September 2018 Meeting

Designer Evening

This is the start of the new programme,  so check the programme section of the website to see what is coming up in the months ahead, there are old favourites like the Party in December – what a great time we had last year – and new ideas – designer evenings where we choose a designer or well- known machine knitter and look at their ideas doing demos of aspects of their work.

This month we concentrated on the excellent videos created by Diana Sullivan in Austin Texas.  She has put online, using Youtube, the most comprehensive set of teaching videos which are also the most user-friendly.

Firstly the notices:  

  • the Machine Knitting Live in Bournemouth on the Saturday 6th October,
  • the main London Knitting and Stitching show at Alexander Palace. 
    11th – 14th October 2018  
  • Next month we need to bring our cheque books to pay our half-yearly club subscriptions.
  • Margaret is setting up a Charity Knitting group with the U3A, is will be hand knitting, initially. The first meeting is on 22nd October – contact her if you intend to go along.

The show and tell this month demonstrated that some people knitted through the extremely hot weather earlier in the summer.


Small Child’s mittens 

Gillian has hand knitted some items for small children, these mittens were tiny.

Childs Hat and Mittens

This is another of Gillian’s makes, a small warm hat and one of a pair of mitts.

Crochet Basket in T shirt yarn and little heart – Dawn

Dawn has been making a crochet basket from some t-shirt yarn and a sweet little crochet heart.

Angie’s modelling her poncho

Angie has designed and made a super poncho in the most unusal colourway.

Lovely Poncho

Child’s Jumper – work in progress

Barbara brought the jumper she was working on for a charity – a child’s fairlisle jumper, just the sewing up to do now.

After the brilliant show and tell, we had our usual tea and coffee break, with cake of course. 

Tricia’s cake – nearly gone

The rest of the evening was taken up with demonstrations by committee members of various interesting ideas by Diana Sullivan.

Dragonfly Stitch

Dragonfly Stitch – demonstrate by Gill.

knitted curly fringe
Curly Fringe demo – Margaret

A curly fringe,  demonstrated by Margaret.

Demo of shell stitch Margaret

Margaret demonstrating Shell Stitch

Cabled edge - yellow sample
yellow sample including cabled edge

Frances demonstrated  a cabled edge.

Photo to follow

Lyn demonstrated a fold over edging.

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Programme During Covid-19 Pandemic

The club is meeting regularly - online - we have monthly Zoom coffee mornings on the second Wednesday of the month at 10:30 where we do a "show and tell" session and keep up to date with our members.

Due to the age profile of the membership there is not much likelihood of us having any face to face meetings in the foreseeable future. But we are considering having more content in our online meetings.

If you have not joined in so far it is very straightforward, Margaret sends out an email with a link and you need to click on it. It may ask you for the password which is in the email. You will need a device with a working camera if you are going to show anything you've made. A laptop computer, tablet computer or iPad are best but even a smartphone is possible.