Sybil Koempel will present a program on using charts for knitting colorwork. We will learn how to use and read colorwork charts. She will present examples of project knit from charts. There will be an exercise on making your own colorwork charts.
Tommie Merchant will be giving us a demo of working on her triangular loom. Please join us in February for a unique and interesting program.
Part 2 of cast-on/bind offs will be in March!
The next Executive Board Meeting will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday February 21, 2016 at the Trini Mendenhall Sosa Community Center,1414 Wirt Rd., Houston.
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.
Want to avoid the crowd? Then come celebrate Valentine’s Day with us for a heart-to-heart project. We will be knitting a cute, useful, easy and fun puffy heart. The pattern will be provided, and at the end of the evening everyone will receive a collection quick-knit heart patterns to get a head start on 2018 Valentine projects.
Supplies to Bring:
- Aran or worsted yarns in Valentine colors
- Size 7 or 8 needles
- Tapestry needle
In February we will be watching Lesson 1 – Introduction and Gauge Swatching. Please see the Facebook Event for more details.
It’s all about hearts….I will be bringing several small projects that you can finish and give to a sweetheart for valentine. Bring a skein of dk, worsted and bulky yarn with appropriate needle and hook sizes for each. There will be knitted and crocheted patterns. I will make each item so you can examine and make your choice. Oh, I almost forgot, let’s make the items in red or pink. I will do likewise.
We will have a catered brunch provided by our very own Brandy. The activities will include shopping, a stitch marker exchange, and the Gift Swap/Steal game.
For the stitch marker exchange, bring 25 – 30 stitch markers to swap.
For the Gift Swap/Steal Game, bring a wrapped knitting book that if bought brand new would be worth between $20 – $30. But feel free to bring a gently used book that you found at Half-Price books or that’s been languishing on your book shelf.
Participation in the stitch marker exchange and the Gift Swap/Steal Games is not required.
Please indicate if you are coming so we have an idea how many people to provide food for. You can RSVP at the event’s Facebook page here: https://www.facebook.com/
Additionally, while WC Mercantile is a wonderful yarn shop, it’s parking is not so wonderful. The Facebook page for the carpool sign up is here: https://www.facebook.com/
*Many of us arrive at the restaurant early to have dinner together. Everyone is welcome to join us.
Susan Draper will present a program and demonstration on blocking your knitting. She will also discuss care of your knitted garments.