Thursday, August 18, 2011

August Guild Meeting

Don't you just love seeing your name in lights!

The Knitting Goddess met for our August meeting last night. It was great to have 2 new knitters join us. Welcome Brenda and Wanda!

We spent the night knitting, showing off the hand dyed wool from the weekend's dyeing workshop and looking at everyone's finished and unfinished projects.

We discussed this weekend's road trip to Listowel for the tent sale!! The meeting time is 7am at the Bargin Shop in Aylmer. We will be stopping for breakfast in St. Marys, SHOPPNG, and the stopping for lunch before heading home.

(Yarn dyers in action!)

For the upcoming guild year; September - August we will be making a sampler pillow cover. Each month at our meetings will be learn a new technique. By the end of June we will all have a finished pillow!

More info about the pillow project over the next month (as we get the samples knit) regarding amounts of yarn, colour and accessories (hint-beads!)

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Knitting Fun Days

Today some of the Knitting Goddesses had a knitting pool party and said goodbye to one of our members who is moving up to the Barrie area. I can already see a road trip in our future to check out the knitting stores in her new area! We had a great day knitting, visiting and sitting around the pool. Only one person did any real swimming but most of us sat around the pool with our feet in the water. The water was so warm I almost wish I had gone swimming; but you can't knit and swim at the same time. Thanks Liz for a wonderful day!

Last Sunday was our annual knitting day at Port Bruce. I think the HOT weather kept a lot of the knitters at home in the air conditioning but there was a nice breeze under the pavillion and it turned out to be a nice afternoon.

July Meeting

Last Wednesday night was the Knitting Goddesses July guild meeting.

This was one of the finished projects of the night. A feather and fan wrap knit out of hemp. BEAUTIFUL job Chris!!

The summer months at the guild are social knitting nights. We had a great night (in the air conditiong!!) chatting and showing off our current projects.

Carol won the yarn draw of the night and there was some really great yarn in there this month. Congratulations!

In upcoming guild news, we still have some fun activities planned for the summer before we get back into our regular monthly meetings.

Knitting get together at Liz's house July 24
Yarn Dyeing Sun, Aug 14 at Louise's
Road trip to Listowel Sat. Aug 20

Is there anyone who would like to be part of a planning committee for the guild? Please let me know if you would like to be part of this group or if you have any ideas for demos or guest speakers for the upcoming meetings. Amanda has offered her expertize and others input would be welcomed as well. The more ideas we can come up with the more informative and exciting our meetings will be! We have some really exciting things already in the works for the upcoming guild year from September - to August but I would love to have some input from the rest of the group as well.

The next meeting will be August 17.

Happy Knitting!

Monday, July 11, 2011

A Future Goddess

Our guild has started a tradition. When one of our members has a new baby we all take turns knitting a few rows on the baby gift.

This was our latest project. Elizabeth Zimmermann's baby sweater on two needles the February baby sweater. It was a fun, quick knit and I would recommend it if you haven't tried it. Here is our future knitter!

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Knit In Public Day

The Knitting Goddesses were taking part in Knit In Public Day today at Port Bruce. It was a perfect day to be knitting outside. It was sunny and warm and we had the pavilion to use for anyone wanting to get out of the sun.

We spent the afternoon knitting,

walking and knitting on the beach,

and just sitting back relaxing, knitting, chatting and snacking!

June Meeting

The Knitting Goddesses met Wednesday night at the Malahide Community Place in Springfield.

This month's meeting was a social night. Everyone showed what they were working on and any projects they had finished since the last meeting.

We decided to have a beach day at Port Bruce on Sunday July 17 and a dyeing day at Louise's house on Sunday Aug. 14. The tent sale in Listowel is coming up in August so a road trip will be planned!

Next meeting will be Wednesday, July 20 in Springfield.