Thursday, 25 June 2009

Tuesday Night Knitting Club

Just thought I would introduce you to my knitting group - The Tuesday Night Knitting Club (the name came after reading the book by Kate Jacobs called "The Friday Night Knitting Club").

In the summer of 2007 Christina, the Manager of St. Ives Library, asked me if I would set up a knitting group in the library. We decided that September would be a good time as autumn is when most people think of knitting. So one Tuesday evening at the beginning of September our group was born.

We meet once a fortnight, 7 - 9 p.m. (the library is open until 9.30 p.m. on a Tuesday) to chat, drink tea and coffee, eat biscuits and, oh yes, knit! The group is very friendly and has members of different ages.

Regular attendees include me, Brenda, Ireen, Maureen, Carol, Pat, Magda, Yvette and relatively new members include Jo, Catherine, Dee and Janet. At our last meeting we had a visitor, Olive, who was on holiday from Hertfordshire. She saw the article in Simply Knitting, when we were the Knitting Club of the month and rang me to ask if our group was meeting while she was down here. She has also had an article in Simply Knitting as she knits scarves on very short 4 1/2mm needles, and joins them up to make jackets.

Our group meets all year round as we are not just winter knitters and new members are always welcome, together with knitters who are visiting St. Ives on holiday.

This is a photo of us with the wool we received from Simply Knitting magazine when we were put into their draw of featured knitting clubs and we emerged the winner!

Our members have a range of knitting abilities, from relatively new knitters to those who do not need a pattern to create an amazing garment.

Thursday, 11 June 2009

Cloth Paper Scissors Charm Swap

I entered the Cloth Paper Scissors Charm Swap (didn't unfortunately photograph my charms before I sent them off!) Here are photos of the charms I received, sorry if the quality is not too good. I was really pleased to receive them and look forward to making something with them.

My thanks to the artist who made these and I hope everyone who received mine enjoyed them too!

Wednesday, 10 June 2009

Ayr Field Create a Butterfly Garden

On Saturday 6th June I had a lovely time with the children helping to create a Butterfly Garden in Ayr Field, St. Ives Cornwall.

We made butterflies from felt and decorated them with sequins, ribbons etc., and put them on sticks to be put into plant pots which the children had sprinkled wildflower seeds into to create their own butterfly garden at home.

This is daisy's plant pot ready for her butterfly:-

Meanwhile outside:-

The weather may not have been as good as earlier in the week, but nevertheless everyone had a great time improving this area. I think the hot drinks and bacon rolls supplied by the St. Ives Scouts probably helped!

The next event at Ayr Field will be Ayr Field Day on 5th July - a great day and I will be there making bunting for people to leave messages on.