March 2019 Minutes

This Month:

Birthdays in March:

Mary Blossom, Ginny Floyd

Welcome New Members and Guests:

Ellen, Colleen, and Barbara

We hope to have them join us again soon!

Guild Business:

Results from the recent survey (Teresa)

Members interested in being on the nominating committee: Cindy Barrick, Kelli Bold, Joyce Cook, Sue Munson, and Marcia Smith

Review of 2019 programs (Teresa)


Our Webmaster, Cindy Barrick has been updating our site and will be adding information about an upcoming Nordic Knitting event. For a list of other events that we’ve heard about, check out the Fiber Events box on our site –

Beach Retreat

We still have three spots open for the Beach Retreat May 16-19. If you’re interested, get it touch with one of the Board Members.

2019 Charity Knitting

Sue Tyvoll provided an update on the 76 hats donated by our group. They are heading to an orphanage in Kenya, Africa, for children from newborn to three years old. The team leaves the 25th and gets back on April 8. Sue is looking forward to sharing another update with us soon. As she said, “It’s really amazing that we can bless little children in Africa with our knitting skills!”

March Program

Lori Patterson (and Lou) from Abstract Fiber shared their yarn. It’s been a busy year since she purchased the company from Susan!

Show and Tell:

Cup of Tea socks:

Waverly Weekend Cowl:

Seafarer’s Watch Cap: for this and other related patterns. The group provides a hand-knitted item to mariners at sea for Christmas.

Stillwater Cardigan:

Clear View Sweater by Amy Herzog:

Workday Scarf:

Houndstooth Cowl: There are quite a few houndstooth cowl patterns on Ravelry.

Friendship Afghan

Groovy Scarf

Christmas Stockings

Next Meeting

Our next meeting is scheduled for April 13. Becky Fetterley of Thistle and Hart will be sharing about her hand dyed yarn. Also remember, you can always check out the 2019 Guild Meetings thread on our Ravelry group ( to see what we have scheduled.

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Salem Millstream Knitting Guild Beach Retreat May 16-19, 2019 Day Visitors

The Retreat Committee for the May 16-19, 2019 retreat in Rockaway has been asked about day use visitors. In reviewing our contract with Twin Rocks and double checking with them, day use visitors are welcome. There is a charge for each person attending with and without meals.

Attached is the Registration Form and the Hold Harmless Agreement. Both of these documents must be received by March 15, 2019 if you plan on attending one of the days of the Retreat. The Hold Harmless Agreement is necessary as the Guild is not financially able to purchase a liability insurance policy and Twin Rocks is allowing the use of this Agreement.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to ask.

SMKG Retreat Committee

February 2019 Meeting Cancelled

The Salem Millstream Knitting Guild meeting scheduled for Saturday, February 9, 2019 is cancelled due to the impending inclement weather that is being predicated starting tonight (2/8). This wasn’t an easy decision to make. We have rescheduled Stephania with Three Fates Yarns several other times. However, in conversation with Stephania, she agreed that it is better to err on the side of caution.

Salem Millstream Knitting Guild
Su Fennern, President
Teresa Furnish, Vice President
Sue Munson, Treasurer

January 2019 Minutes

This Month:

Birthdays in January:

Marsha Graciosa, Helga Maheu, Clara Stoner, Patti Togioka, Kathy Howald, Kelli Bold, Joanne Crawford

Welcome New Members and Guests:

Maureen Heiser, President of Terrace Lake Homeowners Group

Pam Dixon, Terrace Lake Community Center

Maureen and Pam welcomed the Guild to Terrace Lake and are looking forward to a good partnership with the Guild. Maureen treated the members with brownies. The Guild meetings are on the calendar for the second Saturday of each month.

Guild Business:

Recap of 2018 Charity Donations (Kathy H.)

The Guild donated 92 items total in 2018. The majority went to Father Taffee House. The Guild, in collaboration with the sewing guild, provided over 1,000 hats to the homeless.

Charity Donations in 2019

Foster children need hats, scarves, and blankets.

Shaken baby – purple hats:

November’s Child by Kelly Forester – a free pattern on Ravelry:

Sue Tyvoll will collect any baby hats until the February 9th meeting for her family that is going to Kenya to work in an orphanage.

2019 Programs (Teresa)

Teresa will be sending out a Survey Monkey to Guild members with all of the suggestions provided for programs. Please take a minute to complete the survey.

February’s program will be Three Fates Yarn, a Salem indie dyer.

March – should the Guild rent a van to go to Portland for the Rose City Yarn Crawl? This will be a question on the survey also.

2018 UFOs and/or Goals (Su)

Teresa completed 21 items! in 2018.

Ginny completed her shrug that she started in 2016.

Cindy completed three items: one Halloween sock (Vanilla Latte pattern), Debut shawl, and Brioche scarf.

