The Fenton Knitting Group meets for the first time in 2019 tomorrow, 8 January, with a warm welcome to our returning members as well as any new knitters or anyone wanting to learn to knit.
So if you want to get crafty with your needles, Fenton is the place to be on Tuesday evenings.
Although the festive season is officially over once again for another year, our cake this week will be Mary Berry’s Twelfth Night Cake. See for yourself Soo’s very first attempt at ‘posh’ filigree icing. It may not look quite as smart as Mary’s version, but I promise you it will taste good!
My final Christmassy project was some cheery woollen scarves, which I hope will be keeping some very special people warm and cosy this winter. They have been handed out to homeless people in the Lincoln area.
Following the Jean Greenhowe knitted nativity patterns, I created a handmadebysoo version of the ‘knitivity’ scene, which Anne has gifted to her great nieces for Christmas. Anne was kind enough to make a donation for the set to my favourite charity, the Nystagmus Network.
As a Christmas surprise for my daughter, I made her a crochet throw and cushion to cosy up her leather sofas for the winter weather. The stash was raided for greys and taupes to match her colour scheme, with a few pinks and mauves to petty it up a little. The cushion cover is just two giant granny squares crocheted together over a washable feather pad and the throw is 12 giant granny squares, each of 9 rows of colour. Every single square is different, thanks to the stash!
My little cat, Milly, was a huge help during the creative process and my daughter’s cat, Gatsby, clearly appreciates the result!
With thanks to Chloe at BBC Yorkshire and Lincolnshire and Georgina Manvell for the original pattern and permission, handmadebysoo’s knitted Lincoln Imp stars today in a brand new stop motion film to mark National Poetry Day.
Watch the film here.
We’ve had to say goodbye to one of our members this summer. B joined us just a year ago. but has now moved away to a lovely new home further north, so won’t be able to join us on Tuesday evenings any more. We shall all miss her terribly, but we’re already planning a visit! So we’ll see you again soon, B! x
The ladies of the Fenton Knitting Group have been delivering bags full of blue, green and white pompoms all morning, so that I will have enough to make a woolly garland to hang outside on Sunday. I’m opening my garden to the public then as a fundraiser for the Nystagmus Network, a charity very close to my heart, and the pompoms are all in the charity’s colours.
THANK YOU SO MUCH, LADIES!
I’m hoping that this little chap will keep the pesky slugs away from my delphiniums so that they are still in bloom for my charity Garden Open Day on 24 June.
With thanks, of course, to Jean Greenhowe for the pattern … and inspiration.
In preparation for my Garden Open Day I’m planning which recipes to use for our cake stall. These were suggested by one of my lovely knitting ladies, so we tried them at Knitting Group this week. They were a success.
Elder flower cordial flavoured sponge, combines with lemon curd and elder flower butter cream fillings to create this sweet little fairy cake. Sugar craft and finesse are not my thing – but they really were delicious!
This year the Fenton Knitting Group will be celebrating its fourth anniversary. Our core membership continues strongly and we welcome every new knitter warmly.
Sitting round the table with friends over your knitting, crochet or sewing, drinking tea, eating cake and keeping up to date with local goings on – what’s not to love?
When I first moved back to Lincolnshire from Kent it was a wrench to leave my knitting group behind, but the joy of that group and the fond memories inspired me to start all over again. I’m so glad I did.
Thank you to the ladies of the Aylesford Knitting Group.
Different ladies, different projects, different kitchen – same table, same laughter, same joy!