Events, Meeting Minutes, News

March 2023 Minutes

This Month


knitted birthday cake with yellow and white frosting, a purple ribbon with bow around the cake, and purple knitted candles, on a gray knitted base

Happy March Birthday to:

  • Lynda Hoodward
  • Mary Blossom
  • Ginny Mahoney

We have no April birthdays listed on our roster! If we missed your birthday or have you in the wrong month, please let us know!

March Meeting Minutes

Sharon Kaminski opened the meeting by welcoming members and visitors. She introduced Helga Maheu, one of the people who founded our Knitting Guild in the early 80s.

  • Sharon reminded members to sign the “Hold Harmless” form.
  • Sharon also asked people to look over the roster and note which phone number is preferred.
  • Sharon noted that Pompons have been moved to June.
  • Marcia Smith asked people to let her know about favorite Indy dyers and ideas for programs.
Program – Sketch Portable Looms

Kitty Crawford explained about her family business which was inspired by her artistic daughter who took a weaving class in college and “went down the fiber hole.” Kitty showed some of her daughter’s hand dyed yarn and the project bags she herself has sewn. Kitty has made a variety of sizes and styles for both projects and needles. Her husband has engineered small Sketch Portable Looms in adjustable sizes. Kitty showed the variety of techniques and styles of everything from barrettes, bookmarks, bracelets, etc. There was a “Make and Take” at her home the following day.

Mini Sweaters

Kathy Goebel explained the March sweater, commenting that it uses dolman sleeves. She suggested picking up stitches under the arms. The sweater is knit in one piece flat and has to be sewn together. Su reminded everyone that each sweater teaches new techniques.

March Show & Tell Patterns

Upcoming Events

April Meeting

Current Tiny Sweater overview – bring last month’s if you knit one!

Joyce Arthur will provide a brief summary of the Oregon State Fair and share the changes to the Needlework and Clothing Exhibitors Handbook. Joyce will provide an overview of the Judge’s worksheet and answer questions about submitting items to the Fair.

Sheep to Shawl

Sheep to Shawl at the Mill will be hosted at the Willamette Heritage Center on Saturday, May 6. Members are encouraged to sign up to help host our table to support the Knitting Guild as one of several fiber options.

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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