Boolarra Wool Group Report – Sep, 2011

During these winter months quite a few Wool Groupers leave Boolarra for warmer climes.  Denise has recently spent some time travelling through SA, NSW, QLD, SA and NT, and I’ve recently returned from a road trip with my daughter Karen, our destination being Darwin.  Fortunately for us, we were in Alice Springs for the Beanie Festival, which was an amazing event; there were over 5,000 beanies on show which made it very difficult to select the best.  People were wandering about with 10 or so beanies or even more waiting for a turn to look in the many mirrors that had been placed about, or asking friends for their opinions.  I finally chose a pixie type one in various yarns and colours with a bell on the end, much to the annoyance of Karen.

Other nomads in recent times have been Ros, Mengar, Meryl, Margaret and Carla, and Sue and Kate will be taking off very soon as well.

Lori is still knitting her sensational socks.  Ros has completed her beautiful light and lacy scarf.  Glenys has put the final touches to her embroidered baby blanket, and Denise has finished her beautifully knitted Magic Square Rug.  Kate has been working on many and varied projects and for a new member has been very productive.

We had a lunch to farewell Meryl who has moved to Traralgon.  Meryl has been a long term member and she will be missed.  We are hoping she will come and visit as often as she can.

Great news for the Crowley family.  Mick and Pam’s daughter Cath won the Prime Ministers Literary Award for Junior Adult Fiction with her book Graffiti Moon.  She also won the NSW Premier’s Ethel Turner Prize for the same book.

Mengar has become a Grandmum for the first time, and Kath a Great Grandmum for the third time.  Congratulations to both on these very special arrivals.

We are still enjoying lots of warm and delicious shared lunches, with the usual sweet treats as well.

We are blessed to have great cooks as well as talented crafts people in our group and of course a sense of humour also helps to make our days together very special.

If you would like to join us, we meet every Thursday at 11.30 at the Multi-Purpose Building.

For further enquiries call me on 5169 6618.

Lois Thornton.