DKG will be presenting… Double Knitting on MLK Day

Dear Knitter,

I hope you can join me this Monday. I will be teaching Double Knitting. This is going to be a hands-on class, so bring some needles and yarn. We will all be making the same project. I will be handing out a pattern that I have been using since I taught myself how to Double Knit 26 years ago. We will be making a small project so that you will be on your way to mastering Double Knitting.

The pattern calls for knitting needles in a size US 1 and US 3. If you think those will be too small, go ahead and bring some bigger sized needles. The yarn should be worsted weight cotton. Walmart sells Peaches & Creme. Make sure you have 2 contrasting colors. Black and white would be perfect for a beginner.

I hope I will be seeing you on Monday. It’s Martin Luther King Day and there is no snow predicted. Just saying…

Your Truly,

Heather Janney

DKG…Winter is upon us…wool is on my mind…

Winter parties are just about to start…mittens are being cranked out…hats with flaps being knitted…Brioche scarf on the needles…Afghan between me and the fire place still needs to be finished…

The Dayton Knitting Guild is having a Holiday Luncheon at Lynn McCown’s house…December 8th…Yellow Springs, OH
10 AM-?? PM
Sit a spell and knit. Lunch will be served at noon.
Bring: Salad or dessert to share. Main dish and beverages will be provided.

If you want to participate in the gift exchange bring a small wrapped gift.

Rose Peacock was the editor of the Call of the Wool for the DKG. Her husband Don was her true companion. I was just thinking about them this morning while at the Golden Nugget. Don will be missed dearly…Funeral this Friday in Dayton…

Hope to see you knitting somewhere!

Dayton Knitting Guild Picnic…

  • June 18   Annual Indoor Picnic and yarn over sale.

    This is your chance to sell, trade, or share your yarn, books, UFOs and other knitting paraphernalia. Please label items for sale with your name and the price. If you do not know the person who is selling an item – just ask one of the board members, they will be happy to point out the seller. DKG merchandise will also be available for sale. Stock up if you missed it at the Yarn Market. Evening meeting attendees are encouraged to come early – have supper, visit, and knit. It’s also a good time to renew your membership – save time and a stamp!

    NOTE: This is our all-day KNIT-IN. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.Bring: Covered dish, soup, salad or dessert to share. Please come even if you don’t have time to bring something to share. The Guild will provide drinks and table service.

What’s happening with the DKG?

  • May 20  Field Trip: Dayton Dragons Ballgame
    Date: May 20th at 2PM
    Batter Up! – We have a Stitch and Pitch night scheduled with the Dayton Dragons this Sunday.
  • Come and knit while watching the Dragons play the Great Lakes Loons. We’ll be seated in section 104 if you look at the seating chart on the Dragon’s website. There will be a raffle of Dragon’s gear, we’ll all get to sit together and the guild/group will be up on the video board with a shout out by the announcer. It’s going to be a great time.
  • May 21   Tricks of the Trade with Lynn McCownNow that you have your measurements, how do you use them to make a garment that actually fits? Lynn will explain how using a variety of shaping techniques such as short rows or gussets can make a big difference in the fit of your garment.

Gansey Retreat was a big success….

Dayton Knitting Guild Gansey Retreat

It went really well. Retreats should be just what they are. Retreats. A place to get away from your hectic routine. We Knitters know what makes for a good retreat. First of all we want everything to run smoothly. We’re here to relax but get something accomplished. Secondly, we want a competent instructor. We need microphones that work properly and are easy to put on. We need the video equipment to work properly. The Knitters at this retreat came to knit a Gansey sweater. We had the best instructor. Beth Brown-Reinsel is just the best in my book. I had taken the Aran Cardigan class from Beth and knew what a good teacher she was going to be. She hardly skipped a beat. She was answering everyone’s questions as fast and as accurately as possible. Beth is nice and concise in her teaching style. A Knitters dream come true. You will actually want to finish the little Gansey sweater that she has created for you to make. I am going to make myself a Gansey sweater with the instructions she has provided. Beth is the expert in Gansey history and construction. If you google her you can find all the information you will need to keep in contact with her. She has a website and a site where you can go to financially support her. I’m planning on looking into that. We need more people like her in our knitting world.

23rd DKG Retreat coming this weekend…

Beth Brown-Reinsel will be our teacher at this years retreat. She will be teaching us how to knit a Gansey sweater. I can hardly wait to make this sweater.

Our Spring Retreat is held at Bergamo Center, 4400 Shakertown Rd., Dayton, Ohio.

We will also be having the Yarn Market at this event. The Yarn Market is opened to the public. It runs from 3pm to 7pm on Friday and from 10am to 6pm on Saturday

Who are the Vendors at this years retreat?

Strings Attached
The Yarn Barn
Tippecanoe Weaver & Fibers Too
Fiberworks
The Yarn Shop
Silk Road Textiles
Fiber & Fusion Studio
Noah’s Landing
Yarn & Bead Shop
The Dayton Knitting Guild will also have a booth selling some really cool stuff.