Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Summer's Here

Passing along some summer knitting tidbits:

  • Knitting in the Park:  Knitting in the Park takes place at the Dundas Driving Park in Dundas, every Tuesday evening at 6:30pm in the Summer. Enter the park to the right and drive about 3/4 of the way around the oval.  Look for the group near the stairs on the right.  Bring your lawn chair and of course your knitting!
  • The Linus Project coordinator sends a Big Thank You to our Guild for donating 46 blankets since we started these donations!!!!  She is most grateful for everyone's generosity of time, skill and heart and soul.  Thanks so much !!!!
  • Our new executive has been elected for the 2017-2018 year.  Welcome to Lori, (our new Treasurer), and Edith (our new Webmaster). Thank you to Alex for her work as our Treasurer and for becoming our new Programme Chair.  A warm thank you to Nancy (past Secretary),   Jo Ann (past Webmaster) and Michele (past Programming Chair) for their support and service to the Guild.   We currently are looking to fill our Secretary position! 
  • Our next meeting is September 5th, 2017:  Stay tuned for more details!
          Have a wonderful, safe, relaxing Summer!

Sunday, May 28, 2017

June 6th Annual General Meeting: Elections, Social Knitting and Silent Auction

This is a reminder that our June meeting will be held on June 6th, from 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. Our meeting location is the Hamilton Mennonite Church, located at 143 Lower Horning, Hamilton The driveway is on the left side and parking and meeting room are at the back.

Our June Annual General Meeting features a Silent Auction, Social Knitting and Elections of our Executive members.  Please consider this volunteer opportunity to work with a great group of fellow knitters and put your name forward for the positions of Secretary, Program Chair and Webmaster for next year's board.  For more information about these positions, please see pages 3 and 4 of the Terms of Reference.  

Members are encouraged to bring any stashed yarns, needles, accessories, pattern books, etc., that they would like to donate to the auction.  The proceeds will be donated to a charity selected by members.  

Here's a handy checklist of what to bring to the meeting:
  • Small bills/change for silent auction purchases
  • Stash items for the silent auction
  • Your current knitting project
  • Knitting projects that you would like to show and share
  • Money for 50-50 Draw tickets
  • Any donations that you have knit for "Knitted Knockers", "Twiddle Muffs", or the "Linus Project"


 

 

Friday, April 28, 2017

May 2nd Meeting: Social Knitting


Our May meeting will be held on Tuesday, May 2nd, from 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. Our meeting location is the Hamilton Mennonite Church, located at 143 Lower Horning, Hamilton The driveway is on the left side and parking and meeting room are at the back. Please feel free to bring your own snacks and beverages as they will not be provided.  We will be setting up tables and chairs, so any help would be appreciated!

We will be knitting socially this evening.  Please consider putting your name forward for the positions of Secretary, Program Chair and Webmaster for next year's board.

Here's a handy checklist of what to bring:
  • Money for 50-50 Draw tickets
  • Your knitting projects and any to show-and-tell
  • Any donations that you have knit for the Linus Project, Knitted Knockers or Twiddle Muffs.  Please hold any donations for Out of the Cold until the Fall.
First time guests are welcome to attend one regular meeting without paying a membership fee.  

Sunday, April 02, 2017

April 4th Meeting: Social Knitting


Our April meeting will be held on Tuesday, April 4th, from 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. Our meeting location is the Hamilton Mennonite Church, located at 143 Lower Horning, Hamilton The driveway is on the left side and parking and meeting room are at the back. Please feel free to bring your own snacks and beverages as they will not be provided.  We will be setting up tables and chairs, so any help would be appreciated!

We will be knitting socially.  Come prepared to share your experiences with a knitting topic to be determined at the meeting.

Here's a handy checklist of what to bring:
  • Money for 50-50 Draw tickets
  • Your knitting projects and any to show-and-tell
  • Any donations that you have knit for the Linus Project, Knitted Knockers or Twiddle Muffs.  Please hold any donations for Out of the Cold until the Fall.
First time guests are welcome to attend one regular meeting without paying a membership fee.  

Thursday, February 23, 2017

March 7th Meeting: Social Knitting


Our March meeting will be held on Tuesday, March 7th, from 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. Our meeting location is the Hamilton Mennonite Church, located at 143 Lower Horning, Hamilton The driveway is on the left side and parking and meeting room are at the back. Please feel free to bring your own snacks and beverages as they will not be provided.  We will be setting up tables and chairs, so any help would be appreciated!

We will be Knitting Socially, so bring your projects along to show-and-tell.  What's your new favourite stitch?
 
Here's a handy checklist of what to bring to our meeting:
  • Money for 50-50 Draw tickets
  • Your knitting projects and any to show-and-tell
  • Any donations that you have knit for Out of the Cold, the Linus Project, Knitted Knockers or Twiddle Muffs.
First time guests are welcome to attend one regular meeting without paying a membership fee.  

Saturday, February 18, 2017

Announcing: Knitted Knockers Stuffing Events


There will be a Knitted Knockers knitting and stuffing demonstration, which will be filmed for TV, on Monday, February 27th, at 10 a.m. Even if you are camera-shy, please feel free to join in, as you don't have to be filmed. This event will be held at Alpacas from Eighth and Mud.
There will also be a Knitted Knockers Stuffing Party on Sunday, March 5th at 11:00 am.  Everyone is welcome to join in.  This will also be held at Alpacas from Eighth and Mud, who is a large supporter of the Knitted Knockers program.

Friday, February 03, 2017

Reminder: February Meeting Location

Just a reminder that our February meeting will be held on Tuesday, February 7th, from 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. at the Hamilton Mennonite Church, located at 143 Lower Horning, Hamilton The driveway is on the left side and parking and meeting room are at the back. Please feel free to bring your own snacks and beverages as they will not be provided.  We will be setting up tables and chairs, so any help would be appreciated!

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

February 7th: Speckles and Variegated Yarns


Our February meeting will be held on Tuesday, February 7th, from 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. Our meeting location is the Hamilton Mennonite Church, located at 143 Lower Horning, Hamilton The driveway is on the left side and parking and meeting room are at the back. Please feel free to bring your own snacks and beverages as they will not be provided.  We will be setting up tables and chairs, so any help would be appreciated!

Tracy from Handknit Yarn Studio will be talking about "Speckles and Variegated Yarns" and how to use them to get the effects you desire. She will also be bringing items to sell.
 
Here's a handy checklist of what to bring to our meeting:
  • Money for 50-50 Draw tickets
  • Money for any Handknit Yarn Studio purchases
  • Your knitting projects and any to show-and-tell
  • Any donations that you have knit for Out of the Cold, the Linus Project, Knitted Knockers or Twiddle Muffs.
First time guests are welcome to attend one regular meeting without paying a membership fee.  

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Reminder: Special Outing on Saturday!

This is a reminder for those who have registered for our Special Outing to Johanne's Knit N Stitch this Saturday, January 14, 2017.  This knitting store is located at 2049 Mount Forest Drive, Burlington, in the Mount Royal Plaza not far from the Burlington Costco.  We encourage you to make your own carpool arrangements.

Johanne is welcoming us to her store at 11:00 am, where she will warmly greet us with coffee and snacks.  She will give a brief presentation and will be offering 15% off most items you wish to purchase.  

See you there!