Friday, 14 March 2014

Granny Squares Rule!

Tuesday 11th March had been a lovely Spring day and I was expecting a full house of members swapping gardening stories and plans for Spring cleaning. Where were you?

June surprised us all with this lovely Granny Square blanket. If you look closely you will notice that every square is different and in some cases sparkly yarn has been used. At some point this year I must attempt granny squares. At some point!

Janice had completed another hat for our chosen charity. I notice that some of our knitters are including distinctive stripes to make the woolly hats a bit more fun.

This is my Dresden Plate cushion. I used a variety of batik fabrics and parts of the 24 inch cushion are hand sewn. I have given it a test drive and it is really comfortable.

 Janice had a UFO weekend and was determined to complete a number of projects that she had accumulated over the past few month. In the pictures above you can see a variation of her knitted fairies. This is the first time Janice has knitted a Fairy Elephant! The Teddy was made using odds and ends and is intended for her storage box.

The two aran cardigans had been knitted by Janice a while ago and just needed to be sewn up. If you look closely at the top jacket you will see the novelty buttons that Janice bought at the Quilt Festival. The little jackets are not for anyone in particular. They are on standby for whenever she needs to give a baby present.
Now that's what you call organised!

This little aran had been knitted by Janice's work colleague who is about to become a great grandmother. She asked Janice to see it up but leave buttons off the garment until she found some interesting buttons to add to the jacket.

Audrey is modelling a Faux Fur headband that Jean had made with yarn that she had bought while she was at the Creative Stitches show at the SECC. This yarn is beautifully soft to the touch.

Anthea has been experimenting with her spinning wheel. This is 100 per cent TUSSAH SILK, which is undyed. The hank weighs 200 grams and it is 800 yards in length. It is Lace Weight and has been hand spun. I wonder what she will make with this yarn! Can't wait to see the finished garment.

Magda is able to turn her hand to making anything. She is so talented! This week, Magda crocheted these pot holders for a friend in Rico Aran Cotton yarn. So simple but stylish!

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