Sunday, January 18, 2015

February 3rd meeting

Around The Bay Knitters’ Guild is where people from the Hamilton area meet to knit together, hear speakers, and plan interesting outings related to knitting.

Our next meeting is on Tuesday, February 3rd, beginning at 7 pm.  We will be meeting in the 2nd floor Community Room of the Fortino’s store, 1579 Main St W,  Hamilton,  L8S 1E6 (off Rifle Range Road): $2.00 at the door, $5.00 for non-members. 

BUT, PLEASE REMEMBER, WE MUST NOT BRING IN ANY OUTSIDE FOODS OR DRINKS TO FORTINOS!

Topics at the February 3rd meeting:
Demonstration: How to do Jenny’s Super Stretchy Bind-off
Demonstration: How to cable without a cable needle
Member sharing—a knitting “show and tell”
This meeting is open to everyone.  We look forward to seeing you there!

HOMEWORK: in order to be well prepared for the two demonstrations we recommend that you bring with you at least 3 swatches on needles: approximately 20 stitches, 5 rows each in double knit (or heavier) yarn:
  1. two swatches in stockinette stitch
  2. one swatch in ribbing

We also recommend that you watch some videos about Jenny’s Super Stretch Bind-off and how to cable without a cable needle on YouTube ,  on knittinghelp.com, on Ravelry, or anywhere else on the internet. Try it out.

Please note the following additional information:           

Membership: Membership dues will remain at $25.00 for the next year in addition to door entry fee ($2 per meeting). Guests are welcome to attend one regular meeting for free. Otherwise, guests are required to pay $10.00 for a meeting with a special speaker or lesson, and $5.00 for the second and subsequent regular meetings. Guests are not eligible for the door prize draws. Presentation of membership card has possibility of 10% discount at various knitting shops: such as The Needle Emporium in Ancaster and The Purple Purl in Toronto. 

Location: Meetings normally take place on the first Tuesday of each month from September to June, at the Fortino’s Main Street West upstairs Community Room. Check BlogSpot for meeting dates, particularly during inclement weather. atbkg.blogspot.com

Door Prizes: One door prize per meeting. Members will have their names entered into the draw upon payment of dues. When a member wins a prize, their name comes out of the pot.  A member must be present at the meeting to win. If the guest speaker donates additional prizes, all in attendance will have a chance to win.

Donations:  remember, you can bring hats, scarves, mittens, etc. to any ATBKG meeting for donation to Out of the Cold. In addition, knitted or croched "Linus blankets" may be donated to  Project Linus Canada


Upcoming events in 2015:

1.  Saturday trip to All Strung Out in Guelph for lace KAL with Ash Kearns (lace designer)
2.  Late May weekend stay in B&B.  Elora? Waterloo?