Sunday, March 31, 2013

April Meeting

Tuesday, April 9
9:30 a.m. (regular time)

Ask not what the Puyallup Knitting Guild can do for you. Ask what you can do for the Puyallup Knitting Guild.

It is time to ask for volunteers to keep this group going. The volunteer opportunities are:
  • Reserve a meeting room at the library. You can do this online at the library’s Web site. You need to do this on the first of each month for as far out as possible to maintain currently day, time, and meeting room. Then you send new and updated meeting reservation information for inclusion in meeting reminder and blog. 
  • Membership chair. You maintain e-mail list for meeting reminders and notifications of special events. You also is responsible for creating name tents.
  • Chief organizer. You put together meeting reminders and information of interest to be sent to the guild one week prior to the meetings. You also are the focal point for information sharing. 
In the past, three different people have taken on these responsibilities: Joan C. for room reservations, Sue L. for membership, and Jeannie for chief organizer. However, if someone wants to take on two (or three!) of them, that could work too. The people currently doing these tasks can help you with specifics and tricks to make the job easier.

The new volunteer leaders will start in May. If everyone does a little bit of the work, no one will be over-burdened and we will continue to be successful. Think about how you can help.

During the rest of the meeting, we will show and share our current projects and recently finished knitting.

Monday, March 25, 2013

Anne’s Trinity Scarf

Anne’s Trinity Scarf was a big hit at the March meeting. Anne provided the details for us.

The pattern is Trinity from Dream in Color Designs. The yarn is Dream Everlasting DK. The scarf has two tails and a loop to make the keyhole. Very clever!


Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Busy, Busy

It is a busy spring for guild knitters.

On the road
Puyallup Knitting Guild hits the road on Thursday,  April 25, for a visit to Makers’ Mercantile. You can take a class on artfelt®, a felting technique that combines certain aspects of needle felting, wet felting, and fulling with a new patented paper developed to ease and speed up the felting process. The cost of this activity depends on the kit you purchase ($20-$40). More details are here

If you prefer, you can sit in the shop’s knitting area and work on your latest projects. You also can enjoy treats from RileyCakes Gluten Free Bakery.

The second field trip is to Edgewood Garden on a date to be determined. Ilga Jansons is a local spinner, dyer, and gardener who opens her garden for tours.

These field trips are not substitutes for regular guild meetings; they are optional opportunities.

Guild business
In May, our guild leadership will complete a year of service: Jeannie as leader, Sue L. as custodian of the membership list, and Joan C. as the person in charge of room reservations. At the April meeting we will discuss plans to elect new leadership. Think about what role you can plan to make sure the Puyallup Knitting Guild stays healthy and vibrant.

Leftovers
Sue V. has two nice spoons left at the December 2012 potluck. If they are yours, let her know.

Now to knitting:

Jeannie’s tiny shoes
Anne’s entrelac scarf
Sue V.’s Deep in the Forest mittens
Cheri’s socks
Naomi’s Newfie hats
Lisa’s vest
Sue L.’s needle case 
Sue made several changes to her needle case: She didn’t use the welt-style zipper. She put zippers in both upper and lower pockets. She did not use interfacing, just Warm and Natural batting. She kept the ¾” seam allowances but trimmed the outside edges to about ¼” and top-stitched at ¼” on the outside after turning it.

Monday, March 4, 2013

March Madness

Ready for the March meeting and spring knitting?

Tuesday, March 14
10:30 a.m. (note time change)

Bring your current projects, your show-and-share projects, and your name card.

Jeannie has arranged two upcoming field trips for us:

The first is Thursday, April 25, 10 a.m., at Makers’ Mercantile, for a class on artfelt®. This is a new felting technique that combines certain aspects of needle felting, wet felting, and fulling with a new patented paper developed to ease and speed up the felting process.

The cost of this activity depends on the kit you purchase ($20-$40). More details are here and more will come later.

RileyCakes Gluten Free Bakery is now open with cookies, muffins, cupcakes, and coffee. Lunch items are in the works and may be available in April.

The second field trip is to Edgewood Garden on a date to be determined. Ilga Jansons is a local spinner, dyer, and gardener who opens her garden for tours.