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. 

 

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.

 

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.