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.

SoCK Meeting – Planning meeting

Come share where you have been this summer.  Welcome to all our new members, and a call out to our SoCK membership – it’s time to plan the next year of programs!  Bring your ideas and help plan.  Also please bring a kitchen scale to weigh yarn, left-over acrylic soft yarn, size six and seven dpns or circular needles.  Bring what you have, but no worries if you don’t have any of these things.  We will be working on the Pre-K Headstart Hats.  Looking forward to seeing everyone!

SoCK Meeting – Post Fiber Fest Show & Share

Post Houston Fiber Fest Giant Show & Share and One Skein Pattern Exchange
 
We all bought stuff at Houston Fiber Fest and we want to show it off (and we all want to see what you bought).  Bring your goodies for a giant show & share.   This will then be followed by a one skein pattern exchange, because we have that one skein of fabulous yarn we had to have and now have no idea what to do with it.  So bring your favorite one skein patterns (all sizes of yarn are welcome) to discuss and share.

SoCK Meeting – Joining Yarn

Description:Most of us have a favorite way to join yarns when adding a new ball of yarn or changing colors in a project.  The program on joining yarns will present five methods of joining yarn: overlapping yarn; felted splice; double knot; Russian join; invisible braided join.  You will learn some advantages and disadvantages of each method and types of yarn required.  

Homework

Please bring 10 lengths of yarn, each about 8 inches long.  At least two pairs should be plied, worsted weight, wool yarn. Other pairs may be synthetic plant or animal fibers. A sharp tapestry needle.

Additional Materials: On the KANG website under “members” you will find a drop-down menu that includes Handouts for each chapter. Please copy the first page of the handout on joining. The second page on the Clasp and Weft join in B & W is not very clean. People who would like to try that method using in weaving can download it for themselves from the website.

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. 

 

SoCK Mtg – Spinning on Spindles & Wheels

Spinning on Spindles & Wheels.  Now that you’ve learned all about wool, learn to spin it!  Jessica Myers and Cadence Myers will teach you how to spin on a spindle and on a spinning wheel. If you have a spindle or wheel, feel free to bring it.

SoCK Mtg – Get the wool truth! (Part 3)

Get the wool truth! SoCK will gather for the final program in our series dedicated to understanding different fiber types and the best use for each type of wool. Knit while you watch and jot down things you’ve learned for future reference! If you haven’t joined us for the first two programs, don’t fret! You’re still welcome to attend and join us for this final session.

SoCK Mtg – Get the wool truth! (Part 2)

Get the wool truth! SoCK will gather for the second (of three) Craftsy class viewing that will help you get a nuanced understanding of different fiber types and the best use for each type of wool. Knit while you watch and jot down things you’ve learned for future reference!If you didn’t join us for the first two viewings, don’t fret! You’re still welcome to attend and pick up where we are in the series!

SoCK Mtg – Get the wool truth! (Part 1)

Get the wool truth! SoCK will gather for the first (of three) Craftsy class viewing that will help you get a nuanced understanding of different fiber types and the best use for each type of wool. Knit while you watch and jot down things you’ve learned for future reference!

SoCK Mtg – Holiday Party @ WC Mercantile

It’s time for our annual holiday party at WC Mercantile! We will have a catered brunch provided by our very own Brandy Graessar. Activities will include shopping, stitch marker swapping, and a gift swap/steal game. For the stitch marker exchange, bring 25-30 stitch markers to swap.

For the Gift Swap/Steal Game, bring a wrapped knitting book that if bought brand new
would be worth $20 – $30. But feel free to bring a gently used book that you found at Half-Price Books or that’s been languishing on your book shelf.

Participation in the stitch marker exchange and the Gift Swap/Steal Game is not required.


Carpool Information

We will meet at the Starbucks at Spring Cypress and Highway 290, in front of the Best Buy. All those who want to carpool, meet there before 9:00 a.m. We will then condense into a smaller number of cars. If you want coffee, arrive early to make sure you have plenty of time before the carpool leaves.