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Newly published following this announcement is the post for April’s Show and Tell
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Thursday, 12 April 2018

Apr 2018 Show and Tell

Jen's Calendar Challenge was also due this meeting. Check out the post for the inspiring results!

Sometimes at Show and Tell I have battery or camera issues or articles are put away too soon and I miss photographing them. More than once I have gone into peoples bags to find the items and take photos (with permission of course, lol). This time, I missed Randie's tea towels and her knitting. My show and Tell for most months is this Blog!

Below you will see two handmade donations to the Comfort Bin, by Karen and by Pat. Thank you! They will be much  appreciated by the future recipients.
Karen G crotched this huge Norwegian flag
blanket for her husband
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Barb L spun a hank of pure cashmere and received this
cashmere & silk hank B-day gift

Donna spun Corriedale Fleece and plyed
with silk and merino.
Ilse spun the yarn from a Vernon fleece source and
used her stash for the knitted variegated blue cowl. 

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Karen G chain plied 200 m of DK weight yarn
 spun at the Spinning Retreat and
knit a modified hounds tooth cowl.
From L to R, Marg H knit 2 prs of socks using superwash
sock yarn, a pr of boys acrylic socks 
and spun the
 hank of yarn 
from 150 gr of merino & silk fleece. 
Jen used her dyed roving to create locker
hook hot pads and her chair pads 

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Patricia needle felted and beaded fairy Anya
(meant for hanging), part of her Elf series.

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Karen B knit this Bouclé shawl for the Comfort
Bin from stage yarn and was also her entry
for 
Jen's Calendar Challenge. 

Pat B crocheted this cheerful lap robe
 for the Comfort Bin. 

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After weaving so many rugs for others, Gail made this 26 x 50 inch
rug for herself using a cotton warp and mostly sheets and some
t-shirts 
cut into strips for the weft.

Ilona's "Curling Scarves" woven on a rigid heddle loom using
her stash of of mostly cotton and some linen. Notice the beads
in the fringes. She says the rigid heddle loom is easy to make
a warp and to weave if you are having back problems.  
Maggie is learning to weave on a
borrowed rigid heddle loom. Here are
two table runners she wove. The
photo is of a scarf she knit 
for a friend
Christy acid dyed merino and spun it
as worsted weight. The weaving is
only her 2nd. It started as a scarf
that transitioned into a table runner 

Karen B wove these blue checked and repetitive pattern
stripes as a part of a Jane Stafford on-line workshop.
She really enjoyed the experience.  
Celia is learning to weave on the Dorothy loom.

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Klaudia knit an Irish fisherman style sweater for her
husband (cables, tried new stitches and new neckline), 

the socks and a toque. 

Marianne M knit this shawl for her sister

Diane H knit this intricate alpaca wool tam. 
Diane L knit this tea cozy for her sister.
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Pat B wore her new sweater that she knit. 

Stephanie knit a "Frozen" dress for her 2nd granddaughter
Doreen was busy winning medals!
She won 1st in the 5K in Florida.

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