Monday, 12 November 2012

November 2012

 The invited speaker this month Christine gave a really good demonstration and talk about the gloves she makes and sells for charity.
 Some of the members getting a closer look at some of the techniques

Gloves made in children and adult sizes

Trying on for fit

The beginners table winner was a pink top designed by Valerie and had very interesting edging detail. Ann made a number of hat and scarf sets for all the family.

The overall winner of the beginners annual competition was Valerie. Although only a knitter for about 2 years she has made so many of her own designs and no longer a beginner for next year.

This months advanced show and tell was won by Sue for the blue shawl. It was from an In-Ex pattern knitted to test out the knitting set up for another member. Marcia was 2nd with the lovely textured purple sweater and the 3rd was a pink sweater by Sandra.

The overall annual winner for advanced knitters was Phyllis with Sandra coming 2nd.

Prizes were awarded and the raffle held.

Valerie showed everyone some more items she had made some using designaknit.
In January the meeting will include the AGM and a talk by Sue about the machine knitters and clubs she visited while in Australia
 The scarf Sue made on a Passap in Sydney
 Before meeting blog...
Christine Millen a member of the Yateley weekly wednesday morning craft group held at Yateley Village Hall, will be attending this month to give a talk on her machine knitted gloves. Christine is an excellent machine knitter and her expertise very welcome. Just what we need for the chilly weather and in time for last minute Xmas gifts.

The annual show and tell competition concludes this month. Every entry is a valuable contribution and helps to inspire, keep the club active and promote the craft. The final winner is not easily forecast as its usually a close run right up to the last month, so get those entries finished and counted.

October 2012

Knitting for Charity was this months event. The task was to knit any garment suitable for anyone be it for a grown up, infant or toy that included raglan shaping of any technique and design. The garment also had to be suitable for donation for eventual sale so that all proceeds would benefit the chosen charity, the Berkshire MS Therapy Centre in Reading. A prize was awarded for the best entry.

A lovely light top with interesting edging made by Shirley

A great beginners entry by Stephanie

A beautiful maroon jumper by Marcia and a delicate little cardigan by Phyllis

The charity competition winner by Sandra. Lots of details in the raglans giving a fancy lace effect. Picot edging on the button bands and a lace design on the main parts of the garment pieces

A beautiful classic by Jennifer

A complete dolls outfit and props

 The show and tell items are below and split into beginners and advanced. The winners voted each month by the members win a cup to take home for the month and every entry gains points that accumulate throughout the year and a prize is awarded for the most points at the end of each year

Advanced knitters entries for show and tell

Novice entries for show and tell

Round table updates and club topics discussion. The members donate raffle prizes so each month a raffle can be held to help increase the club funds

September 2012

Marcia gave a very interesting talk about hats and brought in a selection. Each one was passed around the group and examined for various techniques and yarns used. The textures created and methods of shaping were also discussed.

Some were tried on for size and brought some laughter and a good deal of humour to the evening. Unfortunately the photographer couldn't attend and record the event and show what a fun evening everyone had but did manage to catch up a few weeks later. 

August 2012

No meeting during August