May Meeting

Thank you to everyone that participated in show and share.  We loved the refreshments and presentation on the Ergonomics of Knitting.   Please enjoy some of the finished projects from our members.

Remember to keep a look out for Knit in Public in June 9th at Riverside Park.  More information to follow.

 

 

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May Meetings

Book Review

Knitting Comfortably: The Ergonomics of Handkitting by Carson Demers.

https://www.ergoiknit.com/knitting-comfortably/

Will will be reviewing correct Ergonomics to keep everyone knitting and to prevent repetition injury.

Please remember that we are at a new location until the New Downtown Public Library is open.

The meeting is at

Evergreen Branch Library
2601 N Arkansas
Wichita, KS 67204

Morning Meeting 10am-12pm

Evening Meeting 6pm-8pm

We will be meeting in the Parkview Room B. Through the main doors, down to the right. It is the last meeting room at the end of the hall on the right.

Spring Crafting: Yarn Dyeing

Spring is definitely starting to bloom, and we’re feeling inspired to try new things! Dyeing yarn is a wonderful way to have fun with your knitting and achieve that perfect colorway you’ve been dreaming of.

Since the dye day event was such a hit last summer, I wanted to offer advice for people who didn’t get a chance to attend but are interested in learning more:

Here’s a great starting point if you have no clue where to begin, and if you’re interested in the science behind how it works, check out this post.

I love this post because she talks about the mistakes she made and how you can learn from them!

We’d love to hear from you about our experiences and techniques! What worked for you, and what are you hoping to experiment with?

March 2018 Meeting

Frogging, Fixing and Friends

Announcements

  • Suggestion Box and Suggestion tab will be on the website soon
  • Soon there will be a member only tab on the web page that will have information for current Wichita Knitters’ Guild members only, accessible with a password to be emailed to members

Local Events

 

Fiber Events

  • Interweave Yarn Fest 2018 will be held April 12-15th in Loveland, Colorado.  Workshops, Marketplace and fun evening activities are planned.   For more information go to Interweave Yarn Fest
  • Dallas Fort Worth Fiber Festival will be held April 6-8th at the Irving Convention Center in Irving, Texas.  Vendor Hall is free and open to the public.  For more information go to DFW Fiber Fest
  • Knitting in the Heartland 2018 will be held April 20-22nd a the Doubletree by Hilton in Overland Park.  More information at Knitting in the Heartland
  • Plyaway 2018 will be held March 27-31st at Crown Center Westin in Kansas City, MO.   Admission is free to shop.  More information at Plyaway.com

 

 

April’s Meeting 

Warm Weather Wears–Learn all about the perfect yarns for staying cool when the needles get hot!  Discussion of cotton, linen, flax, how to knit it, and how to keep your plant-based projects on the needles.

Thank you to everyone that joined us for the morning and evening meetings.  This will be the last meeting at the public library downtown.

We will be temporarily moving to the Evergreen Library, 2601 N. Arkansas
Wichita, KS 67204 until the new Downtown library is completed.

 

Knitting what works for you

socks-1906060_640Since next week we’ll be working on fixing and frogging projects that went awry, it seems like a great time to think a bit about what makes a piece wearable and useful.

This article on Gansey sweaters (also known as Guernsey or fisherman’s sweaters) is a fun and informative look at the history of these beautiful sweaters and what makes them so functional.

Here’s some tips on converting a pattern into the round, and this page is helpful if you love a pattern that doesn’t come in your size.

Knitting is all about doing what works for you, and we hope we can help inspire you to make beautiful projects that serve whatever purpose you need!