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.
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).
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 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.