For our November meeting, Elizabeth Spies will continue her Brioche program. Last month we covered one color brioche. This month we will jump into two-color brioche. Elizabeth recommends you bring two yarns with high color contrast, and double pointed or circular needles a few sizes smaller than normal for your weight yarn. I love brioche and I hope you will fall in love too – come to our meeting and learn to love brioche!
We are so excited to begin our two month journey into Brioche knitting with Elizabeth Spies. Elizabeth will take us through one color brioche at the October meeting and two color brioche at the November meeting. Join us and get your brioche on!!
We are continuing our Hot Christmas Knitting KAL – bring a project that you are working on for Christmas. Don’t let the holidays sneak up on you this year! Some of our members are working on the Christmas Tree Advent Garland pattern, found on Ravelry, but any holiday knitting works for this KAL. Enjoy the cool air-conditioning in our meeting room and knit for cooler days.
We will begin our Hot Christmas Knitting KAL at the August 14 meeting. Bring any Christmas crafting you want to work on. As a chapter, we will be working from Christmas Tree Advent Garland by Linda Regel (ravelry link: https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/christmas-tree-advent-garland ). Bring your Christmas yarn and patterns – we can craft together and dream of cooler weather.
Charles Clark will be introducing us to Tunisian Crochet!!! If time allows, we will begin our Christmas Tree Garland, so bring your yarn and appropriate needles. Christmas in July!!
UFO…not the ET variety, but those Unfinished Objects that knitters try not to identify! Bring your UFOs to the May meeting and spend the evening as a sit-and-stitch.
The second part of the activity is exploring ASMR – Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response. ASMR is a pleasant physical or emotional feeling (not based on science) triggered most often by soft sounds such as vocal fry, rustling leaves, crinkling paper, scratching dry skin, and in this case, SLIME!
Jenny Quattlebaum will provide the fun ingredients including a PVA glue base (Elmer’s School Glue), glitter, beads, and food coloring. Attendees can mix these different mediums to create their own bag of squishy and stretchy slime to take home. Lastly, we will talk about different crunch textures and other sounds or sensations that give us the ol’ warm fuzzies!
Steek! Eek! – That’s the theme of our April meeting. Be adventurous and join us as we boldly embark on an event where only fearless knitters dare…that is, cutting our knitting with courage and fortitude.
- The pattern used for the project is “Steek This Coffee Cozy” by Rachel Henry, and it is free on Ravelry. This is knitted in the round.
- Worsted weight 100% wool (avoid superwash) – at least three colors
- Circular needles or DPN appropriate for the yarn weight
You can knit the cozy using the charted Fair Isle pattern given, or you can knit stripes, or your own pattern, or only one color.
The important part is that you work the number of stitches called for (begins with only 49 and increases up to 53) for close to the number of rows given (only 25!).
We will steek your knitting, make the band, and sew on buttons as time allows at the meeting.
Scary, fun things (like roller coasters, haunted houses, etc.) are always more fun with friends. Knit your cozy and come to the Steek! Eek! Meeting. We will cut our knitting together!
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.
- Attend the event
- Bring a non-member guest
- Turn in a completed, handmade charity item
- Donate a ball of acrylic/washable yarn for charity
To RSVP for the knit-in, please email knitatnightguildcharity@gmail.