Birthdays in October:
Our very own outstanding member, Ginny Floyd did one bang-up job of guiding ten of our members as they worked on their Mom Slippers. Thank you, Ginny, for all your time in preparing for this session and also for your basket full of patience as you graciously worked with each of these ladies today.
Currently, some knitters meet on Tuesday at Teaslewick. This group has grown and needs to locate another place to knit that accommodates about 20 knitters. If you know of a place, or you would like to join this group, please contact Terri Brown. Terri also shared that it is possible to meet at Terrace Lake, but she needs to know how many would be interested before she contacts Terrace Lake to see about a day and time for the group. Terri can be reached at 503-559-0654 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sue Munson read an interesting article out of the AARP magazine about knitting.
Kelli Bold reminded us that the first payment for the Guild’s beach retreat in May 2020 is due by October 15, 2019. The first payment is $127.50 and should be sent to the Guild’s mail box: P.O. Box 3444 Salem, OR 97302.
Kathy Goebel has knitted 17 hats using the yarn donated to the Guild. She has the hats today to share with us. The hats are being donated to the Salem-Keizer Assistance League that provides items to students within the Salem-Keizer School District.
Yarn 101 by Theressa Silver – This class will cover everything you need to know to successfully combine yarn, pattern, and needles to create finished items that you’ll be proud of. The first part of the class will be spent learning about the what, why, and how of gauge. You’ll learn how to knit an accurate swatch, both flat and in the round, and how to correctly measure gauge from the swatch.
Discussion during the session will cover adjusting gauge as needed and the relationships between yarn weight, needle size, and gauge, so that you’ll be able to confidently make yarn substitutions.
You’ll learn about the different fibers, plied yarns vs. singles, and other specialty yarns such as superwash, “thick and thin,” and what each kind of yarn is best suited for.
Show and Tell
- Nancy shared two shawls she recently completed: Saroyan and Pebble and Beach. Both patterns are available on Ravelry.
- Janet just finished her Wingspan. Pattern is available on Ravelry.
- Kathy G. talked about the hats she’s made for the Salem-Keizer Assistance League.
- Sharon showed her Christmas hat. The pattern was a kit. She is still working on the Endless Wrap.
- Kelli shared a shawl that she is working on but has lost page 2 of the pattern. 😦
- Debbi was wearing her recently finished poncho. The pattern is in a book, so if you would like it, talk with her.
- Patty finished the mystery knit along (MKAL) that she started last month. The pattern is available on Ravelry.
- Patty also knitted the Mousey Mitts by Karen Hoyle that was shared at last month’s meeting.
Snacks: Terri Brown and JoAnn Crawford
Set-up and Clean-up: Janet Bubl and Patty Scruggs
Hope to see you there!
NEXT MEETING IS NOVEMBER 9
TERRACE LAKE COMMUNITY CENTER
2120 ROBINS LANE
AT 10 AM