KNIT Meeting – Using Beads

Our very own Crystal Smith will present a program on using beads with knitting. The program covers information for beginners as well as advanced knitters. Those with more experience are encouraged to bring their projects to show and discuss.
If you want to practice the techniques discussed, bring fingering weight yarn (solid, lighter colors are best), size 6 or 8 beads, and some type of beading tool (a 1.25mm crochet hook will work.) If you do not have a 1.25mm hook or a beading tool, Crystal will bring other options as a substitute.

KNIT Meeting – Unique knitting stitches

Join us for two activities to “cast on” the new KNIT year.  We have six members demonstrating unique knitting stitches with swatches and pattern applications.  Come learn something fun from our own talented knitters.  Also, everyone can participate as we survey the group for potential program activitities for the upcoming year – from KALs to skills and techniques.  We really want your input.  As usual, show and share is a favorite way to end the meeting, so bring your completed projects for all the “ohs and ahs!”

KNIT Meeting – July Picnic

Come to our July Picnic Knit ‘N Chat!  Chapter members will receive a survey for picnic food ideas, then the chapter will supply the picnic.  Come and chat with us as we celebrate the middle of summer!

KNIT Meeting – Houston Fiber Fest

We will continue our anticipation and preparation for Houston Fiber Fest.  Please bring projects you have made with yarn purchased at past Houston Fiber Fests (or just bring the yarn if you are still thinking about the perfect project for that yarn).  We will discuss vendors and share our shopping lists!

KNIT Meeting – Information on Houston Fiber Fest

This month we will have Nancy Polychronopoulos tell us all we need to know about Houston Fiber Fest which will be held June 21st – Jun 23rd at the Berry Center.  Learn all about vendors and classes.  Make plans to see your friends.  We will cover it all at our May meeting!

KNIT Meeting – Entrelac

Ruth Cutting will bring the wonders of entrelac to our meeting.  Ruth suggests a skein of self-striping yarn with long color runs; something like Noro’s Silk Garden or Plymouth’s Gina.  DK or worsted weight would be the easiest to work with.  And of course, bring needles in an appropriate size for the yarn.

KNIT Meeting – Make your own stitch markers!

The days of boring stitch markers are over!  For March we will be learning how to make our own.  SoCK’s own Keena Kang will be demonstrating multiple techniques to make your own stitch markers.  If you have the following supplies, please bring them, if not, we will have supplies to share.  Supplies: lobster claw clasps;  4mm jump rings; 6mm jump rings; 10mm jump ring; charm/accent beads with holes at both ends; charms with a hole at 1 end; 2 inch head pins; wire cutters; and round nose pliers.

KNIT Meeting – Imagine YOU are a lifelong knitting project

Imagine YOU are a lifelong knitting project

Bring your curiosity, your imagination, your aches and pains as well as your passion for the craft. We will discuss how to troubleshoot pain or injury that may be caused by your greatest creative outlet. We will explore and explain simple, straightforward ways in which you can balance your structure to continue to enjoy your craft without causing damage to the body.

Joyce Yost Ulrich is the owner of Pilates Treehouse, located in the Houston Heights. She is faculty for the Centre for Spatial Medicine as well as The Rossiter System. She uses Pilates, Yamuna Body Rolling and Rossiter to help others feel better, move better and continue to do what it is that they love.”

KNIT Meeting – Mad about mitered squares

Jan Clark will take us through the techniques needed to make a mitered square project!  Bring assorted colors of scrap yarn, a safety pin to mark your “right side” and appropriate size needles.  Jan used sock yarn for her project.  We will work through picking up stitches and double decreases. And we will discuss different mitered square projects to spark your imagination.  Join us in the new year with mitered squares. 

KNIT Meeting – Holiday potluck

Our December meeting is fast approaching – Tuesday, December 11th.  I know that this holiday season can be hectic, so I invite you to come to our meeting and relax!  We will have potluck with KNIT providing the main meat dish and you all bringing the sides, drinks, and desserts.  Take a look at the evite sent, and use the Activity button on the left to see what others are bringing.  
Besides food, I thought we would celebrate our Brioche progress – so this meeting will be our Brioche Showcase!  Bring any brioche project you have – finished or not – and let’s share and encourage.