Friday, May 29, 2009

Seaming lesson for the June Guild Meeting

To all members interested in learning some seaming techniques, there will be a tutorial at the June meeting. To participate, knit a 10" square using worsted weight washable yarn. Any color, variegated, novelty, whatever is in your stash. Naomi used Plymouth Encore from her stash and got a gauge of 4 sts to the inch using a size 8 US needle. Others may need to change needle size. She cast on 40sts. You may want to dampen and dry the square to have flat edges for easier seaming. Bring the squares to the meeting and we can practice seaming them together. Who knows, we may produce a blanket at the meeting for some lucky child.

World Wide Knit in Public Day

Two local events are already scheduled for World Wide Knit in Public Day on Saturday, June 13:

Allyn Waterfront Park, Allyn, Washington (near Belfair), 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Six stores! Six! Plus, drawings throughout the day, free mini-classes and yarn shop booths. Picnic tables are limited so bring your lawn chairs, blankets and picnic baskets. The event is focusing on Warm Up America. This event is sponsored by six local yarn shops: The Yarn Garden, Yorkshire Yarns, A Good Yarn, Fancy Image Yarn, Linda's Knit N' Stitch, and the Allyn Knit Shop.

Wright Park, Tacoma, 501 South I Street, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., sponsored by Lamb's Ear Yarn

Lamb's Ear Yarn will provide a cooler full of sodas to share with participants. All you need is a project, lawn chair and a sack lunch. If you have some worsted weight acrylic yarn or size 7, 8 or 9 aluminum needles you no longer want, bring them to donate for free knitting lessons for interested passersby.

Wednesday, May 20, 2009


Look at this!

Monday, May 18, 2009

Is it too soon to think about the fair?

I've received an invitation from the WW Fair to do a Home Arts demonstration again this year. Or to refer someone who would be interested. Last year's experience showed that fair goers do not want to sit and learn something... they are just passing by and will stop for a moment if something catches their eye. So I've been wracking my brain to come up with an eye-catching subject or project. Naomi suggested the Baby Surprise Jacket, which sounds like a good idea. We could have some in various states of completion along with some of Elizabeth Zimmermann's books. I had also thought about doing something with bead knitting; a scarf or bag or something. Any other suggestions are welcome.

The fair provides tickets for the demonstrator and an assistant, plus a parking pass. The demonstrator can sign up for as few or as many demo times as desired and pick the time of day. If any of you guild members is interested in doing a demo or would like to sit in with me, please let me know. We have until June 15th to make a committment.

Another subject for the next meeting,

Sunday, May 17, 2009

I hope all our members, and all other interested knitters, will enjoy the blog.
I admit I am not real experienced at this, but will certainly enjoy learning.

Testing this new blog thang.....

It's very exciting to be here and I hope there will be lots of participation from our guild members. For now, I'll sign off and check to see if this really works.


Welcome to Puyallup Knitting Guild blog. We hope to use this space to share information about guild activities and the knitting accomplishments of our members.

Last month we held a retreat devoted to lace knitting. The class project was a lace face cloth. Some participants were experienced lace knitters; for others, this was their first lace project.

If you are a knitter in the Puyallup, Washington, area, you are invited to join us for knitting, learning and friendship.