Wednesday, September 26, 2018

October Meeting

Come and join us for our second meeting of this season on
Tuesday October 2nd, 2018 at our usual location at 7pm. (see below) 
We have invited the local Hamilton store, Hand Knit Yarn
to come and show us their wares (so there will be chance to
add to your "stash" - cash or credit accepted) Smile, wink.
You can renew your Guild membership,
 if you haven't already done so.
There will be a chance at the 50/50 door prize.
 The Woodstock Fleece Festival is coming up
Saturday October 13th, 2018
Car pooling to the can be arranged for those interested.
 It looks like fun.

Come to our meeting, bring your knitting and meet up with
friends for chat and knit.  What could be better???

Mennonite Church Hall,
(left of the building
and round the back)
143 Lower Horning,
Hamilton, Ontario

See you there!!!

Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Let's Get Knitting Again Together !!!

Welcome to our next season of knitting and learning
and having fun.
Hoping to see you all (and any potential members)
at our usual location:

Mennonite Church Hall,
(left of building and round the back)
143 Lower Horning,
Hamilton, Ontario
7pm - 9pm 
Tuesday September 4th, 2018

Don't forget to bring Membership money, $25.00
and your knitting, of course. (as if you would).

Also for those interested in the
Twined Mitten Class Instruction
and Knit-a-Long, please bring your money,
$77.00 to ensure your spot.
Saturday September 22nd, 2018

The Kitchener Knitters" Fair is very soon,    
A car pool will be organized at our meeting for
those interested in attending.
Saturday September 8th 2018

Looking forward to seeing you All at our first Guild
Meeting of 2018/19

Monday, July 23, 2018

Twined Mittens Retreat


Twined Mitten Retreat
We have a plan for a Fall Retreat with Mairi McKissock 
(Ravelry name Mairi) to learn Twined Knitting and to make 
a pair of Scandinavian mittens. 
On Ravelry you can see completed mittens under 
Mairi's name to get ideas of yarns, colour ways and 
finished projects.
At this retreat we will make a mini version of the full size
to learn techniques. Post retreat, we will continue to 
work on our mitten project in a similar fashion to the 
Kate Davies Tea Cozy project (meeting regularly to complete
project until the end of December).  Cast on party date for 
full size mitten to be one to two week following the retreat; 
Mairi will continue to provide support as needed.

What is Twined Knitting?
"It is a traditional Scandinavian knitting technique where 
one knits with two ends of the yarn, both strands are held 
in the right hand and twisted around each other in the same 
direction between every stitch.  This twisting gives a 
particularly firm yet flexible character". 
("Two-End Knitting" by Anne-Maj Ling, 2004).  
All types of clothing have been knitted using this technique.

If You are interested in being part of this Retreat
We require minimum 6 - 10 paid people (cash only) at 
the September 4th Guild meeting.  Non Guild members 
are welcome accompanied by a Guild member. 
We must ask that you have had previous experience of 
knitting mittens (casting on and working in the round),
so that we can properly utilize the instructor's time.
The pricing breakdown is as follows:
6 hours of instruction @ $66.00 per person 
(includes -pattern and technique info and ongoing 
email help, if needed)
+ $6.00 instructor travel allowance
+ $5.00 lunch/person (homemade soup, bread and cheese) 
tea, coffee, snack
Total $77.00/person
The location would be Cindy Spong's home in Ancaster.  
Depending on weather we could be indoors or outdoors. 
Saturday September 22nd, 2018
with a 9:30 to 4 o'clock, (approx.) time frame 
(more definite times will be announced).

This is a Fun Retreat which was suggested by two of our Members.