Greetings Machine Knitters,
We were disappointed that illness required Angela McGregor to cancel
her workshop in Adelaide and we hope to reschedule a visit in the future.
I am looking forward to the workshops with Diane Chambers which are to
be held in July, especially because I was unable to attend the last two
times she was here.
I think my New Year’s resolution was to knit more this year and so far I
have knitted a few things…socks, baby items… and I finished a Yoke
Jumper, where I knitted the intricate yoke by hand and the body and
sleeves on the machine. The sleeves were knitted down from the yoke
and the body from the band up, grafting it to the yoke. It was a kit/pattern
from Sweden (Angora Net).
I have also been exploring old 8 Button Knitting Machines, both the inner
workings and some pattern knitting. I think they are quite lovely, and I
have passed one on to friend who is enjoying it and learning to machine
Once again there is a camp planned for Melrose from 18th to 21st October, so advance notice to save the times for that.
The planned day with Wendy Smith to learn about Judging for Shows
didn’t go ahead but possibly the Committee will be able to arrange
another education session.
There is information enclosed in this newsletter with guidance for entering
machine knitting into Shows, which we encourage you to keep doing. It
was after seeing Machine Knitting entries in the Adelaide Show that I
found out about Knitting Clubs in Adelaide, and I have learnt so much
from demonstrations, workshops and camps.
Cheers for now,