Saturday, March 21, 2015

Knitting News

News from our broader knitting community:

You can volunteer for the Shepherds’ Extravaganza during the Spring Fair in Puyallup, April 16 to April 19. Show all of the cool things you can do with wool and other fibers. Organizers are looking for spinners and demonstrations of other special techniques. 

Demonstrators and spinners, who will work in the J Barn, will receive complimentary gate passes to the Spring Fair. Parking is free in the Orange Lot. You will be asked to come for a three- or four-hour shift. Shifts will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.; 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.; and 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. You can volunteer by contacting Susan at Include your preferred day and hours, what you plan to demonstrate, and your mailing address so Susan can mail your gate passes.
The South Sound Yarn Crawl is on hold for this year. But do not despair! You have the Pacific Northwest Yarn Crawl, featuring six local yarn shops. The event is April 30, May 1, and May 2 from 9 a.m. 7 p.m., and May 3 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

March Pretties

Members brought some beautiful knits to show at the March meeting.

Carolynʼs baby blanket
Joanʼs Knothole Moebius Cowl
Joyʼs almost-finished green sweater
Lisaʼs double-knit headband
Patʼs Guernsey Wrap
We also talked about new yarn stores in the area, tips for better blocking, double knitting, and many other fascinating topics.

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Springtime (Maybe?) Knitting

Tuesday, March 10
9:30 a.m.-noon

Bring your knitting, your name tag, and your stories from Madrona.

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

February Meeting

Many fine finished objects were on display at the February meeting.

Janʼs very first sweater — hooray!
Jeannieʼs Philosopherʼs Wool sweater
Joanʼs No Leftovers Russian Wedding Band Cowl
Patʼs Winding Way Mitts
We also are optimistic about a new yarn store opening this month in the former Yellow House shop. Welcome, My Yarn Heaven! We also heard rumors of a new shop opening in Silverdale.


Two of our stalwart members, Anne and Joyce, passed away last month. We mourn their passing and we miss their companionship. Both were enthusiastic knitters who inspired each of us in our own knitting. The guild sent cards of condolence to their families.

Sunday, February 1, 2015

February Meeting

Tuesday, February 10
9 am - noon

Bring your knitting, your name tag, and your show-and-share items. Need knitting help with something? Just ask!

Everyone will have a chance to be meeting leader. Maybe February is your turn.

Monday, January 26, 2015

A Resource for Yarn Substitution

Every knitter has had a need to substitute one yarn for another. You have a yarn in your stash that might work for a project, but will it substitute for the original? Here is a web site, YarnSub, that is can be very helpful.

Play around with it. It includes an enormous database and lots of helpful information for yarn substitution.

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Foggy Knitting

The thick fog in Puyallup did not deter our knitters. Thank you, Lisa, for leading our first meeting of 2015.

Among the projects on display:

Chrisʼs No Leftovers Russian Wedding Band Cowl
Joanʼs “loon” sock
Lisaʼs “one stitch below” scarf
Patʼs helix scarf
Congratulations to Jan for completing her first sweater, in black, no less.

Word is out that a new yarn store will open in the old Yellow House shop. If you have any information or see a “grand opening” sign, let us know.