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.