Friday, 14 May 2010

A new skill.

A few weeks ago we had our swap night and Isabel picked up some cross stitch kits. After sitting with Laura for an hour as she talked her through how to do it Isabel took it on holiday with her. She came back with her kit done and looking lovely. She managed to get it finished in one evening which is impressive for a beginner plus her stitches are so neat. Next step, she says, is quilting. She then spent the evening working on squares.

June has also been busy. These squares are all from June and there are about 35 in total. There are some done in crochet, some knitted, some knitted in diamonds, Some knitted in different colours. She also says she has about another 25 to hand in. That makes a total of 50 squares donated by June. She spent the evening tying in the loose ends of some colour work squares.

These squares were handed in by Linda. There are lot of lovely ones amongst them but I put my favourite at the top. Linda also spent the evening working on more squares.

This lovely square had to be photographed on it's own. It was knitted by Monika in a lovely basket weave pattern. Monika normally prefers sewing to knitting but has enjoyed working on the squares. She again spend the evening working on more.

Here we have them all together. I have yet to do a count but I think it's a safe bet that within two weeks of sending off some of them I now have more than we sent out. That means we have collected over 100 squares so far.

Donna was also working on squares but this was prep for the class she is giving us on crochet this weekend. She will then stitch them together for one of her friends who has had a little girl. Joyce was working on a lovely hooded jacket. It was in a very striking blue. Aileen, having recovered from her Hen weekend, was working on her doorstop. Sheena was working on a cat cross stitch. Margaret was working on a lovely blue aran cardigan for herself. Julia was working on a lovely pink top. Helen was working on some socks for herself (there were actually three of us that night wearing socks we had knitted; Helen Margaret and myself). Magdalena was working on a lovely shrug cardigan for her daughter. Ada, Elaine and Stephanie were also working on squares.

Most of the night was spent talking about our weekend away to Gartmore. That will be this weekend and we have a lot planned. We have a sock knitting and a crochet class. We also have Roberta's member of the month interview. Look out next week for lots of photo's.

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