KNOW Mtg – Hand Dyeing w/ Natural Dye

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. 

KNIT Mtg – Technology Tour

Have you wondered why our guild doesn’t have a website (we totally do!)? Do you worry about deleting your newsletter and then forgetting what the next meeting is about and what the homework was? Need to contact our guild treasurer about that retreat you just bought twice but can’t find her email address? Have you always wondered how to do a search on Ravelry or post to the Guild Facebook page? Then join us for a fun filled adventure through the yarny interwebs in all of its glory. Bring all of your most burning techy questions for Sarah to answer half of them while trying not to cry.

Materials to bring:
Your thinking cap
Your favorite techy device (if you’d like to follow along or get technical help at the end)

Also, our Presdient will be presenting information on our KNIT Cowl KAL. We have pattern information in our ravelry thread. We will discuss this KAL and begin voting on a pattern! I look forward to knitting with you.

KNOW Mtg – Fair Isle

We will be having a program on Fair Isle.

This program has been cancelled due to inclement weather and expected flooding. As the following Monday is Labor Day, there is no make-up meeting scheduled. We will see you for the regularly scheduled September meeting on the 25th. 

Stay safe and dry everyone!

KNOT Mtg – Planning for the New Knit Year

We welcome all who would like to contribute to shaping our 2018 and 2019 Programs.  The second half of our meeting will be a sit, knit and share meeting.  All are welcome to attend and please introduce yourself to our new KNOT President, Susan Motycka.  Thank you Susan and we look forward to the upcoming knitting year! 

KIK Mtg – FiberArt Gadgets

We will be sharing gadgets that make knitting/crochet easy. Please bring your favorite gadget that you use. We will be also making portable counters.

Executive Board Meeting

The next Executive Board Meeting will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday August 15, 2017 at the Trini Mendenhall Sosa Community Center,1414 Wirt Rd., Houston. Members are welcome to attend.

SoCK Mtg – Knitting Origins

Have you ever wondered about the origins of knitting?  Stopped to think, who came up with the idea of taking two sticks and some string and making a sock?  Just how old is knitting?  What were the first knitted items?  Wonder no more.  Come learn about the beginnings of knitting through the medieval period.  Learn about where knitting began and what people in the dark ages knitted.  There will be pictures of pieces from the medieval age, reproductions, and patterns based upon historical pieces.  All taught by a noble woman from the 1300s. 

CHIX Mtg – August 2017

HOMEWORK: 

Make four small swatches using smooth, light colored yarn.  It is easiest to see with worsted weight yarn, but any weight yarn and appropriate needles will work.  Wet block them so the edges lay flat.  
 
Swatches 1 and 2:
Cast on 6 stitches, leaving a 10″ tail.  Work 16 rows in stockinette stitch, then work 16 rows in garter stitch.  On these swatches DO NOT slip the selvedge stitches. Bind off, leaving a 10″ tail for seaming.
 
Swatches 3 and 4:  
Cast on 10 sts and work 10 rows of stockinette stitch.  DO NOT bind off these swatches but leave each on a needle.  We will join the live stitches wth 3-needle bind-off, then crochet the selvedges together.
 
Bring with you:
  • Yarn for seaming, the same as your swatches or a similar yarn of a different color
  • Darning or tapetry needle.
  • Another knitting needle of the size used for your swatches
  • Crochet hook of appropriate size for your swatch yarn.  (Size H is good with worsted weight yarn.)
  • Scissors