Happiness is Time at the Oregon State Fair!

How long has it been since you’ve been to the Oregon State Fair?  It’s back in full swing from Friday, August 26 to Monday, September 5, 2022.  

Joyce Arthur, a member of the Salem Millstream Knitting Guild, is the chair of the Needlework and Clothing Division. Would you consider spending a few hours sitting and knitting with Joyce and others? If so, you won’t have to pay admission or parking fees. All you need to do is contact Joyce by Thursday, August 25 and let her know what day or days of the fair you would like to come, and she will do the rest. It is fun to go to the fair! 

After all, Creative Living is an air-conditioned building, and who doesn’t need a place to relax and knit after walking around the fair and seeing all the wonderful exhibits, all the animals, and the many vendors. 

You may reach Joyce by: 



Phone:  503-949-1482


September Minutes

This month we had Meredith from Springtime Farms as our speaker.  She spoke to us about her alpacas and how she moved them cross country to Oregon and loves it here.  Her animals are totally grass fed and she tries to find ways to use all of the fiber, even the parts not the best to knit with.  She brought her yarn and her Snuggly Toes to sell us.  I bought a few skeins of the dark brown and am going to try making my own felted snuggly toes. 

October is here and with the longer dark evenings we start to pull out the heavier yarns and cuddle up on the couch and knit, knit, knit.  But we should learn about how to keep our arms, hands and back in good shape while doing this so come to the October meeting to hear from Chiropractor Colleen McDonough.  She was our speaker once before a few years ago and gave us wonderful information on how to stay healthy. 

However, Colleen was just given notice she will have to be deposed for a lawsuit and it could be on the 12th.  If so we will book her for early next year. Our meeting then would be to discuss what we want as a guild moving forward. So come prepared to discuss what you want to learn next year, and who you would like to have as speakers. Also have your show-n-tell and knitting with you.  We will have knitting and sharing and just time together.

We will also have the drawing from those that contributed to our charity.  Let’s see who wins Robbins awesome Purple Shawl!


May Minutes

This month we had 5 women bring us fiber and goodies.  We met this group of ladies at OFF this past fall and asked them to come to our guild to have a Spring Fiber and Food Faire.  Thank you all for supporting these ladies with your purchases.  These ladies are kind of unique in that they raise the animals, do the shearing, and spin and dye the fiber themselves.  The food was great too and goes so well with fiber.  Best caramel corn I have ever had.  These ladies did an awesome job and were a lot of fun too.  If you go to OFF this year look them up they share a double booth there.

Contact info:       

Carrie Culliton –  bunny angora & wool
Mim Myren – (alpaca)
Sue Muncy – Angora goats – Mohair                            
Molly Golter  (coming soon)  Bunny angora and wool                            
Friday “The Bakers Dozen” here in Salem, can bake you up some sweet treats give her a call (503) 581-2893 

Next month we will have Vivian Aubrey who will talk to us about taking picture of your knitted projects.  How to give your creations the center stage they deserve.  Then we will all have the greatest pictures on Ravelry of our latest projects.  I find Ravelry a great way to look back and see what you have done over the past year.

Heirloom Labels has contacted me with info, and I will bring samples  of the custom labels to the next meeting.