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. 

 

Charity Knit-In: October 2017

Our next Charity Knit-In is scheduled for October 7, 2017, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Kingwood Medical Center, 22999 U.S. 59, Kingwood TX 77339, in the Kingwood Room, beside the cafeteria closest to the West Tower entrance. This is a potluck event, so please feel free to bring a food item to share with the group. Coffee, tea and water will be available.

This event is now open to non-members as well. Anyone who would like to knit or crochet for charity is welcome!

The focus for this Charity Knit-In is on cold weather items – hats, and scarves. But you can choose to work on any other projects for charity.

Registration:
The purpose of this charity event is to get together, to do something that benefits others who are in need, while doing something that we love. The door prizes and raffle prizes are sponsored by the Knit and Night Guild in appreciate of your contribution to this purpose.

  • The first 25 people to register will receive a door price. Click on this link to register on Evite.
  • Everyone present is eligible to get up to three raffle tickets for the raffle prize drawing at the end of the event.
  • One raffle ticket for being present.
  • One raffle ticket for donating yarn.
  • One raffle ticket for completing a charity project at the event.

What will be available at the event:

  • Patterns for hats and scarves using bulky or super bulky yarn.
  • Some bulky yarn will be available.
  • Coffee, tea, and water.

What to bring:

  • Knitting needles or crochet hooks appropriate for the projects you wish to work on. US 11 needles/ L11 hooks or bigger are needed for working with bulky yarns. The 2-hour scarf pattern calls for a US 19 knitting needles.
  • Any pattern that you would like to use for the charity item you wish to make.
  • Any yarn that you would like to donate for this charity knitting event. The types of yarn needed
    are in worsted, bulky or super bulky weight with darker colors like black, browns, blues, and
    greens.

Yarn to donate:
If you have yarn that you would like to donate, please bring it to the event. But if you are not able to join
us, please send them along with your friends who will be attending the event.

Charity items to donate:
Please bring charity items that you have made to the Charity Knit-In, so that we can send them back
with the volunteers who are delivering to the respective charities. If you are not able to join us, please
send them along with your friends who will be attending the event.

Charity Organizations that we currently support:
To view a list of charities that we current support and the items that we make for them, please click here. If you have other opportunities and would like to volunteer to deliver items to other local
charities, please email me.

We look forward to seeing everyone at this event!

 

Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.

KNOW Mtg WEATHER UPDATE

Due to inclement weather and the expectation of massive area flooding, the KNOW chapter August meeting has been CANCELLED. The next meeting for KNOW will be the regularly scheduled September meeting on Monday, September 25th. We hope to see you there!

Please everyone stay safe and dry during the storm. 

Charity News – July 2017

Our Charity Event on June 3 was a very fun, successful event! We kicked off our newest charity knitting opportunity – Knitted Knockers. The Rose will be the recipient of the Knockers we make. They are very excited to be receiving these for the clients they serve who have had mastectomies. If you would like to help make Knockers, visit the knittedknockers.org website to download a free pattern. There is a very specific yarn list which must be followed. When you turn in a completed Knocker, you must include a note with the name of the yarn you used. This is a KnittedKnockers.org requirement.

35 Knitted Knockers were delivered to The Rose. They were very grateful. If our charity knitters who work on them can send it that many in the next few months, we should be able to completely cover their needs. There will be a Baby Shower (Littlest Patriots Program) at the Veteran’s Hospital on July 14. Their next shower will be in October or November. Our charity knitters who knit for babies turn in some lovely items that are very much appreciated! We are supposed to get some pictures from this event.

By August, the Charity Knitting Opportunites page on the KANG website will be revised. Chapters always are free to decide what they want to do in regards to charity. The Opportunites page is provided to make members aware of some of the needs in the Houston area. There are certainly many other needs that are not listed. We are moving toward chapters assisting with distribution of items. If the distribution of a type of item is handled by another chapter, items will be exchanged at Executive Meetings.

These are the individuals who have volunteered to assist with this distribution so far:

Littlest Patriots — Lauren McConnell (KIK)
Children’s Safe Harbor — Cynthia Long (KNOW)
Red Scarves for Success — Susan Draper (KIK)
Montgomery Co. Women’s Center — Syvia Lockett (KNOT)
Star of Hope, Men’s Items — Ann Furlough (KIK)
Preemie Hats — Janet Wallace (KIK)
Head Start Hats — Susan Draper (KIK)
Teddies for Tragedies — Ann Furlough (KIK)
LBJ/Ben Taub Hospitals — Pam Lee (KNIT)
Knitted Knockers — Christiane Bernal(SoCK)

Charity donation volunteers are still needed for:

Star of Hope, Women & Children
HeartScarves

The distribution person does not have to be the charity person for your chapter.

