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
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.
Quick – Easy Gifts
* Member discussion ideas
* Members will make soap covers (Knitted & Crochet)
The first clue in the Guild’s Mystery KnitALong is released!
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.
The November KNOT meeting will be held the 3rd Thursday (Nov 17), in place of the 4th Thursday (Thanksgiving). Please note that the December meeting will be held on the 3rd Thursday of December.
The November program will be a presentation by Sue Werner on the simple, single-color Brioche stitch. The Brioche Stitch is reversible and looks a bit like a 1×1 rib. It’s not knit that way!! The result is a thick stretchy fabric that is great for hats, scarves, and sweaters. Please join us for a fun evening!
Chix will have Tamara Gooderham as our guest speaker. Tamara will begin her presentation at 10:10 am. Please be prompt.
Homework will be as follows:
Knit a square approximately 5″ by 5″ in a worsted weight yarn in stockinette stitch (knit one row, purl one row).
Don’t cast on or bind off too tightly since we will crochet into these stitches.
A smooth light colored yarn would best.
Please block the square beforehand and bind in the ends.
- the knitted stockinette stitch square
- more yarn in the same color
- 4 stitch markers to put in the corners
- a crochet hook half a metric size larger than the needle size used
- (If you use size 7 / 4.5 mm needles bring a size 8 H 5mm crochet hook).
Skills required: Need to know how to do chain, single and double crochet stitches.
At this month’s meeting, Janet Lauland will present a program for us on Blocking Lace Knitting. Janet will be discussing techniques and tools for blocking lace. We will also be observing the 20th anniversary of the Knit at Night Guild (KANG).
Many of us arrive at the restaurant early to have dinner together. Everyone is welcome to join us.