SoCK Meeting – Shadow Knitting

Have you heard of Shadow Knitting, or Illusion Knitting?  Join SoCK this month with Andrea Conrad from KIK. She will be presenting this technique.

Bring two colors of yarn, contrasting is better, a dark color and a lighter one.  You will also need to bring appropriate needles.  We will be working on a coaster

SoCK Meeting – Peace Pals

Join us in making Pocket Peace Pals with Kate Wilson!  Using scrap worsted weight yarn, cast on 32 stitches and knit 50 rows in a stripe pattern.  Then sew it up, stuff it,  add a few details, and you have a Pocket Peace Pal!  See the pattern here.

Bring in your Peace Pal ready to sew up, or bring scrap yarn and we’ll knit them up in the meeting.  Either way, we’ll have some great Pals to forward to children in global areas of conflict.

Please make the face area medium or dark brown.

SoCK Meeting

Calling all current SoCK members!  We need to vote on the new slate of officers for the Executive Board.  Welcome to our new members!  Our program is Show and Share from Fiber Fest.  Bring your finished Antarktis or Diffusion shawls and bring your yarn bowl to show and share.  Looking forward to seeing everyone.

SoCK Meeting – Discussion of yarn

What is yarn? 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 SoCK for a discussion on yarn.  

For our June meeting SoCK will be going on a field trip! Join us at Color Me Mine in Cypress from 11:00 – 1:00 to paint a yarn bowl. The cost is $30.00 plus tax. Please RSVP to SoCK by May 26 if you would like to attend.

SoCK Meeting – Mitered corners

Join SoCK as we explore a mitered corner.  Please bring cotton yarn and size 8 or 9 needles.  We will continue sharing our progress on the KAL shawls. 

SoCK Meeting – Shawl KAL

Join SoCK in our shawl KAL.  Choose a pattern, your colorway, bring your yarn and needles and let’s begin.  The pattern choices are:  Antarktis by Janina Kallio, available for purchase on Ravelry  OR  Diffusion by Tetiana Otruta, a free pattern available from Knitpicks.  Both are asymmetric triangular shawls.   
 

Antarktis Shawl

Diffusion Shawl

 
Antarktis alternates garter stitch and lace sections.  You could use one colorway or alternate the sections in different colors, or blend two colors.  Diffusion is worked sideways in garter stitch with simple lace.  This shawl could use as many as five colors, two colors,  on just one.  It’s your choice!  This is an excellent opportunity to dig into your stash and be creative.   
 
A yarn swift and ball winder will be available if you need help getting started.  Looking forward to seeing everyone’s choices.   

SoCK Meeting

Saturday Cypress Knitters meet on the second Saturday of the month at 10 am at the Richard and Meg Weekley Community Center, 8440 Greenhouse Rd, Cypress, TX 77433.  Please see the schedule in the front of the community center for the room number.  

SoCK Meeting – 10K Knitters Challenge

 

Join the 10K New Knitters challenge!  Bring a new knitter to our meeting or come learn how you can teach a new knitter how to knit.  The event is on November 10.  Local Yarns stores participating are: Nancy Knits, Nimblefingers and Yarn Store Boutique, The website for this event is: 10000newknitters.com.

Doris at Yarn Store Boutique will have the 10K New Knitters challenge kits for you to pick up.   

Sock would like to use the button maker. Please let me know who has it and how we may get it to make buttons.  I may be reached at knitatknightguildsock@gmail.com 

SoCK Meeting – Button Design

Join SoCK to design a button.  Jenny Quattlebaum will be working with us to design a button for our chapter.  Bring your ideas for the words and help choose a design for the button.  If you have started a Pre-K Hat, bring it to continue working on it.  Please save the date Saturday, October 6th for our next Charity Knit-In.  SoCK will be planning this event.   Also bring your current project for Show and Share.