Spring has arrived in Houston so it’s time for spring flowers. Bring your bits and bobs of leftover yarn and the knitting needles and crochet hooks in the appropriate sizes to the March meeting. You may even want to bring dpns as some patterns are knit in the round. We will provide knit and crochet patterns for all sorts of flowers – sun flowers, daffodils, bluebonnets and more.
Our planned program will be a mystery springtime project. Homework will be assigned at the February meeting and will also appear in next month’s KANG newsletter.
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.
Paula Fortenberry will teach her much praised class CREATE YOUR OWN BRAIDED CORD. She will show us how to create ornate braids using the very yarns that we knit and crochet with.
- Scissors that you don’t mind cutting paper with
- Several colors of worsted yarn
- A ruler (the little gauge rulers will work well)
You do not need to purchase the class to attend the meetings, but if you want it to view on your own time, or if you want the pattern, you do need to purchase the class. Make sure to purchase it from the Craftsy link on the KANG website. (KANG gets a portion of the proceeds for every class purchased that way).
This will be a knowledge meeting. Bring your latest gadgets, book, website, technique and even your projects that are still on the needles or hooks to share with fellow knitters and crocheters.
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.
We begin our annual KAL this month. This will be a short 1 month KAL. We will be knitting hats for charity, and have plenty of donated yarn for this purpose. Please bring needles in the 9 to 11 range to start a hat at the meeting. Pick out some of the donated yarn and start your hat. The hats will be collected at the February meeting to be distributed.
- US 9 – 11 size needles
The KNOT January meeting will focus on cast-on and bind-off pairs. This will be a member-led session featuring techniques that work well together. This is part 1 of 2.