Leicestershire Machine Knitters

Andrewes St, Leicester


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September 5th 2020

The new programme has been uploaded here. Carol Adams has been voted in as treasurer, though Jean will still attend meetings as often as she can. She was presented with a plant and a box of chocolates plus a 12 months sub to MKM in token of appreciation for her long service to the club. Sue Smith has stepped down as Vice Chair, Jacqui Bates has agreed to take this on and was voted on accordingly.

December 4th

Toy competition

We had a lovely last meeting with a buffet, a small competition to machine-knit a toy, and a raffle. We had Andy Pandy, a scarecrow, a lovely felted fairisle bear, a mini bear and a penguin hat. Carole A won first prize, and Thelma won second.

It was decided that next year we will work on a project (a jacket) and each meeting we will be working on a technique towards that.

Merry Christmas to all our members, and please note the next evening meeting is the 9th January and not the 2nd!

January 7th 2021

Interesting hems

Happy New Year to all our members. I hope you had a pleasant Christmas. We are now working on techniques to knit a jacket, and so this month we looked at jacket designs and Jane knitted some samples of unusual edgings that could be used. These were all taken from the excellent Mary Anne Oger books pictured.

February 4th

Owing to the whole country being in lockdown, we are currently only meeting via Zoom for the foreseeable future. Please contact either Jane Harrisson or Carol Adams for the meeting link. You will need either a PC with headset, or a smartphone/tablet to access the meeting.

Zoom meeting dates are Feb 4th, Mar 4th, Apr 1st, May 6th, Jun 3rd, July 1st at 7pm.

Where we meet:

West End Centre
Andrewes Street (off Hinckley Road)