Thread Farnham Maltings

thread 2013 eflyerNext weekend , I will be taking the  hand painted needlepoint and threads to Thread , a new textile show at the Farnham Maltings, Surrey. I think this will be a great event for those who sew, an Unravel experience for those who stitch . I have 2 comp tickets left for whoever gets to me first.

Autumn Shows etc

Exeter Creative Stitches in late September

Some knitting and textile displays- loved them this year,especially the Les Mis costumes

car packingShould have taken a van- but truly amazing what the Land Cruiser will hold if I spend 3 hours packing like a tinker toy freak.

Alexandra Palace Knitting and Stitching Show October

The perils of not checking your gauge

My friend Goody came to me recently to see if she should break for the arms yet on the sweater she had been painstakingly working on. Well, clearly something was wrong even though she insisted she had done everything correctly and I mean seriously insisted.  We took it off the needles and it looked like this:

Goody had been given the wrong weight yarn- a chunky- to work an aran pattern and since she never bothered to check the gauge didn’t realise she was making a sweater the would fit 3 of her in it…. enough said. This experience has  put her off knitting for awhile . Mistakes happen but I’m glad it wasn’t me that made this one.

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