November newsletter

 

I wonder if anyone has noticed that these missives are getting later and later in the month? By early next year I’ll be able to miss a month and get back on track.

The first weekend of October was the twice yearly (is that bi-annual, or does that mean every 2 years?) Rag Market in Hebden Bridge. The Knitting & Crochet Guild had a stall there, selling all sorts of haberdashery, wool and fabrics, and here’s some of them:

Mid-October was marked by the end of my exhibition at Farfield Mill on the 15th. I was scheduled to teach a workshop there too on that day but it was cancelled as there just weren’t enough people to make it viable. I was sorry about that, because although I don’t teach very much, I do enjoy it, and I had designed a pair of fingerless mitts or hand warmers specially for it. I hope that Farfield Mill might be able to use it in a kit with the very lovely pure wool that they have there, spun by Blacker Yarns.

 

The rest of the month of October was taken up with either Knitting & Crochet Guild activities, of which more later, or half term type things, definitely not for this blog!

On the knitting front, I’m hand knitting some gloves for my friend Jenny, these are the cuffs so far …

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and I’m busy on the knitting machine with a secret project that I can’t tell you about … but here’s a bit of it anyway. Those of you who machine knit will realise that this is a close up of the tension swatch.

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Piecework, the American needlecrafts magazine, published an article about the collection of the Knitting & Crochet Guild. I helped Barbara Smith write it and she also designed and made the companion project, a Fairisle beret adapted from a vintage magazine in the collection. I received a copy of this, twice in fact, both the copies looking as though they had been through a hedge backwards. but never, mind, here it is:

 

This is the Tam O’Shanter that is the companion project: So that’s all for now. When it comes to reporting on November there’s 2 events that have happened already, so I will have more news!

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2 thoughts on “November newsletter

  1. hi Angharad – we haven’t been in touch for awhile – sounds like you are, as ever a busy woman. Brill! Any weaving?! As well as linking up I also wanted to ask you if you know of anywhere that would buy some vintage knitting patterns? I have some and hope to sell them to someone interested. I liked reading your news. It was great. Best hug from Louise in NI

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    • Louise, as far as the knitting patterns go, we accept donations at the Knitting & Crochet Guild but it’s on the basis that if we have them already they are disposed of. As far as selling goes, I know there are some on eBay and some other web sites but I don’t think they fetch very much money.
      Do you want to let me know via email what they are roughly, how many, in what condition etc and we can go from there.
      All the best to you and Wayne
      Angharad

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