June Minutes

This Month’s We have an amazing wealth of information and wonderful willing to share their knowledge as evidenced with our presenter Terry Sevold. Terry gave us an abundance of information of knitting socks and shared her experience with so many of the techniques. Thanks Terry.

August 1 is the deadline to enter items in the State Fair. Still looking for volunteers to help with intakes, clerks, and display. Looking for people who are willing to come in and share their skills in knitting, crocheting, needlework of any kind. Contact Joyce Arthur at jobnboyce@yahoo.com to sign up. Need items for yarn bombing.

OFF – Clara and Mary shared they will have a sign-up sheet for Saturday and/or Sunday at the next meeting. There will be a 1 hour demonstration scheduled for each day. Bring your mitts and any items for donations to any meeting.

June Patterns – beaded wedding purse http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/beaded-wedding-purse summer socks http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/summer-sock

Show and Tell:
Just be you by Boo Knits Slouchy Hats – Celebrity slouchy beanies
Erin Lane Bags Needlework –ehrmantapestry.com
Socks and Monmouth Shawl Light it Up
Moonshine Neck Wrap Christmas stocking
Garter Scarf Celtic knot looped scarf
Shrug and socks Crochet peacock
Filtered bag – coin purse Shawlette – silky wool
Ring bearer pillow

Next Month – Pot Luck at Donna Reed’s at 11 am.

The Twiddlemuff/Mitts are on our website under charities.
Taffee House can use anything for babies, youths, adults, and elderly. Acrylic prayer shawls for Nita Porter’s church. Prayer shawls for hospice groups – Nancy Campion will get these to the hospice organization. Hats for Roberts Alternative School.
NEXT MEETING IS – July 8
AT DONNA REED – POTLUCK
11 AM

May Minutes

This Month’s Apparently, we have a fantastic presenter in Teresa Furnish who gave an excellent, very informative and interesting presention about Ravelry. Thank you Teresa for a job well done

August 1 is the deadline to enter items in the State Fair. Still looking for volunteers for intake on August 11 & 12, Clerks for the judges August 14 and display people on August 15. Contact Joyce Arthur at jobnboyce@yahoo.com to sign up. Need items for yarn bombing.

Knit in Public Day – June 10 at the Heritage Center – Mission Mill 10am-4pm.

OFF – Clara and Mary shared they will have a sign-up sheet for Saturday and Sunday at June meeting. There will be a 1 hour demonstration scheduled for each day. Bring your mitts and any items for donations to any meeting.

May patterns Flower Scarf by Robyn Diliberto and Cabled Rangoli Hat by desi knitter .
Show and Tell:
Miss Grace shawl Hats for Roberts School/Twiddle Mitt
Traveling Rib Hat Wonder Shawl by Sharon McGuire
Loopin Lace Sox-Fiber Trends
Quite Simply scarves Letterman’s Sweater
Christmas stocking Lace and Bead shawl (900 beads & Ferocious fibers
Shawl Road to China life
Toe up sock with hybrid heel and kindness shawl from knitted witts

Next Month – Terry Sevold will give us highlights of toe up socks and where to go online to get info on how tos.

June Snacks – Kathy Goebel and Janet Bubl..

The Twiddlemuff/Mitts are on our website under charities.
Taffee House can use anything for babies, youths, adults, and elderly. Acrylic prayer shawls for Nita Porter’s church. Prayer shawls for hospice groups – Nancy Campion will get these to the hospice organization. Hats for Roberts Alternative School.
NEXT MEETING IS – June 10
AT ARROWHEAD MOBILE PARK
5422 PORTLAND RD. NE,
AT 10:00 AM

KNIT IN PUBLIC DAY – JUNE 10

Teaselwick Wools and Willamette Heritage Center is hosting
Knit in Public Day
When: Saturday, June 10, 2017
10:00 am to 4:00 pm
Where: 1313 Mill Street, Salem, Oregon
What to Bring: Any knitting, crocheting, spinning or other fiber arts project to work on.
Come meet new friends, visit the museum grounds, and shop in a wonderful yarn shop.
There is sure to be sharing of ideas and much laughter.
This is a free event, make plans now to come and join in with members of the Salem Millstream Knitting Guild.

