KIK Mtg – Scrap Happy

We will be putting together kits for the Scrap-happy Celebration Hats which will be distributed to area Head Start students. These make cute, colorful hats that are fun to make! Bring some smooth, washable worsted weight yarn from your stash. Partial skeins are prefect! As little as 10 grams of yarn will make one of the 5 color bands on the hat. Five balls are needed to make a hat. If you have a scale you use to weigh yarn, please bring it. We will be winding 10 gram balls to put in kits. Bring in your yarn already wound into 10 gram balls and receive an extra door prize ticket! If you want to get started on one of the hats, bring size 7 needles for knitting in the round. If you have questions, please contact me at knitatnightguildcharity@gmail.com 

Materials: smooth, washable worsted yarn, scale for measuring yarn if you have one, size 7 needles (dpns or circular) 

KIK Mtg – Relaxing

The June 17th meeting will have no program other than relaxing and enjoying each other’s company. 

KIK Mtg – Social

The May 20th meeting will have no program other than relaxing and enjoying each other’s company. 

KIK Mtg – Yarn Exchange

We will have a yarn exchange. Bring a skein of yarn you no longer want. Draw a number at the meeting to determine the order for choosing a new skein that someone else brought. 

KIK Mtg – Sockathon!

The February program will be a sockathon, so bring a sock pattern, needles and yarn as we all knit socks. Helpers will be available to those first timers. Ann Furlough will teach casting on for 2 at a time socks, cuff down. For this you will need a 47″(or longer) circular needle.

KIK Mtg – New Year’s Resolutions

It’s the start of the new year which means it’s resolution setting time! While you’ve probably set your 2017 personal and professional goals by now; join us in setting some craftier knitting and crochet goals.

KIK Mtg – Christmas Potluck

We will have a Christmas potluck and optional gift exchange. If you want to participate bring a knitting themed gift around $15. Everyone will contribute something for the potluck. 

 

KIK Mtg – Christmas Ornaments!

This month’s program is crocheted Christmas ornaments. 

 

You will need DK weight yarn( not Sugar and Cream), crochet hooks sizes 2.5 mm and 3.5 mm or sizes to go with your yarn. The pattern will be taught by Gloria Stafford. 

KIK – Roundtable

The October meeting of KIK will be a Roundtable share from members who have been on a yarn crawl, went to a workshop or trunk show recently. Tell us about what you learned and where you’ve been!

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