Wednesday, October 11, 2017

October Knitting

Fall is good time for knitting, as seen by the items on show at our October meeting.

Chrisʼs seed-stitch LʼEnveloppe
Jeannieʼs treasures from her knitting retreat
Joanʼs beaded scarf
Pamʼs finished Building in Color blanket
Patʼs prayer shawl
Sueʼs Ghazal

Sunday, October 1, 2017

October Meeting

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Tuesday, October 10
9:30 a.m.

Bring your knitting, finished items, unfinished items, and your name tag. And invite your crafty friends to join us.

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Winner! Winner!

Two winners, actually — Jeannie and Lisa. Jeannie won second place in the Washington State Fair contest for fast knitting. She cast on 15 stitches and knit 31 stockinette rows, all in 15 minutes. She also won four ribbons for her fair entries. Congratulations, Jeannie!

Lisa won a best-in-category ribbon at the Pierce County Fair for her mitts. Yay, Lisa!

We also want to thank Joy and Cindy for giving us another stash dive today. All of the yarn will be used for wonderful knits for family, friends, and the community. Thank you!

We enjoyed some fabulous knitting today.

Dianaʼs prayer shawl
Dianaʼs beautiful stitchery work was on display at the
community center.
Welcome, Elaine! And look at her cabled pillow cover!
Joanʼs many-colored shawl of leftover; note the
Lisaʼs Mary Maxim All That Glitters Shawl is a winner.
Welcome back, Joan, with your
baby sweater.
Pam brought stunning Toph Hat.
Chrisʼs pincushion, modified with
a bottom and weighted with pennies.
Sueʼs Pincha shawl. A fun knit! 
What an enjoyable knitting meeting! See you in October!

Sunday, September 3, 2017

September Meeting

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Tuesday, September 12
9:30 a.m.

Bring your knitting, your finished projects, your name tag, and your knitting friends.

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Hot Weather, Cool Knits

Knitting needles were hard at work in the air-conditioned meeting space for our hot August meeting.

Cindyʼs Lilac Blossom baby blanket
Chrisʼs Pincha
Joanʼs Moʼ Better cowl, made with leftovers
Joanʼs latest LʼEnveloppe
Joyʼs 5190 Miles
Pamʼs Building in Color blanket
Sue B.ʼs many purple hats
Sue B.ʼs Drachenfels
Thank you, Pam, for the tip on A Little Knitty in Auburn. It is now on our list of local yarn shops.

The count of purple hats and hats for other projects keeps growing. Not sure what to knit? A hat!

Sunday, July 30, 2017

August Meeting

Tuesday, August 8
9:30 am

Bring your knitting, your name tag, your finished items, and your knitting stories. Especially bring your purple hats.

Enjoy your summer knitting!

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Summer Knitting

PKG members spent a pleasant summer morning sharing current knitting and a few projects from the past. From the present, we saw:

Jeanʼs skirts for little girls (and Sue trying to escape
the picture)
Joanʼs second Tailspin shawl
Nitaʼs gift face cloths and a couple of hats
Patʼs cozy blanket
And from the past …
Dianeʼs felted bracelet bag
Jo Annʼs wine bottle socks
Lisaʼs crocheted purse
And a special thanks to Sue V.ʼs friend Robin, who donated yarn for purple hats, blankets, and other charity knitting.

Sunday, July 2, 2017

July Meeting

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Tuesday, July 11
9:30 am

Bring your knitting projects, finished projects, and your name tag. It also is helpful if you know the pattern name and yarn for your projects.

Especially for purple hat and baby blanket knitters: Sue will bring a supply of yarn in many hues and shades of purple and a supply of yarns of various colors for baby blankets. This supply (about four grocery bags of yarn) should cover lots of little heads and bodies.

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Full House for June

Nineteen people! That is how many knitters participated in the June meeting. We had many long-time members and some newer members. Hooray! There is always room for more, so invite your crafty friends.

Just a few of the beautiful knitting projects that was on show:

Carlaʼs Guernsey Wrap (a fun pattern that
has been popular among PKG members)
Chrisʼs handsome Timeʼs a Thief Scarf
Jeanʼs purple baby hats
Karenʼs afghan
Karinʼs sweater (Karin is a big fan of Rowan yarns)
Lorraineʼs Knit Night Hat (and isnʼt that an
interesting and pretty brim treatment!)
Pamʼs block pattern blanket
Jeannieʼs hats
Jeannie is almost done with her hat project. Jeannie vowed to knit 65 hats for homeless people to honor her upcoming birthday. She has already finished 60 of the 65. Congratulations, Jeannie! And happy birthday!

Sunday, June 4, 2017

June Meeting

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Tuesday, June 13
9:30 a.m.

Bring your name tag, finished projects, and works-in-progress.

Happy summer!

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Knitting in May

We were pleased to welcome some new knitting friends to our meeting: Diane, Jo Ann, Sneh, and Kim. Thank you for joining us.

The knitting shown was as exciting as usual.

Chrisʼs Makariri shawl
Cindyʼs loom-knitted hats
Dianaʼs prayer shawls
Jeannieʼs sheep sweater
Joy's shawl
Kimʼs blanket
Lorraineʼs socks
Naomiʼs mitered-square blanket
Nitaʼs Melodia shawl
Looking for videos to help you with your knitting. Members recommend two sites: Knit Purl Hunter and Very Pink Knits.

See you in June!