Wow! 2016 seems like it just started a few minutes ago and here I am looking at the calendar and a new month begins in less than 8 hours. Where does the time go?
I, along with a bunch of you made a resolution or two at the beginning of the year. My main two were: 1. Work on being more productive, and 2. Catch up on old projects. I have had luck with implementing tools to help keep my organized. It’s been a month now, and I am still using and interested in continuing to use my “bullet journal”. And…. I have decided the first project I want to work on finishing up, and… I know where it is in the house… Yay!!
The following slide show is of images from our last guild meeting (show and tell)
I am sorry I had to leave a bit early, and miss the presentation Kathy did on fibers, but happy I got to see all the work people brought to share.
I am so excited about our new meeting space and am really looking forward to seeing for the first time in a couple of weeks. Part of the guild meeting will cover how to rip out an old project that is haunting you and get the yarn ready to reuse. I am sure it will be mentioned again in the Ravelry group, but I will post here a request for anyone to bring their niddy nodes and yarn swifts to share during the meeting, that way we can get a few projects re-purposed and send people home with “new” yarn with a cost of 0$
We had our 4th guild meeting of 2015 this last Saturday and once again it was a very fun and informative . We are growing as a group with each meeting. It is great to have new faces each month. The more the merrier.
The beginning of the meeting included discussion about the upcoming open house. The consensus seemed to be as long as enough of the guild members showed up early enough. “We’ve got this”. Because we have an awesome group.. (I agree)
What is almost as fun as going on a yarn crawl with your best friend(s) for 3 days?
Hearing all about going on a yarn crawl with your best friend for 3 days.
I really enjoyed hearing about Amanda and Lisa’s experiences at all 29 yarn shops on the LA yarn crawl. I really appreciated the “good, the bad, and the ugly” list they provided and commented on. I will keep that filed away for future reference, for next time I am down that way.
And now let’s see what we all have been working on
Lynn brought a book of patterns to share
Rita brought one of her Tonner dolls and parts of her wardrobe to share
A close up of the top Rita knittied
Sherri is working away on her CustomFit vest
Cookie is working on a hat. We do not know who it is for.
Annies working on a pair of socks.
Deb sharing the pattern of the scarf she is working on.
Kate modeling her recently completed Speed Bumps top.
Kate is also very close to finishing her CustomFit vest.
... and here is the view of the back. Looks great!
Sharon is starting a new sweater project for a small one..
Wait Sharon we can't see you..
Karen shared yarn and stories from her recent trip to New Zealand.
I learned yarn from New Zealand most likely will have some possum in it. Who knew?
A new face with lovely project to share.
Pam working on her sleeves. Two at a time.
Marlene's Buttercup top
I love the cabling on this piece
Amanda is making great progress on the kilt hose.
Katie working on a sweater all in one piece.
Linda shared the blanket she is almost ready to seam...
and a new hat for Issac..
... and a photo of Issac.
Grace shared her wonder sweater made from Noro yarn.
Working on that 2nd sleeve. making progress toward the finish line.
Jackie's vest almost complete.
Grand daughters sweater is finished with a modification to the collar.
..the main reason being my son Ian was born in November and both of my sister’s daughters were also born in November, and then of course there is always Thanksgiving!
I love this time of year even more since being in Bakersfield. By November the temperatures have finally dropped without threat of it getting back into the 90’s again without warning. It is time to dig out those sweaters and also time to knit without fear of odd looks from strangers because it’s too warm to knit.
This month Kate did a great job of walking us through Knit Companion and letting us know about the collaboration between Knit Companion and Patternfish.
Knit Companion is a great tool, but unless you have a lot of time or the desire to learn it out of necessity, it seemed to me to be a little confusing, so I am very grateful to Kate for taking the time to learn the program and sharing with all of us. With software being developed almost daily it is hard to keep up with the most efficient ways to use it.
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His first publication was in “Think Outside the Sox” by XRX after entering several of his patterns in their sock contest at Stitches. He has also published his own book “The Embellished Sock” and has had patterns published in Interweave Knits as well as many other magazines.
Charles regularly teaches classes all over the United States, but has never been to Bakersfield. Hopefully we will be able to get enough interest to have him make it here too.
The date that we are thinking about is Oct 25th which is a Saturday. The class would be from 9:00 to 12:00 – lunch – then 1:30 to 4:30.
The maximum number of students in the class is 25. This would be open to Guild Members first for a cost of $50 per member. Once all of the Guild Members have had a chance to enroll, and if there are still seats available, we will open the class to non-guild members. Their cost would be $75 per student.
Please let me know if you are interested.
Date: Oct 25, 2014
Time: 9:00am – 4:30
Place to be determined, but somewhere in Bakersfield.