Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Joan's Salsa

One highlight of the retreat was Joan C.'s Addictive Salsa. She graciously agreed to share her recipe.

1 can shoepeg sweet corn, drained (in the grocery store near the regular canned corn)
1 can black-eyed peas, drained
1 small jar chopped pimentos, drained
1 red onion, diced
1 jalapeno, seeded an diced (optional)
1 red, green, yellow or orange pepper, seeded and diced

Mix all of the above in a bowl with this marinade:

1/2 cup oil
1 cup vinegar
2/3 cup sugar
1 Tablespoon Tiger Sauce (by the Tabasco)
Salt and pepper to taste

Marinate 2-3 hours or overnight. Drain before serving.

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Spring Retreat a Success

The Spring Retreat provided three days of knitting, learning, sharing and friendship.

Thanks first to JJ and Nita for their hard work organizing the retreat. The skills they brought to their teaching careers were evident in the planning and creativity of the retreat, including name tags, gift bags, donated door prizes, and needle cases. Even flowers on the tables! There are not enough superlatives to describe their work. Thanks, JJ and Nita!

Thanks also to Naomi and Joan for their class on mitered squares. We learned how to construct mitered squares and discovered many ways mitered squares can be incorporated into knitting projects. Joan and Naomi provided excellent instruction and endless patience. Thanks, Joan and Naomi!

And the results — ta-da!

Sue V. taught a short class on lace knitting to enthusiastic knitters.

Thanks also to Unraveled Yarn and Gifts in Federal Way and Pacific Fabrics for the gifts and door prizes. And thanks to Rob and his staff at Dumas Bay for their hospitality.

More photos and Joan C.'s recipe for Addictive Salsa (it really is addictive!) will be published here in the near future.

Sue V. will prepare a photo disk of the retreat for those who attended. If you took pictures, please edit them, put them on a disk, and give them to Sue V. at the May meeting. Sue V. will compile them and make copies.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

More Beautiful Knitting

First, welcome to guests Anne and Helen. We are delighted they will be joining us at our Spring Retreat.

One of the best parts of guild meetings is seeing all of the beautiful knitting. Some knitters are recycling yarn by taking a garment apart and using the yarn for something else.

Some knitters are resurrecting UFOs and looking to finish them, even turning a pullover into a cardigan.

Many are knitting for children.

Some are knitting for others.

Socks are a perennial favorite.

One last item for the Spring Retreat: Bring your camera. We will collect photos and compile them onto a disk for those who attend. Of course, some photos will posted here as well.

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

April Meeting

Tuesday, April 13

9:30 a.m.

Puyallup Library

~~ Spring Retreat final plans ~~

~~ Show and share ~~

~~ Knit! ~~

Saturday, April 3, 2010

Spring Retreat Again

Just a few more weeks until our Spring Retreat at Dumas Bay. Details are in the February 14 and March 14 posts in this blog.

Any changes must be submitted to Dumas Bay by Tuesday, April 13. If you have not already registered and paid, and if you want to attend for a day, a meal or two, or a one-night stay, be prepared to provide that information and payment to JJ at the guild meeting on April 13. Costs are $7.75 for breakfast, $10 for lunch, $15.50 for dinner, and $43 over an overnight stay, plus tax.

Retreat attendance is now at 11 for the whole retreat and two for a half-retreat each.