Wednesday, April 9, 2014

April Meeting

Our last meeting at the Puyallup Library! Thank you, Joy, for finding the Puyallup Activity Center for our new meeting location. It is just across the circle from the library. We will begin meeting at the Activity Center in May, 9:30 a.m. to noon. Jeannie will provide more information about parking and other details in future e-mail announcements.

Our field trip to Makers’ Mercantile will be Wednesday, April 30, meeting at 10:30 a.m. Enjoy looking at all of the products and enjoying the tasty goodies from the bakery.

We also were able to share some wonderful knitting at the April meeting.

Karen’s Lichen scarf
Jeannie’s socks
Barb’s Coloratura sweater
Anne’s mink scarf

Monday, March 31, 2014

April Meeting Rain or Shine

Tuesday, April 8
9:30 am

Bring your work(s)-in-progress and your finished knitwear, along with the pattern name and source.

And bring your new name tent (thank you, Jeannie, for the pretty name tents).

Two items for discussion:
  • The ever-resourceful Joy found an option for a possible new meeting place. The Community Center (where Comfort Foods cafĂ© was) has a classroom available on the second Tuesday from 9:30 a.m. to noon. 
  • Maker’s Mercantile field trip will be either April 23 or April 30. Of those who responded, either day works.

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

March Lions and Lambs

March weather has given us some lions and some lambs, and knitting reflects both winter and spring. Members took to heart last month’s discussion about knowing the pattern names for our show-and-share items!

Jane’s vintage Lopi sweater-shawl
Jeannie’s IDK Half-Circle Shawl
Joan’s mini-Wingspan
Karen’s Summer’s Twilight Shawl
Maggie’s Celtic Cardigan
Chris’s sideways vest
Naomi’s mitts from the book Not Just Socks
Nita’s Ripples
The guild has reserved the library board room through September. So far, it is working for the number of people who attend. If you have suggestions for other meeting places, contact Jeannie.

The group decided we need another field trip to Maker’s Mercantile outside of regular guild meetings. Jeannie will make arrangements for a date in late April.

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

March Meeting

Tuesday, March 11
9:30 a.m.

Bring your knitting, projects to show, Madrona adventures, and your thoughts about future meeting time and location. For your knitting, it is helpful to other members if you know the name of the pattern, the source of the pattern, or both.

Jeannie has new name tents. Pick up yours at the meeting.

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Change in Location?

It appears that our guild will be unable to use the large room at the Puyallup library because of a new, weekly children’s program at the library. For the immediate future, we can use the board room, which is smaller and holds 16 people. Sixteen is probably okay for many meetings, but the room’s shape makes it awkward to show off our knitting. And we want space for everyone who wants to attend.

Jeannie, Joy, and others are exploring some options: Change the time and/or day of our meeting to use the larger room? When? Stay in the board room? Change our location? If we change location, where? Other options?

If you have any thoughts, let Jeannie know. We will need to make a decision in the next few months, so this will be a topic of further discussion.

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

January and February Knitting

A little catch-up here with pictures from January and February meetings.

Starting with January:

Jeanne’s Downton Abbey vest
Karin’s ruffled Mara shawl
And in February:

Chris’s double-knit afghan
Jane’s cat hat
Jeannie’s Madrona Lace Scarf
Joan’s big baby blanket
Joy’s arm-knit scarf
Karen’s handspun shawl

Sunday, February 2, 2014

February Meeting

Tuesday, February 11
9:30 a.m.

Bring your knitting and your show-and-share items.

New name tents will be available at the meeting for you to pick up.

Note the information distributed by e-mail about the Quilt! Knit! Stitch! event coming to Portland in August. Could be great fun!

Happy Valentine’s Day!