Archive for October, 2013

Knitters Knews screenshot

You may have noticed that the Guild’s monthly newsletter Knitters Knews is no longer available on our blog as a download. We have developed it as an email bulletin that is sent to current members of the Hand Knitters Guild, Victoria. Our first e-bulletin contained Guild news, updates about what is new in our library, links to websites and blogs about knitting, news from yarn suppliers and some of the finished knitted items that members bring to Guild meetings.

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Cranbourne show

In an earlier post we mentioned that the Guild would have a stall at the Black Sheep & Woolcraft day in Cranbourne, and we did. The event was a little smaller than previous years but there was still plenty to tempt knitters with yarn, tops and fleece and demonstrations of spinning, weaving, felting and dying.

Cranbourne fleece 2013

This was the kind of grassroots sheep show that is about supporting wool growers and raising awareness of the variety of breeds. On the craft front, there were clothing and gifts to admire and purchase and a fashion parade of clothing and accessories that had been knitted by stall holders, including some items made by Guild members. There were several baskets of goods that were raffled and excellent odds for winning something just with your entry ticket.

a nie sheep

And, there were some very handsome sheep.

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In an earlier post we flagged The Royal Melbourne Show as a place where knitting was going to happen, and it sure did.


Yarn Corner created this knitted car and caravan and several rooms including this dining area. Knitters were able to sit and work their needles in a cosy spot in the craft pavilion.


There was break-out knitting around the rest of the show grounds with tree cosies like this one.


In the same pavilion Tetley held their tea cosy swap and it looks like they had some great and plentiful entries. We know that one of them was from Dayle, a member of the Guild, who contributed two cosies.

There is a list of the winning entries in all categories at The Royal Melbourne Show on their website.

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