January Meeting Minutes

January Meeting Minutes

Board members in attendance: Teresa Lee, Tami Carlson, Chauntel Ensey, Sarah Sales

  • Elections will be held in June 2017. We will be taking nominations in May.
  • Heritage Hut is still open and has stock available.
  • Destash Sale Friday, January 20 and Saturday, January 21. Please see Firebrunetteknits.com for more information.
  • Jen Schmidt will have bags and stitch markers available for sell.
  • Wamego Fiberfest has been moved to Saturday, Jan 28 from 9-3pm. Information can be found on Facebook in Winter Wool Fest page.
  • Fiber Fling Retreat is coming up. $170 for 3 days and 2 nights. For more information please visit http://picketfencequiltcompany.com/knitters.html
  • CKKG is hosting Fooling Around with Yarn on April 1st. https://centralksknittersguild.com/
  • Hats for Homeless: hats will be given to Wichita Police Department for distribution to those in need. We will have an officer speak to us about their outreach efforts next meeting.
  • Wichita Knitters Guild still has merchandise available to order. Please email us or get ahold of one of us to place your order

Quick videos for spit splicing and Russian join can be found here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8uLiFOVmcUU

http://verypink.com/2014/02/05/russian-join/

Hope to see you all at next month’s meeting on February 15th!! Happy Knitting!

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January Meeting

Hello everyone! Hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and a Happy New Year!

We are working hard to find fun and exciting ways to keep everyone involved and engaged in our/your guild.

We are excited to kick off the new year with the Clapotis KAL(Knit along). Clapotis is a versatile “scarf”. You can choose if you want a scarf, shawl, or stole. You can use any yarn weight or needle size you desire. Yarns to avoid for this pattern are single spun or “sticky” yarns.

http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/clapotis

For more  information, see: http://www.knitty.com/ISSUEfall04/PATTclapotis.html

Agenda for January’s meeting:

  • Announcements
  • Start KAL
  • Show and Share
  • “Weaving in ends on lace project”

Chauntel will be giving us a demonstration on weaving in ends on lace projects. We ask that you either bring a finished lace project with ends to weave in, or a gauge swatch with ends so that you can participate. Here is a quick pattern to knit a swatch:

Feather and Fan:

18 St repeat, work for 4”

Cast on 22

Knit 3 rows

Row 4 (RS) – k2, k2tog x3, (k1, yo) 6x, k2tog x3, k2

Row 5 (WS) – k2, purl 18, k2

Row 6 (RS) – knit

Row 7 (WS) – k2, purl 18,k2

Repeat rows 4-7 until desired swatch length

Please leave a 10 inch tail for weaving in. Items needed for this demonstration are the gauge swatch and a sharp darning needle. NO bent tip needles.

Please don’t forget to bring your hats for the homeless!!