KNOT Mtg – Kumihimo Braiding

Paula Fortenberry will present Kumihimo braiding!  Please bring scissors that you don’t mind cutting paper with and two highly contrasting smooth yarns from dk to worsted.

KNOW Mtg – Hack Your Knitting

The KNOW meeting will be on May 22 to avoid conflict with Memorial Day.   

 

Knitting Hacks.  We will present some knitting hacks — those helpful tips and techniques that are a little outside the knitting norms.  Do you have a favorite knitting hack?  Please be prepared to share with the group.

KIK Mtg – Social

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

Executive Board Meeting

The next Executive Board Meeting will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday May 16, 2017 at  the Trini Mendenhall Sosa Community Center,1414 Wirt Rd., Houston. 

SoCK Mtg – My First Lace Shawl Lessons 4 & 5

Last month we were supposed to watch supposed to watch lessons 4 & 5, but technical difficulties prevented us from watching the lessons. So this month we’ll be watching them.

You do not need to purchase the class to attend the meetings, but if you want to view it 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).

The schedule for the classes is:

May:
Lesson 4 – Simple Mistakes Along the Way
Lesson 5 – Fixing a …Section

June:
Lesson 6 – Completing the Shawl
Lesson 7 – Blocking & Care

CHIX Mtg – Auction and Illusion Knitting

Just in time for Mother’s Day, Paula is finally ready to auction off the long awaited knitted and crochet items. Bring all those bucks that have been passed out at the Chix’s meetings. You may combine your bucks or pass them along. At this time, there are 12 items and maybe more by meeting time.  There will also be an introduction of illusion knitting, also known as shadow knitting. Please bring two highly contrast yarns like black and white in order to see great results. DK or worsted with needle size 1 to 2 sizes smaller than called for.  

KNIT Mtg – Double Knitting

Chriztine Kirk will present a program on double knitting.  The homework instructions will be emailed to the chapter members since it was a pdf document with  multiple pages.  If non-chapter member would like a copy, please email Pam Lee at dbighippo@gmail.com.

KNIT Mtg – Beaded Waves Cuff

We are making the beaded waves cuff this month.  The kits were purchased directly from Laura Nelkin and our very own, Crystal Smith, will guide us through the process.  Participants should bring the following supplies:
 
1.  Size 1, 2 or 3 needles (patterns calls for size 2, but bring your preferred size/type)
2.  Measuring tape
3.  Beading mat or small cloth for workspace

 

Optional items:
1.  Fleegle Beader or
2.  1.15 mm – 1.25 mm crochet hook

CHIX Mtg – Tied in Knots

This month let’s get all tied up in knots.  Come and learn how to make ornamental knots.  This will be a fun exploration for more surface decor for our handmade knitting or crochet items.  You will be given step by step illustrations to help guide you through the process. Materials will be provided, just bring willing hands.

SoCK Mtg – New Year! New Technique! (cont’d.)

SoCK is continuing is annual New Year ! New Technique! Craftsy class.  We are watching the “My First Lace Shawl” Craftsy class.  Last month we watched Lesson 2 and 3.  This month we’ll be watching Lesson 4 and 5. 

 

You do not need to purchase the class to attend the meetings, but if you want it 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).