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!