April Minutes

This Month’s Thanks to Darlene Chambers for sharing her knowledge and wares on her Pygora goats.

State Fair – Consider making an entry. Contact Joyce Arthur if you are interested in being a clerk for a day, or participating in the demonstration of your skills. Clerks help the judges on August 14 for several hours if you have an entry let Joyce know what category. Yarn bombing will also happen at the fair this year. If you would like to participate and use some of your scraps by making small thing like a rectangle or have something you no longer want, please give all items to Joyce Arthur.

April patterns – Both are free on Ravelry. Celtic knot scarf by Pink and White Bunny Hat by Lill Foley and Stripy Spring Shawl

Show and Tell:
Several Twiddle Mitts First Pullover Sweater
Christmas Stocking Rose City Knit Along shawl (2015)
Gradient Shawl Best Friends Shawl
Entrelac Shawl Entrechat
Emily Ochers circular cast on – Flower Cardigan
Martha Stewart’s Bowtie scarf
Easter Basketss

Next Month – Teresa Furnish on Ravelry – Tips, hints, functions.

May Snacks – Sandy Galbraith and Joyce Cook.

The Twiddlemuff/Mitts are on our website under charities.

Taffee House can use anything for babies, youths, adults, and elderly. Acrylic prayer shawls for Nita Porter’s church. Prayer shawls for hospice groups – Nancy Campion will get these to the hospice organization. Hats for Roberts Alternative School.
NEXT MEETING IS – MAY 13
AT ARROWHEAD MOBILE PARK
5422 PORTLAND RD. NE,
AT 10:00 AM

March Minutes

This Month’s Thanks to Wendy Hanson for taking the time to share her wonderful, funny and informative stories of her 400 children (ok sheep and for bringing her beautiful yarn.

Please consider making and submitting something to the State Fair. Form/Instructions are on the State Fair website

March patterns – Both are free on Ravelry. Celtic knot scarf by Sylovie Beez
And Celtic knot looped scarf by Patricia Everett.

Show and Tell:
Knitters DNA shawl First two color hat
4 leaf clovers Baby hat
Classic cowl Stuyvesant Town Poncho
Brickless Shawl Twiddle Dee and Twiddle Dumb
Cable Boot Cuffs Lace Tablecloth
Speculation First Fair Isle Hat

Next Month – Darlene Chambers from Peppermint Pastures.
April Snacks – Nita Porter and Su Fennern

The Twiddlemuff/Mitts are on our website under charities.

Taffee House can use anything for babies, youths, adults, and elderly. Acrylic prayer shawls for Nita Porter’s church. Prayer shawls for hospice groups – Nancy Campion will get these to the hospice organization.

NEXT MEETING IS – APRIL 8
AT ARROWHEAD MOBILE PARK
5422 PORTLAND RD. NE,
AT 10:00 AM

February 2017 Minutes

This Month’s Thanks to Joyce Arthur for facilitating our meeting on tips, hints, websites and tools. What a wealth of information we have and are willing to share. Think there is more, I do and if you want to share it send it to me and I will add it. This information is now on our website.

We are taking on making Twiddlemuffs/Mitts for dementia patients. Patterns are on our website.

Show and Tell:
BonBon – Ravelry
That Easy Guernsey Hat – Ravelry Several of these were made.
Speculation – Ravelry – lace tablecloth
Pillow Cover – Kit from Retreat
Barley Hat – Tincanknits – Ravelry
Over the top boot cuffs – Ravelry
Infinity Scarf
Baby hats from sock yarn
Twisted – SNITSB – Ravelry
Mini Mochi Shawlette – Ravelry
Hitchhiker – Ravelry
Nordic Vest Pattern
Fox Paw – Ravelry

Next Month – Wendy Hanson will share her knowledge of rare, endangered and lesser known fiber breeds and her yarns.

