Thank you for the plug! We’re so excited to invite your viewers to our next meeting, to be held on November 4! – More details about our location are on the Meetings Page, under tab ‘Join Us’!
Members, in case you missed it, have a look! Local Knitter Cynthia Spann showed us how it’s done!
Our October meeting minutes are published in the Members Only section – have a look so we can fly through our Old Business and get right to the program!
Local Shop happenings:
LYS The Knitting Fairy will be welcoming Erin.Lane Bags for a Trunk Show over the weekend of November 14-16. The Trunk show will be taking over the classroom for the event, so go get your holiday shopping on!
How many days do I have left to knit?!!
I like to keep holidays in their time, but knitting doesn’t really work that way. As of the time of this writing (11/2/2014), we have 53 knitting days until Christmas, and 44 knitting days until the beginning of Hannukah on December 16 – eep! So we’d best keep those needles stitching so that we’re ready to package those beautiful handmade gifts up for our loved ones!
To help distract us from that holiday hijinks, we have an exciting program coming this month, continuing our series on stranded colorwork programs with Beth Brown-Reinsel – This month, to continue adding to our stranded colorwork lexicon, we’re going to learn some two-handed techniques – knitting with one yarn in each hand, and then adding in up to 4 colors. Beth’s also going to cover the Norwegian Purl, a fantastic method for purling while keeping the yarn behind the needle – no kidding! It’s REALLY cool.
A big, big, THANK YOU! to new Board members Cris Hays, Denise Shank and Kay Turner for jumping in and filling our vacant Board positions, and thanks to everyone who offered to serve! Cris will be handling the website upkeep, and Denise and Kay are co-Vice Presidents of Membership, tag-teaming that very important Board role. Thanks again for stepping up, ladies! Your input and assistance are invaluable to the Guild and to me.
On a side note, did everyone get to see Cynthia Spann represent knitters on Good Morning Texas this week? Her segment was on Monday, October 27, and they plugged our guild website! I hope that will bring some interested guests our way to learn about knitting and our group – I’ve already fielded an email from someone interested in beginner knitting classes!
I look forward to greeting you at our November 4 meeting, at the Center for Community Cooperation in the Oak Corner Room. It’s going to be a lot of fun and I know we’ll enjoy visiting with Beth again – she was overflowing with excitement after last month’s meeting, and thought that it went just wonderfully! If you have been practicing your techniques and working on yarn dominance, but still have questions, we’ll have Beth live via satellite, so make a note so we can ask her! If you have a question, odds are good that someone else will have the same question, so speak up!
If you’re knitting along with Beth, bring your swatch from the October meeting. If you’re joining us for the first time, bring a swatch cast on in the round with a few rounds knit and enough stitches to knit comfortably in a circle, and bring 3 additional colors to add into the work. This is going to be SO much fun!