Sunday, 29 March 2015


Lorraine is going to live in Australia, Poor soul! We felt so sad for her that we knitted/crocheted squares to make a keepsake from the group. Well, you know how bad the weather can be out there! A blanket will be her comforter during those terrible winter days down under. Lorraine has a mission, she intends establishing a sister knitting group in Adelade. We could have craft events there instead of Gartmore! We wish you joy and craftiness in your new home in the sun. Keep us posted on developments.

Linda completed a baby blanket for the Shoe Box Charity. She found a way of using up all those left over bits from other projects. It looks great!

Anthea has had a very productive time recently. The  Narissa shawl is beautiful and has been worked in Manos Del Uruguy, merino-silk blend. The Poncho pattern is from Simply Crochet issue No. 25 and is for herself. She used Drops Nepal yarn which is an alpaca-wool mix.

This Sur Collar shawl has been done in one piece using Stylecraft Alpaca DK.

Sharon knitted another of her fabulous cocoon and hat sets.This time she used Woolcraft "Sweet Dreams" which is very thick and soft. This is how our photos will look in Australia! My iPad just created the photo this way to help Lorraine get accustomed to her future life Down Under!

I fell in love with these cocoons knitted by Magda. The Rainbow one was made using seven colours from Stylecraft DK which had been doubled. The cable cocoon was knitted with Women's Institute chunky which was soft and cuddly.

Isabel loves her socks and colourwork. This pair combined both of her passions and were knitted for a friend at work.

Norma proudly displayed two pram blankets worked in Pompom yarn. They are adorable!

This young man had been so good until I tried to take a picture of him. Young Philip came to visit with his Mum, Aileen. Philip was born on Mother's Day. He was cuddled by the usual suspects but when he became hungry it was time to go home.

Caroline crocheted this amazing baby blanket for her first official Great Niece who will be born in July.

Elinor is full of bright ideas. Recently she took some photos of peoples hands as they crafted and used them in a booklet for her Degree show. The other side of the booklet shows prints made from different crochet stitches that she learnt to do here.

Isabel decided that we should make a quilt for Margaret as she was unwell. Saint Izzy of the Sewing Machine found the most wonderful fabrics on the internet and designed the quilt. Janice, Stephanie and I assisted Izzy in the making of the quilt and members of the group sewed buttons and notions on to give the quilt character. It was magnificent! AND Margaret liked it! Yippee!

 Roberta knitted this great cardigan in DK yarn for a friend who volunteers in her charity shop.

Remember we are still at the Fort. We are so lucky to have the use of such a wonderful venue for our crafting. Just a wee reminder to tidy up after yourselves before you head home.

Happy Crafting!

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