The new programme has been released, please see the programme page for further details. The first meeting of the 2017-18 year is the AGM on Thursday, Sept 21st 7-9pm
Bob demonstrated half milano and birdseye double jacquard as part of our "fairisle" themed month.
Dates for your diary:
Workshops - July 12th and August 9th, 10am-4pm. Please put your name down with Sheila
Xmas lunch date is 5th December, places are limited to 12. Cost will be about £17.50. Please put your name down with Sheila if you would like to go.
The last meeting of the year (July 6th) is our summer social. Please bring along a food or drink item to share. There will be a raffle in aid of LOROS, please bring a raffle item if you have one.
Finally, congratulations to Joy who won both the Fiskerton award and the Creativity cup for her waistcoat, which was entered into the Guild's annual challenge (kindly modelled here by my next door neighbour).
We have been asked if we would like to help knit poppies for a WW2 remembrance event at St Mary's in Warwick. They need as many as possible, so let's get knitting! Jane is happy to take any poppies and drop them off at the church.
Poppy - machine-knit standard and chunky gauge versions
Poppy - chunky version for Bond
Poppy - crochet version (PDF)
Poppy - knitted version 1 (PDF)
Poppy - knitted version 2 (PDF)
Poppy - knitted version 3 (Hobbycraft) (PDF)
Age Concern are again asking for knitted hats for Innocent Smoothies. These little hats are a great use for tiny amounts of leftover yarn. Free machine knitting pattern here We raised £47 for LOROS at our recent "at home" event at Joy's house. Many thanks to all who contributed.
It's easy to lose interest if you've been knitting a long time, and sometimes it's nice to knit a small item to try out a new technique. There are many charities requesting knits, these are just a few ideas. Jane is happy to accept donated items for any of these charities listed below.
"There are now 1.8 million refugees in Kurdistan who have fled ISIS and civil war from neighbouring Syria and Iraq. Last Winter 6 thousand refugees died of cold.
As winter approaches the need for warm clothing and blankets is huge. We have found a reliable way to deliver your generously donated knitting to those in need. (We take care to ensure the deliveries are not stolen en route or held up at the borders till huge ransoms are paid). It matters to us, and we know it matters to you that your knitting gets to those who need it.
So please get your needles busy, to literally help save lives.
We also want warm clothes for those in need in the UK and abroad: chilly grannies; school children; babies; teenagers, and, of course, Twiddlemuffs to help dementia patients. In fact, whatever you make we can find a home for.
Have you got any spare needles, yarn or other knitting related paraphernalia? We are always on the look out for these as we can then use them in our work with marginalised sections of society, for example in prisons, to help set up new groups and keep the needles clacking!"
- Donations can be anything the charity can sell on eg knitted items, handmade cards etc