Monday, 29 April 2013

5th Anniversary: Part 1

I was going to hold off posting about our challenge night as I had forgotten to photograph a couple of the challenge entries. I will get the last one photographed on Tuesday. However, I had planned on splitting the post about Tuesday night into two because I wanted the challenge itself to have a post all on it's own. It has only just occurred to me that I could post one of those parts just now. So here is the first part of our celebrations.

Elaine is famous for her cake decorating and has in fact entered cakes into previous challenges. One of which won. Knowing that she wouldn't be doing one for this years challenge I asked her if she would mind designing a cake for us. She here we have our very own knitting bag cake. It even has fondant balls of yarn.

The cake design is based on the bag Izzi has been teaching everyone to make over the last few weeks. You can see Izzi's prototype in the background.

Not sure if you can see it in the photo but Elaine made sure that 5 was represented int here with the needle size and the row counter.

As well as being challenge night it was also a swap night. Everyone brought lots of goodies that they were no longer wanting. What we didn't take went to the charity shop Roberta volunteers in.

I also brought along some edible goodies as promised. It was a celebration after all. I even managed to bake some cookies and a banana loaf.

It was quite a busy night and I think everyone had a good time.

There were even some finishes in there. Margaret finished this baby blanket for friends about to become grandparents.

It turns out Jean has been hiding talents from us. Not only does she make wine bottle cosies. She also does beading. She was at Gartmore a few weeks back and made this gorgeous bracelet while she was there.

Caroline has found yet another talent. She got some instructions from the Internet and made this lovely draw-string bag. Since she didn't have ribbon she made the ties herself. Love the fabric and you wouldn't know this was her first sewing project.

Lyn was preparing for superhero day at work and knitted Superman. I have to admit I have a soft spot for Superman. He looks fantastic.

At the end of the night we of course had to try some of Elaine's cake. It was such a shame to cut it so I had Elaine do it for us. I can safely say that it tasted as good as it looked.

Oh, and we also had another new member along. Definitely a great night and I look forward to seeing what crops up with this group. Our challenge post will be next so look out for that!

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