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.

Sunday, June 10, 2018

Our End of Year Meeting 2018

We had a great time at our end of year meeting last week.
We now have some new people added to our Executive,
and it reads as follows;

Jane Cudmore                  President
Lisa MacKenzie           Vice-President
Lori Hamilton                  Treasurer
Pam Gosgnach                 Secretary
Dianne Merriam            Membership
Alexandra Gall               Programme
Edith Carlton                 Web Master

We had our Silent Auction and many of us managed to
score some great bargains, and the proceeds of which will
go to Food Share.  Thank you, ladies for your participation.

Show and Tell was interesting.  It always is quite marvellous
to see the creations that our members are working on and
gives us all ideas and incentive to achieve more. I have posted
some pictures on Facebook and also on Instagram.
Both addresses can be found when you search for
"around the bay knitting guild" The Facebook page is
a closed group (look for "group" on the side panel to join)
which means that others can see our names but not
the posts.

Here are a couple of the pics from Show and Tell here.
         Lisa's Amazing Shawl         
                                         Mirdza's Elegant Fingerless Gloves

We are looking forward to another great season of the Guild in
the Fall, and our first meeting will be on
Tuesday, September 4th 2018.
Until then, have a Wonderful Summer and safe travels.



Wednesday, May 30, 2018

June 5th Meeting

We had an excellent meeting last month with our speaker,
Donna Hancock from Wellington Fibres.
We discovered lots of information about angora goats
and also had a chance to buy some of the yarn :)

This month will be the last of our season until
September. It will be Our General Meeting and
the election of Officers.  Also a survey will be
taken to determine topics for the Guild Meetings
for next year. (Get your thinking caps on, Ladies)
As is usual we will have a Silent Auction.
So-o-o ladies, look through all your stash and see
what yarn, knitting books, yarn accessories etc.,
that you can easily part with and bring all along to
the meeting.  Also please bring some cash (of course)
because your never know, there might be a
special ball or two or three ........
of yarn or something that you could use
for your next project.

See you there

Bring your knitting too, to knit and chat.

Tuesday June 5th, 2018     7pm - 9pm
Mennonite Church Hall,
(left of the building and round the back)
143 Lower Horning,
Hamilton, Ontario