For the November meeting, Katherine shared some quick to knit or crochet gifts for the holidays. All of the projects are created using 300 yards or less of yarn. Links to the projects are below the slideshow.
Save the Date - January Mini-Retreat
Join us from 10 am – 4 pm at the Waltz Building, 116 Avenue B in Snohomish, WA. Shake off the winter blues and get excited for new projects in the New Year. Meet a lot of other members and non-members as we knit, crochet, spin and enjoy all of the fibery goodness. A few impromptu tutorials may be provided, at little or no additional cost.
This is a self-driven day. The day is what you make of it. If you wish to just visit and work on your projects, that is fine. If you would like to share a talent or craft you have, we'd love to see what you have to share. There is no formal plan and we want it to be very relaxed, flexible and informal. Basically we want everyone to have fun!
Also, there are opportunities for vendors to sell their wares. We are specifically interested in merchandise as it relates to knitting, crocheting, spinning, etc.! Rental fee for each table (8’ long) is $20 and for ½ a table $10. Space is limited and is available on first come first serve basis. Reservation confirmation will be made when payment to the guild is confirmed, via check or Paypal. Contact Claudia Heubner to information on reserving your table.
Full up to date details can be found on our Guild Sponsored Events page.
The Swatch - November 2013
At the end of last month, I had the delightful experience of being among fiber friends at our SKG Fall Retreat. Amid the conversations and laughter there was an abundance of color as people shared their finished projects and works in progress. I finished two projects that had been on the needles for quite some time – a pair of socks and a pair of mitts! It was my first time working socks on one long circular needle and although I finished them this way, I decided I prefer to work with double pointed needles. It is fascinating to me that there are so many ways to knit and tools available to do so, and I am thankful for the options. I also had time to spin, which was so wonderful!
Your guild Board members are working diligently to plan out the months ahead. We have several activities posted on our website and the Facebook page. Our November meeting will be about quick, last minute projects that can be made for holiday gifts (or to treat yourself!) If you have some ideas to share, please bring them to the meeting – we’d love to see your finished projects or photos, or perhaps a favorite pattern that you like to use. In December, we’ll have our Holiday Potluck Party and gift exchange and will give you more information about the Mini Retreat in January. You can mark your calendars now for January 18th!!!
I hope you are keeping warm as we watch the cold weather and fog settle in. This would be a great time to practice working with those silk hankies that Barbara Seeler taught us about at last month’s meeting! Did you know that when knit or crocheted tightly, silk can be four times warmer than wool? It’s the time of year for comfort food and hot drinks… Wood stoves and candlelight… Cozy mitts and fair isle hats… Enjoy!!!
Wishing you a good balance of relaxation and productivity.
Katie Kent ~ SKG President
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