This month’s guild meeting was especially fun for me. Brioche knitting is something that has always intrigued me so it was fun to learn the steps and terminology along with all of you.
I found it interesting that even though the two methods we were shown are essentially two ways of doing the exact same thing, my results were very different from each other. I am curious to know if you all experienced the same thing. Judging from my results I think I prefer the brioche techniques over the Fishermen’s rib, aka Knit one below
Oh, btw I just want to mention while I am thinking of it. I REALLY appreciated the coffee and donut holes… Thank you Annie, Cookie and Linda.
Ok, now for show and tell, but first let me say I took pictures of every one who brought work to share but some of the photos were so blurry and bad I will spare you from having to scroll through them including the selfie I took by accident. My apologies to those who are not included. I will work on becoming more intimate with my camera phone before our next get together.
Next month, I believe Katherine will be doing a presentation on Ravelry. If you have anything you would like her to cover specifically, message her on Ravelry@ Kate55
Also the retreat is coming up towards the end of September… ( personally I am fantasizing about stockpiling homemade sangria to share with everyone over the weekend ) We’ll see, it may turn out I will be madly throwing things in a suitcase a half an hour before I am supposed to leave. Hoping for a happy medium.
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.
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.