Monday, December 14, 2009

Decisions, Decisions

We have enough good ideas for our spring 2010 retreat that we could fill several retreats. During the next few months, we need to choose our topic for 2010. The choices so far are:
  • Mitered squares — here is an example
  • Short rows — here is a tutorial
  • Gaia shawl
  • Entrelac — here is an example
  • Stashbusting ideas
  • Quincy hat by Jared Flood, a.k.a. Brooklyn Tweed. This is a pattern for purchase, either in Jared's Made in Brooklyn booklet for Classic Elite (approximately $16) or as a Ravelry download ($4.75). We may be able to negotiate a lower price for the pattern as a group. Each person would have to buy a pattern to stay in line with copyright requirements.
Think about what you might want to do at the retreat, and who you might want from our group to teach. We'll talk about this at the January meeting, so gather your thoughts and preferences.

If you have any thoughts in the meantime, you can post them in the comments section.

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Happy Holidays

Guild members welcomed four visitors to our holiday meeting. Pattie invited her friend Angela, who came with her friend Maria. Maria is a new knitter — welcome to the knitting community! Angela is coaching Maria. For herself, Angela is learning to knit socks on two circular needles.

Joanne invited Joan, who invited her friend Deanne. That gives our guild three Joans and a Joanne; the Joans are slowly outnumbering the Pattie/Patricia/Pat contingent.

The potluck was yummy. Members are talented cooks as well as talented knitters.

We also shared knitting projects, such as Karin's re-designed sweater. Karin removed the striped top of the sweater and replaced it with black, saving the beautiful color border.

Sue modeled her sweater that fits her perfectly. Sue really understands fit and how good fit can flatter.

Thanks to Joan and Naomi for organizing the gift exchange, and thanks to members for their clever and thoughtful knitting gifts.

And special thanks to Pattie for securing our library room each month, organizing the room for the potluck and for everything she does to make our guild run smoothly. It looks effortless, and we appreciate how much work Pattie does to make it look that way.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Celebrate the Holidays!

Holiday Meeting
Potluck and Gift Exchange

Tuesday, December 8
Set up at 9:30 a.m.

Clean up at noon

Wear Christmas colors

Bring a dish for the buffet table

Bring a white elephant gift in a brown paper bag

Bring your knitting to show and share