Please note that the dates for the rest of our programme have now been updated.
We will be running a Sue Booth workshop on October 18th 2018. Please let Sheila know if you are interested in attending either of these so we have an idea of numbers and costs.
The rest of the programme has been released, please see the programme page for further details. The first meeting of the 2018-19 year is the AGM on Thursday, Sept 6th 7-9pm
It was decided to change the club name to Leicestershire Machine Knitters, as we have not met at Manor House for many years now! The website has been redirected and renamed to reflect this
We are hoping to exhibit at the Big Textile show once again this year. If you have garments you'd like to exhibit, please pass them onto either Bob or Sue.
Bob will be doing a demonstration of machine knitting at Cossington library; the idea is that others will demonstrate at their local library in order to spread the word about machine knitting.
Sheila would like deposits for the Christmas meal so she can confirm the booking. Please contact her directly ASAP.
We had a stand at this year's Big Textile show, held at the Leicester racecouse in Oadby. We had lots of interest from both old and new machine knitters, and hopefully inspired a few people to either get their machines out from under the bed, or get them moved on to younger folks.
We knitted about 64 poppies for the WW1 Centenary display at St Mary's Church in Warwick. Jane went to take a look in November and there were thousands of them, a beautifully breathtaking tribute to the fallen. No, she couldn't spot any machine knitted ones but there were far too many to count!
3rd January 2019
Bob did a great presentation on how to work out angles and knit things with different angular ratios, with the idea of knitting a blanket square with a diagonal turn in the middle. It was ingenious! This will be used for the daytime meeting on the 16th
Happy New Year to all our members!
8th February 2019
Barbara showed us a lovely way to create a folded buttonband, complete with finished holes. Reminder, the next Weds meeting (20th) we will be knitting Sue's pouch using this technique. There will also be a committee meeting.
There will be a machine knitting demo at Knit One in Leicester on Tuesday February 19th, 11-3pm. Do pop in and say hi if you can!
Long Buckby MK club are running a Monday afternoon event on the 8th April, with Anne Lavene as the speaker. Take a packed lunch from 12.30pm - please contact the club directly if you would like to go so that they have an idea of numbers.
Suggested date for the 2019 xmas meal (usual venue) is December 10th - this is a preliminary suggestion to gauge numbers at the moment, so please inform a member of the committee if you would like to attend.
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