Monthly Archives: February 2013

Charity Drive 2013

As discussed at our February Meeting, we looked at knitting beanies and slouches for our yearly charity drive.  At this stage, we haven’t decided which charity to support, but it was decided that a local one would be ideal.  So, put your thinking caps on, and any suggestions please let us know about in the upcoming months.

Ravelry has heaps and heaps of patterns for hats of all types.  You are sure to find something there that you would like to knit up. Here is a screenprint of the first page of free knitted hats, just as an example.


Here is a great picture of the difference between a beanie and a slouch hat. from Azure Knits

picture from Azure Knits

picture from Azure Knits

Happy Knitting


February 2013 Meeting

Great to see everyone again, and we welcome Pam to our meetings.  It’s great to see new faces, Jill, Caroline, Elaine and Pam have joined our friendly group recently.  If you know of anyone who would like to join us as well, please bring them along.

Lots of show and tell from the Summer holidays.  It seems the hot weather didn’t deter a lot of us from making things.  There seemed to be lots of things being created whilst watching the cricket and the tennis.

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Jan's Dogs

Handy Hint from this meeting, about Alpaca Fleece.  Alpacas love to roll around in the dust and dirt, and sometmes the amount of grass in an alpaca fleece is incredible.  The handy hint today was to lay the fleece onto half a piece of flyscreen, or shadecloth, fold it over, use clothes pegs to secure, then use your vacuum cleaner to suck up the dirt and dust.  Turn the piece over and do the same.  It was recommended to do it a few times, but this will help eliminate a lot of the dirt from the fleece! Great tip!

Until March, happy creating!