Upcoming Programs

For information regarding the latest chapter programs happening across the guild, please visit our CALENDAR page! Here you will find exact dates for upcoming guild chapter meetings, including full program descriptions for each meeting.

On the Calendar page you will also find various guild-wide events (charity knit-ins, affiliate sales and the like) and up-coming events in the yarn community / Houston area (FiberFests, conventions, etc.).

Please visit the KANG Chapters page to find your nearest chapter and a general idea of when that chapter usually meets. 

 

November From the President…

Hello KANG Members!
 
Just a quick reminder that the Executive Board meeting will be at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday the 16th this month due to voting processes at the Community Center.
 
All members are welcome to attend the Executive Board meetings.  You can find minutes from the meetings on the Members Resource page on the website (you’ll need the password from your current membership card to log in).  Typically, we have a full docket to cover, I really appreciate everyone being so well prepared and punctual.
 
A special heart felt thank you to all of our KANG members who donate hand knit, crocheted and woven charity items.  Please, take a moment to log the items you donate, through the Guild or personally (ministries, church, animal shelters etc.) at your Chapter meeting and remember personal toiletries are also accepted and passed on.  It was a huge blessing and so insightful to meet and absorb Star of Hope’s Outreach Case Manager Mr. Kenneth Eakins message at the Charity Knit-in.  Personally, I was so touched by his emotional gratefulness for the bounty of hand knit hats (with an inclusion of a new pair of black socks) and scarves our Guild members have blessed the homeless men of Houston with.  Mr. Eakins has a wonderful message of insight, partnership, hope, future vision and encouragement for all of Harris County. Your generosity enables him to reach out and form relationships with people and a hand-knit item is a wonderful gift of humanity and love.  He generously answered LOTS of questions, blessed our meal and stayed to eat with us.  What a wonderful day, thank you Ann Furlough for providing our Guild with this opportunity!  
 
I wish everyone a very blessed Thanksgiving, and I look forward to meeting up with those of you who are attending the Renaissance Festival!
 
Kristie Just
Executive Board President

A Thank You From Our Veterans

 2016-littlest-patriots-certificateThe KIK Chapter was honored with a surprise visit on Saturday September 17 from VFW District 4 Commander Cecil McConnell. He presented KANG and KIK with certificates to thank us for all the hard work and donations to the Littlest Patriots program.

 The Littlest Patriots program provides care packages for pregnant veterans or their wives or those that have had just had a baby. Knitted/crocheted baby hats, booties, and blankets have been generously donated by KANG members to go in these packages.

 Mr. McConnell came in dress uniform to present us with the certificates and he shared with us an account of a baby shower that was held with a surprise there too! One of the expectant mothers went into labor at the shower!

 It was wonderful to hear a first hand account of how helpful these gifts can be.

 Mr. McConnell is the husband of one of our members, Lauren McConnell.

 Valerie Spratt

KIK Chapter President 

September 2016 Programs

9/9/16
CHIX – Create Braided Cord

9/10/16
SOCK – Knitted Beaded Purses

9/13/16
KNIT – 20 Year Celebration

9/15/16
KNOT – Breast Cancer Awareness

9/17/16
KIK – Blocking Your Knitting

9/26/16
KNOW – Mini-skein Swap

For full program descriptions, please visit our CALENDAR page.

August 2016 Programs

8/9/16
KNIT – Brioche Knitting

8/12/16
CHIX – 20 Year Celebration

8/13/16
SOCK – Ergonomics & 20 Year Celebration

8/20/16
KIK – Making Stitch Markers

8/25/16
KNOT – The Social Knitwork

8/29/16
KNOW -Blocking Lace

For full program descriptions, please visit our CALENDAR page.

July 2016 programs

7/8/16
CHIX – A study in gauge

7/9/16
SOCK – One skein wonders

7/12/16
KNIT – Making embellishments

7/21/16
KNOT – Yard sale

7/23/16
KIK – Discussing upcoming programs

7/25/16
KNOW – Choosing beads for your knitting

For full program descriptions, please visit our CALENDAR page.

June 2016 Programs

6/4/16
SOCK – Flash your stash

6/10/16
CHIX – 15-20 minute demo’s

6/14/16
KNIT – Broomstick lace

6/18/16
KIK – Chart reading

6/23/16
KNOT – presentation by Deena Seloff from Spring Beads

6/27/16
KNOW – Short Rows, part II

For full program descriptions, please visit our CALENDAR page.

2016-2017 Executive Board nominations

The Executive Board is accepting nominations for the following positions.  Executive Board nominees to elect will be announced in June and voting will take place at Chapter meetings in July.  The Officer Handover Meeting for out-going and in-coming Guild and Chapter Officers will be held the morning of July 30, 2016.  Our new year begins August 1, 2016.  Thanks everyone!

Executive Board to Elect:
Guild President
Guild Secretary
Guild Treasurer 

Executive Board to Appoint:
Guild Website
Guild Constant Contact
Guild Membership
Guild Workshops
Guild Charitable Contributions
Guild Retreat
Guild Registered Agent
Guild Booth/Liaison with Houston Fiber Festival
20th Year Anniversary Recognition

Trunk Show of Theodora’s Pearls Yarn

In preparation for the Knit Along KIK will begin in May, Alissa Barton of the Knitting Fairy has graciously offered to come do a Trunk Show of Theodora’s Pearls Yarns for KIK which is also open to all guild members. Theodora’s Pearls Auxanometer is the yarn used in the Sand and Sea Shawl which was the featured project on the Sea Purls 2016 Cruise. It is a bamboo yarn spun to order by a spinning mill in Texas. This 5 ply 100% bamboo, fingering weight (400 yards/100 g) comes in many hand-dyed colors. Alissa will also bring other Theodora’s Pearls yarn. This event will be on May 13, 2016, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. in the Community Room at Kingwood Medical Center. Since this is a regular work day for many people, Alissa is willing to arrange for you to see this yarn at another time. Please contact her at 214-412- 2889 or KnittingFairy.com