Learning Tree Farm:
Hello knitters! We have a fun opportunity to share knitting with the community coming up in September. Learning Tree Farm will be having it’s annual Autumn Fest event September 23rd. We need knitters to participate in this event to promote knitting as an art to those who attend. Event hours are from 10am to 4pm. Volunteers can work in shifts to knit and show/teach others who will be at the farm who are interested in learning about knitting. Contact Lynn M. for details and to sign up to help at the event. For information about the festival check out their website at: http://www.learningtreefarm.org/
The 2017 Wool Gathering at Young’s Dairy in Yellow Springs will be here before we know it. Currently we need volunteers for 2 hour shifts to man the Dayton Guild table to promote the guild, membership and knitting. The dates are September 16th and 17th. Hours for shifts are Saturday from 10am to 7pm and Sunday 10am to 5pm. This is a great event held yearly to promote everything fiber so pick up a shift and while you’re there you can look around and find something to boost your knitting collection. Contact Lynn M. or Monica M. to sign up. Their contact information is in the guild directory and newsletter.
We are having our annual picnic and celebrating another great year of knitting. This will be our last meeting before the summer break. We will resume in September with new officers. We will be selling some of our DKG merchandise (see picture above) so bring some cash. Also if you have anything that you want to sell bring it to the picnic. Please keep it to Knitting related objects. We will be presenting Barbara with the Log Cabin Afghan we created at Carol Anderson’s Retreat and Wanda with her gifts of appreciation. You won’t want to miss this wonderful event. We will start at 10 a.m. with Barbara leading the DKG meeting. The picnic is a pot luck so bring something yummy to share. Drinks and place settings will be provided by the Dayton Knitting Guild.
Mary Shue and Valerie Mosely would like to invite members of the Dayton Knitting Guild and the Wool Gatherers Guild from Plymouth, Michigan, to join us in an Orenburg Shawl KAL (knit along). It will be held in the Dayton Knitting Guild’s Ravelry group. We will open up a thread called something clever like “Orenburg Lace KAL”.
Some of us will be knitting the Diamond Triangular Shawl. The pattern can be found in The Gossamer Webs Design Collection by Galina Khmeleva. You may choose another Orenburg pattern if you wish. The KAL will begin June 1, 2017. You may cast on sooner or join us at any time. There are no prizes and no finish dates scheduled.
The Diamond Triangular Shawl takes about 1000 yards of lace weight yarn. If you need suggestions, suri alpaca, wool/silk blends, non-superwash wool, or wool/mohair blends would work. A natural cream color is traditional but any solid or tonal color that would show the lace pattern would be ideal. A yarn that will hold its shape when blocked is what will work best.
Errata can be found at: https://www.interweave.com/interweave-errata-corrections/.
Please come and join us or drop by the thread to chat. The thread will be active by May 1.
Questions? Contact Mary Shue; willknit4donuts on Ravelry
If you can not make one of the meetings on May 15th 2017 and would like to cast your vote for Treasurer
Karen Balk or Mary Owens
(the other positions have one person on the Ballot)
Please email your choice to one of the following, NOT BOTH.
Arlene Brown Rivard at: email@example.com
Sherrie Wood at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Voting closes at MIDNIGHT Monday the 15th of May 2017. No votes will be counted after this deadline. Only One vote per member, please.
Also, don’t forget to bring the Log Cabin square that you made at retreat on Monday. I still need 4 more Squares. We will start assembling them on Wednesday, next week.
Don’t forget that you can comment on this Blog if you have anything to say about any of this.
We started off knitting the Garter Stitch, then knitted lace, then we did a little cabling and we finished on Sunday with Finishing Tips. If we weren’t knitting, we were shopping. There were 5 vendors at The Yarn Market plus the DKG Market where we were selling our new small project bags and other stuff. Carol Anderson’s daughter, Lori was selling all of Carol’s booklets. The Raffle was going on the whole time too. Mary and Kelly did a fantastic job this year with more than 100 Raffle items. Mary and Kelly gave out door prizes throughout the retreat also. Our Vendors donated most of these fabulous things.
The Garter Stitch project was started before the Retreat. Everyone made 3 red squares out of 100% wool yarn using US 5,6,&7 sized knitting needles. That way we could check our gauge. Which square looked more square? What were the measurements of all three? The 2″X2″ square was probably where most knitters started. This is an ambitious group project done by 48 knitters. We are making a Log Cabin Afghan for Barbara Richardson our DKG President. Barbara is stepping down as President this year. Wanda Royer (Treasurer, Secretary, and Membership chair) will be getting a well deserved knitted gift as well.
Jane Lippmann stole the show with her Shadow Knitting. She wore a fabulous tunic with Elvis on the back. Then she showed us “The Girl with the Pearl” done in an afghan. There were so many fabulous objects at the “Show and Share” portion of the retreat that you really had to be there to appreciate it.
