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.”
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.
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.
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!!
This month’s KNIT meeting promises to be an invaluable learning opportunity. Who doesn’t love the look of perfect cables? Longtime KNOW member and knitting expert Cathy Drake will demonstrate how to achieve them when she presents her program, “Tips and Tricks for a Better Cabling Experience.” Plan to join us as we learn about basic cable construction, different types of cables, how to avoid cable flare and other common pitfalls, and more.
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!