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…
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
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.
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.
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.