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February Program

February 10
Brioche class with JC Briar!!
Two hours is a little short for a brioche class but JC accepted the challenge! During the class we’ll make a small item, such as wristers or a coffee-cup holder. She will also provide instructions for a full cowl in the class handouts.
Each class participant will need the following supplies:

smooth, plain, worsted-weight yarn in two colors
size US 7 (4.5mm) needles for working in small rounds (a set of dpns, a pair of circulars, or one long “Magic Loop” circular)
stitch marker to mark the beginning of rounds
crochet hook roughly size G

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November Minutes

This Month’s Pat Pennock taught us how to use two colors. It was an excellent lesson and for some of us the encouragement to attempt Fair Isle knitting. Pat’s favorite books are: The Knitter’s handy book of sweater patterns – Ann Budd;
Knitting from the Top – Barbara G. Walker; Fair Isle Sweaters Simplified – Ann Bourgeois and Eugene Bourgeois; Alice Starmore’s Book of Fair Isle Knitting; The Celtic Collection – Alice Starmore.

Salem has been voted to be added to the Millstream Knitting Guild name.

Show and tell patterns:
Sea Shell lace pattern – Ravelry
Brocade Sock – Craftsy
Pokiha Shawl – Ravelry
The Amazing Hat
Rocket Ship – Sleep Snuggle Sacks – Yarn Inspiration
Knit Night – Ravelry
The Doodler –Ravelry
Celtic Ankle Warmers – Ravelry
Taj Rectangle Shawl – Ravelry – as a kit only
Interlace Scarf – Galzanne Knits – Ravelry

Next Month – Karen Huntzinger will show us how to darn our knitted items. Supplies for the meeting are: a 4 inch square of knitted fabric, any size yarn is okay. More of the yarn used to make the square and a sharp point needle that fits the yarn. Helga will also be showing her challenge coat and a couple of her other items will be on display.

Charity for 2016 – The 50+ club, is looking for hats, scarves and mittens. Father 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. Any type of stash busters which can be used for arts and crafts for Laura Wagman for use with students

February Minutes

We had a large group this time around.  Our subject this month was beading.  We had training on the different ways of adding beads into your knitted projects.  In addition to the handouts we have a few links that people suggested for your information as well.

 http://shalimaryarns.blogspot.com/2009/07/simple-beaded-bind-off.html This one is using needle and dental floss to attach the beads on the bind off of a shawl.

 http://knitty.com/ISSUEspring06/FEATseducedbybeads.html  Knitty .com beads 101 lesson on both stringing on and using a crochet hook.

 Connie Paulson brought in JC Briar’s new book on chart reading.  If you want a copy and did not get it Saturday, you can contact Connie.  (Membership roster is attached).

One more link for the cable braided necklace pattern by Olga Buraya that Sue Tyvoll had shown for show and tell.  http://olgajazzzy.blogspot.com/2010/12/cable-braided-necklace.html

Also, www.smileyyarns.com place to get cheap yarn (Dorothy’s vest)

First weekend in March is the Portland Yarn Crawl – 16 shops and a great map on the web site.  www.portlandyarncrawl.com

Our web page is now up and has content.  www.millstreamknitting.com  We have tabs on the top of the page.  One is for events, I have posted all the upcoming events for the year, with their web links.  On the right side there are links to Ravelry, Yarn and Pattern places.

We will add a page link at the top to list upcoming topics for our monthly meetings.

On Saturdays we have found a place to knit, Broadway Commons Coffee Shop at 1300 Broadway Street NE.  9:00AM – Noon.  We will be meeting here all but the 2nd Saturday of the month.  We are hoping to get a big group to come join us and anyone who needs help with knitting or a project could get help at this time as well.