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.

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.