Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Hat patterns + The Yarn Harlat + What we've been working on!

For anyone looking to knit baby hats for charity, or for family and friends, Warm Up America has some great patterns for hats and other items to knit for charity.  Just scroll down their page a bit and you'll find hat patterns to knit and crochet.  This link also includes patterns for pneumonia vests and baby caps.  And if you're interested in knitting for specific charities, I highly recommend the book Knitting for Peace.  It has really nice patterns and contact information for various organizations. Happy knitting!

For those who follow The Yarn Harlot, Stephanie Pearl-McPhee is visiting London this month:

Friday, January 20 at 7pm - "An Evening with Stephanie"
Cotton-By-Post.  21581 Richmond St. North, London, Ontario. Phone for more details at 519-518-6134.
She's also teaching classes that weekend, but she's so popular they've sold out.  

And finally, here's what we've been working on (well done, everyone!):



Our next meeting is February 7th at 7pm.  See you then!

Monday, January 02, 2012

January meeting - time to learn and to declutter!

Happy New Year everyone!

I hope you had a good holiday.  Our next guild meeting is January 3rd, which makes for a great way to start the new year.

At our January meeting a few members will share their knitting skills with us. We'll have short sessions on different ways of casting on, the Kitchener stitch, seaming and needle felting.

Also, January is a great time to declutter and thin out your stash.  We've had a request from a women's shelter in Brantford asking for any spare knitting supplies.  So, if you have any yarn, wool, needles or other supplies that you'd like to donate to the shelter please bring them to our January meeting and we'll send them off to be used at the shelter.  Apparently, the shelter offered a knitting class to their residents and it was a huge success (naturally).  So now the women are looking for more supplies to keep their hands busy.

Thanks everyone, and see you January 3rd!