Visiting Machine Knitting ~ Thank you Marlene

The July 12th meeting of our guild was fun and informative.  Marlene covered quite a bit of information on knitting machines.  What can be done on a totally manual machine, the difference between a punchcard driven machine and a computer driven machine and the advantages and disadvantages of all of them.  She also confessed she may be adding to her rapidly growing collection again soon.  I also enjoyed watching the link posted after the meeting  that featured Mariette Harley in a 1990′s “infomercial”  for a knitting machine.

We had some door prize drawings.  I have to confess I wasn’t right on the ball with the photos,  but I am working up to it.  Kathi donated a skein of some green/blue  handspun BFL.  Kaleen donated a a nice gradient colored scarf kit.  Congrats to the winners.

And of course we had our Show and Tell:

There were a few folks missing this month mostly due to traveling for family vacations.  You were missed.  I know you are having a great time.  Hope to see you next month.   We will be learning about Brioche knitting.  Next meeting date is August 9th.

 

So here we are

Almost the end of June and am praying the weather will stay like this for 12 more weeks.  I don’t think we will be that lucky, so get out and enjoy it while you can.

So in updating our site,  I ran across a folder of photos labeled April.  Checking the info on the files, they are indeed from April, April 12th, 2014 to be exact.  The meeting was one week after our 1st Knitting Expo ..   We had lots of new faces join us at the April meeting and that was great.

I will be making a post on the Expo soon.. Stay tuned.

 

World Wide Knit In Public day June 8, 2013

It was a wonderful morning spent around the fountain at the Marketplace. Even though it was warm (read going to be a scorcher that day….108 by 3 pm) the slight breeze and having the fountain going made it almost a perfect place to be knitting. At noon we all packed up and headed in to Que Pasa for lunch and margaritas (for some)

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June 1, 2013 Sock Workshop

We had a full house minus one person who had a medical emergency.  The class was wonderful and everyone learned some new tips and tricks about knitting socks.

 

Angela Davis did a great job in presenting her class.  She managed to spend time with each student.  Her materials were well presented, with lots of extra information to use later.

 

Lunch was great, and enjoyed by all.

 

What a great first real “Workshop” for our group.  There will be many more to come.

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Guild Meeting 3-09-13

What a wonderful time today’s meeting was. Along with our guest speaker we had 4 folks come down from Fresno to join in the laughter. Lots of show and tell, committee updates, and of course laughter. our presentation by  Sosae Caetano was an inspiring education on fiber and dying process. And, she brought a bunch of “to dye for” yarns and fibers. After the meeting was adjourned her table was swamped with eager ladies to fondle and buy her pretties!

After the meeting about a dozen of us headed over to Mimi’s for lunch. Again, lots of laughter and fun time had by all. The BEST part of the lunch was when a beautiful woman walked in with a friend. She had no hair. She had just finished up with chemotherapy. Jackie’s eyes lit up. Yep, this beautiful woman would be the very first recipient of our “Hats with hugs” charity campaign.

Jackie sharing her "Hat with a hug

Jackie sharing her “Hat with a hug

IMG_1078Yes, she is beautiful, inside and out!

For more pictures please click on the gallery tab and on the March meeting gallery