Friday, July 23, 2010

Summer Picnic and Knitting

Tuesday, August 3
11 a.m.
Pattie's house
(directions in last newsletter)

~~~ Bring ~~~

Item for potluck lunch
Your beverage of choice
Plates, flatware, napkins provided

Show-and-tell items

Folding chair or camp chair
Sunglasses/sun hat

Item for gift exchange, wrapped or in a bag to hide it
Possibilities: A book or pattern you no longer use, yarn you no longer want, knitting accessories — use your imagination!

The annual picnic and potluck is always great fun. Many thanks to Pattie for hosting.

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Show and tell introductions

Show and tell time was an opportunity to introduce ourselves to new member, Millie.

Jane explaned her progress on this garment, Joan M showed her very cute baby sweater that was having a hard time getting a second sleeve to match the first. Joyce is color coordinated, as usual, with her gorgeous new bag.

Karen is back from Germany and working on another skirt, while Jeannie continues with her socks. Millie discusses her yarn choice and Naomi displays her sock blank dyeing and sock knitting. Pattie found her fingerless gloves that just need a little more work and Sue shows us what she learned about linen stitch and shoulder shaping at the Salt Spring retreat.
After show and tell we planned the upcoming picnic at Pattie's at which we'll have a potluck lunch and then hold a white elephant exchange. We then discussed and decided to have the four-hour Cast-On class in our library meeting room on October 12th.

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Summer (?) Meeting

Maybe summer will arrive before the next meeting? Sun, rain, clouds, or snow, the meeting will be Tuesday, July 13, at 9:30 a.m., at the Puyallup Library.

Joan D. has been working with Yorkshire Yarns in Lakewood to plan a fall class for all members. She has solicited ideas from the group, following up with a written proposal that has been presented to Sonya, the shop owner. If you’re a Yorkshire customer, you have probably met Shirley, who will be our instructor. Details will be discussed at the July meeting.

Pattie is looking forward to hosting all of us for the annual potluck picnic at her place on Lake Tapps on Tuesday, August 3, at 11 a.m.  Let’s hope for blue skies and sunshine so we can enjoy her beautiful lakeside home and gazebo.

What should you bring? First of all, your knitting and show-and-tell items. Second, a beverage for yourself and a potluck item to share with everyone. Third, a folding lawn/camp chair if you have one. Plates, napkins, and flatware will be provided. We always have good food and lots of fun at this annual event.

You received directions to Pattie's in Nita's last newsletter. If you have questions, ask Pattie.

Note: We will not meet on our regular meeting day of Tuesday, August 10.

Are You Ready for the Fair? The 2010 Western Washington Fair at the Puyallup Fairgrounds is September 10-26. Look over all those projects and select what you would like to enter in the Home Arts exhibit. Entries will be accepted August 27, 28, and 29. You will find the Puyallup Fair exhibitors’ rules and regulations on the Web site.

In addition to your knitting, you may have a crocheted project, quilting, stitchery, needlepoint, lace, rug, or weaving project to exhibit. Entering an item for display at the Fair is a good way to share your enthusiasm for knitting, and it is always interesting to see what other knitters and crafters are doing.