Our main update is in the post below, but Kate has shown me the pattern for her lovely moss-stitch baby bootees. As it's copyrighted by Sue Goldthorpe, I can't reproduce it here, but I'm happy to provide the link to the Wool Shop Leeds: http://www.thewoolshopleeds.co.uk
The pattern is dated 2009, and isn't on the website at present, but I'm sure that the Wool Shop will be able to help. I hope we can have a photograph of the finished boots at some stage.
Thursday, 13 March 2014
Our twice-monthly meetings continue to be well attended, and we have all been spinning away like mad. More thanks, this time to our Chairlady, for opening up her home on Sunday for us all. It was a glorious Spring day, and we would have been tempted to sit outside if it hadn't been decidedly chilly despite the sunshine. No cake pictures this time, as it disappeared too quickly.
The star of the event was undoubtedly Hilary's replica great wheel a.k.a. The Walking Wheel. It really is too big to fit into one photograph. It is in beautiful, working order and we have hopes that it may make a guest appearance at our own Friendship Day next month (if there's room!)
|A very Great wheel, with two of its' smaller cousins in the background. Interestingly, it appears to have a form of "Scotch" tension controlling the Sleeping Beauty-type spindle.|
|Another beautifully made piece of kit: Yvonne's Turkish spindle (in pieces). For some reason, I don't have a picture of it assembled and working. Next time?|
|and someone making sure to keep her seat...||AC|