The KNOT October meeting is at Purly Girls Yarn Shop in Old Town Spring at 702A Spring Cypress Rd, Spring, TX 77373. We will be doing a knitted ornament for the holiday season. Kits will be available for a minimal cost. Please join us for a tour of the new Purly Girls Yarn Shop and a comfortable sit and knit holiday craft!
Yarn by definition is a continuous often plied strand composed of either natural or man made fibers or filaments and used in weaving and knitting to form cloth. Have you wondered what ply is or what fiber options are available? Join KNOT for a discussion on yarn lead by Dolores Rose.
Tips and Tricks – Come share a Knitting tip or trick. We will also have a “garage sale” table where excess supplies and yarn can be yours at bargain prices.
We’ll have our annual Pic-Knit with food, games, and fun. Please bring your Temperature scarves in progress.
Saturday, June 8 is Knit in Public Day!
KNOT members invite other knitters to join them in the Food Court at The Woodlands Mall from 11am – ???. Plan to knit as long as you like and then perhaps do a bit of shopping while you’re there.
KNOT (Knitters North of Town) has a change in our May program. Sarah Paul of Wild Dahlia will present our May 23 program. Sarah is a spinner, hand-dyer and felter who will bring some of her tools and tell us how she creates her lovely designs. Sarah was at Yellow Rose Fiber Fiesta last weekend and will be at Houston Fiber Fest on June 21-23.
The “Happy Endings” program has been postponed until the June meeting.
“Happy Endings” will teach us some attractive ways to finish off our knitting projects. The program will include Crab Stitch (crochet) and a couple of different I-cord bind offs.
A bit of homework:
Cast on about 18-20 stitches and knit 8 rows. Use any scrap yarn you have on hand, preferably in a solid light color so that you can see the stitches clearly. Don’t bind off; leave the stitches on your needles. Please also bring a crochet hook about equal to the size of your needles. If you don’t have a hook, we’ll have some available for you to use.
Nancy Polychronopoulos will tell us all we need to know about Houston Fiber Fest which will be held June 21st – Jun 23rd at the Berry Center.
Roxanne Rump will lead an interactive discussion on some common sweater types, focusing on design considerations and pros and cons of each type of construction. Examples and patterns will be available to demonstrate the concepts discussed.
Our January program will be “An International Yarn Crawl: Past and Present” by Kristi Boehm and Carolyn Boyd.