Friday, January 17, 2014

January 2014 Meeting

Our meeting this month was all about knitted doilies!  We discussed several methods of casting on and joining the work in the round including one method that uses a crochet hook that Liz is demonstrating below.

Patterns were handed out ranging from beginner to advanced.

Crochet cotton and sport weight cotton were available so everyone could cast on and start a project!

We also discussed methods of blocking and stiffening your finished doily.
Happy doily knitting!!

December 2013

Our December meeting of course is a Christmas Party with lots of yummy food, gifts and prizes!

We started off the evening with some show and tell

To encourage everyone to try the new techniques that we learn each month at guild, your name goes in for a draw when you try these techniques on your own projects.   Linda donated one of the prizes (the Christmas ball) and wrapped it in fun sheep wrapping (thanks Carrie for the artistic design!!)  Our lucky winners were Caitlyn and Cathy!

The rest of the evening was spend snacking and knitting

and opening some gifts that Santa had brought.  Apparently he shops at Knit Picks too!!

November 2013

This month our meeting was a fun social knitting night to show off finished projects and have a relaxing night out!

October 2013

The October meeting was all about knitting with beads.  We learned 4 different ways to add beads to our knitting.

Everyone chose their hemp yarn and bead colours,

some of the beads were prestrung and others were added with a small crochet hook,

and everyone ended up with a fun bracelet as a sample of the different techniques.