September Chapter Meetings

KNIT – 9/8/15
Stash management

CHIX – 9/11/15
Short rows (homework required)

SOCK – 9/12/15
Breakfast at The Egg & I restaurant

KNOT – 9/24/15
Shawls In History and Fashion

KIK – 9/26/15
Stretchy cast on

KNOW – 9/28/15
Stash management

For full program descriptions, please visit our CALENDAR page

Charity Knit In / Knit Clinic event

On October 17, 2015, we will have our next Charity Knit In. This event is going to be paired with a Knit Clinic. The Charity Knit In will be from 9:00 a.m. to noon. The Knit Clinic will be held from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. These events will take place at St. Anne de Beaupre, 2810 Link Road, Houston, Texas 77009.

Please email charity@knitatnight.org to sign up for either event. Come for the Charity Knit In and stay for the Knit Clinic. We will be working on getting started on items needed for cold weather – hats and scarves. As always, if you have another charity project you’re working on, feel free to bring it! Watch for more information in the October Newsletter.

As we did in June 2015, this will be a potluck event! In June, we had a good variety of delicious food. When you sign up for the event, please let either of us know what you will bring. Those attending only for the afternoon do not need to bring a dish unless you would like to join us for lunch at noon. Coffee, water, and paper products will be provided! This is a great time to meet folks from other chapters. We have so many talented knitters in our Guild! We all learn new tips from one another!

CHIX’s scarf & shawl tying program

August chapter meetings

KNIT
8/11/15
– Round table discussion of the coming year and Houston Fiber Fest

CHIX
8/14/15
– Scarf & shawl tying

KIK
8/22/15
– Mystery scarf knit-along

KNOT
8/27/15
– Short rows (homework required!)

KNOW
8/31/15
– Knit Companion (rescheduled from June)

For more detailed program information, please check our Calendar page

July Chapter Meetings

Friday, July 10
CHIX – KnitCompanion, Paula Hitchcock

Tuesday, July 14
KNIT – Yarn Bomb knit-in/crochet in

Saturday, July 11
Cypress chapter – Cables

Thursday, July23
KNOT – Knitting related gift patterns

Saturday, July 25
KIK – Mystery scarf KAL

Monday, July 27
KNOW – Color theory, Nancy Polychronopoulos

Check out our Calendar page for more detailed descriptions.

Knitted flowers in remembrance of Pat Bodley

After much discussion and planning, we have come up with a very special way to honor Pat Bodley at our Fiber Festival. I am asking everyone in our guild, (from all chapters) who would like to participate, to make a Knitted or Crocheted flower. We will display the bouquet in a vase on the KANG table during the fiber festival with a sign designating their purpose. I will provide a vase and take the flowers as you get them finished. The final day for turning in flowers will be the July Meeting of the Chic Chapter on July 10 or the KNIT Chapter Meeting on July 14th.

I will be glad to meet up with anyone who has flowers to contribute that cannot attend one of the meetings in July I will be attending. To insure that we have everything we need to properly present this memorial I would like to make sure I get them before Fiber Festival. 

We are still waiting for a final word with Irene, Pat’s sister, as to what we will do following the festival. The current plan is to get the bouquet to her. If Irene chooses we will raffle the flowers off after the festival and the give any funds raised to the charity of her choice in Pat’s name. Either way it is a tribute to a wonderful friend, knitter, and caring member of our community. 

Please join us in celebration of Pat’s life by knitting a flower or two. Please make an icord (12-18 inches) for us to insert a pipe cleaner into so we have something to work with in positioning flowers. If we have a large number of donations we will have more than one vase and we will be able to offer more to raffle or give to Irene.

I have the pipe cleaners available at many of the chapter meetings. (I will make it a point to attend as many as possible during this month.) If you check on Ravelry… enter “flower patterns {to knit or crochet – It says there are 109 pages – not all of the pages are just flower patterns}” there are many free patterns to download. I have also checked at the library near me and found there are several books on knitting/crocheting flowers:

- Piecework Magazine – March/April 2015 (three patterns including a Tiger Lily, Scarlet Geranium, and Yellow Jessamine)
- “Knitting Flowers” by Linda Dawkins
- “100 Flowers to Knit and Crochet” by Leslie Stanfield
- “75 Birds, Butterflies and Mini Beasts to Knit and Crochet” by Leslie Stanfield
- “Nicky Epstein Knitted Flowers” by Nicky Epstein
- “Noni Flowers: 40 Exquisite Knitted Flowers” by Nora Bellows
- “Quick Knit Flower Frenzy” by Annies

Looking forward to seeing all the beautiful creations by our talented participants! I will be glad to meet up with anyone who has flowers to contribute that cannot attend one of the meetings in July I will be attending. To insure that we have everything we need to properly present this memorial I would like to make sure I get them before Fiber Festival. 

Paula Hitchcock, KNOW Chapter President

Houston Fiber Fest vendor list

The vendor list for Houston Fiber Fest 2015 has been announced! 

Alisha Goes Around
The Barbed Dragon & Brazen Stitchery
Bluebonnet Hills Alpaca
Crafty Chaos
The Crochet Dude
Fiesty Fenn Fibers
Foggy Hollow
Great Yarn Company
Gritty Knits
Independence Fiber Mill
Inner Loop Dyeworks
iPurl
Knitting Lagniappe
Kristin Omdahl
Kyla’s Lab
Little Monkey Stitch n’ Spin
Lynn’s Texas Fibers
Mohair & More
Muddy Knitter
Park Avenue Yarns
Purl & Loop
Sky Loom Weavers
Suburban Stitcher
Vice Yarns
WC Mercantile
Western Sky Knits
Windmill Crest Farms
Yarnorama
Yarntopia

Check out the Houston Fiber Fest website for a map of the vendor hall, coming soon.

June chapter meetings

Tuesday, June 9
KNIT – Shadow knitting

Friday, June 12
CHIX – Brioche, “Lady Eleanor” KAL

Saturday, June 13
Cypress chapter – Short rows

Thursday, June 25
KNOT – Damara talks about her experiences as a spinner

Saturday, June 27
KIK – Mystery scarf KAL, Yarn bomb projects

Monday, June 29
KNOW – Knit Companion iphone app

Check out our Calendar page for more detailed descriptions.

Knit-in at No Label Brewing Co.

Join us Wednesday June 10th from 4 p.m. until ? at No Label Brewing Co, 5351 1st. Street, Katy Texas. Beers are $3-$4 if you’d like to enjoy a pint and there is no cover charge.

Feel free to bring your yarn bomb items, Lester the Leicester knit-along, chapter knit-along or any other project you choose. Dogs, families, outside food is welcome (just no outside alcohol).

Worldwide Knit In Public Day 2015

WWKIP Day – or worldwide knit in public day – is Saturday, June 13 this year. If you’d like to participate, please join your fellow guild members as they knit at Memorial City Mall around 1pm. This will be an informal come-and-go-as-you-please gathering. We will sit in the fireplace/ice skating rink area and work on charity, yarn bomb, or personal projects.

If anyone stops to ask about what you’re working on, please remember to tell them about the guild and our upcoming fiber festival. We hope to see you there!

Visit wwkipday.com to learn more about the history of the event.