Teresa won a gift certificate to Teaselwick for the most items completed.

Ginny won a gift certificate to Teaselwick for the oldest UFO completed.

2019 Sign-up Sheets – Snacks, Setup/Cleanup (Su)

The Snacks sign-up sheet is full for 2019.

The Setup/Cleanup sign-up sheet still needs volunteers. The sign-up sheet will be sent around again at the February meeting.


Last year’s roster was sent around for members to review and make changes. Please add your birthday month.

The 2019 roster will be distributed at the February meeting.

Guild Board Positions

Kathy Howald was thanked for her many years serving as the Guild’s secretary. Kathy received a gift certificate from Paramount Sewing.

Su Fennern announced that 2019 is her last year as President.

At this time, the Guild does not have a secretary. The secretary duties have been split between President (Su Fennern), Vice President (Teresa Furnish), and Treasurer (Sue Munson).

Cindy Barrick has become the Guild’s web master.

There needs to be a Nomination Committee formed. Volunteers are requested.

Misc Other

The 2019 Color of the Year is ‘Living Coral’. Su held up a color card with the approximate color.

Terrace Lake collects food for the Marion-Polk Food Share. Please consider donating items. Their goal is to fill one barrel every month. Make sure that items do not have an expired date as Marion-Polk Food Share will not take them.

The Tangled Purls shop will be closing soon 😦 Stop by and checkout their sales.

If you have a group of knitters who get together and would welcome others, please let us know so we can have that information available on our website.

Teaselwick Wools, located in the Willamette Heritage Center at the Mill, welcomes knitters on Tuesdays any time they are open (10:00 AM-5:00 PM) and Wednesday (10:00 AM – 8:00 PM).

Distribution of membership renewal gifts (Sue)

Gifts, 2019 calendar, and 2019 UFO’s/Goals sheets were distributed.

Free Patterns for January/February:

Vancouver Fog Fingerless Gloves:

Hermione’s Everyday Socks:

Show and Tell:

Non-felted Slippers using Magic Loop:—magic-loop-version

Baby Surprise Jacket – ornament:

Multnomah Shawl:

Tri-Polar Hat:

Cabled Yoke Christening Dress:

1898 Hat:

Website for additional information:

Kindness Shawl:

Baby hat patterns: Baby Dreads by Sushimilove

Jessica Jones Cowl:

Addi Flexiflip needles:

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March 2018 Minutes

This Month

Thanks to our very own Teresa Furnish for the excellent job teaching us Magic Loop. Thanks to everyone for their participation.

March/April Patterns

Easy goes it by Finicky Creations:
Corrosion by Julie Nandorfy:

Show and Tell

Romona Falls – Seed stitch (41 stitches with 3 strands of lace yarn together
Baby Sophisticate , cupcake hata and knitted ornaments from Tangled Purls
Hats for the Assistance League
Starshower cowl (ravelry)
First lace cowl – Creative Living Spring 2014
Brioche Stitches – cowl seed stitch
Brioche Wristers
Vest from Creative Living 2015
Brioche Cowl
Beanie hats
Knit Kit replica of WW1 Version
Easy as Pie shawl

Next Month

Basic crochet stitches by Kathy Howald – Supply list is:
Size G or H hook – worsted weight yarn or any yarn as long as needle matches yarn. Sample size knitted swatch any size but at least 4 x 4

Snacks – Donna and Anjie

Setup/Cleanup Volunteers – Anjie and Donna (setup)

Marry Mochlin and Clara Stoner (clean up)

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.

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Bind Off Teachers info

For everyone to try the bind off you are teaching, they need a swatch of knitting either on needles or on stitch holders. If your bind off requires a specific swatch, please let Teresa know so we can get the details added to a supply list. For example, should there be an odd or even number of stitches, stockinette, garter, or P1 K1 ribbing?

During your presentation, please share the answers to the following two questions:
1. When should the bind off be used? For example, a bind off used for toe-up socks that provides a finished edge.
2. Are there any disadvantages or advantages to using the bind off?


February 2018 Minutes

This Month’s Thank to JC Briar for teaching us Brioche and for making a special pattern for us. A copy of JC’s handout is attached to the cover letter for these minutes.

January/February Patterns:
Bankhead hat by Susie Gorlay
Communication Breakdown Cowl by Casey Day-Crosier

Show and Tell: None

Next Month – Magic Loop – Teresa Furnish – Supply list is:
Size 7 or 8 circular needles with a 32” or 40” flexible cable, the more
flexible the better. Worsted weight yarn. NOTE: Any yarn weight will work as long as the needle size matches.

Snacks – Debbie Juul and Laura Wagman

Setup/Cleanup Volunteers – Sue Munson/Leona/Paulaa (setup) Teresa Furnish/Patti Locicero (clean up)

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.

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