Hi Fellow Knitters,
The Knitters Guild NSW Gathering at Stanwell Tops NSW, 4-6th June 2021 was filled with joie de vivre and comraderie.
Ann and I travelled and roomed together for this fun filled weekend. Ann won a prize for The Scariest Hat and another prize for the Trivia Quiz. I won a lucky spot prize. It was wonderful to see the marvelous array of knitwear being worn by the 105 participents over the weekend.
The tutorials included: Estonian Lace, Stranded Knitting, Dorset & Yorkshire Buttons, Crochet a Bag, Shetland Shawls, Double Knitting, Toe-up Socks, Crochet for Knitters, Textured Knitting, Tunisian Entrelac, Beaded Knitting.
Other activities were: Start the Day with Yoga, Retail Members Marketplace and Regular Members marketplace, Techniques Tables and a Knitting & Crochet Quiz.
The Show and Tell on Saturday Night was awe inspiring. My favourite was a double sided item (pictured) knitted by Beth from the West Ryde group. I showed my latest design, the Sailing to Dreamland Baby Blanket. The Guild president, Sally is holding the microphone.
The whole weekend was a resounding success. The Gathering will be on again in 2023 at a venue yet to be decided.
The Sailing to Dreamland Pattern is also great when knitted in 8 ply yarn. See photos of the two versions (4 ply baby blue and 8 ply deep blue sea), on the webpage where the pattern is available as a digital download. Why not knit one of the two versions in your own choice of colours?
The project bag is also available separately. Use it as the finishing touch when presenting the blanket to a loved one.
Remember when you knit one of my patterns, please send a photo of the finished product to us, so it can be shared with the Sip Knit Yarn community via our GALLERY page.