Normally at our formal meeting we have a guest speaker, but this month we did something different.  Recently we had been donated a reasonable amount of very nice yarn.  Donations like this are usually distributed amongst our members to use as they wish, but it was suggested that we instead auction this yarn to raise funds to give to charity.  This met with general approval, though we first removed all the yarn suitable for making teddies to give to Jacqui who is our prolific maker of teddies for Westmead hospital.  The auction was a roaring success with $295 being raised, which the group decided to donate to Stewart House.

Many of our members knit items for charity.  Eleanor has been busy recently making hats for premature babies.  This were so small  and gorgeous.













And Maree is a prolific, and very talented, knitter of lace shawls.  This is Maree's first attempt at using beads.
















Our next formal meeting is on Monday September 1, and our guest speaker will be Val Quarmby.