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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

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.