Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Save the Dates

Puyallup Knitting Guild Retreat
April 4-6, 2011
Dumas Bay Retreat Center

Jeanne and Judy are planning a fabulous retreat. You'll learn new techniques, share your knitting successes, and find answers to your knitting questions.

And Dumas Bay is a great facility in a beautiful location.

More information will be available at upcoming guild meetings and on this blog.

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Russian Join — A Technique to Know About

Sue L. heard this technique for joining yarns — called Russian Join — described in words. But because sometimes pictures are more descriptive, she found these instructions with pictures. It looks like a site mostly for machine knitters, but the technique works equally well for hand knitters. The Russian Join is especially useful for yarns where spit splicing will not work; that is, for yarns that do not felt.

If you learn a new technique or want to share an old favorite, contact Sue V. for posting on our guild blog.

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Party Time

The annual holiday potluck was great fun. The food was plentiful and tasty.

Some Washington foster kids will enjoy the gifts that members donated. Sue L. will take them to a local Sleep Country store that supports foster children.

Knitters shared their latest creations, such as Joan C.'s kangaroo sweater...

Naomi's hat...

Joan D.'s teddy bear for her new great-granddaughter...

Angela's first sock...

Jeannie's felted bag...

And Chris's collection of mitten ornaments for her family.

Monday, December 6, 2010

Celebrate the Holidays

Knit, chat, eat

December meeting
Tuesday, December 14, 9:30 a.m.

  • An item for a potluck buffet. Deanne is supplying plates, napkins, and utensils.
  • Your own cup for coffee or tea or your own non-alcoholic beverage. Joanne will provide coffee and tea.
  • Your knitting and your show-and-tell items.
  • A new, unwrapped toy to donate to charity. Sue L. will deliver them to an appropriate agency to give children in the community a happier holiday.
Get out your favorite Christmas sweater, throw a holiday scarf around your neck, pull on those special knitted green and red socks, and join the festivities.