August Meeting Ice Cream Social and Charity Yarn Giveaway
Tuesday, August 13, 2019 6:45 – 8:45 pm
Welles Park: 2333 W Sunnyside Ave
In addition to having ice cream - come and pick up some yarn for charity knitting.
A few months ago the guild received an email from Traci D, who inherited her mother’s stash a few years ago and was looking for somewhere to donate the yarn for use in charity projects. She and her husband will be bringing it to our August meeting.
We hope you can make it to the meeting to pick up some yarn. You can bring your finished charity knitting projects to our October meeting.
Lynette Swanson, of Northbrook’s Three Bags Full, attended our May meeting along with her assistant. They gave us a brief overview of their shop and history, showed us some lovely knit objects, and brought in samples of Isager yarn for everyone to try out.
Isager yarn is a Danish company that Lynette and her customers just love. It is comes in a variety of weights that are well suited to mixing together and combining in projects. Many of us were glad to learn more about this new yarn, while other members shared firsthand experience—like Hannah’s shawl in this month’s Show & Share.
At our April meeting we all got a lesson mosaic knitting. Rosie P brought in her copy of Barbara Walker’s book on mosaic knitting along with printed charts and instructions. After a short discussion, guild members got out their yarn and needles to try it out. By the time our meeting was over, a few people had swatches that were pretty far along. We hope to see some finished projects at Show & Share over the next few months. See the current newsletter for more information on mosaic knitting resources and patterns. Current newsletters are available to WCKG members only. Not a member? Join today!
We also discussed charity knitting and topics for future meetings.
Sam will be able to teach her popular dyeing class at the Welles Park Clubhouse, so stay tuned for more information as we decide on the right month for a class
Please join us for our upcoming meeting on March 12. Our guest speaker will be Amalia Malos from Evanston Stitchworks.
We Need Your Help in Planning the Future of the Guild
We have a serious shortage of board members. We need both a President and Monthly Meeting Coordinator. Last year, Julie S, as WCKG President, assumed both roles.
Without these positions being filled, we will need to break these responsibilities down or change the meeting structure. We have two options:
We need your feedback! We also need your commitment to the future of the guild. The March meeting will allow everyone a chance to weigh in on how you want the guild to proceed.
At our May 8th, 2018 meeting, we’ll be learning one-color brioche, and at our June 12th, 2018 meeting, we’ll be learning two-color brioche.
We’ll have easy knit-a-long scarf projects for each of these techniques, and KAL knit nights at the library as a follow-up to our lessons and to support each other on this adventure.
Grab a ball of worsted, your size 7 or 8 dpns or circs, and join the fun May 8, 2018 and June 12, 2018.