Christmas 2010

Attendance was reduced by illness, but we still managed to have some fun and games.

We hoped to have a competition to produce decorations from knitting, and we managed to produce these

but the competition element will have to wait for next year [and more entries].

Pat and Lynda enjoyed a visit to Toft Alpacas for a Christmas workshop on felting hand-knitted alpaca, where some of the baubles were made.  Brenda used her machine to make the crowning figures.


Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to all members and friends!

November 2010 - What we have been doing this year

We started with a review of the Knit and Natter, which was successful again.  We discussed what we are going to do next year [a copy of the programme to be published shortly] and the venue change for next year's Knit and Natter [to Dunchurch Village Hall].

Then we had a show and tell of our work:

We had a wonderful collection of machine and hand knitted items, and a little crochet too!

Items for babies and children:

This blanket is from a pattern in Machine Knitting Monthly October 2010 - hot off the press!

A child's hat

Multicoloured tuck stitch blanket

Seamless teddies

More tuck stitch, I believe


Adult garments:

This is in mercerised cotton

Pattern from Machine Knitting Monthly February 2010

Yarn purchased at last year's Knit and Natter from Uppingham Yarns


Here I am in front of the camera for a change, wearing a waterfall cardi from a Posh Frocks pattern, knitted in Uppingham Merino, with a corkscrew scarf designed by our very own Pat Banyard-Smith [click here for pattern]

The same waterfall cardi knitted in crepe

Accessories and other things

A fairisle patterned bag

a design prototype modelled by June's doll - she will give us a picture of the real thing when it is finished

a scarf in progress hand knitted in Butterfly see

and another [great minds think alike]

A machine knitted and felted bag

A cowl inspired by Bill King