Sunday, December 15, 2013

Sharing the warmth

Well done everyone! Here are the items knitted by ATB Guild members that were donated to Out of the Cold this holiday season. Thank you for your generosity. And keep 'em coming!

Happy holidays!

Sunday, November 24, 2013

Saturday, November 30
Burlington Fun Day
10:00 AM at Spun for a trunk show
Rhichard de Vrieze 
12:00 pm then to Bead-azzled Shop
then lunch
There is a wonderful sewing store beside Spun too.
Wrap up by 2:00 pm if lunch is taken.
Danielle has suggested a good restaurant very close to her shop.
 *****bring along your needles of various sizes for fingering/sock and worsted weight for yarn sampling/mixing with Rhichard's yarn****
 December 3, 2013 at 6:30 pm
 Guild meeting at Marlatt's
  1. silent auction
  2. bring knits for charity
  3. show and tell
  4. PLUS:
We need to have a very important discussion regarding our future meeting site options.
Please plan to come for a 6:30 business start.

Sunday, November 03, 2013

November meeting - change of plan!

Hello knitters!

Our November meeting will be held at the Fortino's on Main St West at Rifle Range Rd. The meeting will be in the Community Room on the second level. The room will be available starting at 5:30pm and PLEASE NOTE THE NEW START TIME OF 6:30pm on Tuesday, November 5th.

The speaker will be Glenna C. Please bring a swatch of a project you'll be working on, particularly if there is sweater knitting in your future.

Thanks all, and hope to see you there!

Sunday, September 29, 2013

Tuesday, October 1, 2013
7 to 9 pm

Around the Bay Knitting Guild meeting

Meeting at Sue Firkser Felting Studio,
10 Woodward Ave., Dundas.

This studio is in her home and there is street parking. 

This event is for Guild members only due to space restrictions.

Hope to see everyone there!

November Meeting

Guest speaker Glenna C. to provide lesson on: gauge, swatch, yarn choice for project, needle choice, questions and answer session.

Guests are permitted ($10 fee)

Check out her website:

Monday, September 02, 2013

A new season begins!

Hello knitters!

As sad as it is to see summer end, Labour Day also means that a new knitting season is upon us. And a busy season it is. Our first meeting is Tuesday, September 3rd at 7pm at the Marlatt Family Centre in Dundas.

Registration is $25, please bring exact cash or a cheque made out to Vicki Edwards. Please also bring a sheet of paper that includes the following information:







And don't forget to bring your summer knits for show and tell! Charity knits will also be accepted at this meeting. See you there!

Monday, June 03, 2013

Last meeting of the season (sniff!)

Well knitters, it's that time of year. Time to pack away your Guild name tag for another season. Tuesday, June 4th is our final meeting for the the 2012/2013 season. Our meetings will resume in September.

Our June meeting is an important one, as this is the night we decide on our executive for the next year. If you'd like to be on the executive, or if you can help with planning or events, it would be greatly appreciated. And if you have any ideas for events or speakers for next season, please come to the meeting and share. We're always open to new ideas.

As always, the meeting begins at 7pm at the Marlatt Family Centre. Don't forget to bring your knitting projects for show-and-tell!

Monday, April 29, 2013

Next meeting May 7th

Our next meeting will be held on Tuesday, May 7th at the Marlatt Family Centre. We have a guest speaker, Kate Atherley, who will be giving a session on intarsia and colourwork. We will be starting at 7PM SHARP.

**Please remember to bring 2 different coloured scraps of yarn, knitting needles and a pen and paper.**

Please note that there is a $10 charge for non-Guild members for sessions with guest speakers.

See you there in the lovely month of May!

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Knitting at the Library + the Frolic + our next meeting

Well knitters, I think we'd better keep on knitting hats, toques and mitts because winter doesn't seem want to end!

Our next evening of knitting at the Dundas Library is Wednesday, April 17, starting at 6:30pm. Knitting at the library is free and everyone is welcome to attend.

This is also the time of year for frolicking knitters. The Toronto guild, known as the Downtown Knit Collective, is holding its annual Knitter's Frolic on April 27-28 at the Japanese Cultural Centre in Toronto. The Frolic includes workshops and a marketplace.

The Creativ Festival is taking place that same weekend (April 26-27) at the International Centre on Airport Rd in Mississauga. This is a rather extensive show with crafters of almost every genre represented. Knitting, beading, sewing, you name it. It's like a crafter's dream come true.

