Sunday, 7 March 2010

Our First New Letter

Ada has another finish to show us this week. She knitted this lovely sail boat jumper. It's a pattern she has had for years and decided it was time to knit it once again. The jumper isn't for anyone in particular. Ada is just trying to use up all the spare yarn she has lying around. She is now working on another baby jumper.

Magdalena also had a finish for us last week. She finished these beautiful baby booties on the night. The have a little elastic round the cuffs to ensure they don't fall off. Magdalena was also working on a lovely stripey jumper for her youngest son Adam.

We also had Joyce working on a baby shawl. No doubt she will have that finished in a few days. No one understands just how fast this talented lady knits until they see her. Every week she has a new project. Elaine was working on another scarf using the navy sparkly yarn from last time. Aileen was working on a lovely Disney cross stitch. Sheena was also working on cross stitch. Hers was a lovely Geisha design. Janette was knitting a cosy cap for the Sunday group charity. Julia was working on her pink top (and Aunty was also along for a visit). Dawn Marie was working on her crochet baby blanket. Donna was working on the lace fingerless gloves. She has almost finished the first one. Ginnie was working on a pair of socks with a lovely purple yarn from the States. Margaret was working on a little baby jacket. Helen, Laura and Monika were all working on squares for our knit a square charity. Helen finished ten premature hats to be sent to Haiti and the lady doing the collecting managed to collect over 80 items.

We also had two members back for the first time in our new venue. Isabel was back after visiting her grandchildren in America. June was also back after spending time with her daughter who just had a little girl, Annalise. It was great to see both back as it wasn't the same without them.

Ginnie has been working hard over the last few weeks. She has produced our first newsletter which was handed out to everyone on Tuesday. It contained book reviews, information on Gartmore, an article on last years charity, a list of things to look forward to this year and and I was also interviewed for it. Ginnie hopes to produce this once a month so don't be surprised if she asks for book reviews or other articles from you. It was well layed out and everyone enjoyed getting it. If you didn't get one let us know.

Ginnie also put together the Spring challenge. This years challenge is called "My Favourite Things". The title speaks for itself but there are now a few restrictions to the challenge due to our lack of space. The entry must measure 21cm by 29.7cm which is the same as a sheet of A4 paper. It can also be no more than 3cm deep. This will just make it all the more challenging. The judging date is 25th May. I always look forward to seeing the different things everyone comes up with. This one I will be even more interesting I think. If anyone did not receive a Spring Challenge info sheet let us know.

On Tuesday I will also be bringing along more info sheets on the charity and Gartmore should we have any more takers for either.

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