Our Christmas break up was an animated, cheerful, creative , well catered to, noisy affair. We certainly ended the year with a flourish…and plenty of lovely food which we brought along and shared. In addition, we have a great Christmas fibre challenge! Alexis brought in the 100gm samples from the 10 members who have taken up the challenge to
participate in the Christmas fibre exchange. A date for the finished spinning will be announced at a later time. We should like to thank Alexis for making this all happen for us. All we had to do was bring along fibre! We also did some fundraising for research into Alzheimers. It was a satisfying end to a very productive year for us . A few will sneak back next week for an unofficial pre Christmas spin.
Show and tell
Janette: 3 balls of spun wool pink/grey.
Marina: Fingerless gloves, beanie with a cable design and a shawl all in mohair pink,
blue & brown and a ball of sari silk.
Cathy: a ribbed beanie blue/grey, 2 balls of spun yarn, 1 blue wool, 1 dark brown alpaca and a felted knitted bag in Fair Isle design with the pattern book.
Hilary: a skein of Navajo plied tops and a short knitted jacket in light brown with
dark brown stripes.
Wrist warmers and fingerless gloves have been increasingly popular. No secret there. They make a difference and you can still use your hands without difficulty. They can cheer up a winter outfit, keep you suitably cosy , can be very stylish and be a good accessory. Jan 3’s gloves were lovely. We really liked the natural colour of the homespun fleece and then the cable wrists made her gloves look so special.
There are lots of patterns on intheloopknitting so you are bound to find some fingerless gloves or wristwarmers which would suit you. If you can’s find any there then knitpicks also offers an extensive choice of fingerless gloves. It is amazing how different all these gloves are. We have some clever creators in the world.
It was a frosty 3 degrees in Adelaide this morning and 6 degrees when we started our meeting. By lunch time it was 9 degrees. Alexis was wondering why she had spent the day looking at her beautifully knitted jumper on the show and tell table instead of wearing it to keep warm! It looked beautiful on. So colourful and cheerful like our day. The cold had not dampened our spirits or capacity to share some really good ideas. Our time together was wonderfully woolly and warm.
Show and tell
Janette : a knitted shawl or knee rug made of left over coloured spun wool.
Alexis : a jumper knitted in left over spun wool very colourful stripes.
Cathy: a beanie in various brown stripes and a fluffy pompom.
Marina: a peeked cap in brown.
John finished woven scarf in red.
Margaret crocheted beanie with matching fingerless gloves in several shades of blue.
Peter: Woven fabric in purple, orange and green commercial wool which may become a ruck sack.
Marina: UFO hat done and dusted in blue and grey with tomboy neck ties and top knt. .
Cathy: Fingerless gloves form Margaret’s idea in her own spun wool. Blues, corals and browns. Alpaca and wool.
Jan2: Dark fawn cria born at 12 noon today when we started our meeting. So cute.