is Marjorie’s hat based on one of the hats from the film Guernsey Literary Potato Peel Pie Society. Great colours and an interesting beanie. Bottom left are Hilary’s lovely , colourful hats. They were warm, squishy, cheerful and different. They looked so good. The other week Cathy had chopped 20cm off one of her jumpers and reknitted the band so it was a jumper she could now wear happily. She used the leftovers to make the fair isle beanie bottom right. Why waste yarn?

Show and tell

show and tell 28th May

We couldn’t really have Show and Tell this week because there was kitchen refurbishment going on at our temporary venue and even though we could spin and chat it was really hard to have a meeting. We did have Look and View around the lovely big table and lots of good conversations were had there. There was so much to admire and so many beautiful things.

Sheila had finished her lovely autumn colour frilly scarf.

Marjorie had made a beanie in the style of the one the actresses wore in the movie, Guernsey Literary Potato Peel Pie Society. Also shared a book on carding & blending with her voucher from the Guild.

Jan had made 2 berets one in red, one in blue.

Cathy had knitted a Fair Isle beanie, and made the first crotcheted square of her blanket.

Marina  shared a jacket in blue moss stitch, a large thick red rug and a bag of dyed wool bought off the net.

Hilary had created 5 beanies of various colours and patterns.

Karin made a beautiful pair of socks in charcoal with a snowflake design around the cuff.

And our new member, Beth, shared  a stunning pair of  long felted boots in grey wool with deep rubber soles.

What a visual feast and inspiration it all was.

Oddment projects

homespun knitted dollWe’ve had fun with our oddments projects. It’s the part of us which can set us free and just let us use our brains and imagination because we are working with oddments and we have to find a way to make them look good. Cathy made two Fair isle beanies for her grandson from the wool left over from her jumper as well as two adult beanies. She then created her little doll character, Indigo-Ray, from oddments she had had left over from other projets. She knitted the doll parts and mixed in core spun wool to create the hair and little skirt. Collecting oddments until we  have enough to make a project is part of how we organise our spinning. It really has been an enjoyable part of our woollie world this year. doll and beanies