It was sunny but blustery by the seafront and we watched the ocean change as the session progressed. We were happy to be doing what we were doing surrounded by good company and lovely colours and ideas. Next week will be our last meeting for the year. We have been grateful we could meet.
Show and tell
Janette: a large man size jumper in brown with gold coloured stripes. Cathy: striped blanket in chevron pattern blue/yellow/fawn and 2 wash cloths for family friend’s new baby, 2 balls spun wool. Marjorie: made 2 pairs of very colourful socks, skein & ball of silk/wool, dyed with exhausted dyes. Alexis: a large skein of spun wool dyed with 4 brown tones. Jan E: a small pink crochet teddy in cotton. Marina and Peter’s finished weaving for the deck chair.
Margaret has been making some nice Christmas decorations. Last week she brought in an angel. This week we could see her finished colourful Christmas stocking, her Christmas trees and a Christmas bauble. The stocking was very popular. We loved its cheerful colours and the interesting trims. The trees are simple but effective and the glitter yarn suits the pattern well. The bauble is carefully made and so it is attractive. Once mastered the bauble pattern could be used for other things…like stress balls!! Hopefully, next year is very zen.
Here are instructions for Christmas baubles by Ophelia Talks:
We are still working from home. Restrictions are easing but not quite sufficiently for us to meet as yet. Safety first and patience is a virtue and all of that. Wendy has made friends with her 60cm rigid heddle loom and made some lovely hand towels in 10 ply cotton. The coronavirus situation has impacted our lives in all sorts of ways and not all of it is negative. Wendy has used a free project pattern called Wash Your Hands by Kelly Casanova. This is how the world is working together to stay positive, creative and practical in the face of very worrying times.
Wendy’s towels are lovely. The white and blue are classic colours but the touch of grey in the second one has softened the look. They are both great towels and so handy ! This pattern would suit beginners.
Sonya has been doing clever things again with her yarn blending. The time away from the club is letting us sort our stashes, find old patterns, explore the myriad of things we have collected. Sonya’s new blended yarn is mixed fibres. She has the lovely ocean merino tops which she spun and plied with the colourful cotton yarn. She has plied that with some commercial acrylic and mohair yarn which she had. The result is fabulous and it will be a strong, durable yarn. We wonder what she is going to make with it? When you spin, you can spin anything. You can allow yourself to mix whatever you feel like whether it is unspun fibre or a mix of fleece and commercially spun fibres.