Friday, September 16, 2016

September — Autumn!

Welcome to new member Jean!

The show-and-share for the September meeting provided some eye-candy.

Carolyn՚s Bandera textured shawl
Chris՚s Aggregate shawl
Cindy՚s latest baby blanket
Jean՚s baby sweater
Jeannie՚s shawl
Joan՚s Nymphalidea shawl
Pat՚s felted bag
Many thanks to Joan for taking photos at the September meeting.

Sunday, September 4, 2016

September Meeting

Tuesday, September 13
9:30 am

Bring your knitting, your name tag, your fair stories, and your stash stories!

If you are not sure what to knit next, how about this? Amazing!

Two requests:
  • Sue V., our regular photographer, will not be at the September meeting. Can someone step up to take pictures and send them to Sue? She will post them on our blog.
  • Similarly, if someone goes to the Washington State Fair, will you take pictures of any member entries? And, perhaps, the winning knitting entry?
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Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Stash Extravaganza!

First of all, many — many — thanks to Diane, who brought bags and bags and bags of beautiful yarn for us to share. Apparently, Diane acquired the yarn from others who were clearing their stashes. She donated the yarn to the enthusiastic members of our guild. The donated yarn filled nearly every table and counter top in our meeting room. Thank you, Diane! And PKGers, we hope to see some finished projects soon!

Carla did a little shopping from the donated stash
Carolynʼs hat collection, including the
Seahawks Corkscrew Hat
Patʼs new tank top
Cindyʼs crocheted crocodile stitch ensemble;
you can also find a knit crocodile version
We were happy to welcome Sue B. back to our build. Welcome, Sue!

Sue V., our regular photographer, will not be at the September meeting. If one or two people take pictures and forward them to Sue, she will update the blog.

Sunday, July 31, 2016

August Meeting

Tuesday, August 9
9:30 a.m.

Welcome to summer!

Bring your knitting and your name tag.

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Wednesday, July 13, 2016

July Must Be Shawl Month

Numbers were low but knitting skills were high at the July meeting.

Cindyʼs sparkly sideways-knit shawl
Joanʼs Seeds to Flowers Cowl
Joyʼs Batad cowl
Patʼs latest prayer shawl
Joan said she is happily using German short rows on a current project. You can barely see where the turns are. You can search for tutorials on this handy technique.

Friday, July 1, 2016

July Meeting

Summer! What a good time to knit at the July meeting!

Tuesday, July 12
9:30 a.m.

Bring your knitting, finish items to show, and your name tag. And feel free to invite guests.

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Get Ready for the Fairs!

It isn’t too early to think about entering your knitting in a county or state fair:
  • King County Fair in Enumclaw, July 14-16. Open class entries, July 9-11. Details in the premium booklet. 
  • Thurston County Fair in Lacey, August 3-7. Open class entries, July 25. Details in the premium booklet. 
  • Pierce Country Fair, Graham, August 11-14. Open class entries, August 7-8. Details here.
  • Kitsap County Fair, Silverdale, August 24-28. Open class entries, August 13-14. Details here. 
  • Washington State Fair, Puyallup, September 2-25 (closed on Tuesdays). Online registration must be completed by August 17 at 10 pm. Details here.
Why enter? Your knitting is lovely. It’s fun to share. Your knitting may inspire others to take up knitting or to improve their skills.

Thank you, Jeannie, for compiling this information for us.