June Meeting

Program

Please join us for The Anthropology of Knitting presented by our Vice President Martha Close.  She will help us understand the history of knitting and societal/cultural influences of the wearable art we enjoy today.
We will also be having a stitch marker swap being lead by Teresa Lee. Please bring 5 stitch markers to trade they do not have to be new. Participation is encouraged but not required.
The meeting is at
Morning Meeting 10:30am -12:30 pm
Evening Meeting 6pm-8pm
Evergreen Branch Library
2601 N Arkansas
Wichita, KS 67204
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

Announcements

Sedwick County Fair, July 18-21, 2018.  Please see the website below for more information.  We will have more information at the meeting if you are interested in registering a knitted item in the county fair.
Kansas State Fair, September 7-16, 2018.  Please see the website below for more information
Central Kansas Yarn Hop is October 16-20, 2018
Yarn Shops participating are Topeka, Shivering Sheep in Abilene, Creation Station in Newton, Alpacas of Wildcat Hollow, Picket Fence in Wichita.  This is the list of confirmed yarn shops so far and we will know more as the dates get closer

 

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World Wide Knit in Public Day

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Please come join the Wichita Knitters’ Guild for the World Wide Knit in Public day. Bring your latest project and socialize with fellow guild members. We will be near the Kansas Wildlife Exhibit, 600-630 Nims N, Wichita, KS
If the weather is bad we will be moving indoors at Milkfloat, 535 W Douglas Ave #140, Wichita, KS
 
There is also Knitting at Bike Valet for Riverfest
 
Picket Fence 7011 W Central Suite 129, Wichita
will be having knit in public all day from 10a-5pm
 
Also check Creation Station in Newton for events at the Yarn Shop.
Please bring lawn chairs and sunscreen!!! We will provide water for the members that are there. Looking forward to seeing everyone

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.

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.

 

East versus West Charity Challenge

Charity Organizations needs

 
Victory in the Valley
 
Lap blankets no bigger then 40 x 60 inches. Tight gauge blankets and no open work.
 
 
Wichita Family Crisis Center
 
Warm items for women and children. Examples include hats, mittens, socks, scarves, coats.  
 
 
Knitted Knockers
 
Soft, comfortable, knit prosthetics for breast cancer survivors. Please look at website for yarn information and patterns.
 
 
Bridget’s Cradles
 
Cradle sets and prayer squares. Please look at website for specific information in regards to yarn choices and patterns.
 
 
Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Wesley
 
Baby hats for premature babies.  Please use neutral or light baby colors and soft non bulky yarns. 
General Sizing for Premature babies
Small preemie–8 inch head circumference, 3.5 inches high
Preemie–10 inch head circumference, 5 inches high
Newborn–12 inch head circumference, 5.5 inches high
Event officially kicks off Jan. 17 and goes until March 21st. Pick your side of town and knit or crochet for our four charities this year – Knitted Knockers, Wichita Family Crisis Center, Victory in the Valley and Bridget’s Cradles. Each item is a point for your team and every dollar spent for items for that charity or donated to them also counts as one point! Winning side gets lunch, paid for by the guild, at the April meeting! Please contact Teresa Lee if you have any questions.  MAY THE BEST SIDE WIN!