Keep them warm

Janette knits things which are warm and cosy.  Her recent things are mainly handspun merino tops with some interesting colourways. Her colours tend to reflect nature and our environment and always look nice. She gets a classic country look when she makes her projects and you would never be cold if you wore her things.

Top left is an alpaca and merino scarf. Bottom left is a merino rainbow blanket. In the middle are a beret in bushfire colours with a scarf to match and to the right is a merino blue and black beret. All of these items are very soft but thick and warm. Great for the cold weather.

Beautiful berets

Marjorie and Hilary used the same pattern to knit a cable beret. The choice of colour has made a difference. Both are knitted from the wool they have spun. Marjorie’s is a classic cream beret and looks beautiful. Hilary’s is a soft green and fawn. Gentle forest colours and it looks lovely. Goes to show how colour choices make a difference. Cables make a difference too. They add that touch of class and visual interest.

There are some nice free beret patterns on Knitting Bee. Some of them have matching accessories.

Show and tell

show and tell July 15th

We had a lovely time today. It was full of good ideas, some lovely colours, skills sharing and creative chat and fun. Our members who had sent beanies up to Alice Springs  to the Beanie Festival were very impressed with the efficient way unsold beanies were returned and the fact that they had sold as many as they did. They had sold all of their  beanies or all but one. Proud moment for all of us. 

Show and tell

Karin: a large crotchet blanket worked from corner to corner with multi-colour stripes very effective.
Cathy : beret in spun wool pink/cream – she shared the pattern.
Marina : boot laces made on an inkle loom brown/cream
Hilary : a pair of fingerless mittens in multi-colour acrylic
Sheila’s work in progress were the cute frogs she was making for her grandchildren.

Alexis had just finished plying a beautiful autumn coloured skein.

 

 

Show and tell

 

Our annual general meeting was good. So many things to look at appreciate and some good decisions made. It was a happy, productive day. We had our fine spinning competition and we’d like to congratulate the winner, Wendy , and then the contributions made by our other spinners. It was just lovely to look at the fine wool they had spun. It’s a big achievement. We had some great things to show and tell, too, so all of that along with a really nice lunch made for a very good day!

show and tell 29th April

Janette: a man’s jumper in forest greens.

Marina :a beanie on a dummy in salmon pink & white stripes, beret in similar colours, 3 balls of spun wool pink mix & a ball of spun white wool.

Karin: a beanie in dusky pink.

Hilary :2 beanies yellow/orange & mixed green strips, spun skein of pink wool, a pair of fingerless mittens.

Marjorie :a pair of red socks.

Alexis :a bag of dyed alpaca fleece as a give-away.

Cathy: A beret in home spun English Leicester, mohair and merino tops. Most of it naturally dyed. 

Peter’s finished bag of green, orange & dark brown stripes, plus another weaving in progress as a rug.

John’s weaving a table runner still in progress.

The fine spinning challenge: 

The Challenge for this year was to spin a fine 2 ply yarn from 10 grams of white fleece.

Wendy took 1st prize with 63.7m

Marjorie 2nd prize with 61.57m

Hilary with 35.66m

Maria with 34.44m

Margaret with 31.39m

Janette with 26.46m