April Guild Meeting

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Have you been wanting to delve deeper into the fiber world, but haven’t known where to begin?  Come to our next Knitting Guild Meeting, where Kristine Bullock and Marielle Jordan will speak to us about the different fiber fairs, conventions, workshops, cruises, etc. that are available to knitters this year.  They will discuss the classes offered, teachers that people love, vendors not to miss, and more, including how to enter items in our own County and State Fairs.  Don’t miss this!

Wednesday, April 10 — Murray Library — 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.

October Guild Meeting

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It’s already time for our October Knitting Guild meeting! Please join us at the Murray Library on Wednesday, Oct. 10 at 6:30 p.m. The topic is “What’s Holding You Back?” — those knitting techniques or stitches that may be keeping you from trying new and exciting patterns and constructions. Verla Younker and Mary Triplett will help you over those hurdles and into another world of knitting. During the presentation, you will be making a soap bag using the techniques and stitches discussed.

You will need two colors of worsted weight yarn, needles appropriate for the yarn (US #7), a crochet hook about the same size as your needle (E, F, or G), and a cable needle or spare DPN.

As begun last month, we will have “Knitting Class” in the 30 minutes prior to the meeting. Experienced knitters will be on hand to help you sort out any knitting challenges. And if you’d like to just come and knit then, feel free to do that, too!

Our purge of the Guild Library continues as well — we’ll have a new batch of vintage books and patterns that are free for the taking on the “Drop and Swap” table. Be sure to bring any items you don’t want yourself for the table, and see what treasures you might find.

October is “Bring a Friend” month — let’s build up the guild! Remember, for each two newly registering members you bring to the guild, you’ll receive a free class in our Spring Workshop.

REMEMBER: If you haven’t yet renewed your membership for the 2012-2013 year, please mail in your form and dues ASAP, or plan to bring them on the 10th. Thanks!

Hope to see you next week!

September’s a-comin’!

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The new year of the Salt Lake Knitting Guild is about to begin this month with our kickoff meeting (I know it’s weird – we have our guild year from September to August, whatever).  We are eager to see everyone there and get our new year started off right! We’re meeting at the Murray Library as usual at 6:30pm in the conference room. Don’t forget your show-n-tell of the lovelies you’ve made over the summer.

We’re having a great program that night on new sock techniques. If you’d like to actively participate in the technique just cast on 60 sts over 3 (or 4 if you like) dpn’s and work about a half inch or so, then bring it to the meeting and be ready to work the rest of it with a new toe technique to close it up.

And just you wait until you see what we’ve got for the Drop n’ Swap table!  We’ve de-cluttered and reorganized the guild library closets and we have lots of goodies going on to the table for the taking, so get while the getting’s good!  You will be seeing all sorts of  new books coming into our library for the members’ use and you are going to be so happy.  By the way, we take requests too, if you know of a book you’d like us to carry.

Since this is the beginning of the new year for the guild, now is the time to bring your knitting friends and get them involved in the guild with us.  Be sure to bring your check or cash for membership renewal and your registration form, or you can fill on out at the meeting that night.

See you there!

August Stitch n’ Pitch

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We are on the Salt Lake Bees calendar for the annual Stitch N’ Pitch event…WED 8/8 @ 7:05 at Spring Mobile Stadium on 1300 South. Bring your friends, family, and your favorite needle arts project.

Stitch N’ Pitch 2012 at SPRING MOBILE BALLPARK
Wednesday, August 8th, 2012 vs. Oklahoma City RedHawks @ 7:05PM

Come and enjoy an evening of baseball and knitting fun with your
friends and family on August 8th when the Salt Lake Bees host the
Oklahoma City RedHawks at Spring Mobile Ballpark.

TICKETS: For $9 each, you get a game ticket in Section 4. Enjoy an evening at the ballpark with fellow Needle Arts enthusiasts

$1 Hot Dogs: Everyone loves a HotDog at the ballpark, tonight they are ONLY $1.

Official Gear: Get your official Stitch N’ Pitch gear at http://www.tnna.org/page/StitchNPitchShop

Tickets may be purchased at:
Black Sheep Wool Co. 430 E South Temple, SLC
Unraveled Sheep 9316 South 700 East, Sandy
Blazing Needles 1365 South 1100 East, SLC

For additional information contact Sheri Kreuz at
sheri.keith@weluvutah.com

June Guild Meeting

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Well, here we are at summer again, and that means our regular guild meetings are adjourned until September.  Susan Newhall is once again hosting our social meeting in June.  We will be meeting at her house in Pepperwood on June 13th at 6:30pm.  Bring a treat to share and we’ll see if we get our traditional rainstorm (we seem to have the magic touch).

If you need the address, please check out our Ravelry group or PM me with your email and I’ll give you the info.

May Guild Meeting & Fashion Show

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May is when we traditionally have our much-anticipated annual fashion show.  Be sure to bring your knitted items that you want to have either modeled or displayed (for non-wearables).  Everyone looks forward to this event every year.  Come show your stuff!

Be sure to fill out labels for each of your items – available from the newsletter or at the door when you arrive.

Join us on May 16th at 6:30pm at the Murray Library for a great time!

 

 

April Guild Meeting

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The April guild meeting will be on 4/11 at the Murray Library at 6:30 p.m. The topic is “Baby Shower” — knitting for the wee ones — and we’ll be talking about yarns, sizing, modifications, and all the other things that make a baby knit work.  Sarah Scott will address several aspects of knitting for babies and small children, then we will also have a presentation from Verla Younker about suitable yarns.

Hope to see you there!

MARCH GUILD MEETING

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VERY IMPORTANT!  March’s guild meeting has been moved to the 3rd Wednesday of the month.  We had a scheduling conflict with the library, so we have to wait an additional week.  We are meeting on March 21st at the regular time, 6:30pm, at the Murray Library.

Our program that night will be about tips and techniques for lace knitting.  Bring your favorite or most helpful lace knitting book to share and join in or roundtable discussion.

February Guild Meeting

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Be sure to join the Knitting Guild for our next meeting on Wednesday, February 8th! We’re back at the Murray Library, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. We’ll have two great presentations that night — first Susan Newhall will discuss understanding and respecting copyright, then Tabitha Park will give us tips on how to better photograph our knits. We hope to see you there!

January Guild Meeting – VENUE CHANGE

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Don’t forget that we have our monthly Guild meeting is coming up on January 11th from 6:30-8:30pm.  However, due to scheduling conflicts with the Murray Library, we have had to move our meeting to the Draper Library.  We hope that we will still see all of you there. And don’t forget your Show-n-tell.  We want to see what all of you have been working on over the holidays, especially those who have been working on the study group project, the Earth & Sky Shawl.

Our program that night will be all about dyes, natural and chemical.  Don’t miss it!

Here’s the information on the location:

Draper Library, 1136 Pioneer Road (124th South) in Draper.

The library is located right across the street from the IFA store.