Spring Charity Knit-In 2018

As always, the knit-in is open to anyone who likes to knit and/or crochet for charity.  Please help spread the word! Feel free to bring a food item to share with the group.  We will have an oven and a microwave to heat up food.  Water, coffee, and tea will be provided.  

The first 25 people to check-in will receive a door prize.  We will have a drawing for three raffle prizes at the end of the knit-in.  Everyone can earn one raffle ticket for each of the following and there is no limit to how many tickets you can earn:
  •  Attend the event
  •  Bring a non-member guest
  •  Turn in a completed, handmade charity item
  •  Donate a ball of acrylic/washable yarn for charity
We will play a knitting related game. Participation in the game is purely voluntary and the winners will receive prizes. If you want to play, be sure to bring your knitting notions.  Game rules will be revealed at the knit-in.  
To RSVP for the knit-in, please email  knitatnightguildcharity@gmail.com with the names of the people in your group (which will help me with the preparation of door prizes), and also email me if you have ideas/projects for charity knitting or any questions. 


DFW Fiber Fest 2018

**Class Registration is now Open!**

DFW Fiber Fest is the premier annual fiber event in the Dallas-Fort Worth community.  Held each Spring, DFW Fiber Fest is a locally focused non-profit organization that offers both vendors and classes.  We bring in a juried selection of local and regional fiber vendors (with a few who are from outside of our regional area to spice up the mix).  Educationally, we offer a slate of classes from both nationally known and local teachers in the fiber arts – primarily in knitting, crochet, and spinning.  (For more about DFW Fiber fest, see the “About” page.)

2018 Navasota Retreat

Camp Allen Retreat is sold out!!
If you would like to be put on the waiting list please email Ann Cole.


Join us for the annual KANG retreat held at Camp Allen in Navasota, Texas from Thursday, April 26th thru Sunday April 29th.

This is a Knit at Night Guild retreat, so you must be a Guild member to participate.

It’s going to be a great one! We have a wonderful teacher, Candice Moore, who will be teaching beginning Brioche, intermediate Brioche, etc. 

The price is $362.00 if paid by check or $ 373.00 if paid by PayPal.  The price is for dinner Thursday evening, all 3 meals Friday, Saturday, and breakfast Sunday and your double occupancy room Thursday, Friday and Saturday and the classes.

Registration is now open and spaces are filling up quick! Be sure to sign up now to reserve your spot.

If you have any questions, please email Ann Cole at retreat@knitatnight.org


SIGN UP ONLINE – $373 with Paypal

Kid ‘N Ewe Fiber Festival

Kid ‘N Ewe is Texas’s premier fiber arts festival for spinners, weavers, knitters, crocheters, felters, and anyone else who enjoys the wide variety of fiber arts.

Charity – Knitted Knockers

Our next Charity Knit In is planned for June 3, 2017, from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at St. Anne DeBeaupre, 2810 Link Road, Houston, Texas 77009. I hope many of you will be able to attend.  We have a comfortable facility that will accommodate as many as choose to attend.
If you plan to attend, please RSVP to knitatnightguildcharity@gmail.com so I can plan for supplies and patterns.  We will be kicking off a new charity knitting opportunity – Knitted Knockers (soft, comfortable, knit prosthetics for breast cancer survivors).  We will discuss whether there is enough interest in this project for KANG to provide these to some area hospitals.  There are specific guidelines regarding patterns and yarns that must be followed to insure the finished product is as comfortable as possible for the recipient.  I will provide the appropriate yarn to get you started.  Please visit knittedknockers.org for more information. 
If you plan on working on this project, you will need size 4 needles. I have been working on making Knitted Knockers for about a month getting a range of sizes ready for delivery to Ben Taub.  In making these “knockers”, I’ve used both dpns and a 40 inch circular.  Either of these work.  You do need needles with good points because you will be making lots of increases.  The prettiest increase on the finished product is a make 1 left.  If you have questions, please feel free to contact me.
You may work on the charity project of your choice at the Knit In – but, your project does need to be for charity.  This event will be Pot Luck as we have done in the past.  There has always been a wide variety of tasty dishes!
Please join us for the fun – snacking, knitting, and door prizes!  I look forward to seeing many of you as we join together to –
          Do what we can, with what we have, where we are   

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.

Paint Your Own Yarn Bowl

Purchase your spot through the KANG website and join us for two hours of creative fun as we decorate a ceramic yarn bowl. The bowls are 5-3/4″ wide and 3-1/2″ tall. Bowls will be fired at the studio and available to pick up at a later time. Tickets will be on sale 3/1.
See http://purpleglazepottery.com/ for more information about painting ceramics and the studio.

Knit In Public – St. Arnold Brewery

Join us for a Knit in Public event at Saint Arnold Brewery from 11am  to 3pm Saturday, March 25th. Get to know members from other chapters, show off your WIPs, and learn about charity knitting opportunities while sampling delicious local craft beer. Saint Arnold also has a fantastic non-alcoholic root beer, as well as food service.

We will reserve several tables for the event, please RSVP to the Facebook event or to knitatnightguildworkshop@gmail.com so we know how much space we need! There is a $10 admission charge to the Brewery, which includes a glass and 4 beer samples. More information available at: http://www.saintarnold.com/visit/