Events, Meeting Minutes, News

January 2023 Minutes

This Month


Happy January Birthday to:

  • Marcia Graciosa
  • Heidi Skeen

Happy February Birthday to:

  • Joyce Cook
  • Paula Rampy
  • Patty Scruggs

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

January Meeting Minutes

Our new president, Sharon Kaminski began the meeting by welcoming the visitors and asking them to stand and introduce themselves. There were eight visitors in attendance!

Su Fennern introduced the knitting project theme for 2023: Mini Sweaters. Su explained the various designs and then asked for volunteers to knit a sweater for each month and explain the techniques used to the group. A sign-up sheet with photos of each sweater was circulated.

Joyce Arthur showed the tiny sweater for January that she’d knit. She then talked about the yarn and techniques she’d used. The patterns and photos for the tiny sweaters can be found on the Guild web site. The January pattern is for a top-down pullover sweater; the February one is for a shrug. Any size yarn with corresponding needles can be used for all the sweaters.

Su also explained the “Make and Takes” for some of the future meetings (pom-poms and buttons) and passed around a sign-up sheet for those who are willing to demonstrate these.

Cindy B then talked about the Chevron stitch she used in her cowl. Due to technical difficulties, she was not able to show the video of how to make the stitches; however, the first rows of the pattern were written on the white board, and Cindy offered help at each table. The site for the video is: Even though it says “crochet” you can find the pattern for knitting the stitch as well as a tutorial.

January Show & Tell Patterns

Upcoming Events

February Meeting – Shamrocks

We will be learning to knit two patterns for shamrocks at the February 11 meeting.

Supplies to bring:

  • A small amount of any size yarn, usually any shade of green
  • Straight needles, DPNs, or circulars in any size that corresponds to the yarn

DPNs will be used for making I-cord stems and 3-needle bind-off for Shamrock 2.

State Fair

Joyce Arthur will give the history of the Needle Craft and Clothing Division of the Oregon State Fair and explain categories for entries, how items are judged, and answer any questions.

Coral Reef Project

Check out the Coral Reef Project on the Salem Millstream Knitting Guild website, including a selection of patterns – both knit and crochet. You can also visit Coral Knit Fiber Arts and click on “The Community Coral Reef Project” for more information and inspiration.

Other Events


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