Sunday, February 22, 2015

March 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, March 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, $10.00 for non-members. 


The speaker at the March 3rd meeting will speak about various cast-ons and bind-off. This meeting is open to everyone.  We look forward to seeing you there!

HOMEWORK: in order to be well prepared for the speaker’s demonstration we recommend that you:

(a) look up videos of the long-tailed cast on (look under "free videos"), You Tube (, (search with key word "long tail") or any other video you find on the internet;

(b) bring worsted-weight yarn and appropriately-sized needle to practice;

(c) bring a smallish swatch like last month to practice a bind-off (if time permits).

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.

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?