Thursday, January 19, 2012

Knit One Below Class

First, many thanks to Lisa for pulling this class together for us. Now, the details:

Tuesday, February 14
Rainier Manor

Meeting on Valentine’s Day! Lisa will open the Rainier Manor club house at 8:30 a.m. for those who would like to get settled before class begins. She will provide coffee, tea, cream, sugar, and a sweet treat (feel free to bring your own treats to share). She will have disposable cups but she encourages everyone to bring their own coffee/tea cup. Lisa will pay a $50 deposit to use the club house; this will be returned to her when we leave the room as we found it; that is, chairs and tables put away and everything cleaned up, swept up, trash emptied, bathrooms clean, etc.

Milly Skutley from Ben Franklin Crafts in Bonney Lake will be available for us from 9 a.m. to noon. The class project is a Knit One Below scarf. Milly will provide the pattern for the scarf and matching hat.

The cost per attendee is $12, payable on the day of the meeting. Ben Franklin Crafts Bonney Lake is donating 50% of our class fee to the Bonney Lake Food Bank

  • Two skeins worsted weight yarn, approximately 220 yards each. The project samples were made with one skein of Cascade 220 Superwash and two skeins of Lion Brand Amazing. You can use two solids or a solid and a stripe or whatever combo you like. Milly said she made the class sample with a man in mind and was able to get both a hat and scarf out of the one skein of Cascade 220 and two skeins of Lion Brand Amazing.
  • Size 8 knitting needles
Lisa would like to know about how many people to expect for the class. Please let her know if you plan to attend.

Milly was kind enough to say you can work on your own project instead of the class project.

Need yarn? The Ben Franklin Bonney Lake is having a Cascade Yarn event this month.

The summer 2009 Knitter’s magazine has a scarf and beret patterns for the knit-one-below technique.

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Hats and Scarves

Guild members showed some great knitting — especially hats and scarves — at the first meeting of 2012. Several members seemed to have spent the holidays turning UFOs into FOs.

Cari’s hat
Sue L.’s scarf
Chris’s hat
Naomi’s hat
Anne’s shawlette
Libby’s cowl and alligator scarf
Many people were quite taken with Libby’s bulky Gap-tastic Cowl and Jeannie’s Pocketbook Slippers. Check out Ravelry for the free patterns.

~~~ Coming in February ~~~

Milly from the Bonney Lake Ben Franklin store will teach a class on knit-one-below, using a scarf as a class project. You may know the knit-one-below technique as fisherman rib or Shaker stitch. It is a versatile stitch that you can use for many garments. The class will be at the Rainier Manor community room from 9 a.m. to noon; the community room will be open at 8:30 a.m. Lisa will provide coffee, tea, and a sweet treat. The class will cost $12, half of which Ben Franklin will donate to the Bonney Lake Food Bank. More information and a class materials list will be posted here and distributed in the newsletter soon. This should be a great meeting. Many, many thanks to Lisa, Milly, and Ben Franklin.

~~~ Coming in April ~~~

So far, lucky 13 members are signed up for the Dumas Bay retreat, April, 2-4. You will have until the regular meeting on March 13 to sign up and pay, but sooner is better so the organizers can get everything in order. The final cost will be based on the number of people attending; right now it is about $145, which includes your room, meals, and the meeting room. Sue L. and Jeanne will need some help to make sure everything is paid on time and for the retreat program and details. They will come up with a list of tasks and ask for volunteers. One highlight of the retreat is that Cari and Barb (and others?) will give us a spinning demonstration so we can learn more about the yarn we love for knitting. Again, more information will be coming soon so stay tuned.

Monday, January 2, 2012

First Meeting of 2012

Happy New Year!

Next meeting
Tuesday, January 10
10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
Note time change!
Puyallup Library

  • New Year’s knitting resolutions 
  • Details about the February meeting at Rainier Manor 
  • Show-and-tell — bring your knitting and your latest projects 
  • Healthy snacks appreciated, or a light lunch
Coming up...
Tuesday, February 14, 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Rainier Manor, Sumner 
Tuesday, March 13, 10:30 a.m. (note time change), Puyallup Library 
Monday-Wednesday, April 2-4, Spring Retreat at Dumas Bay 
Tuesday, April 10, 9:30 a.m., Puyallup Public Library

Madrona Fiber Arts,  February 16-19