Today's formal meeting was kept quite short, as today we had our Christmas celebration. This is when we get to sample the wonderful baking skills of the members as well as admire their knitting skills, and also our members generosity.
In the entrance there was two boxes - one for donations to the Exodus Foundation, and the other for our Kris Kringle. The Christmas decoration was formed from a few of the branches that we have made for a tree that is forming part of our contribution to Yarning Our Country.
We started with the formal meeting - kept short so that we could then get stuck into the wonderful spread that people brought. I don't know who made the Snowman Pops, but they were very good! I have since found out these were made by Jill, our convenor, who I have discovered bakes as well as she knits and she knits beautifully.
One of the highlights of the meeting was hearing about all the work that our members had been doing for various charities - it was a very impressive list.
- 1 Wraps With Love rug
- 7 squares for a rug
- 98 teddies
- 7 mini blankets
- 21 premie caps
- 46 beanies
- 20 scarves
- 2 pairs fingerless gloves
- 6 titbits
- 2 bags of hats and beanies for the Cancer Council as a result of our Biggest Morning Tea
The Tiny Teddy Award was given to Jacqui who made if not all, then most of those 98 teddies. These teddies go the the Children's Hospital at Westmead.
Not counted in that total, was a beautiful crocheted jacket shown below, that I believe was made by Marie.
And the meeting would not be complete without show-and-tell. I think most members were focused on bringing food to share rather than any knitted show-and-tell, but Margo covered both bases with her item - a knitted Christmas pudding. Probably best just to look at rather than trying to eat! Margo learnt how to make these delightful little numbers at a Ku-ring-gai meeting.