This week we enjoyed interesting conversation (and education) about Niddy Noddy, Umbrella Swift and Wool Winders. Karen, our resident knitter of pre-loved yarn gave us the low down about reknits. That’s yarn she obtains from pre-loved handknits, picked up for a song from Op Shops. This seems a great way to pick up wool at a bargain price and recycle as well. Karen described the process using a Niddy Noddy etc. to convert wool into balls and skeins. First though, she has to unpick the seams and unravel the garments, so there’s quite a lot of work involved.
Raewyn and Diana were the newbies tonight.
Karen’s work in progress, for herself. She also had with her another WIP and a just completed cardigan – both for her daughter, and a sleeveless hoodie made for her man.
Diana and Brenda – the concentration is palpable.
Wendy, well into the second baby singlet for her friend expecting twins next month.
This is a gorgeous Patons pattern and the 4 ply yarn soooo soft….for one precious twin, what a lovely gift.
Raewyn is near the end of this cardigan for herself. I’m making the vest up tonight – looking good, and Brenda worked on her baby jacket.
Talking and knitting as you do, we ended up sharing how we record row/pattern/stitch counts and other pattern details. Diana has used the same notebook for years and it’s nothing less than a historical account of all garments she’s made, quite remarkable. Others make jottings on paper scraps, use needle row counters or pencil directly onto the pattern.