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 firstname.lastname@example.org
DOWNLOAD AN APPLICATION – $362 by check
SIGN UP ONLINE – $373 with Paypal
The purpose of this charity event is to get together, to do something that benefits others who are in needed, while doing something that we love.The purpose of this charity event is to get together, to do something that benefits others who are in needed, while doing something that we love.
This event is now open to non-members as well. Anyone who would like to knit or crochet for charity is welcome!
The focus for this Charity Knit-In is on cold weather items – hats, and scarves. But you can choose to work on any other projects for charity.
- The first 25 people to register will receive a door price. Click here to register on evite.
- Everyone present is eligible to get up to three raffle tickets for the raffle prize drawing at the end of the event.
- One raffle ticket for being present.
- One raffle ticket for donating yarn.
- One raffle ticket for completing a charity project at the event.
What to bring:
- Knitting needles or crochet hooks appropriate for the projects you wish to work on. US 11 needles/L11 hooks or bigger are needed for working with bulky yarns. The 2-hour scarf pattern calls for US 19 knitting needles.
- Any pattern that you would like to use for the charity item you wish to make.
- Any yarn that you would like to donate for this charity knitting event. The types of yarn needed are in worsted, bulky or super bulky weight with darker colors like black, browns, blues, and greens.
Click on this link for full description of this event!
A Guild Wide Planning Meeting will be held at 8:30 a.m. on Saturday August 5, 2017 at the Trini Mendenhall Sosa Community Center,1414 Wirt Rd., Houston. All members are encouraged to attend and help set the course for the 2017-2018 guild year!
Our Charity Event on June 3 was a very fun, successful event! We kicked off our newest charity knitting opportunity – Knitted Knockers. The Rose will be the recipient of the Knockers we make. They are very excited to be receiving these for the clients they serve who have had mastectomies. If you would like to help make Knockers, visit the knittedknockers.org website to download a free pattern. There is a very specific yarn list which must be followed. When you turn in a completed Knocker, you must include a note with the name of the yarn you used. This is a KnittedKnockers.org requirement.
35 Knitted Knockers were delivered to The Rose. They were very grateful. If our charity knitters who work on them can send it that many in the next few months, we should be able to completely cover their needs. There will be a Baby Shower (Littlest Patriots Program) at the Veteran’s Hospital on July 14. Their next shower will be in October or November. Our charity knitters who knit for babies turn in some lovely items that are very much appreciated! We are supposed to get some pictures from this event.
By August, the Charity Knitting Opportunites page on the KANG website will be revised. Chapters always are free to decide what they want to do in regards to charity. The Opportunites page is provided to make members aware of some of the needs in the Houston area. There are certainly many other needs that are not listed. We are moving toward chapters assisting with distribution of items. If the distribution of a type of item is handled by another chapter, items will be exchanged at Executive Meetings.
These are the individuals who have volunteered to assist with this distribution so far:
Littlest Patriots — Lauren McConnell (KIK)
Children’s Safe Harbor — Cynthia Long (KNOW)
Red Scarves for Success — Susan Draper (KIK)
Montgomery Co. Women’s Center — Syvia Lockett (KNOT)
Star of Hope, Men’s Items — Ann Furlough (KIK)
Preemie Hats — Janet Wallace (KIK)
Head Start Hats — Susan Draper (KIK)
Teddies for Tragedies — Ann Furlough (KIK)
LBJ/Ben Taub Hospitals — Pam Lee (KNIT)
Knitted Knockers — Christiane Bernal(SoCK)
Charity donation volunteers are still needed for:
Star of Hope, Women & Children
The distribution person does not have to be the charity person for your chapter.
If you knit for charity, please start working on items for cold weather. Please contact me at email@example.com with any questions; or, if you or your chapter could take one of the two types of donations that need to be adopted.
As always, I encourage you to –
“Do what you can, with what you have, where your are”
It’s time to bring the first guild mystery knit-a-long to a close this weekend with the announcement of the prize winners! I’d like to thank you all for participating and making this a very successful knit-a-long. It’s been so fun seeing all of your progress and successes. We had a good mix of participants from every chapter and managed to raise around $90.00 for our guild Charity budget! Awesome job everyone.
Now for the part we’ve all been waiting for:
Using a random number generator I’ve selected 4 entries from the FO thread on and 2 entries from the chatter thread on Ravelry and paired them up with the prizes you see above (plus a $25 e-gift credit donated by the lovely Jane Richmond to be used for any of her patterns).
Next up is a beautiful skein of Luscious Sock base (4-ply fingering) from Primrose Yarn Co. in the colorway “Space Opera”. This will be going home with Cynthia L.
Here is another beautiful fingering weight skein of yarn donated by our very own Natasha Sills from Gritty Knits. This is her luxurious Phillie mcs blend in the colorway “Cornflower” which will be going home with Catherine D.
Next we have a 1-2 skein, drawstring project bag from Little Skein in the Big Wool. I hope Bethel K. can find a project to fill it with :)Next up is another project bag from Mrs. Brown’s Bags. This is a zipper bag for 1-2 skein projects all for Kristie J.
And last, but not least, the designer of our lovely mystery mittens has donated a $25 gift credit for her pattern designs which can be redeemed through Ravelry by Paula C. Follow the link below to start picking out your next pattern :) Thank you so much for your generosity Jane! You’ve made the planning and execution of this knit-a-long so much smoother and I’m just so grateful for all of your support.
That, guys, will conclude this year’s Mystery Knit-A-Long. Thank you all for participating! Winners, you will be receiving an email regarding your prize delivery shortly, and all participants should have received their pattern code along with instructions to retrieve your e-version of the Spate mittens pattern.
If you’d like to help plan our next guild knit-a-long or if you have any feedback for this MKAL feel free to email firstname.lastname@example.org. I’d love to hear from you so we can continue making events like this fun and engaging for our awesome members.
Until next time!
The first clue in the Guild’s Mystery KnitALong is released!