September 16: June Cashmere
with Amy Swanson, USA Operations Manager
Amy will take us to Kyrgyzstan in her talk about Kyrgyzstan’s textile history, the recent discovery of highest quality cashmere goats, a peek at shepherd life in Kyrgyzstan, and the strides that June Cashmere founder Sy Belohlavek and his team are making toward the ethical and sustaina- ble production of cashmere in Kyrgyzstan. With the goal of economic development for Kyrgyzstan, Sy is establishing a cashmere processing mill in the capital city of Bishkek. This will allow work with additional shepherds throughout Kyrgyzstan, provide jobs in the city, and hopefully encourage additional investment in the country. Additionally, Amy will share insights about cashmere in general and June Cashmere’s yarn production and quali- ties specifically. . . and if the time change with Kyrgyzstan-Dayton allows, we will call in live to Sy in Kyrgyzstan to allow interactive engagement and questions with Sy directly.
Vendor: June Cashmere
Yarn shops are currently gearing up for the 2019 Crawl. This year’s crawl is happening August 2nd through the 11th and promises to be the best Crawl ever! So buy your passport, call your friends and yell “ROADTRIP!!!!”, as you hit the road!
It’s not too late. Call Roggi McCord if you want to buy a ticket. This coming Sunday will be our 2nd Annual Stitch and Pitch with the Dayton Dragons. That’s June 2nd at 2 pm.
As part of this current Dragons home stand, we wanted to make you aware of some very important – and just added – items for this home stand. This is the Dragons media release from Tuesday …
DRAGONS RESPOND TO OUR LOCAL COMMUNITY
Dayton, Ohio—In response to the widespread damage caused by the weather emergency on the night of May 27th, the Dayton Dragons will be accepting non-perishable food items at Fifth Third Field for all six games on the current home stand, beginning with tonight’s game. All non-perishable food items collected at Fifth Third Field from tonight through June 2 will be donated to the Foodbank, Inc.
Additionally, the Dragons will conduct a “pass the bucket” at each game during this home stand for fans wishing to donate money. All proceeds will be donated to the American Red Cross, Dayton Chapter.
All fans with tickets to any of the six games on the current home stand (May 28-June 2) who are unable to attend the game due to issues related to the weather damage may exchange their ticket to any future Dragons game in 2019 (based on availability).
Eric Deutsch | Executive Vice President
Fifth Third Field | 220 N. Patterson Blvd. | Dayton, OH 45402
Two of our favorite DKG members have died. Elllie Gaines and Mary Hal Davis. Ellie and Mary Hal were at every DKG Retreat that I went to. Both of them have been an inspiration to me as a knitter. Ellie knitted a little sweater and gave me the pattern. Mary Hal taught me how to knit a flower and I went crazy making my own version. Mary Hal always went last at Show and Tell because she always was quite comical. The first time I saw Mary Hal do Show and Tell she had knitted costumes for her husband and herself. They were Adam and Eve costumes, fig leaf and all. Mary Hal could always make us laugh. I will miss Ellie because she was always at our monthly meeting and she was always smartly dressed and quite pleasant. Ellie viewing is tomorrow. Please check the obituaries for place and time.
This was a fantastic knitting guide retreat. We had the perfect guide in Margaret Radcliffe. Margaret really had an amazing way of presenting all the material the guild had asked for. On Friday after dinner she taught us how to work with variegated yarn. We learned various techniques to make variegated yarns look beautiful in our projects. Margaret guided us on how to work with borders on our garments on Saturday morning. If we did our homework we could attach borders using knitting needles 3 to 4 sizes smaller. This was a very helpful suggestion. Then she guided us in learning how to make any shape using triangles. We learned to make squares and rectangles out of triangles. Margaret named this class, If You Can Knit a Triangle, You Can Make Anything. There was a little math involved. Our last class was held on Sunday and it was all about yarn fibers. There are plant and animal fibers and she had all types of examples to show. Since I’m the organizer of this retreat I often miss some of the instructions. I did my best to stay in on all of Margaret’s classes. Margaret is the author of 4 knitting books. I bought the Knitting Answer Book and had Margaret sign it. I’ve started knitting a striped, variegated, triangular scarf out of yarn spun from bamboo and cotton. Thanks Margaret for sharing your creativity and be an inspiration to us all. You made this my favorite retreat.
Bergamo Center is hosting the DKG Yarn Market this Friday and Saturday. The hours are 3 pm till 7 pm on Friday and 10 am till 6 pm on Saturday. It’s opened to the public. There will be 5 Vendors and Margaret Radcliffe in attendance. This is in conjunction with our weekend retreat featuring Margaret Radcliffe. Margaret is a well known author of several knitting books. This is a weekend where knitters come to learn and have fun. Come join us on Saturday evening at 7:00 pm for Show and Share. Also opened to the public.
Game is June 2nd at 2pm. Tickets are $12.00 each, friends and family welcome. We have a total of 25 tickets to sell. Sitting in section 104 of the ball field and every ticket comes with one raffle ticket for a Dragons door prize. Ticket will be available tomorrow at the Knit-in at Lynn’s. We will be in the shade this year. I had a great time at the event last year.
Wednesday March 13, 2019— St. Patrick’s Day Knit-In at Lynn McCown’s 10 AM-?? PM 310 Allen St., Yellow Springs, OH. Sit and knit. Lunch will be served at noon. Bring: Salad or dessert to share. Main dish and beverages will be provided.
Monday March 18, 2019
Knitting Socks using Magic Loop (one long circular needle) or two short circular needles with Sandy Kulik.
Socks will be made from the top down using Sandy’s Winter Weight Sock pattern. Materials needed are light or worsted yarn – 100 grams, size 6 or 7 circular needle 32” or 40” long. You may also use 2 shorter needles if preferred. Gauge for this pattern is 22 stitches for 4 inches. Loosely cast on 44 stitches prior to the meeting so we can get right into the process. If you haven’t knit socks on circular needles or if you want to improve your socks skills don’t miss this meeting. Handouts will also include Sandy’s patterns for both Magic Loop and 2 circular needles for sock weight yarn.
If you haven’t knit socks on circular needles or if you want to improve your socks skills don’t miss this meeting.
NOTE: Sandy will have a knit- in in the after- noon on Monday after her program so that people can get more help if they need it. Please bring a bag lunch.