Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Lots to Remember!

This is the time of year when everyone is busy, busy, busy. We have several activities lined up for the December 11 — in two weeks! — meeting that you may want to think about as you work on your own holiday plans.

Eating: The December meeting will be a potluck brunch at the regular meeting time and place. Bring a dish to share, your plate, utensils, napkin, beverage, and serving utensils.

Giving: We will collect unwrapped gifts for foster children of all ages, from babies to teenagers. Sue L. will take the gifts to Sleep Country for distribution to foster children. At the last meeting, Karin Skacel provided one Addi-Art Diamond circular needle for a door prize. You will receive one entry ticket for each gift you bring for a foster child. We will hold the drawing at the December meeting.

Showing: PKG will have a featured display at the Puyallup Library in January. Bring your knitting for the display case to the December meeting. Libbie and Jeannie will create our display.

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Flexibility, Adaptability

PKG members proved their flexibility, adaptability, and general good natures at the November meeting when a room snafu abbreviated the meeting. We managed to conduct an important business meeting, welcome guests, share a little knitting, and enjoy a presentation from Karin Skacel about her new venture.

Potluck: The December meeting will be a potluck brunch at the regular meeting time and place. Bring a dish to share, your plate, utensils, napkin, beverage, and serving utensils.

Sharing: We will collect unwrapped gifts for foster children of all ages, from babies to teenagers. Sue L.’s friend Elaine shared her rewarding experiences as a foster mother. Some gift ideas for teens include ear-flap hats and gift cards. Sue L. will take the gifts to Sleep Country for distribution to foster children.

Bonus: Karin provided one Addi-Art Diamond circular needle for a door prize. You will receive one entry ticket for each gift you bring for a foster child. We will hold the drawing at the December meeting.

Showing: PKG will have a featured display at the Puyallup Library in January. Bring your knitting for the display case to the December meeting. Libbie and Jeannie will create our display.

New craft shop: We were delighted to hear about Karin’s new shop, Makers’ Mercantile, opening November 24, at 18437 East Valley Hwy, Suite 102 (near IKEA), in Kent. Karin describes Makers’ Mercantile as a “destination craft shop, designed to fuel your creative drive!” The shop will feature unique and unusual gifts from around the world, Skacel yarns, Addi needles, Skacel samples, all types of craft supplies, classes, meeting space for local craft groups or guilds, and a certified gluten-free bakery (although the bakery will not be open for the shop opening).

Thank you, Karin, for visiting with us, the great gifts, and getting us excited about Makers’ Mercantile. Sounds like we need a field trip!

Karin and some Makers’ Mercantile
projects
One of Karin’s samples, a lightweight
felted shawl
Karin provided wonderful gifts
We also saw some terrific knitting from our own knitters.

Sue L.’s Renita shawlette
Elaine’s Harry Potter scarf
Joan’s wedding glove
Retreat: There was not enough interest at this time to support a retreat in April.

Sunday, November 4, 2012

November Meeting


Tuesday, November 13
9:30 a.m.

Special guests! Brianne Kelley and Karin Skacel of Maker’s Mercantile will do a presentation of their new craft shop and gluten-free bakery in the IKEA area of Renton (west of Valley hospital). They will arrive about 10:30 a.m., so we will need to finish our business by then. We may not have time for show and share.

Items on the business agenda include:
  • December meeting potluck with brunch-type food. Things to know: Regular meeting time. Bring your own plate, utensils, and serving items. You can bring a new, unwrapped toy for children and teenagers who are foster kids. Sue L. will deliver.
  • Puyallup Library display in January 2013. Ideas for the display – charity items, different ways to knit socks, lace, other ideas? Bring items in December for January display.
  • Possible retreat in April 2013. Are enough people willing to commit? Any volunteers to coordinate?