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February 2024 Programs

KIK – Swatching in the Round
KIND – Vertical Stranding
KNIT – Round table
KNOW – Adventure in Sweater Knitting – Yarn Selection
SoCK – EEK! Let’s Steek! (pt. 2)

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.

From the President – February 2024

Coming out of a cold and wet January, I am looking forward to the month often recognized for celebrating love and togetherness. I find myself crafting for others most of the time—gifts made with love for new littles on the way or handmade gifts to celebrate achievements, charitable items donated for those in need, etc. Occasionally, I will make a “me” project, but I love the joy I see expressed by the recipient when opening their present.

Now we have come back around to Finishing February. It’s that time of year where I have set some goals to complete projects that have already been started and either neglected or put in time-out. I still have my “Basics of Love” lace shawl to complete and that reverse cable knit “Rosewood Scarf” to work on.

Looking at the month ahead, I hope you are as excited as I am about this getaway for our Spring 2024 Retreat at Camp Lone Star in March! Registration opens today on the website to current KANG members! I hear there will be a St. Patrick’s Day competition…?! Your Executive Board will meet this month and we are seeking some volunteers for Guild input. Our next Charity Knit-Together is just a couple days away!! Keep an eye on the website and social media platforms for more events and news!!

With love,

Lauren Levy
Executive Board President
knitatnightguild@gmail.com

From the President – January 2024

HAPPY NEW YEAR!

2023 felt like it flew by us! This year certainly had its ups and downs, but I am proud to have achieved a few of my goals throughout the year! Do you recall? I wanted to continue growing my skills in lacework and so I have successfully completed my year-long lace project by KnitPurl Hunter! I had wanted to learn about Tunisian crochet and was thrilled to attend a SoCK program featuring this topic! I still need to actually practice what was taught, but it’s a start! Aside from these goals, I accomplished learning a new beading technique—Peyote—and have found tremendous joy in completing these little beaded projects! Rounding out the year, I participated in my first advent knit-along this past month hosted by Telly Bean Knits (designer) and Suburban Stitcher (dyer). The pattern was “Grand Opening” and the theme was I’m Dreaming of a Pink Christmas! It is a beautiful shawl with an interesting construction in various hues of pink yarn! ​

I hope this coming year allows you to continue working on things you are proud of and work towards goals you may have pushed to the side. What are some of your ambitions for the new year?

2024 is already shaping up to have some exciting events! Yellow Rose on the Coast starts off the fiber events in the first weekend of February and Yellow Rose Fiber Fiesta is back in Seguin in April! Our KANG Spring Retreat is scheduled for March and our Charity gals have some events coming up this month! Keep an eye on the socials and our website for more updates!

Whatever your ambitions, I wish you the BEST New Year yet!

Lauren Levy
Executive Board President
knitatnightguild@gmail.com

January 2024 Programs

KIK – Needle Felting an Owl
KIND – New Year – New Beginnings
KNIT – So Many UFOs!! What to do??
KNOW – Adventure in Sweater Knitting
SoCK – EEK! Let’s Steek!

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.

December 2023 Programs

KIK – Holiday Party
KIND – Social Knit
KNIT – Holiday Party
KNOW – Holiday Party
SoCK – Holiday Party

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.

From the President – December 2023

Happy Holidays to All!! Whether it’s Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, Yule, or another holiday you celebrate, the joy and festivities in December can be felt and seen almost everywhere! Since last month, I have managed to complete all my planned holiday gift projects! (?) I am looking forward to the holiday parties at each of the chapter meetings this month! I hope to see you there as well!

In November, your Executive Board met for its quarterly meeting. Here is a brief recap from that meeting:

  • The KANG Chapters have been hosting some outstanding programs each month! From experimenting with colors, learning Tunisian crochet, playing with silk, stash-busting, and working with our UFO projects… there is no shortage of fascinating topics!
  • The Spring 2024 Retreat is well in on its way for planning and programming! Again, save the date for 14-17 March 2024!
  • The Charity event in October was quite successful for Warm-up America. Additionally, shawls, fidget sleeves and hat donations have been made to LBJ and more scarves, hats, and gloves donations have been given to Eastern Star. Newborn and preemie hats have been delivered to the HeadStart program and Knitted Knockers have been donated! The charity yarn bin could use a bit more worsted weight yarn. There is an event being planned for January! Be on the lookout for more details coming soon!
  • Membership is growing in all chapters! We are back up to where it was at the end of the last KANG cycle! Please continue to advocate for KANG! Bring your friends, invite guests! We enjoy your presence!
  • We are working to get some more badge holders on order for our new members.
  • Call for the 2024 Nominating Committee. Although a little early, take note that each Chapter President will be talking to their members about choosing a representative to assist the Nominating Committee for next year’s board members. Selection to be made before the next Board Meeting!

