Thursday, 4 February 2021
Good, bad or ugly, send your pics to email@example.com (or to Alison) and we will post them here so we can continue to enjoy our craft together.
Helen missed our meeting on Monday but has sent a photo of something she has made for our virtual 'show-and-tell'.
I have attached a photo of something I made this month. It is a square of double crochet in DK wool with the pattern cross stitched on top, again in DK yarn.
I've attached the photo of it in position, with a slightly larger version just of the square.
Monday, 1 February 2021
Jean has sent me a photograph of a cardigan she has made for her great-granddaughter (as she said, just a little late for Christmas). Isn't it lovely? I particularly like the button band. Jean has also sent a photo of the card she used.
|And the punchcard|
Monday, 20 July 2020
I’ve still not knitted an actual garment on a knitting machine, but I have bought another machine.
I bought a complete heap of a Brother 710. After much scrubbing I managed to knit a few rows, but it was still misbehaving. I took it to bits a bit further, and have now got the push buttons working properly - it was selecting the needles almost randomly. There was a screw out of place in the module of the pattern selecting which was a pig to remove and almost as bad to replace.
The machine was sold as almost a pile of parts ,but I have sourced most things I needed for it, but I still need a couple of bits. I need a top cover/lid for it as the one it came with was for a KH864. If anyone needs a lid for a KH864 they are welcome to it.
I would also like to source a ribber for the 710 as I have the connector carriage thingy, some ribber weights and the screws to attach the ribber. If anyone has any 710 bits they would like to sell I would be interested. Here are a couple of photos of the state it was in and the fluff that came out of it !
Friday, 3 July 2020
Tuesday, 23 June 2020
I used a Marion Nelson pattern and a punchcard I found in my stash. The yarn is 2/30s acrylic also in my stash. I like the turquoise mix which has ‘bright’ acrylic giving it a sheen.
The body is a bit long, it’ll keep her kidneys warm. It’s difficult to get a proper fitting at present with not seeing her as much and then not been able to get close enough to measure the bits I need. Of course I didn’t do a tension square.
Tuesday, 2 June 2020
Hope to see you all soon.
Monday, 25 May 2020
For an interesting read, take a look at Fleet Knitting Club - ex-GMK members will know of Liz Holness, who was our Chairman for many years.
If I find any others with recent updates, I'll let you know.