Wool Group Yarning – March 2020

Our Wool Group members and a few lucky husbands finished off 2019 with a lovely lunch at the Traralgon Winery which we all enjoyed and we were looked after very nicely by the staff.
After a short break we resumed our weekly get-togethers in mid January.
Lori has been very quick off the mark with her creations; she’s definitely our ‘knittingest’ member and has been making baby blankets to be stored lovingly into a hope chest for future great grandchildren. Lori has also created two beautiful jumpers, a lovely cream cable design for her very lucky husband, and a brown Aran design that unfortunately doesn’t fit the prospective wearer, so this beautiful garment is on the market, its made using yarn from the Bendingo Woollen Mills and it can be yours for $100 if you’d like a very nice and cosy jumper to keep you warm for winter. You can phone me on the number below for details. Pictures of Lori’s work below.
Sue has finally finished spinning her beautiful stash of white fleece and is now turning it into a beautiful heirloom blanket. She’s adding some contrast yarn from previous spinnings to add interest. Hundreds and hundreds of hours have gone into this project so it will be a very special blanket and we’re all looking forward to seeing the end result. Picture included of the work in progress below.
Anne T is making a black polar fleece rug covered in daisy wheel rainbow coloured woollen flowers to throw over the back of her couch.
Apart from being an expert knitter, Elizabeth has been using up her stash of fabrics to sew very pretty garments for her great niece, what a lucky little girl
she is. A picture of the many dresses etc is included in this report.
Late last year Denise finished knitting her blanket which she’d made from left over bits and pieces of sock wool, its called a magic square blanket because its knitted in individual squares but the method in which its created means it doesn’t require any sewing up when finished. A picture is included.
Anne L is knitting a lovely scarf in variegated colour yarn for her daughter.
Many of our members are still in sock mode; socks are always a welcome gift for friends and family and are always very well appreciated by the recipients.
I’ve just finished a pair of two tone gloves made from my daughter Karen’s alpaca fleece. They are pretty rough spun but they will be very warm for winter. I have just started another pair in dark grey also from Karen’s alpaca fleece. It’s my first attempt at gloves so I’m pretty pleased with myself.
New members are always very welcome to join us, Wool Group meets every Thursday at the Boolarra Multi Purpose Building at 11.30am until about 3pm, we pay $3.50 per week to cover rent, coffee/tea etc and we have a shared lunch on the first Thursday of the month, if you need any more details you can contact me on 0400 722 716.

Lois Thornton (member).