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From the President – Jan 2022

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!

I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday season. I certainly did. I headed off to Salt Lake City on Saturday, December 18th for a long girls’ weekend with my sister-in-law and niece. My niece is at the Ballet West Ballet Academy pursuing her dream of being a professional dancer. This year she was chosen to dance in the Ballet Company’s professional Nutcracker. We saw two shows while we were there. This is a company of extremely tall dancers including my niece. Most are between 5′ 9″ and 6′ 2″. The dancers make complicated moves look effortless, and it’s all done with the biggest smiles I have ever witnessed on a dancer’s face while performing. Apparently, Ballet West was the first US Company to do the Nutcracker, and their rendition is just delightful. The scenery and costumes were gorgeous! In case you didn’t pick up on it, I’m a bit of a Ballet Geek. I’ve been watching my niece dance for over a decade as she develops into a wonderful dancer. She’s auditioning for a professional spot this spring, and I’ve got my fingers crossed! 
 
Normally, this is how I kick off my Christmas Holiday, by traveling to see my niece dance. I was not able to do that last year, nor enjoy many other of our traditions, so 2022 is already looking better to me. We celebrated Christmas Eve with a dear friend who recently moved back to Houston with our traditional steak dinner at Pappas Bros. Steakhouse on Westheimer. My sweet husband and I followed up on Christmas day with lunch out. FYI, this is how the childless celebrate! My Houston based niece hosted her New York family for the week, so we spent time with them between Christmas and New Year. All in all it was a fun filled time. 
 
With the new year, SoCK, my home chapter, has changed up how we do programs. Each month a member will present a topic. I’m doing a double knitting presentation in January. Look to the SoCK write up if you are interested in learning about this cool technique. 
 
YAY!!! I finished Kaylie’s Ziggy Baby Blanket. I was able to give it to her mom right before Christmas. Her mom appropriately gushed, which made my day. Since I finished this project, I thought I can start something else. Well, after further thought, I picked up the half finished Vogue Scarf that SoCK started as a KAL way back in the spring. As it turns out, the Intermezzo Cowl is much more challenging than I’d hoped, so I needed something easier to do as I watched the Hallmark Christmas movies. No progress on my Gnomes…looks like they will be a 2022 Christmas gift…
 
Here’s to a great 2022! Please stay safe and healthy. 
 
Priscilla Graham
Executive Board President
knitatnightguild@gmail.com 

Charity Knitting – January 2022 Update

Hello Knitters (and Crocheters/hookers) from your charity co-chairs.

First, we would like to congratulate everyone. We partnered with the Eastern Star organization and the local Robin Hood organization and delivered blankets, hats and scarves to homeless right here in downtown Houston. Eastern Star and Robin Hood posted their thanks for our hard work.

Between November and December, Knit at Night Guild has donated 10 blankets, 3 dozen scarves, and 7 dozen hats to the Robin Hood organization.

For those interested, click on the link to the left for a 5 min. YouTube video that the Robin Hood organization put together.

Our next charity knit-together will be in February. Stay tuned to Facebook and newsletters to watch for our next date. In the meantime, contact Sarah or Marie directly at knitatnightguildcharity@gmail.com if your completed charity items need to move out of your house before February.

We collect: hats, scarves, sweaters (human and dog), blankets, mittens, gloves, stuffed toys, socks and slippers for a variety of charities that include:

  • Battered Women’s shelters
  • Children’s charities
  • Neo-natal care
  • Animal shelters
  • Homeless shelters

Happy Knitting! (And Crochet!!)

January 2022 Programs

KIK – Yarn Mysteries
KIND – Duplicate Knitting
KNIT – All About Charts
KNOW – Slip Stitch Edge
SoCK – Double Knitting

For more information regarding the latest chapter programs, please visit our CALENDAR page! Here you will find exact dates for upcoming guild chapter meetings, including full program descriptions for each meeting.

On the Calendar page you will also find various guild-wide events (charity knit-ins, affiliate sales and the like) and up-coming events in the yarn community / Houston area (FiberFests, conventions, etc.).

Please visit the KANG Chapters page to find your nearest chapter. 

Woolery guild rewards

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Support KANG by shopping at the Woolery! We have been approved to participate in the Woolery’s Guild Rewards Program. Our members can support KANG just by shopping at the Woolery. Click on the image and it will take you to the Woolery’s website. Place your order as usual. They will keep track of how much our members spend and send us an annual cash reward.

  • You must be a current guild member for your sales to count.
  • In order for the sales to be registered to us, you must use the special link on this page. We will not get credit for the sale if you simply go to their website.

WOOLERY GUILD REWARDS