We invite all interested knitters to join us for a meeting to see if our Guild is a good fit for you. We start our business end of the meeting at 7:00, get that out of the way and move on to a program or technique of interest. It all evolves into social knitting. Good fun, good people, and good lighting. Learn new things about knitting and find ideas and inspiration. For additional information please send an email to email@example.com.
June 2nd, 2022_Patton Township Building_6:30 – 8:30 PM
We start with a semi-new slate of officers: Julie Breuninger has accepted the post of Vice President and Kathleen Hummiston is now our Treasurer. Congratulations and thanks to both for agreeing to serve and very special thanks to Christine Nebroski and Kathy Horlacher who have served tremendously as Vice President and Treasurer, respectively. We are, and have indeed been fortunate!
We will have a brief report on the successful (and quite damp) bus trip to Maryland Sheep and Wool festival. A total blast!
This month Libby Beiler will reprise her popular class presented at FLoF, “5 Cast On Methods for Toe Up Socks.” Here is her introduction:
It’s nice to have options, especially when it comes to knitting socks. That being said, there is no shortage of techniques on just about every aspect of sock knitting, particularly heels. Many types come to mind: traditional, afterthought, fish lips, short row…the list goes on. But what about toes? At first glance, it seems fairly straight forward. Cast on a certain number of stitches, and start increasing. But fit, wearability, comfort, and aesthetics are important concerns. Wouldn’t it be great if a variety of cast on techniques for toes were available to sock knitters? Turns out, there are!
Come join us for a fun and VERY enlightening hour completely devoted to cast on methods for toe up socks. If you’ve never knitted a toe up sock before, that’s ok. If you’ve never knitted ANY sock before, that’s ok too! All you’ll need is a 32” or 40” circular needle Size 7 or 8 and some practice worsted weight yarn in a light color. (These are easiest to learn using Magic Loop.)
All five methods are simple, several are mind blowing….guaranteed to make you smack your head, a la V8 commercial…why didn’t I think of that before???
Bring with you as well your WIPs to be admired, your pointy sticks, and your enthusiasm for our Guild!
May 5th, 2022_Patton Township Building_6:30 – 8:30 PM Election of Vice President and more…
At this meeting there will be the election of officers. Kathleen Humiston has been nominated for treasurer. We are in need of someone to fill the vice president position. The duties of the vice president are to attend the quarterly board meetings, monitor the Guild’s gmail account and reply to email inquiries, and conduct a Guild meeting if the president is unavailable. Please contact Ruth if you have any interest/questions about this position.
Also at this meeting we will be collecting the yarn balloons for the yarn mural being sponsored by the SC Downtown Improvement District. Christine Nebroski will take them to the State College’s Downtown Improvement Office.
The main topic for this Thursday will be the bus trip to Maryland Sheep and Wool Festival.
- We will be departing from the North Atherton Weis parking lot
- The Fullington bus will be arriving around 6 am
- Please plan to arrive no later than 6:15 am.
- The bus will be departing promptly at 6:30 am
- We will be stopping at a rest stop in Maryland
- Admission to the festival is $5. Have exact bills for faster admittance.
- Bring whatever you would like to have on the bus. The Guild is NOT providing any food or drinks.
- We will leave the festival around 4 pm
- Dinner will be at the Cracker Barrel in Frederick, Maryland.
- Everyone is responsible for their own meal.
- The Guild will cover the cost of the driver’s tip. Cracker Barrel is supposed to cover the cost of the driver’s meal. If not, the Guild will pay for it.
Bring your Balloons, current projects, finished projects–We will admire ALL!
April 14th, 2022_Patton Township Building_6:30 – 8:30 PM ONLY ONCE ON 2nd THURSDAY
This is a one-time Change of Schedule! (The Patton Township Meeting room was taken for First Thursday.)
#This is a regrouping after our successful Love of Fiber. We will rehash the event and bring out the data acquired from March 19th.
#Very important, sign up for the bus trip to Maryland Sheep and Wool will be open for members, before opening it up for non-members to sign up, in advance of the May 7th trip. Members who were in good standing last year with dues paid by March 3 this year will be able to ride the bus for no charge while non-members will be asked to pay $56 for the day trip.
#Yarn give away from the stash donated by June Goodwin Anyone interested in the yarn will be given a ticket. The tickets will be randomly drawn. Then the person with that ticket will be able to select an item of yarn. If there are multiple skeins/cakes of yarn(same color/weight) the person gets all of them. If there is only one cake of a particular fiber then the person only gets to take that one cake. After all the tickets have been drawn then people will be free to take any of the remaining items. Then, any remaining yarn will be donated to Scraps and Skeins.
#Books giveaway from June Goodwin
#Nominations for Vice President and Treasurer
#Show and Tell
This will be a jam-packed meeting! Lots of good information and goodies! Bring your pointy sticks, your current wip and plan for some knittin’ time!
March 3rd, 2022_Patton Township Building_6:30 – 8:30 PM
That Groundhog practically did us in with that ice storm! Not THIS time…
We meet in the proceedings up to For the LOVE of Fiber. Bring any questions about the LoF patches you might have. Tags for labeling the knitted items you want to display on the CKG table will be provided. Please consider how you could volunteer for the March 19 event–there will be a sign up sheet. Please bring any donations for the silent auction baskets that you feel you can give up. REMEMBER, there are two additional donation drop off days at Wegman’s Cafe, February 16 and March 2 between 5 and 7 pm, if you cannot make it to the meeting. Thank YOU! And dues are absolutely due as well! This meeting will be the start of sign ups for the May 7th bus trip to Maryland Sheep and Wool. Last year members who are paid up for this year will be eligible for the free ride to MDSW! Good Times!
February 3rd, 2022_Patton Township Building_6:30 – 8:30 PM Meeting canceled due to ICE Storm
The Day after Groundhog Day! Whew! This month’s project is knitting the LOVE of Fiber patch which we will use to get in the mood for the March 19th LOVE of Fiber Event. Materials you will need: two colors of similar weight yarns with high color contrast, can be of any weight with needles to match the weight. The finer the weight, the smaller the finished patch. These can be worn at FLoF as an identifier for guild members–can be used as a pocket, hung from a name tag, slapped on a mask… These are knit flat in stockinette using Fair Isle technique to form the image. They can be bold or subtle. Be creative, make more than one–it’s fun to do! Susan Magargee will go through the knitting techniques.
Also! If you have contributions for the Silent Auction Baskets, please bring to this meeting. We will meet one more time before March 19th, so start searching now for yarns or equipment that you’ve decided would be better used as a Basket Bonus! Thanks to all!
January 6th, 2022_Patton Township Building_6:30 – 8:30 PM
Happy New Year!! New beginnings–new techniques. This month be prepared for Helix Knitting, a different way to correct jogs in one-row stripes when knitting in the round. This will be presented by our own Jean Barczak.
There is homework to be prepared ahead of time: Choose the yarn of your choice and corresponding needles. To finish the hat you will need double pointed needles. Choose three colors. You will need three stitch markers, one of a different color to mark the beginning of the row. Before the meeting, choose one of the colors (ribbing is done in one color) and cast on the number of stitches divisible by 3 and work 1-2 inches in the ribbing of your choice.
Bring this project along with your current works in progress for an evening of knitting pleasure!
Also, a reminder, 2022 dues are now due for membership. Bring your check or exact change of $15 for another year of Guild doings! This has been a great group to belong to!