Tuesday, 20 March 2007

Knitting at Windsor Library

Those who live in the Hawkesbury or surrounding areas and are free on Friday mornings are invited to join a group of knitters who will be knitting for Wrap With Love. The group will meet on the Friday 30 March, Friday 27 April, Friday 25 May, Friday 29 June and every Friday in July from 10:00am till noon. Morning tea will be provided.

Beginners are welcome so take the opportunity to come and learn a great new hobby. For more experienced knitters there will be the opportunity to knit for Wrap With Love. And, for those who don't knit but can sew, there will be opportunity to sew squares together to make the wraps.

BRING : 8 ply yarn & No. 8 needles (4mm); Some wool and needles available

for further information, see the Windsor library website

March meeting

The March meeting of the Blue Mountains Branch had a lot happening. Firstly, there was retail therapy with Anita from The Wool Inn, one of our local yarn stores. Bev, Anita's assistant, is wearing a capelet created from a kit available at the shop.

Anita brought many goodies to choose from, including some enormous 400g skeins (of Sirdar Yoyo) for our one skein challenge! The biggest challenge for many was choosing what to buy (or what not to buy).

The One Skein Challenge was launched with projects to be completed by the meeting on 19 May. The skein can be any size and any fibre, and the finished project can be as whimsical or practical as the knitter desires. The only stipulation is that it be knitted from one skein (or less); which, of course, means no colour work or stranded knitting.

Kate, our convener, reminded us that our preferences for the scarf swap must be completed and handed in at the next meeting, with finished projects due at the meeting on 15 September. Knitting angels are also needed in case someone has to drop out of the swap after it starts.

Our workshop this month, conducted by Raelene, was short row shaping. About twenty five people were taught how to shape their knitting, particularly good for sock knitting, adding shaping over curves or for shaping shoulders smoothly.

The lucky winner of this weeks raffle - a $25 gift voucher from the Wool Inn - was Judi; congratulations.

Our thanks to Mark for taking photos at this meeting.