Annual Meeting 2018

Nice day in Moultonboro – lots of people and good food.  Marci Richardson, from Elegant Ewe, came and talked about Shetland Wool Week and the tours that she now offers.  Lots of people now dreaming of trips to the Shetland Isles and of Fair Isle knitted sweaters.

Winners of the Shawl Raffle.

Samples of Fair Isle knitting and Marci Richardson

 

Nice space in at the Moultonborough fire station.

Fashion Show 2018

We gathered on a soggy February day in Epsom for our annual Show and Tell fashion show.  We had lots of good food and the maple cookies were a special treat.  Lots of items for show and tell and we displayed some items that were inspired by the double knitting class by Alasdair Post-Quinn.

Fran displaying her rug made with handspun

A close up look at this year’s creations

Cowl, hat, shawl and chicken mittens

Fingerless mitts

Squares for an afghan in progress

The shawls made at 2017 NH Sheep and Wool were displayed and are available for raffle.  Drawing will be held at the annual meeting.

Double Knitting with Alasdair Post-Quinn January 2017

Double-knitting is a technique by which you create a fabric with two right-side layers.  It was new technique for many of us at the workshop and required much concentration and focus.

After a last minute scramble for a location, we met at a mill building in Manchester.  Alasdair introduced the technique and showing us impressive samples and then we were on our way.  Starting with an unusual long-tail cast on to thinking in reverse, linking edges and a cast off modification there was a lot of material covered in 3 hours.

It was fun to learn a new technique.  I now need to knit something at home to reinforce what I’ve learned.

 Alasdair teaching

  example of a double knit scarf  Some of his publications for sale