Wednesday, September 18, 2013

September Meeting

Tonight was our first official meeting of the new Knitting year. 

 As usual the show and tell part of the evening was amazing and we saw finished projects and projects still in the works.


Plans were made for future meetings.  October - bead knitting, November  - learn to spin on a drop spindle, December - Christmas party, January - knit doilies, February - entrelac.

The topic of this month's meeting was learning how to knit backwards.  We had lots of fun with this knit little decorations for Halloween.

We also started making plans for a road trip to the Woodstock Fleece Festival in October.

Carol showed us this great idea of how to keep your yarn clean while you are knitting with it.  I thought it was the bottom of a sleeve but I think she said it was the bottom of a girls legging.  Either way it is a creative idea!

Thursday, April 4, 2013

March 2013 - Mystery Project Reveal!

Our March 2013 meeting was the reveal of our Mystery Projects!  At each meeting there is always a Stitch of the Month. The idea with the Mystery Projects was to combine as many of these sts as you wanted to use into a project.

It was a lot of fun seeing the creativity that went into these projects.  I was too busy admiring the knitting and didn't get pictures of all the projects but I will share the few that I do have.


The rest of the evening was spent knitting
 and visiting with friends!

February Meeting - Steeking

Yikes, it is only a few months into the new year and already I am behind on the Knitting Goddesses Blog!

At our February meeting, our topic was steeking and cutting our knitting.  We had so much fun with this.  This was the first time a lot of our group had done this technique and it helps to have the support of other Knitters when you make that first cut!

As you can see in the above and below pictures, we used a contrasting colour and with a crochet hook we single crocheted on either side of where we wanted to cut to secure the sts.

more careful cutting

 and success!

Thursday, January 17, 2013

January 2013 Meeting

The Knitting Goddesses met  last night in Springfield for our first meeting of the year.  Everyone had lots of show and tell, both finished projects and projects on the needles. 

Our topic of the night was different ways to cast on.  We experimented with:

The 2 Needle Cast On
Twisted Loop Cast On Chezch Variation
German Twisted Cast On
Long Tail Cast On in Pattern (ribbing)
Alternate Cable Cast On (ribbing)
Twisted Italian Cast On

The Stitch of the Month was the Dimple Stitch

Plans are underway for our workshop on April 6 with the Yarn Harlot.  Only a couple of spaces left.  Our mystery projects will be revealed at the March meeting.

The next meeting will be Feb 20.  See you all there!