If you knit for charity, please start working on items for cold weather. Please contact me at knitatnightguildcharity@gmail.com with any questions; or, if you or your chapter could take one of the two types of donations that need to be adopted.

As always, I encourage you to –

“Do what you can, with what you have, where your are”

Calling All Members!

The end of the the guild year is fast approaching, which means it is election time!

Chapter Presidents will be voted on in your June chapter meetings. Our chapters only exist with willing participants and volunteers! Please consider donating your time to the guild to keep your chapter alive and thriving :)

Voting for executive officers will take place in your July chapter meetings. Positions and current nominees are listed below:

Guild President: Nomination needed!
Guild Secretary: Jenny Q.
Guild Treasurer: Charlotte T.

The guild president is responsible for setting the  date, agenda and presiding over Guild’s mandatory quarterly meetings (this will also include reviewing Secretary’s minutes prior to posting on Guild website). Sign contracts on behalf of Guild and sign checks or approvals for Treasurer as necessary. Coordinate and host upcoming year planning meeting for all chairs, committees and Chapters to network and synchronize calendar, communication deadlines for the new year. Assist in keeping archives of documents, contacts and inventory for Guild (currently using OneNote, available to all Executive and Chapter Board members). Executive President will also want to conscientiously respond to Guild g-mail and phone communication to assist in the wide variety of suggestions, troubleshooting, planning, concerns and praises regularly received.  If you or anyone you know is interested in being nominated for Guild President please let your current chapter president know or send an email to president@knitatnight.org. 

The 2017-2018 Executive Board will appoint committee chair positions in August. Positions to be appointed include:

Guild Membership: nomination needed
Guild Website: Sarah M. (committee members welcome)
Guild Constant Contact: nomination needed
Guild Workshops: nomination needed
Guild Community Service (Charity): nomination needed
Guild Retreat: Ann C.
 
If you are interested in donating your time to any of these positions, or for more information on what will be required of you, please talk with your chapter president or send an email to the current committee chair position you’d like to know more about. 

MKAL Prize Winners

It’s time to bring the first guild mystery knit-a-long to a close this weekend with the announcement of the prize winners! I’d like to thank you all for participating and making this a very successful knit-a-long. It’s been so fun seeing all of your progress and successes. We had a good mix of participants from every chapter and managed to raise around $90.00 for our guild Charity budget! Awesome job everyone. 

Now for the part we’ve all been waiting for: 

prizes

Using a random number generator I’ve selected 4 entries from the FO thread on and 2 entries from the chatter thread on Ravelry and paired them up with the prizes you see above (plus a $25 e-gift credit donated by the lovely Jane Richmond to be used for any of her patterns). 

First up is a set of Knitter’s Pride KnitBlockers! Congratulations Nancy P. :)img_1412

Next up is a beautiful skein of Luscious Sock base (4-ply fingering) from Primrose Yarn Co. in the colorway “Space Opera”. This will be going home with Cynthia L.img_1410

Here is another beautiful fingering weight skein of yarn donated by our very own Natasha Sills from Gritty Knits. This is her luxurious Phillie mcs blend in the colorway “Cornflower” which will be going home with Catherine D.img_1409

Next we have a 1-2 skein, drawstring project bag from Little Skein in the Big Wool. I hope Bethel K. can find a project to fill it with :)lsbagNext up is another project bag from Mrs. Brown’s Bags. This is a zipper bag for 1-2 skein projects all for Kristie J. brownbag

And last, but not least, the designer of our lovely mystery mittens has donated a $25 gift credit for her pattern designs which can be redeemed through Ravelry by Paula C. Follow the link below to start picking out your next pattern :) Thank you so much for your generosity Jane! You’ve made the planning and execution of this knit-a-long so much smoother and I’m just so grateful for all of your support. 
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That, guys, will conclude this year’s Mystery Knit-A-Long. Thank you all for participating! Winners, you will be receiving an email regarding your prize delivery shortly, and all participants should have received their pattern code along with instructions to retrieve your e-version of the Spate mittens pattern. 

If you’d like to help plan our next guild knit-a-long or if you have any feedback for this MKAL feel free to email website@knitatnight.org. I’d love to hear from you so we can continue making events like this fun and engaging for our awesome members. 

