Wednesday, 9 February 2011

New Groups

The weather the last week has been a little unsociable, so I've not been able to get out or really take Mary-Jane anywhere. The wind has been upto 70mph. I shouldn't complain, it's not exactly as bad as Queensland, Austrailia, have had. There was a break in the weather yesterday and HK managed to spen a good deal of the day in the garden.

I have been out twice this week, and am now a member of The WI and The Wyndham Ladies - Ladies NFU. I shall see how this pans out. I have never been in a group like these. Well, you can't really count the Knitting groups, they are a lot less informal, and not quite the same thing. Oh to bring Knitterati here!

Talking of knitting - I am on the way to finishing Mary-Jane's tank top. I have picked up the stitches round the neck for the ribbing. I hate picking up stitches, probably because I'm no good at it. I'm not too bad on a straight edge, but a shaped edge, tsk, blooming awful! The pattern is a Debbie Bliss one. I've also got another, very similar one, in a pattern booklet. I am trying to devise one that has no seems. I know it is do-able. Perhaps the body is done in the round and the shoulders grafted may be the easiest way. Doing garments with the least seams has been appealing to me for a month or two. I've translated a couple of patterns in my head from individual pieces to an all in one. Just need to do it with yarn and needles. I may even look out for 'The Opinionated Knitter' as this may shed some light. Ebay here I come!


paula said...

Okay, I forgot to ask you this when you posted on Facebook . .what is the WI, and the other group you mentioned?

CarpeDyem said...

It's the Womens Insitute, the other is the ladies group of the NFU - The National Farmers Union