Sea Purls Cruise

Join us for Sea Purls 2019 and enjoy four days with a great group of knitting enthusiasts, family and friends! We will sail from Galveston to Cozumel on the Carnival Freedom on Saturday 2/09/19 at 4 PM. We will have a day at sea on Sunday 2/10, visit Cozumel on Monday 2/11, have another day at sea on Tuesday 2/12 and arrive back in Galveston at 8:30am Wednesday 2/13.

Our knitting workshops will take place during our two days at sea. We plan on two hours of workshop instruction during the morning of each day at sea and another 2 hours during the afternoons at sea for a total of eight hours of knitting instruction and assistance.

If you would like to register or have have any questions regarding the cruise please reach out to Hope at 972-679-3959! You will also find updated information at the Yarn & Stitches website and Facebook page:
http://www.yarnandstitches.com
https://www.facebook.com/YarnAndStitches

 

Knitting in the Hills Retreat

Registration will open Sunday, July 29th at 1pm CST!

We are thrilled to be back at the Horseshoe Bay Resort again this year. Located just off of Lake LBJ near Marble Falls, TX,  there are beautiful walking trails, bike rentals available, golf courses including a putting course, fitness center and on-site spa.

Our 2019 Teaching Lineup includes Andrea Mowry, Cecelia Campochiaro, & Juju Vail. Juju will also be presenting our Saturday Night Talk!

You can read more about our teachers and the classes they will be offering at this event in our newsletter.

2019 Houston Fiber Fest!

The 2019 Houston Fiber Fest will be held on June 21-23, 2019 at the Berry Center in Cypress, TX.  Watch for more information in coming months.

KNIT Mtg – Making Ravelry Work for You!

Ravelry.com is a popular social media site connecting fiber enthusiasts from all over the world, with access to patterns, message boards, organizational systems and more! Join Brandy Graesser of the SoCK chapter for an overview of Ravelry’s features, with tips and tricks to get the most out of this great website. Please bring a web enabled computer, tablet, or smart phone so that you can follow along. If you are not already registered for a Ravelry account please consider doing so before the start of the program. There will be a Q&A so please come with questions, as well as your favorite uses for Ravelry, so that we can all learn something new!

SoCK Mtg – Get the wool truth! (Part 2)

Get the wool truth! SoCK will gather for the second (of three) Craftsy class viewing that will help you get a nuanced understanding of different fiber types and the best use for each type of wool. Knit while you watch and jot down things you’ve learned for future reference!If you didn’t join us for the first two viewings, don’t fret! You’re still welcome to attend and pick up where we are in the series!

KNOW Mtg – Lace Knitting Tips and Tricks

This month, KNOW Member and lace knitter extraordinaire Janet Lauland will present a program for us called, “Lace Knitting Tips and Tricks.”  Topics to be covered include choosing appropriate yarn and needles, lifelines, working with charts, and more. This particular program was written by our lace designer-in-residence and CHIX member Rose Williams, so you won’t want to miss it!

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. 

KNOT Mtg – Dyeing Demo

Knitters North of Town (KNOT) will not be meeting at our regular time or place in July!  

Instead we will be meeting at 10:30am at Mohair &More (231 Gibbs Street,  New Waverly, Texas 77358) for a dying Demonstration with Louise and Bill Lane.  Yarn and fiber will be available for purchase as your canvas for dying and the artist in you will be revealed!  If you plan on attending please contact Louise at 936-661-8022.  This will give her an idea of how many to look forward to coming.  Bring your knitting and crochet and enjoy visiting with fiber friends.