Until next time!
~Sarah~

KANG’s 1st MKAL

Guild members! This spring KANG will be hosting our first ever Mystery Knit-A-Long. This will be a completely blind MKAL (no peeking!!), meaning you won’t know what you’re making until you are making it. Just a tiny hint? Jane Richmond is thrilled we’ve chosen one of her designs. I’m not telling which one though ;)

This is a comfortable beginner pattern. If you are a beginner you will learn some new skills and if you’re an old hat…don’t worry it’s interesting enough to (hopefully) keep you coming back for more. We’ll begin with Clue #1 posted to the website on April 1st in the members only section of the website. The clue release schedule will proceed with a new clue every Saturday as follows:

Clue #1: April 1
Clue #2: April 8
Clue #3: April 15
Clue #4: April 22

Please make sure you are a member before you purchase the MKAL! You won’t be able to reach your clues otherwise :) The pattern is electronic ONLY and will be delivered through Ravelry. 

Purchase? Yes! The MKAL is $8.00 to participate. This will cover the purchase of your pattern, and all proceeds will be added to our Charity Budget for this fiscal year. You can have fun, make friends, and be generous all at once! The event will be open on the store Wednesday, March 1st through Wednesday, March 29th.

What about the yarn? This pattern is a one skein wonder! All you need is a single skein of worsted weight yarn of your choosing. When you register for the MKAL you’ll get an email including the gauge, size needles, and total yardage used in the sample knit to get you ready for cast on and the 1st clue; you’ll also receive an MKAL password to unlock the clues. 

When the final clue is released you will receive an email containing a personalized Ravelry code and instructions to download your purchased e-copy of the pattern into your Ravelry library. 

Need help? Have specific questions or just want to chat or post progress pics? Head over to the MKAL thread on Ravelry or to the Facebook event page! I’ll get back to any questions you have as soon as possible. 

At the close of the MKAL there will be an FO thread on the guild’s Ravelry group page to post FO picture. Make sure you post your FOs here for your entry into the prize pool! The thread will open April 22nd along with the release of your final clue and will remain open until May 5th. Made 2 or 3 of them? Post a pic per FO for bonus entries into the pool. Winners will be announced here on the website Saturday, May 6th. 

Don’t want to knit but still want to contribute or participate? We still need some moderators for the Facebook event page and the Ravelry discussion threads. We are also welcoming donations for the prize pool! Please email website@knitatnight.org if you are interested in either of these options.

2017 Navasota Retreat

It’s time to sign up!

Join us for the annual KANG retreat held at Camp Allen in Navasota, Texas from Thursday, April 6th thru Sunday April 9th.

This is a Knit at Night Guild retreat, so you must be a Guild member to participate.

This year we have a teacher! “Susanna IC” will be teaching two 3 hour classes.  She will be teaching a beading class and a cable and lace class.

The price is $360.00 if paid by check or $ 370.00 if paid by PayPal.  The price is for dinner Thursday evening, all 3 meals Friday, Saturday, and breakfast Sunday and your double occupancy room Thursday, Friday and Saturday and the classes.

Registration is now open!  You will be notified when we receive your check and that you are signed up.

If you have any questions, please email Ann Cole at retreat@knitatnight.org

DOWNLOAD AN APPLICATION – $360 by check

SIGN UP ONLINE – $370 with Paypal

‘Tis the Season

The holidays have arrived!

KANG is celebrating in style with holiday parties for every chapter. Please make sure to check out the CALENDAR page to find out when all the parties are happening. *Take note of RSVP details and gift exchange notices so you know what to bring (other than your smiling self, of course).


In membership news, KANG has topped two hundred members!!  The membership count currently stands at 210 members.
 
If you are interested in joining, or haven’t yet renewed your membership, all you need the do is bring your $25.00 payment and completed application form to a chapter meeting and pick up your membership card.  If you are unable to attend a chapter meeting, you can JOIN ONLINE for $27.00, OR mail your completed application and a $25.00 check made out to:
KANG Treasurer
3210 Autumn Bridge Lane
Houston, Texas 77084
*Please note that membership cards will not be mailed unless you include a stamped, self-addressed envelope with your payment.
 
If you wish to opt out of having your contact information in the membership directory, located in the member’s only section of the website, please check the Opt Out box on the membership form. The directory is password protected and is not sold or distributed to anyone outside of KANG.