And just a reminder that our next meeting is on Tuesday, May 7 at 7pm. The very talented Kate Atherley will be there to give a session on Fair Isle and Intarsia. I'll be sorry to miss that one. YOU WILL NEED TO BRING TWO DIFFERENT COLOURS OF SCRAP YARN AND NEEDLES SUITABLE FOR THAT YARN.

Happy Spring everyone! It's coming, I promise!

Monday, April 01, 2013

Next meeting April 2nd - don't forget your entrelac!

I hope you all had an enjoyable long Easter weekend. Our next meeting is Tuesday, April 2nd at 7pm at the Marlatt Family Centre in Dundas. Rochelle Smith from Grand River Yarns will return this month, so don't forget to bring your entrelac projects.

We'll have show-and-tell and other bits of business at the meeting, including the upcoming workshop at St. John's Anglican Church Parish Hall in Ancaster on June 1st. REGISTRATION WILL BE ACCEPTED AT THE APRIL GUILD MEETING. There are only 28 spaces at the workshop so if you want to attend, best to register early. The cost is $45 for Guild members. The workshop will include a session about measurements for garments, as well as a little social knitting time.

Here are some pics from last month's meeting,including a completed beret from new Guild member Shelley. Well done!

Monday, March 04, 2013

March 5th meeting - Entrelac!

Our next meeting is set for Tuesday, March 5th, when we'll be learning about entrelac from Rochelle Smith at Grand River Yarns.

Here's what you need to bring:

- 4.5mm needles unless you are a really loose knitter, in which case then 4mm would be better

- $15 for the kit, which will include enough yarn for a small project

Please try to be there early if possible so the class can start right away.

Happy knitting everyone!

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Knitting at the Dundas Library

Hello knitters!

It's cold out. There's a lot of snow on the ground. This is prime knitting season. So if you're looking for another social place to knit with a group, all knitters/crocheters are welcome to purl their cares away at the Dundas Library. Our knitting group meets there every third Wednesday of the month, so this month the date is set for the evening February 20th.

Hope you can make it!

Sunday, February 03, 2013

Next meeting February 5th

Hello knitters! Has the recent cold weather inspired you to knit something warm? Our next meeting is Tuesday, February 5th at 7pm. Remember to bring your recent projects (completed or not) for show-and-tell.

Also, Vicki will speak to her experience with bobbles. She will cover the technique used in her sweater, and also the nobs we learned last year in Kate’s lace class (The Purple Purl/Distillery Guild day trip). To practice a few bobbles: Please bring scrap yarn and any set of needles that suit the yarn.

And Linda will review Moebius and demonstrate. She completed a project this past autumn. Please bring some bulky or chunky yarn (24” at least) and large and long circular needles, such as size 10. Linda also recommends watching a Cat Bordhi instructional video to get an idea of how the technique is done. THIS IS COMPLEX, I STRONGLY ENCOURAGE TO WATCH THE VIDEO IN ADVANCE OF THE MEETING.

See you there!

Sunday, January 06, 2013

Next meeting Jan 8th + what to bring!

Happy New Year knitters! I hope everyone had a good holiday and that your knitted gifts were well-received.

Our next meeting is January 8th at 7pm. For this meeting Fran will be showing us how to wind a centre-pull bsll of yarn, and how to cast on for toe-up socks (yay!). So to prepare for Fran's lesson here is your homework and a list of what you need to bring:

1. Familiarize yourself with the long tail cast on. If you're not familiar yet, this video should help.

2. Bring 3 double-pointed needles

3. Bring a small ball of yarn

4. Bring an empty paper towel tube

All set? Great! We'll also be discussing the agenda for future meetings, as well as our usual show-and-tell so don't forget to bring your latest project. Or, if, like me, you've neglected your knitting over the holidays, feel free to bring in any knitting gifts you received and love.

And a belated congratulations to the Guild members who raised $180 for Hamilton Food Share. Well done! Hamilton Food Share procures food and distributes it to the Good Shepherd Centres, Mission Services of Hamilton, Neighbour to Neighbour, St. Matthew’s House, Wesley Urban Ministries, Living Rock Ministry, Welcome Inn, The Salvation Army and Stoney Creek Food Bank. They also assist two breakfast feeding programs, various women’s shelters, men’s hostels, and youth centres. In 2011, 2.3 million pounds of food was raised and distributed.

See you on January 8th, and don't forget to bring your supplies!