Happy February Birthday to:
- Joyce Cook
- Paula Rampy
- Patty Scruggs
Happy March Birthday to:
- Lynda Hoodward
- Ginny Mahoney
If we missed your birthday or have you in the wrong month, please let us know!
February Meeting Minutes
Sharon Kaminski opened the meeting by welcoming current members and guests. She announced the sad news that Cindy Barrick’s life partner passed. A card that will be sent to Cindy was circulated for personal notes. A gift as a memorial in Danny’s name will be sent later.
Janet Bubl presented an overview of our Charity for 2023: “Making Strides Against Breast Cancer.” Hats, headbands, scarves, and fingerless gloves in soft washable fiber for both men and women are desirable. Our goal is to knit 100 items by our September meeting. There is a link for a free hat pattern on our web site. Donated items will be distributed to cancer survivors in October.
Patty Scruggs explained further about the “Knit for a Unique Fit” gloves she knit for a child. An email with a link to the video of the child receiving the gloves and matching hat was sent to all members.
Su Fennern presented the pattern for the February sweater: a Gingerbread Shrug. Several members shared their best techniques for picking up stitches. A helpful explanation with photos is available on the Guild website. Members shared the mini sweaters knit from the January pattern.
Program – Shamrocks
Su presented two different patterns for knitting shamrocks. It was fun to learn new techniques. Thank you, Su for the helpful handouts.
February Show & Tell Patterns
- Alaska Sweater by Camille Descoteaux (Ravelry link)
- Purple Sweater with Unique Design
- Easy Folded Poncho (Churchmouse Yarns & Teas)
- Tournament of Stitches 2022 Cowl (Marly Bird)
- Fingerless Gloves (Duchess.com)
We will be looking at the March Tiny Knit Sweater Ornament.
Program: Sketch Looms, Weaving Accessories and Notion Bags with Kitty Crawford
Kitty has invited those who are interested to her home (3288 Lakeview Pl NW Salem) the following day (Sunday, March 12) at 1:00 p.m. to learn more about the loom. You will have the opportunity to make and take a woven pin. Other items will be available for purchase. Carpooling is best for parking. More details will be provided at the meeting.
Sheep To Shawl
Sheep to Shawl is coming to the Mill on May 6! Our Guild will set up a table with knitted items, demonstrations of our projects, and invite new visitors and members. A sheet will be circulated to sign up for shifts at our March and April meetings.
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.
- Black Sheep Gathering June 23-25, 2023
- Oregon State Fair August 25 – September 4, 2023
- Oregon Flock & Fiber Festival October 14-16, 2023