DKG Meeting Jan 20

Knit for Fit with Anne-Marie Walkowicz

Making a sweater is a time consuming and expensive process. We often choose a size, and hope it fits once the project is completed. When you have your measurements, how do you use them to make adjustments to your pattern so that your creation fits the way you want it to? Our DKG member Anne-Marie will present some techniques for choosing a size, and adjusting a sweater pattern so that it fits you.

Join us on MLK day to learn more about adjusting your sweater pattern for a fabulous fit!

Anne-Marie will also be presenting a workshop on customizing your sweater pattern to fit from 1-4 the same day. Contact Anne-Marie or Monica MacFarland if you’d like to participate – be aware that the class may already be full.

More Sad News

Once again, we have sad news to share. Julie Esterlin’s husband died from complications after an accident last week. Julie is another longtime member of the Dayton Knitting Guild. She also has a business (Julie’s Knit-Knacks) for selling and teaching how to use knitting machines. Our hearts go out to her in this difficult time. The obituary can be referenced from this link:
https://www.legacy.com/obituaries/dayton/obituary.aspx?n=francis-esterlin&pid=190329576&fhid=6384

Sad News

We’re sorry to learn that one of our longtime Dayton Knitting Guild members Lenore Klin has recently died. Lenore had not been attending meetings recently but was an early member of the guild and had been a member for most of 30 plus years the guild has been in existence. She was an avid knitter and a kind friend to our members who knew her. Here is a link to her obituary from the Dayton Daily News if you’d like to read more about Lenore’s life. https://www.legacy.com/obituaries/dayton/obituary.aspx?n=lenore-klin&pid=190319901&fhid=16466

DKG Meeting Reminder

Oct 16 Measure For Fit Jackie Snodgrass
Jackie is one of our multi-talented members. She is a Knitter, Quilter, Spinner, Seamstress, Doll Maker, Basket Maker and Chair Caner. With Jackie’s guidance members will pair up and take each others basic measurements. Learning how to take accurate measurements will help assure that garments you make will fit.
NOTE: Be sure to wear fitted clothing. Bring measuring tapes and pencils.

Vendor: The Yarn Shop, Columbus, OH

Sandy Koogler’s husband Don died this morning after a long illness.
Visitation is Monday Oct. 16 from 5-7 p.m.at Newcomer Funeral Home in Beavercreek.
A funeral mass will be held at St. Luke’s Church in Beavercreek at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday.
Burial will be at National Cemetery at 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday.

She also wants people to know that Deb Kociszewski is at Friend’s Care in Yellow Springs Rm 232. She is doing well. How long she will still be there is unclear at this time.

Gathering at the Wool Gathering.

Wool is really something to celebrate. It has so many good qualities. Keeps you warm. Drys quickly. Fire retardant. Smells bad when it’s wet (only bad thing I can think of). Looks good. Feels good. Knitters love it, plus everything that goes with it. Don’t miss this event. I couldn’t. I’ll be knitting anyway. Meet me there at 10 am. I love the rope making and the sheep herding with ducks. I have a lot of yarn. If I started knitting now I would not be able to knit all of the yarn that has found its way into my life. Ive got enough yarn to last me a life time. That is if I live to be 100. I’m knitting a bullet proof baby jacket. This yarn was from Kay Wolff’s stash. It’s kind of stiff. It’s made of acrylic. Wool Gatherings are a whole other thing. I’ve been into jackets since I went to a Gwen Bortners, How to knit a jacket workshop. All the gals from the Dayton Knitting Guild will be at the Wool Gathering at Youngs Jersey Dairy this weekend. Come set a spell. Everyone will be knitting at our booth. I may surprise myself and come early. Maybe I’ll have this sweater done. It’s for Elizabeth on her 1st birthday. I knitted the 18 months size. We’ll see if it fits her. I’m using all of my knitting training to create this Hoodie. I’m getting 4 stitches to the inch. Even made a IMG_2747swatch. I-Cord has been a challenge.
Come to the Wool Gathering where every knitter feels at home.
Dayton Knitting Guild Blog editor,
Heather Janney

Knitter’s Needed for 2 September events.

September 16-17, 2017

A Wool Gathering
Young‘s Jersey Dairy, Yellow Springs, OH   Sat. 10-7 and Sun. 10-5.

2 HOUR SHIFTS
We need at least 3 knitters for each shift to talk about membership, sell DKG items, and to help people learn how to knit or to help with knitting problems or questions. Helpers may want to bring their own chairs for comfort.
Contact: Monica MacFarland monica.macfarland@gmail.com or 429-5086 to volunteer
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September 23, 2017

Autumn Fest at Learning Tree Farm 10 AM–4 PM

3376 S. Union Road, Dayton, OH http://www.learningtreefarm.org/special-events/ autumn-fest.html
DKG will have a demonstration table. This is a wonderful family and child centered event on a teaching farm; bring your kids and grandkids for a delightful day.

Think about this one and let us know at the meeting if you would like to participate.

Thanks,

Heather

 

“Call of the Wool” goes online!

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Yea! I just got my first “Call of the Wool” in my email. How cool is that? I haven’t read the whole thing and that is what is so great about it. I can finish reading it anywhere I want. I take my iPad with me most of the time so when I have some free time I will read another article. I’m also focused more on the advertisers this way. What a great group of shops we have available. I know most people carry smart phones so they have even greater access since they have their phones with them all the time. Christine Hall is our “Call of the Wool” editor and we owe her a debt of gratitude. Christine you’ve done a great job with this. Let me know what you think about this, everyone.
Thanks,
Heather

Hitchhiking on the 3rd of July…

imageI’m going to name it, My 4th of July Hitchhiker. Can’t wear it till September or October. It’s been warm at the September DKG meetings. Can’t wear a shawlette then. This is my second one. I think I’ll make 12 of them and name them. First one was all in greens. Anyone of you 114 knitters/bloggers have a Hitchhiker to share? Patty Lyons is coming to town. Sounds like Christmas. No really. Patty Lyons is the best. I see her designs everywhere in my emails. The info about all of her classes are on Craftsy or on her website. I bet all of her classes are full this month in Centerville. I’m just Knitting hitchhikers and using a technique she taught me. It’s that ‘increase’ where you knit into the stitch and then go to knit into the back of that same stitch but don’t knit it, just slip it. You don’t get that horizontal stitch. Love that lesson. I love the tips on the Hitchhiker. The shawlette is a long, wide scarf done on long US 3 knitting needles.   I find myself increasing “Patty’s Way” in 3 different areas in its construction. To make the tip on a tip you need to increase at the end of the 7th row. Only mistake I made. I had to frog back a long way. I hate frogging and usually can accept a mistake. Lesson learned. Didn’t know it really mattered. It matters. You can buy the Hitchhiker Pattern on Ravelry for $4.51. It comes from europe. I didn’t know how much I was spending since it only showed up in the europian currency. It’s a bargain. You get it right now and you just need 575 Yds of self-striping sock yarn. I’m using 2 different colors (yes skeins). I didn’t have enough of one skein. When I’m 30 tips in I change color but keep the first color and go back and forth for 2 rows each. Join on smooth double increase side. Not 8th row; Purl first stitch, bind off 5 stitches or so. Moms making one that is all blues. She had 3 skeins of the same color. Probably could get 2 Hitchhikers out of those.

Happy 3rd of July!

Heather