Events, Meeting Minutes

December 2021 Minutes

Happy New Year 2022
Happy New Year!

This Month


December birthdays

Happy December Birthday to:

  • Pam Dixon
  • Su Fennern
  • Sharon Kaminski
  • Patti Locicero
January birthdays

Happy January Birthday to:

  • Marsha Graciosa
  • Kathy Howald
  • Patti Togioka

If we missed your birthday or have you in the wrong month, please let us know!

Salem Millstream Knitting Guild YouTube Channel

When David Altman came in November, he graciously allowed us to record his presentation. The files are too large to email, and it took us a while to figure out the best way to share with everyone across so many devices. We finally settled on YouTube.

Teresa created a YouTube channel for the Guild. You can find it by going to YouTube and searching for Salem Millstream Knitting Guild.

The presentation was split into two files, so you’ll need to watch both to see the whole thing. Here are direct links to the videos:


December Meeting Minutes

A number of people brought yarn, books, and patterns to our “Knitting Stuff Swap,” and Su brought along an amazing amount of yarn that has been donated to the Guild. We also had a Sock Yarn Ornament “Make and Take” – instructions are available in case you missed it.

Mark Twain School Project

The project resulted in 359 hats, mittens, and scarves given to 284 students. The leftovers were shared with another school. Tia brought some pictures and a lovely card signed by the kids for us to see at the meeting. Because of privacy laws, we can’t share all of that in the newsletter, but here’s a pic of some of the work waiting to be given to the kids. Way to go, Guild!!

mittens hanging on a tree and hats arranged on the floor around the tree,  in a school classroom, with a decorated snowman in the background
hats and mittens waiting to be donated

Upcoming Events

January Meeting

Location Adjustment at the Willamette Heritage Center

As some of you may have heard, we found out that our group exceeded the capacity of t​he room we were meeting in, so the Guild could not continue meeting there. Thankfully, Janet and the staff at the Willamette Heritage Center were able to work it out and find another space for us. We’ll be meeting on the first floor of the Mill building in January. Thank you, Janet!

Aran Stitch Learn Along

The directions for the first Aran stitch pattern, Basket Stitch, will be handed out at the January 8 meeting.

The scarf has a bottom border of seed stitch, and the two side borders consist of six stitches each worked in the Hatch Stitch pattern. We will be practicing both of these stitches. If you are not familiar with working a cable, we will be covering a simple cable stitch.

Supplies to bring:

  • Yarn – Aran weight
  • Knitting needles, the appropriate size for the yarn – generally a size U.S. 6
  • Cable needle

For reference, Su shared several documents at the December meeting, including background on Aran knitting, a supply list and resources, and a pattern calendar for each month of the year. The calendar still has two openings. Please consider signing up to do a quick search on something unique and special about the stitch.

If you still have questions about the Learn Along, please contact Su Fennern.

Board Meeting

The Board will be having a meeting after our January meeting to discuss various business items.

February Meeting

Our February meeting will be at the Willamette Heritage Center (aka Mission Mill) on February 12, 2022 from 10 a.m. to noon.

Join the Community Coral Reef

Coral Knit Fiber Arts is creating an installation which will allow people to walk through an underwater fiber art world. They welcome donations of healthy and bleached corals, underwater creatures, and items knitted and crocheted from reclaimed and recycled plastics. The goal is to emphasize the beauty and diversity of the undersea world while educating about climate change and pollution by maritime plastics.

The deadline is August 1, 2023. They hope to display the reef at a number of locations throughout the Pacific Northwest, starting at the Lincoln City Cultural Center in September 2023.

closeup photos of knitted coral reef pieces in many colors
The Community Coral Reef Project

You can visit Coral Knit Fiber Arts and click on The Community Coral Reef Project for more information, patterns, and inspiration. All techniques and skill levels welcome! Tag your projects on social media #pnwcommunitycoralreef.

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