January’s meeting was cancelled. The first meeting this year will be held this Monday, February 18th…Silk Road Textiles will be our vendor so please come early…have your project supplies with you and ready to go at 10 AM…come sail away into the art of coaster making…we will all be knitting a coaster out of cotton yarn. Bring 2 contrasting colors of yarn, size US 1 and US 3 needles straight or circular will work. Beginner knitters are encouraged to join us…come learn the construction of the Knit Stitch…
Come learn how to knit a coaster in the art of Double Knitting…taught to you by none other than me…Heather Janney…author of this blog…coaster making expert. I will teach you to make one of these treasures using a sailboat pattern. Bring cotton, worsted wt. yarn in 2 contrasting colors. Bring size US 1 knitting needles (no shorter than 7” long). You only use the US 1 needles twice but it’s really important. Keeps your coaster from flairing out. Use US 3 knitting needles for body. I will start out by teaching you an Invisable Cast-on.
Come join us…more info to come on this Blog…
Sad news: Velma Waker died yesterday…I have already missed her at the last few meetings…I remember that Velma taught herself to knit…she was an expert knitter. I will miss her pleasent smile and laugh.
I’m sorry to announce the cancellation of our January DKG meeting due to the weather prediction…
I will be teaching the Double Knitting and Invisible Cast-on at the February meeting…
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…
Don’t forget about the party tomorrow in Yellow Springs. There will be plenty of parking spots this year. You are welcome to park on the street in front of Lynn’s house.
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!
Our next meeting will be on November 19th at St. Mary Center. The topic this month will be brioche knitting. Bring any needles and appropriate yarn (or grab some from the hallway) and we will learn the basic brioche knit and purl stitches. Hope to see you there!
Oh dear, more sad news to share. One of our members, Linda Johnson, lost her husband, Bud, Tuesday, November 6th. The funeral is Sunday, November 11, at 3 P.M. at the Hale Sarver Funeral Home, West Milton. Please send your thoughts and prayers to Linda in her loss.
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:
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