Leicestershire Machine Knitters

Andrewes St, Leicester


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IMPORTANT: Due to COVID we will be meeting on Zoom until further notice.

September 5th

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 9th

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.

January 4th 2021

Owing to the whole area 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 Jan 7th, Feb 4th, Mar 4th, Apr 1st, May 6th, Jun 3rd, July 1st at 7pm.

IMPORTANT: Due to COVID we will not be meeting in person until further notice

Charity Knitting

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:

Knit for Peace - warm clothes for adults, babies and children at home and abroad wanted, also blankets, hats, gloves, scarves etc

Romanian Orphanages - Jumpers, hats, mitts, scarfs, socks, comfort blankets and soft toys for ages 0 to 8

Newlife foundation for disabled children - anything the charity can sell on eg knitted goods, handmade cards etc

Where we meet:

West End Centre
Andrewes Street (off Hinckley Road)