Our famous Potluck Christmas Get Together!!
Please plan to join us for a festive, fun-filled evening of seasonal games, terrific prizes, and a luscious dessert at KNOW’s annual Holiday Party. Be sure to bring a gift-wrapped, like-new, non-acrylic skein of yarn if you’d like to participate in Santa’s One-Skein Swap and go home with a new ball of yarn! Arrive early for dinner if you like. Everyone is welcome.
It’s time for our annual holiday party at WC Mercantile! We will have a catered brunch provided by our very own Brandy Graessar. Activities will include shopping, stitch marker swapping, and a 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 $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 Game is not required.
We will meet at the Starbucks at Spring Cypress and Highway 290, in front of the Best Buy. All those who want to carpool, meet there before 9:00 a.m. We will then condense into a smaller number of cars. If you want coffee, get there by 9:15 a.m.
This month, KNOW Member and lace knitter extraordinaire Janet Lauland will present a program for us called, “Lace Knitting Tips and Tricks.” Topics to be covered include choosing appropriate yarn and needles, lifelines, working with charts, and more. This particular program was written by our lace designer-in-residence and CHIX member Rose Williams, so you won’t want to miss it!
Shelley Martella, owner of Threads & Ewe, will speak about fiber festivals from the vendor’s side of the table. Her online shop sells both yarn and quilting fabric, and she will bring some of each to sell. Members who want something specific may contact Shelley prior to the meeting so that she can bring what they want. www.threadsandewe.com
Open to all members.
Want your work to look professional? Want to see those lace stitches you toiled over bloom? Want to take your knitting up a level? Blocking is the answer!!
Our own Nancy Polychronopoulos will take us through the all important skill of blocking.
Bring your questions!
The days of boring stitch markers are over! This month we’ll be learning how to make our own. SoCK’s own Keena Kang will be demonstrating multiple techniques to make your stitch markers.
Lobster claw clasps
4mm jump ring
6mm jump ring
10mm jump ring
Charm/accent beads with holes at both ends
Charms with a hole at 1 end
2 inch head pins
Round nose pliers
Judith Gerst will teach us how to do two-color brioche.
This month’s program on Hand-Dying Yarn With Natural Dyes is being presented by Penny and Peggy of Sky Loom Weavers in Cat Springs, Texas. Penny and Peggy will talk about the process they use to create beautiful yarn using flowers, plants, and other natural materials, and show us how we can do it at home. They will also be bringing hand-dyed yarn from their shop that will be available for sale.