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

Charity Knit In

Our next Charity Knit In will be on June 4 from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm at St. Anne DeBeaupre, 2810 Link Road, Houston, Texas 77009.

It’s time to register! Please email Ann Furlough at charity@knitatnight.org to sign up. We will be working on items needed for cold weather including Head Start Hats. We also need to work on Chemo Hats for Ben Taub. If you have cotton yarn you would like to donate, please bring it. Partial balls works great for the hat we have been making – the Helix Hat. If you are already working on an item for charity, feel free to bring it to work on. As we have done previously, this will be a pot luck event! In February, we had a good variety of delicious food. Coffee, water, and paper products will be provided! This is a great time to meet folks from other chapters and enjoy sitting and knitting for a good cause!

May 2016 Programs

5/10/16
KNIT – Assembling the Yarn Bomb project for Houston Fiber Fest

4/13/16
CHIX – 3 demos: tubular cast on, tubular bind off, tour of KANG website

5/14/16
SoCK – conclusion of the sock knitalong

5/21/16
KIK – Sand & Sea shawl knitalong

5/23/16
KNOW – Knitting in different directions

5/26/16
KNOT – presentation about Fair Trade

For full program descriptions, please visit our CALENDAR page.

CHIX Potluck Social

Please come join us Saturday, May 7, 2016 from 9 AM to 4 PM for our guild-wide Potluck Social. Located at Tracy Gee Community Center, 3599 Westcenter Dr.  Houston, Texas 77042.
 
We promise a fun filled day of socializing, good food, and learning new and familiar knitting techniques. 
 
Please bring things to show and share, whether they are items, pictures or ideas or still on the needles or hooks. Just bring some tidbit to share in our potluck, knitting and crochet supplies.  There will be plenty of extra yarn on hand to try out any of the techniques shown. What techniques you say?  Be there to find out!

April 2016 Programs

4/8/16
CHIX – Beth Brown Reinsel presents Scandinavian Sweater Design 

4/12/16
KNIT – Knitted embellishments

4/16/16
SoCK – Field trip to north Houston yarn stores

4/23/16
KIK – Knitted brioche

4/25/16
KNOW – Magic ball party

4/28/16
KNOT – Knitting ergonomics

For full program descriptions, please visit our CALENDAR page.

Sand and Sea Shawl knit-along

Sand and Sea Shawl

This is the Sand and Sea Shawl designed by Hope Logan of Yarn and Stitches. This shawl was the knitting project on the Sea Purls 2016 Cruise I took a couple of weeks ago. Hope has given me permission to share her pattern so the KiK chapter is going to do a knit along beginning on May 21 (3rd Saturday in May). The shawl pictured is made from Theodora’s Purls Auxanometer. It is 100% bamboo, 5 ply fingering weight, hand dyed yarn. The colors used were Gilded and Seafoam. If you are interested, this yarn will be available at the DFW Fiber Fest. Alissa Barton of the Knitting Fairy told me she would have it in her booth. You are free to use the yarn of your choice. Hope to see you in May!

Ann Furlough
KIK Chapter President

2016 KNOW Daycamp

Registration forms for the KNOW 2016 Day Camp will be available at the next KNOW meeting on March 28. The Day Camp, scheduled for Saturday, April 23, costs $30 to attend, with the registration fee covering lunch and beverages along with a light breakfast, keepsake bag full of goodies, and project materials. This year’s “Wrap Your Head Around This!” event promises to be a lively day full of fun, stitching, and socializing. Be sure to sign up soon as space is limited. 

UPDATE: Day Camp is now sold out! Thanks everyone. We’ll see you there.

March 2016 Programs

3/8/16
KNIT – Knitted Kitchener stitch

3/11/16
CHIX – Knitted Brioche

3/12/16
SOCK – Sock knit-along/Craftsy class, part 2 of 3

3/17/16
KNOT – Knit Companion app

3/19/16
KIK – Knitted broomstick lace

3/28/16
KNOW – Short row samplers
& 2016 KNOW Day Camp sign-up’s

For full program descriptions, please visit our CALENDAR page.