March Snacks – Donna Reed and Anjie Brown.

Taffee House can use anything for babies, youths, adults, and elderly. Acrylic prayer shawls for Nita Porter’s church. Prayer shawls for hospice groups – Nancy Campion will get these to the hospice organization. Any type of stash busters which can be used for arts and crafts for Laura Wagman for use with students

NEXT MEETING IS – MARCH 11

Tips/Hints/Tools/Websites

Protect your fingers from sensitivity.
Rubber fingers and if necessary cut a slit in the top for your fingernail..
Thimblettes
Liquid skin or new skin bandages
Cutting tools other than scissors
Thread cutter (round disc with various openings for different threads/yarns)
Finger Nail Cutter
Used Dental floss container
Hand Relief
Use a therapeutic glove. (There are two types, The ones with fingers will also help arthritic fingers ).
Cable holder
Use a U cable hook. Holds the cable stitch and it hangs very nicely to the project.
Use a paper clip.
Dropped stitches
Crochet hooks
Yarn Wraps
Use footies from store after trying on shoes, (old nylons, panty hose, knee highs)
Use a nylon scrubby, cut the securing thread and you will have yards of nylon tube you can cut to any size and wrap your yarn balls,
Storage containers for knitting supplies/Organization
Clear Pencil box from department stores (Fred Meyer, Walmart, etc)
Small plastic compartment containers from Dollar Tree
The Knit Kit
Coleman’s dry mustard tin
Take a photo of your project , date it and clip it to your pattern or put it in the page protector sheet.
Put patterns in a page protector sheet and file in a notebook or file folder by project.
Weekly planner – available from JoAnn.
Sort needles and put them in soft pencil holder bags marked with the needle sizes and store them in a tote bag.
Websites
Cheapest price for any particular knitting book or other books https://www.cheapestbookprice.com/
Crazy, fun and free patterns. https://www.instructables.com/
Books
Cast on/Bind Off by Leslie Ann Bestor
The Knitting Answer Book by Margaret Radcliffe
Help aids
Have Staff (Sit with someone who is very knowledgeable)
Needle Threading
Cut a piece of paper approximately 1.5 inches by the width of the eye of your needle. Fold the paper in half, insert the yarn in the paper near the fold and pull the paper through the eye of the needle.
Fold yarn in half over the needle. Pull the needle up holding the yarn tightly, pull the needle out, keeping the yarn pinched between your fingers and slide the eye of the needled through your pinched fingers and pull up the yarn,
Use pieces of jar opener to grip the needle. (Dollar store item)
Quick hand warmers
Use old sock tops. Cut the top off for the length you would like for hand warmer. Crochet or knit a top edge and add a thumb hole.
Counting your stitches
Copy your pattern onto index cards. Punch a hole in top left hand corner, put the index cards on a book ring. Turn the cards row by row. Mark the card you are on.
Small notebook with a pen/pencil
Use bread wrapper tabs as makers
Wrap per inch tool
Use this tool to know how much yarn per inch you need on your project.
Strickspiel Needles
Use these needles instead of doublepoints.
Yarn Bowls
Use cherry tomato containers for yarn bowls
Wooden Yarn bowls by Ken Howald (Turner Turnings)
Historical patterns
http://www.gutenberg.org
Free Patterns
http://www.ravelry.com – Ravelry deisgners have several free patterns in February.
Keep your project clean
Use a piece of masking tape to pull hair – human and pet hair off your project.
Miscellaneous
Use jell pens to mark yarn or project pieces. Be sure they are not permanent. White jell pens for dark fibers.
Have a cup of coffee/tea or wine and a bar of chocolate.
Keychain with needle and directions for kitchener stitch
I-Pad with Adobe.
Yarn winder and hand made swifter.
Portuguese pin for yarn tension when Portuguese knitting technique.