KNIT Meeting – Tunisian Crochet

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!!

KNIT Meeting – Cables

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.

KNIT Meeting – UFOs and Slime!

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!

KNIT Meeting – Steeking

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.  

Supplies

  • 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
  • Scissor

 

Homework

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!

Spring Charity Knit-In 2018

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.  

 
The first 25 people to check-in will receive a door prize.  We will have a drawing for three raffle prizes at the end of the knit-in.  Everyone can earn one raffle ticket for each of the following and there is no limit to how many tickets you can earn:
  •  Attend the event
  •  Bring a non-member guest
  •  Turn in a completed, handmade charity item
  •  Donate a ball of acrylic/washable yarn for charity
 
We will play a knitting related game. Participation in the game is purely voluntary and the winners will receive prizes. If you want to play, be sure to bring your knitting notions.  Game rules will be revealed at the knit-in.  
 
To RSVP for the knit-in, please email  knitatnightguildcharity@gmail.com with the names of the people in your group (which will help me with the preparation of door prizes), and also email me if you have ideas/projects for charity knitting or any questions. 

 

KNIT Meeting – Take a break!

Everyone needs a break! Join us Tuesday, March 13 during Spring Break Week. There is no program in March and we will use this time to knit and socialize. What were your best Spring Break getaways and where would you like to go next? Bring your stories and memories, and share them with the group.

KNIT Mtg – Making Ravelry Work for You!

Ravelry.com is a popular social media site connecting fiber enthusiasts from all over the world, with access to patterns, message boards, organizational systems and more! Join Brandy Graesser of the SoCK chapter for an overview of Ravelry’s features, with tips and tricks to get the most out of this great website. Please bring a web enabled computer, tablet, or smart phone so that you can follow along. If you are not already registered for a Ravelry account please consider doing so before the start of the program. There will be a Q&A so please come with questions, as well as your favorite uses for Ravelry, so that we can all learn something new!

KNIT Mtg – Crochet Basics

Are you Bi-crafty?  Our own Linda Demaray will introduce us to crochet basics!  If you knit, crochet makes wonderful edging and cast-ons.  If you crochet, please come and help those of us as we learn to crochet.  No homework; just bring a J or K hook and some worsted weight yarn!