Sunday, 14 September 2014

New York, New York!

It's great to have Karen back at the club now that the university madness has come to an end. The New York skyline cross-stitch was rudely interrupted by her studies but looks glorious framed in black.

Karen has even had time to complete this little cutie for her friend's daughter.

How many days/weeks left until Christmas? Don't tell me as I may begin to panic. Margaret seems to be ahead of the game with another seasonal make. The wise owl card was actually Karen's birthday card! Good choice.

Last week I was handed another 30 hats for the Royal Maternity Hospital by Gran Sheila and family. A big thank you to them and to Norma who acts as our post-person whenever she delivers them on her way to work.

Lorraine has been learning to crochet using you-tube videos. She has made a great job of this pram cover and I particularly like the heart detail hanging from the corner.

As you can see, Lorraine has an eye for detail. This wee hat has been made for one of the charity shops.

Sharon likes to work with knitting patterns that have a bit of style about them. I particularly like the way the jacket flares out.

Catriona created this stunning shrug using eye-lash yarn. The little bootees were made for a friend.

Esther has started a new career as a model. While she waits for that all important call from Vogue, Esther eagerly models one of Norma's kit hats made by Ice. The kit includes a ready made pompom.

Anthea plans on giving her kid's teachers a coffee mug and mug hug for Christmas. It is made in Rico Cotton and is aran weight.

Morag has gone into production knitting boot cuffs for the whole family.

We've had a great summer and autumn and no doubt we will treasure a very chilly winter this year. At least Morag is well prepared!

Phyllis has completed her NARISSA shawl by Alison Henshaw. The yarn is a dk by our Lisa and can be found at For The Love Of Yarn once Lisa recovers from producing her new baby. Take your time Lisa and rest. Next week will be fine for mine. lol.

Magda had a mini make this week. Originally this butterfly shawl was to be full size but Magda was disappointed in the way this yarn worked. This mini version will be adopted by a friend's wee girl who dresses Barbie dolls. However, Magda still intends making a shawl for herself using another yarn.

The big news is Lisa had a little girl on Friday night. Isabella came into the world weighing 8lb 1oz. Baby and Family are doing well.

We are having SWAP night on 23rd September. Just bring along those things you just had to buy and someone will give them a new home.

A CAKE OFF has been arranged for 7th October inspired by the wonders seen in the Great British Bake Off. This is not a competition. It is pure indulgence! Just bring along your favourite bake and sample whatever is available. juice will be supplied. Bring your own bib.

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