CHIX Meeting – Math for Knitters

This month we will talk about how to substitute one weight of yarn for another. If your pattern calls for a DK weight yarn and you want to use fingering weight, what can you do to be sure it fits? This is a follow-up to Sandy Zeringue’s program last month about substituting one fiber for another.

KNOW meeting – Four Corners Skills Workshop

Please join us on May 21, 2018 at our  Four-Corners Skills Workshop, where we will be offering members their choice of four classes to be taught by some of our most generous and talented knitters.  Most members will be able to participate in two 30-minute classes each.  The topics and instructors are:

  • Provisional Cast-on:  Janet Lauland
  • Japanese Short Rows:  Cindy Long
  • Three-Needle Bind-off/Kitchener Stitch:  Janet Madden
  • Magic Loop:  Debbie Szuluk

If you still need to sign up for a class or classes, OR, you need the supplies lists/homework for the class(es) in which you are enrolled, please email  Janet at jneberman@gmail.com.  We hope everyone will take advantage of this invaluable opportunity to add to their knitting skills set. 

KIK Meeting – Yarn Store Boutique

Our program will be a road trip to Yarn Store Boutique, 8900 Eastloch Drive, Suite 300, in Spring.  281-430-3770.

Door prizes and small snacks will be provided by Yarn Store Boutique.

SoCK Meeting – Independence Fiber Mill

Did you know that there is a fiber mill just 90 minutes from Cypress?  There is!  Come tour one of the few fiber mills in Texas and learn how commercial yarn is spun, from fleece to final product.  And it being spring, there just may be baby goats that need some cuddling.  The tour includes both the mill and the dye shed (and the baby goats) and an opportunity to purchase yarn spun by the mill. 

All those wishing to carpool to Independence Farmstead Fiber Mill should meet at the Starbucks at 25615 Hwy 290 in Cypress by 8:30 am.  The drive to the mill is approximately 1 hour.  RSVP is not necessary but if you would like to RSVP, here is the FB link to the carpooling information. 

 

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!

KNOT Meeting – Cast-ons

Not Your Everyday Cast-on – Come join us for an exploration of 3 useful, Not Your Everyday, cast-ons with Roxanne Rump! We will discuss techniques, along with when and where to use different cast-ons. Come armed with your questions and ideas.

KNOW Meeting – Pattern swap

At this month’s KNOW meeting, we will have fun swapping patterns by way of our “Free Pattern Exchange.” What’s your favorite free pattern? Is it a go-to project when it comes to gifts for others? Your most-often-used stash buster? Whatever it may be, bring an example of a finished project to the meeting, along with copies of the pattern to share with like-minded stitchers. (Remember that the pattern must be free or you must have permission to share it.)

We will also be collecting any outstanding Snuggles for delivery to Special Pals. In addition, we’ll have sign-up sheets for the classes to be offered at our Four-Corners Skills Workshop to be held in May. See you there!

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!

KIK Meeting – Games

Our program will consist of knitting games – details will be provided at the meeting.  Please RSVP  no later than Friday, April 6th – the RSVP is required for prizes.  Crocheters and knitters are welcome and the only supplies you need are your needles.  Everything else will be provided by the program coordinator.