There is still time this year to learn a new technique.  The “new to me” technique is the Latvian Braid.  See the link below to learn how to knit this decorative stitch.


Knitter’s Night Before Christmas

‘Twas the night before Christmas and all around me
Was unfinished knitting not under the tree.
The stockings weren’t hung by the chimney with care
’cause the heels and the toes had not a stitch there.
The children were nestled all snug in their beds
but I had not finished the caps for their heads.
Dad was asleep; he was no help at all,
And the sweater for him was six inches too small.
When out on the lawn there arose such a clatter,
I put down my needles to see what was the matter.
Away to the window, I flew like a flash,
Tripped over my yarn and fell down with a crash.
The tangle of yarn that lay deep as the snow
Reminded me how much I still had to go.
Out on my lawn, I heard such a noise,
I thought it would wake both dad and the boys.
And though I was tired, my brain was a bit thick,
I knew in a moment, it must be Saint Nick.
But what I heard then left me perplexed-ed,
For not a name I heard was what I had expected
“move, Ashford; move, Lopi; move, Addie and Clover
Move, Reynolds; move, Starmore; move, Fraylic–move over”
“Paton, don’t circle round; stand in line.
Come now, you sheep wool work just fine!
I know this is hard semi, it’s just your first year,
I’d hate to go back to eight tiny reindeer.”
I peered over the sill; what I saw was amazing,
Eight woolly sheep on my lawn all a’grazing.
And then, in a twinkle, I heard at the door
Santa’s feet coming across the porch floor.
I rose from my knees and got back on my feet,
And as I turned round, Saint Nick, I did meet.
He was dressed all in wool from his head to his toe
And his clothes were hand knit from above to below.
A bright Fair Isle sweater he wore on his back,
and his toys were all stuffed in an Aran knit sack.
His cap was a wonder of bobbles and lace,
A beautiful frame for his rosy red face.
The scarf round his neck could have stretched for a mile,
And the socks peeking over his boots were Argyle.
The back of his mittens bore an intricate cable,
And suddenly on one I spied a small label.
SC was duplicate stitched on the cuff,
and I asked “Hey Nick, did you knit all this stuff?”
He proudly replied “Ho-ho-ho, yes I did,
I learned how to knit when I was a kid.”
He was chubby and plump, a quite well-dressed old man,
And I laughed to myself for I’d thought up a plan.
I flashed him a grin and jumped up in the air,
And the next thing he knew he was tied to a chair.
He spoke not a word, but looked in his lap
where I’d laid my needles and yarn for a cap.
He quickly began knitting, first one cap then two;
for the first time I thought I’d really get through.
He put heels on the stockings and toes in some socks
while I sat back drinking Scotch on the rocks!!
So quickly like magic, his needles they flew,
That he was all finished by quarter to two.
He sprang for his sleigh when I let him go free,
And over his shoulder he looked back at me.
And I heard him exclaim as he sailed past the moon
“Next year start your knitting sometime around June.”
-Author Unknown

Knitting vs. the World: 10 Things Only a Knitter Understands –

Non knitters just don’t get it. If you’re a knitter, then you’ve probably been subjected to stares, eye rolls, and the most annoying questions. Here’s a list of the top 10 GIFS only a knitter understands. Yes, knitter. It’s us vs. them. Pick up your sticks and be prepared. 1. Your need for enormous amounts of yarn via GIPHY 2. The ability to pull yarn out of any bag or purse and knit everywhere via GIPHY 3. The need to pet your yarn via GIPHY 4. Spending hours organizing your stash, WIPs, and FOs (and the fact you know what these abbreviations mean) via GIPHY 5. Sometimes you just want to knit in peace via GIPHY 6. Your demands are simple via GIPHY 7. That you add something special to everything you knit via GIPHY 8. That when you knit you get out a lot of anger and frustration via GIPHY 9. That you take knitting road trips with your squad via GIPHY 10. When knitting is lifevia GIPHYRead more knitting tips and articles like this

Source: Knitting vs. the World: 10 Things Only a Knitter Understands –

Nominations Open for January Elections


Don’t forget!
Nominations for all Board positions are open at tomorrow’s meetings.
Elections will happen in January at both the morning and evening meetings, tallied results will be announced the following day.

If you would like to nominate  yourself or another member for a position please read the Officers Roles descriptions and understand what is required (it’s really not much at all).

December Gift Exchange & Charity Work Meetings



This is our first month meeting at the Wichita Central Library,
223 S Main St, Wichita, KS 67202
Don’t forget that you need to pay for your parking spot using the meters. Parking in the Century II lot across from the library your quarter will get you double the time.
We are meeting in the Patio Room which is located directly to the back on the main floor. You have to use the large wood doors on either side of the technology/computer center, then walk straight back and turn in to the room. There is a sign that says Patio Room.
We have the room from 10am-8pm, so between meetings we can continue to meet in the space. We can get lunch, bring in snacks, have a coffee pot, KNIT, KNIT, KNIT!
Free wi-fi is also available so bring along your ipads, tablets, etc to follow along when we are presenting online information.MEETING PROGRAM:

  • Nominations for January Elections

  • Gift exchange

  • Work on Bridget’s Cradles

  • Have fun, eat some goodies, and socialize with your fellow guild members!



      • Minimum value $20 – Maximum value $40

      • Bring your items wrapped or in a gift bag

      • A kit is a fun idea- pattern + yarn

      • No box store yarns, please

      • Stash diving is acceptable, but please, no yarns with odors or pet hair