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!
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.