Week 3 for the Funky Fibres Pt1

A  lot happened tonite, so let’s get started.

RE-BRANDING

Tonite was Week 3 @ the Lee Gate Community Centre, & with rose wine in hand, we had a lot to toast, as we decided to re-name the group: Funky Fibres Craft Club.  It was a majority decision, which encabsulates all things fibre, as it’s not just about knitting & crocheting, as we also do peg loom weaving, plus they’ll be other crafts to be introduced, as we go along.  Watch this (blog) space.

NEW STAFF/MEMBER

Also, we met the new Administrator Co-ordinator for the community centre, Kaiya Williams, who started her new position, this week.  Welcome Kaiya.                  She can crochet, too, take a look…

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Kaiya went home to get her crochet, & the above pics are of her current project.  The colours are great, & after she’s added white to all the edges, she’ll join them as she goes.  Can’t wait to see it, as it progresses.

BON VOYAGE

Claire made us jealous, as she’s off to Santiago!  I don’t even want to think about the gorgeous alpaca yarns, she’ll be able to see/buy whilst there.  Did I say i’m sooo jealous!?

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As part of the Jane Thornley Knitalong, (now over), Claire’s hand knitting a River, seriously!

She’s using a mixed texture of yarns, (with a lot of ends @ the back), also she’s woven a gift for a friend called ‘weaving a river’, on her peg loom.               Check out her Ravelry & Tumblr page for more info & pictures, also: http://www.janethornley.com/blog for inspiration & other patterns you can knitalong to.

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Claire’s also started a new peg loom weaving project, I don’t know what it’s called yet, but so far, she’s ‘in-laying’ her weave, with pink yarn.  More, when she get’s back from her trip.  Sooo jealous!

SOCK KNITTING

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Kat’s put my faith back into sock knitting, again.  I decided that although I wanted most of my socks to be over the knee or knee length, they take more time & more yarn, (2 socks un-finished!), and it’s ok to do ankle/calf-length socks.

Above, you can see that Kat started casting on a new pair (1st pic), using the provisional cast on, & by the 2nd pic, she’d knitted ows for the toe.

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By the end of the night, she paused knitting with the pink yarn, and introduced the self-striping yarn, she was using last week.  It’s the one that looks like she’d knitted a fairisle pattern.

Here are some pics of the socks she’s finished & are still in progress for        Hither Green Week.  I love the different colours she’s using for the toe & heel.  I like doing that too.  The leg(middle) section is the self-stripe yarn, that looks like fairisle.

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Pt 2, comin up…

So, until the next time, keep crafting, keep creating.

Peace & Love

Nam Myoho Renge Kyo

Glammamamma 😉

Week 2 @ Lee Green Knitting & Crochet Club

2nite was the 2nd week of the knitting/crochet/craft club @ the Lee Gate Community Cente.

Mary splashed out on 2 bottles of rose wine, & we happily polished of one of the bottles, in no time at all!

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Mary forgot her knitting, but she learnt how to crochet, instead.  We were talking so much, that se only managed a foundation row & single crochet!  Hang tight, gir, we’ll get back on track, next week!

Kat, minus her hand knitted shrug, was knitting socks.  She was using a fabulous self-striped yarn, which, when knitted, looked like she did an intricate Fairisle pattern design!  (Note 2 self-GET THAT YARN)!

Claire brought her peg loom weaving again, and boy, it’s grown since last week!     It’s a gift for a friend, and I KNOW the receiver will be beyond pleased to receive them!  It’s looking great, C, especially with the ‘eyelash’ yarn, it adds a great definition to it.

Kat’s doing a knitting group on Thursdays from 6pm – 8pm at the Cooper Locke Gallery/Cafe on Hither Green Lane, Hither Green.  Work committments permitting, we hope to get there this week.

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Also, Kat gave us the juice about the Hither Green Week 21st – 29th May  http://www.tumblr.com/edit/4166807785?redirect_to=%2Fdraftsheck out the link for more info, as i’m sure you’ll want to get involved: http://www.learnerdrivers.org.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?t=2531

I’ll post more info about the Hither Green Week & The Cooper Locke Gallery Cafe, soon.

So, until the next time, keep crafting, keep creating.

Peace & Love

Nam Myoho Renge Kyo

Glammamamma 😉

HITHER GREEN WEEK

    HITHER GREEN WEEK  21ST – 29TH MAY 11 http://www.ourhithergreen.com

HAVEN’T STOPPED DANCING YET!  SATURDAY 21ST MAY                       7.30PM – 11.30PM.

70’s & 80’s soul, funk & disco music.

* DJ: Lord Anthony
* Singers: Goodtimes
* Glam up!  Prizes for the best retro outfits
* 7.30pm-8pm: Disco dance class & dance line-ups through the evening

St. Swithun’s Church Hall, Hither Green, off Hither Green Lane, Hither Green, London.  SE13. Tickets: £10 in advance, (£12 on the door) from local outlets.    (Call 0796 716 3247 for more info), plus WegotTickets.com (booking fee applies).  http://www.wehaventstoppeddancingyet.co.uk.

Supporting Hither Green Week are:  YOU DON’T BRING ME FLOWERS  Vintage tea & flower shop.  15 Stapleton Rd, Hither Green, London SE13 5ND.  020 8297 2333. You can buy your tickets there.

Glammamamma x