Tuesday, 31 May 2011

May 2011

Terry thanked all those who showed up for the first meeting of the Knitters Gild of NSW upper Mountains Group . The meeting was a great success with many visitors from the North shore group attending. Donna is the Secretary and the next meeting will be on Saturday June 4th at 1.30 pm. All are welcome.

The annual Back-to-Back Challenge is on at the Turpentine Tree, Bells Line of Road, Kurrajong, on Sunday 5th June, starting at 8am. It is a wonderful day out with great food, kids entertainment and lots of woolly things to see and buy.

The workshop, Colour Theory for Knitters, that should have been held at the May meeting has been postponed until later in the year.

Kate explained that all new members have to pay a $10 joining fee. This is a one-off fee, then the annual fee is $30. The first two meeting that you attend are free then $2 per meeting afterwards. As a paid up member you are able to attend meetings at any number of the 22 branches of the Guild in NSW.

World Wide Knit in Public Day (WWKIP) will be held on Saturday 18th June at Customs House in the city. There will be many raffle and door prizes donated by yarn shops and sellers. Unfortunately this date clashes with our next meeting day.

Those attending the Liz Gemmell workshop in June need to bring yarn in five colours and either dark blue or black. Bring needles to suit the yarn that you have chosen. Please come at 9:30 for a 10am start.

The raffle was won by Pam.

Next month’s afternoon tea is being provided by Janette, Shirley and Rosie.

Wednesday, 11 May 2011

April 2011


A new group called Upper Blue Mountains has been formed and sanctioned by the Guild executive. It will hold its first meeting on Saturday May 7th at 1.30pm at the Katoomba Senior Citizens Centre. Merrin will be there to officially open it. Drinks and nibbles will be served. There are already 24 members and the North Shore group is visiting for the opening.
The Senior Citizens rooms are at 30 Katoomba Street next to the library. There are 2 rooms and a fully fitted kitchen. It has heating and lots of natural light.

Terry wishes to encourage all of us to enter upcoming shows (e.g. St Ives, Bathurst)

Congratulations to our president, Merrin, who won a prize at the Castle Hill show with her knitted Dalek and second prize for a pair of socks.

Kate suggested that, if we are attending the Easter show, we look at the knitting because there are new categories. There will be more new categories next year.

Sunday 5th June: Back to Back Challenge: The Turpentine Tree, 1665 Bells line of Road, Kurrajong starting at 8am. It is a lovely day out with spinning and knitting activities for the kids, the Back to Back Challenge, good food and lots of fibre related things to buy .

  • Fiona Donovan from the Inner City group will be presenting a workshop on Colour Theory at our meeting in May.
  • In June, there will be an all day workshop with Liz Gemmell. This is $40 for members and $45 for guests. Please pay Vicki at the next meeting. There will be a maximum of 15 people. Liz Gemmell’s workshops are about stranded colourwork and are very interesting.

Entrelac Part 2 was held today. Participants learnt to knit foundation and side triangles for traditional entrelac and "garterlac".

a picture of concentration
completed homework

Michelle from Wooldancer visited with beautiful fibre and yarn to sell. She also had some environmentally-friendly dyes for dyeing fabric and yarn without the use of heavy metals.

some of the goodies from Wooldancer
Terry won the raffle which was drawn by Michelle.

to be provided by Sue, Diane, Jo and Rhonda

The following is a small selection of the objects at "Show and Tell" at the April meeting.

puppets for Samaritan's Purse by Maree and Yvonne
Noro Tayo striped cardigan by Lois
Noro Silk Garden baby's socks and mitts by Mavis
Diane's sample from Galena's workshop
Diane's Orenburg scarf in progress
Terry's jumper
Clare's sock
Meredith's cardigan

Diane's hat