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
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.