The KIND meeting for March has been cancelled due to the COVID-19 virus. Bayland Community Center will be closed for all classes and meetings at least through March.
We are pleased to announce that KANG will host a workshop and trunk show featuring Alissa Barton of Knitting Fairy Designs in February 2019. A teacher with more than 30 years’ experience, Alissa is known throughout the fiber community as its go-to source for anything and everything involving knitting, from cast-on to bind-off. Her Knitting Fairy patterns have been published in a variety of magazines and are available on Ravelry. Alissa has taught classes at workshops, guilds, and retreats throughout the country since 1990, having most recently been an instructor at the Lambs on the Run retreat in Breckenridge, Colorado, along with Ann Budd, Romi Hill, Jennifer Miller, and Norah Gaughan.
The workshop will be held on Saturday and Sunday, February 2nd and 3rd, at the Courtyard by Marriott Westchase, 9975 Westheimer, Houston, Texas, 77042 (between Beltway 8 and S. Gessner). Following are the class offerings and workshop schedule.
We are all familiar with using decreases to shape our knitting, and we all know that we like working certain decreases and dislike others. Have you ever thought about how you can change the type of decrease and alter the overall look of the design? Picture a beautiful lace flower, where it comes to a point at the tip of a leaf. Have you ever wondered how you might have made it look more pointed or rounded? Maybe you aren’t a fan of P2togbl—is there something you can do to make it easier? We will explore not just decreases, but the art of the stitch and how to bend it to our whimsy. Our project will be a lovely shawl featuring the decreases taught in class.
Many knitters avoid the Kitchener Stitch. It’s NOT hard! Learn not only how to work a basic Kitchener in stockinette and garter stitch, but how to weave your knitting together in patterns—even lace! We will use one of our samples to make a cute cup cozy.
Welcome to Intarsia! Intarsia is the art of changing colors within your knitting to create a picture without adding to the thickness of your knitting. In true Intarsia, the tails are never carried, but you will learn how to deal with them expertly and efficiently. In this class, we will explore changing colors in straight lines, diagonals, rounded edges, and florals to create pictures within your knitting. You do not need to be an expert to work Intarsia, just willing! In class, we will learn the skills necessary to knit a beautiful lace shawl with an Intarsia border. Charts for users of Knit Companion will be available.
Saturday, 2/3/19 – 4:30pm – 6:00pm
In addition to the workshop, a trunk show of Alissa’s original Knitting Fairy designs, along with a selection of hand-dyed yarn from Theodora’s Pearls, is scheduled for Saturday, February 2, from 4:30 – 6:00 pm. Refreshments will be served. Everyone is welcome, whether or not you are registered for a class.
Steek! Eek! – That’s the theme of our April meeting. Be adventurous and join us as we boldly embark on an event where only fearless knitters dare…that is, cutting our knitting with courage and fortitude.
You can knit the cozy using the charted Fair Isle pattern given, or you can knit stripes, or your own pattern, or only one color.
The important part is that you work the number of stitches called for (begins with only 49 and increases up to 53) for close to the number of rows given (only 25!).
We will steek your knitting, make the band, and sew on buttons as time allows at the meeting.
Scary, fun things (like roller coasters, haunted houses, etc.) are always more fun with friends. Knit your cozy and come to the Steek! Eek! Meeting. We will cut our knitting together!
In our October meeting we are doing spooky stitches: kitchener stitch, circular knitting, etc.
Knitters North of Town (KNOT) will not be meeting at our regular time or place in July!
Instead we will be meeting at 10:30am at Mohair &More (231 Gibbs Street, New Waverly, Texas 77358) for a dying Demonstration with Louise and Bill Lane. Yarn and fiber will be available for purchase as your canvas for dying and the artist in you will be revealed! If you plan on attending please contact Louise at 936-661-8022. This will give her an idea of how many to look forward to coming. Bring your knitting and crochet and enjoy visiting with fiber friends.
The October meeting will be a SKILLS NIGHT, where a variety of small groups will be able to learn things such as: the knit linen stitch, crochet granny squares, and crocheting with beads, all taught by KNOT members.