We invite all interested knitters to join us for a meeting to see if our Guild is a good fit for you. We meet the First Thursday of each month at 6:30 for social time and 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 centreknitters@gmail.com.

Daytime Knit Together
We meet every Third Wednesday from 1:00 – 3:00 at the Patton Township Library for some informal knitting. There is no program but a good chance to meet and knit together and share knowledge and skills. Entrance to library is near the upper office door of the building. 

Pub Knit Night
We meet every second Thursday night at a restaurant at 6 pm for informal knitting and a meal.
May 11th – Doggies Pub, State College
June 8th – Cafe 210, State College
July 13th – Boal City Brewing, Boalsburg
August 10th – Duffy’s Tavern, Boalsburg

2023_Monthly Meetings

June 1st, 2023_Patton Township Building_6:30 – 8:30 PM

Please answer the Retreat Survey by June 8! https://forms.gle/mAY4QdaewtcHq66D7

Our program: “Knitters: We’re a Big Deal”

Anne Hoag will give a brief talk about the role sheep, shearers, spinners and mills, designers, LYS’s and knitters themselves play in the Pennsylvania, U.S. and global economies.  We’re a big deal — a $2.9 Billion big deal!  

Bring your works in progress, your pointy sticks and stay a while!

May 4th, 2023_Patton Township Building_6:30 – 8:30 PM

Tonight we vote on the nomination of Anne Hoag for the Presidential position. Hannah Black has generously volunteered to remain as Secretary. (Thank YOU, Hannah!)

Our Program: Let’s Talk Stash

We all have it!  There is the extra yarn that is leftover from a project.  Or the yarn that we saw in the “Sale Bin” that just begged us to buy it. 
Now the question is What do I do with this yarn?”

Bring your questions and experience with regards to using stash yarn to the next Guild meeting, on May 4th.

Do you have a favorite way to organize your stash? 

Do you have pattern names that are good for using up stash yarn?

Bring any projects that you have made using your stash yarn.

We will have an open forum to share questions and ideas.  Let’s have some fun talking STASH!

April 6th, 2023_Patton Township Building_6:30 – 8:30 PM

Yarn* Swap

The purpose of this yarn* swap is to help everyone refresh their stashes, especially after FLOF. There will be two swap options: a round of direct trading, and a Free table. To prepare, you should think about items to bring that meet two criteria:

(1) Someone else in the group might want the item. *We are primarily thinking of yarn, but tools, project bags, roving, or other related items are acceptable. They do not need to be brand new or unwound, but should be in good shape.
(2) The item would be an acceptable Scraps & Skeins donation.  This is so that we can take any leftover items and donate them there without sorting.  (For example, food or yarn-themed miscellany such as clothing are often considered acceptable at the Christmas exchange, but not for this swap.)

To prepare for the swap, we recommend that you bag items that you want to swap as a group and provide labels with pertinent info, such as the number of skeins, yarn weight, fiber content, and approximate total yardage in a lot.

There will be two methods of swapping, so you should divide your items into two categories:

(A) Items that you would like to trade, or that you think would be a good bargaining chip
(B) Items that you just want to get rid of, and don’t mind not receiving anything in return

For items in category A we will have a swap as our evening’s activity.  Everyone who brings something in the A category will receive a ticket and we will draw tickets to decide the order.  When it is your turn, you will present your items to the group.  There will be an opportunity for others to “make you an offer” (i.e. an item or items they brought to swap, not money!) and trade at that time. (A reasonable amount of time will be allowed for this so that we get through everyone’s turn.)  Then the next person will present their items, etc.  After everyone has had a turn, there will be time for freely swapping additional items, or leftover items may be placed on the Free table.

For items in category B we will have a Free table set up. Everyone can leave items on this table at any time, and everyone can take items from this table starting AFTER the organized swap round has finished.  

Anyone who does not bring items to swap will still be allowed to take from the Free table.  Anything left on the Free table at the end of the night will be donated to Scraps and Skeins (though nothing prevents you from retrieving your own items from the table towards the end if you prefer).

March 2nd, 2023_Patton Township Building_6:30 – 8:30 PM

This meeting will be the tune up for our Fiber event, For the LOVE of Fiber. Be in on the planning!

February 2nd, 2023_Patton Township Building_6:30 – 8:30 PM

 Groundhog Day! The program for this meeting will be presented by Cathy Reimer.  She will be teaching us how to make
an I-cord using crochet hooks.  There is NO homework.  However, the following supplies are needed:
 – A few yards of practice yarn that is froggable and makes stitches easy to see.
– Two crochet hooks of appropriate size for your yarn (e.g. H-8 for worsted weight).  The exact size isn’t critical, but the two
hooks should be the same.  (Scraps & Skeins often has some.)

We are also collecting donations for the FLoF silent auction baskets. If donating yarn, it must be unwound. We are also in desperate need of baskets!

Remember FLoF will be held at the Ramanda Inn Conference Center on March 18th.

January 4th, 2023_Patton Township Building_6:30 – 8:30 PM

Happy New Year! We start fresh with new plans for projects in the new year.

This month, Pixie Zimmerman, Master Knitter, will detail her progress through the master knitter program of the Knitting Guild Association.