Around town, our local yarns shops are gearing up for the holidays as well with an “Embroidery & Eggnog” evening on Dec. 2 from 5-7pm at The Social Knitwork, (please RSVP), their Annual Christmas Party & canned food drive on Dec. 9 at 1pm at Yarn Store Boutique and Merribee Needlearts celebrates 41 years of business this month! Keep an eye out for updates on social media for festivities and sales!

With that, I wish you all a Merry Christmas and happy holidays!

Lauren Levy

Executive Board Presidentknitatnightguild@gmail.com

From the President – Nov 2023

What a whirlwind of events this October brought for me! The month flew by with birthday celebrations, moments of bereavement, wedding celebrations, and a charity knit-in gathering! I was pleased to see a dozen KANG members come out to the Warm-Up America charity event on the 22nd! It was a joy to gather and socialize and there were so many blocks completed and donated!

I was able to attend the SoCK chapter meeting, whose program focused on a personal KAL/CAL that will continue through June of next year. As you know, I enjoy starting projects because there is a technique or something new or different about a project to be learned. However, that doesn’t necessarily mean I will finish that project once I understand and am confident in the learned topic. Therefore, for me, instead of selecting a specific project or technique to work on and complete, I have challenged myself to pull out those unfinished objects (UFOs) from my craft room and complete them. Let’s see how many I can accomplish by the end of this?!

As we sink into November, my gratitude for our members and all our volunteers within KANG cannot be expressed enough. This goes out to those who help with our charity events and those who are behind the scenes planning our 2024 Retreat, to those on the Board representing each of our chapters and the various chair positions. It’s during this month that we exercise our voting rights at the polls, and we gather with family and friends for Thanksgiving. Take a moment and pause with me to remember all of our blessings: both big and small.

Did you know that Lone Star College Tomball Library meets for a Sit and Stitch event every Thursday morning? Come check out this group of fiber artists meeting on the 2nd, 9th, 16th, and 30th this month! Meanwhile Savvy Stitchers is a group of crafters that meet every Thursday afternoon at the Katherine Tyra Branch Library (near Clay Rd). More details for both groups can be found on the Harris County Public Library and Lone Star College websites.

Other events going on this month include the first annual Texas Artisan Christmas Market which is a two-day event on the 4-5th in League City featuring all local creators. The East Texas Fiber Festival takes place on the 10-11th in Canton. Chicken Coop Dye Works will have a trunk show at Yarn Store Boutique on Saturday the 18th. Come out and support your local and small businesses! Wishing you a blessed and joyful Thanksgiving! Until next time~!

Charity Knitting – Nov 2023 Update

From your Charity Coordinators, shout out to those who were able to join us for our first fall charity knit-in event on October 22nd! We had a dozen KANG members gathered and a couple bins of charity yarn sifted through for more projects. We dropped off 60 of the 7×9 rectangles to the Warm-Up America offices! THANK YOU to all who were present and/or donated to this cause!

 

Introducing you to our next charity knit along: fidget sleeves! This one is more creative than the blocks for Warm Up America (please feel free to keep knitting/crocheting those blocks and we’ll collect at the next charity event), so get those creative juices flowing!

The pattern is a free Ravelry download (https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/fidget-sleeve).

This fidget sleeve is for those with dementia as they like fiddling with their hands. It uses small quantities of different colors of worsted or aran-weight yarn. You can embroider French knots, and add beads, buttons, ribbons or pom-poms. Feel free to use your imagination!

The charity we are going to bless with these sleeves is LBJ Hospital Alzheimer’s and Geriatric Care. The date and time are still to be determined, but we are looking at January for the event.

Deanne & Julie

Questions: email us knitatnightguildcharity@gmail.com

November 2023 Programs

KIK – Display Window Ideas & More
KIND – All About SILK!
KNIT – Experimenting with Color
KNOW – Stashbusting!
SoCK – Tunisian Crochet Basics

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.

Charity Knitting – Oct 2023 Update

Hello charity crafters!

The Knit at Night Guild is pleased to announce the next charity knitting/crochet event to be held on Sunday, October 22nd from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. at Windwood Presbyterian Church. It is located at 10555 Spring Cypress, just east of Highway 249.

For this gathering we are focusing on Warm Up America!, making 7” x 9” blanket sections made in worsted acrylic yarn. The charity expressed the need for blankets, and they have joiners who will put together the knitted and crocheted sections we provide.

There are links to some patterns for the blanket sections listed on the guild website as well as the charity site below. As long as the sections are the appropriate size and made with same type of yarn, some variation in the patterns is allowed.

To find out more about the charity, please click on the link below:

We thought it would be nice to have everyone bring a snack to share. Finger foods are the best as you can snack and knit at the same time. It’s always fun when you add food to an event!

Please bring any completed blanket sections with you to the upcoming event so we can get these to Warm Up America!

For those interested, you can reach out to Julie Weaver before October 22nd for access to the yarn stash charity currently has stored as her home. Please feel free to text her at 847-624-8432.

Questions: email us knitatnightguildcharity@gmail.com