We had several women show up on Saturday at 7:30 pm to watch this part of the retreat. Barbara had told DKG members at our last meeting that they could come to this part of the retreat. We have never opened up the Show and Share portion of the retreat to the DKG members before.
Carol Anderson was a joy to have as a teacher. Everyone could relax and not feel stressed out by too much lecturing. Carol gave a lot of hands-on instruction. If you needed any one on one time with Carol, she was there to oblige. We had 40 finished log cabin squares by the end of retreat. We only need 8 more and they will be donated at the May DKG meeting. We will be presenting the gifts for Barbara and Wanda at the June picnic. You won’t want to miss that. (If you weren’t at Retreat but want to make a square I can fix you up. Just call me and I will get you started)
During the retreat we presented Barbara and Wanda with a photo album filled with pictures of everyone at this years retreat. We all signed them. Christine Hall’s husband did a great job of taking all of the pictures. We were all working on our log cabin squares while we were being photographed. I think you can still order one of these books if you want to. Just ask Christine Hall to make you one for $25. They make a great souvenir.
Next years 23rd Annual DKG Retreat will be held April 20, 21 & 22 2018. Beth Brown-Reinsel will be our teacher. You better send your registration form in early next year. I’m sure this one will fill up fast.
What could be better. Cloudy sky’s, cool weather, Knitting Retreat, FUN….
( makes you think of sweaters) I’m wearing my lined jacket. I took a weekend off and went to a Knitting Retreat. It was nothing like this one. I’m bringing the BOBBLE MACHINE. Set up starts in 10 minutes. I will be putting up signs if anyone is looking for Heather. Raffle girls, Mary Owens and Kelly Gockel will be setting up in the Barrett Room. (We will rename it RAFFLE ROOM. (Also snack and drinks room)
10 am is YARN MARKET set up. HELP THEM if you can.
Tomorrow at 3 pm the Yarn Market will open and the 22nd DKG Retreat will start. If you’re coming to the Yarn Market you will find 5 vendors:
Centerville Knit & Crochet
Fiber & Fusion Studio
The Yarn Shop
Tippecanoe Weaver and Fibers Too
The DKG Shop and Carol Anderson will also be selling things.
The DKG Shop will have a small project bag for sale this year for $10 and lots of other DKG items which will be at discounted prices.
The Raffle is open to the public with lots of cool things. Tickets are 1 for $1 or 6 for $5. We have a special room at Bergamo Center for all of the items.
If you’re coming to the 22nd Annual Knitting Retreat featuring Carol Anderson, don’t forget to bring your homework. Remember to bring a cup with a lid if you plan on drinking at the classroom table. If you are spending the night please get your room assignment before you go to registration. Registration starts at 3pm. Dinner is served at 6pm. You will get a schedule with the handouts and there will be schedules posted.
NEW THIS YEAR:
Guild members are invited to come to the Retreat for “Show and Tell.”
The Show starts at 7:30 PM on Saturday April 22nd.
The 22nd DKG Knitting Retreat is this weekend featuring Carol Anderson
Yarn Market is Open To Public
4400 Shakertown Rd.
Friday April 21 from 3 pm to 7 pm
Saturday, April 22 from 10 am to 6 pm
There will be a raffle again this year at the retreat. Raffle tickets are 1 for $1 or 6 for $5. There will be lots of great prizes in the Barrett Room. Any one can join the raffle. If you have address labels, please remember to bring them to stick on the raffle tickets. We will have 5 Vendors at the Yarn Market plus the DKG Booth and Carol Andersons pattern booklets.
Joyce has been judging knitting at the Ohio State Fair for a number of years now. She will share with us how to enter items and what criteria they look for when judging knitted items. We have some fabulous knitters in the Guild. Let’s try to get more member representation in the local fairs!
Joyce will also be the vendor on Monday
Barbara Richardson (Pres) is asking anyone that has a Door Prize or Raffle Prize to bring it to the meeting on Monday. We will get them to Mary and Kelly before Retreat.
Barbara Richardson, Wanda Royer and Kay Wolff have been the officers of The Dayton Knitting Guild for 25 years. They have done a stellar job at keeping the Guild alive. We are all so grateful for their dedication and service. Now it is time for a big change. We will be electing new officers in May 2017. If you are a member of our guild you have been given a Membership Directory. We have chosen a nominating committee. They are Peri Switzer, Sandy Kulik and Shelley Stevens. Their phone numbers and email addresses are in the Membership Directory. You can call any one of them to nominate someone for any of these 4 positions: President, Vice President, Secretary or Treasurer. A brief description of the duties were in the DKG March Newsletter, Call of the Wool. The nominee must be a member of The Dayton Knitting Guild. We will tell you who has been chosen at the April meeting and then we will take a vote at the May meeting. Winners will be announced at the June meeting.
Thanks to all of the members of The Dayton Knitting Guild for helping make this change possible.