Monday, May 30, 2011

Knitting with Friends

Two upcoming events are opportunities to knit in public with friends.

World Wide Knit in Public Day
Saturday, June 18, 10 a.m.
Allyn Waterfront Park, Allyn
Hosted by Allyn Knit Shop, Yorkshire Yarns, A Good Yarn, other local shops

Tacoma Rainiers Stitch 'n' Pitch
Thursday, June 30, 6 p.m.
Cheney Stadium, Tacoma
  • Enjoy the game with Rainiers vs. Fresno Grizzlies, a hot dog, non-alcoholic beverage, an official Rainiers baseball cap and a commemorative goodie bag.
  • Tickets cost $16. Purchase from Allyn Knit Shop in Allyn; Yorkshire Yarns in Lakewood; A Good Yarn in Port Orchard; and Fancy Image Yarn in Shelton.

Monday, May 16, 2011

Time to Think About Fair Entries

The Western Washington Fair has posted information about how to enter your knitting in the Home Arts exhibition (select Home Arts for the PDF file with all of the information you need). New this year — you can submit your entry information online before you take them to the fair, which will make turning in your entries quicker.

Lots of categories are available in the Knitting division; you also can enter knitting in some of the Lace division. Enter as many categories as you can to show off your beautiful work and to show the world that knitting is alive, well, and more creative than ever.

Turn in your entries on Friday, August 26, and Saturday, August 27, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Sunday, August 28, noon to 6 p.m.

Wednesday, May 11, 2011


“I get so many ideas from what other people are knitting.”

That is a frequently heard remark at Puyallup Knitting Guild meetings. The May meeting provided lots of inspiration (click on photos for larger versions).



Karin and Chris have been working on their comfort dolls for children affected by AIDS. Members also contributed several hats for Mary Bridge Hospital’s Purple Hat Project.

We were thrilled to welcome founding member Patty for a visit.


► The guild potluck picnic will be Tuesday, August 16, at Pattie’s house, starting at 11 a.m. Details will follow in the newsletter. The picnic will take the place of the regular meeting on the second Tuesday.

► So far 16 people have signed up for the 2012 retreat, April 2-4, at Dumas Bay. The classroom can accommodate up to 20 people. If you are interested in attending, contact Sue L. You need to pay part of the fee (approximately $170) but monthly payments can be arranged. If you have an idea for a class or demonstration, contact Jeanne or Sue V. Carrie and Barb have already agreed to provide a spinning demonstration.

Monday, May 2, 2011

May Meeting

Tuesday, May 10
9:30 a.m.

  • Collection basket for charity knitting projects. Add to the growing collection of baby hats for the Purple Hat Project, scarves for cancer patients and comfort dolls for children affected by AIDS.
  • Bring your knitting and your latest finished projects.
  •  Discuss the summer picnic at Pattie's house.
  • The South Sound Yarn Crawl is May 13, 14, and 15. This is a good chance to visit your favorite LYS (local yarn shop) and to learn about the wonderful variety of yarn and shops that we enjoy.
  • One World Wide Knit in Public Day event will be held on Saturday, June 18, at the Allyn Waterfront Park in Allyn. Pack a picnic lunch and carpool with friends for a day of fun with fellow knitters. Other WWKIP Day events may be held in other locations. If you know of one, let Sue V. know for notice on the blog.