Thursday, November 29, 2018

December Christmas Meeting

Hello Every Knitter,

"It's starting to look a lot like Christmas"
             Can you believe it?
 Our December meeting will be on
 Tuesday the 4th December, 2018

We will have some goodies to eat and
stories to tell.
Well - - - - - Your stories.
We would like you to bring something
you knitted especially for Christmas,
(past or present) with the story of How,
Why, What, When, Who was it for?
and if it was a success or a flop -
the Ghosts of Christmas Past.
Should be interesting and fun to hear
all about it.

Also we are planning to have a Knit-a-long.
      - A little Christmas Tree Ornament. -

Aren't they cute??
The pattern uses Sugar 'n Cream Cotton,
(or bring similar weight - worsted.)
4.5mm needles - as many colours as you'd
like. Bring some odds and ends to
embellish - beads, rickrack, buttons, sequins
etc.  The original pattern is on Ravelry,
click below to see.
Ours is adapted, and there will be pattern
copies available at the meeting.

So hope to see you all there,
same time  -    7pm - 9pm
same place - Mennonite Church Hall
                       143 Lower Horning,

Thursday, November 01, 2018

Remember, Remember the 6th of November.

Hope to see you at our next Meeting
on Tuesday the 6th November.
We are planning on having a Skill Share Night.
Alex is planning on showing us how to cast on for
‘Toe Up Sock Knitting’
Well have Show and Tell of your recent projects.
Come and knit with us.
We will have a fun time.

Knit Knit Knit, Natter, Natter, Natter

7- 9p.m. Mennonite Church Hall,
(left of the building and round the back)
143 Lower Horning,

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

October Meeting

Come and join us for our second meeting of this season on
Tuesday October 2nd, 2018 at our usual location at 7pm. (see below) 
We have invited the local Hamilton store, Hand Knit Yarn
to come and show us their wares (so there will be chance to
add to your "stash" - cash or credit accepted) Smile, wink.
You can renew your Guild membership,
 if you haven't already done so.
There will be a chance at the 50/50 door prize.
 The Woodstock Fleece Festival is coming up
Saturday October 13th, 2018
Car pooling to the can be arranged for those interested.
 It looks like fun.

Come to our meeting, bring your knitting and meet up with
friends for chat and knit.  What could be better???

Mennonite Church Hall,
(left of the building
and round the back)
143 Lower Horning,
Hamilton, Ontario

See you there!!!

Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Let's Get Knitting Again Together !!!

Welcome to our next season of knitting and learning
and having fun.
Hoping to see you all (and any potential members)
at our usual location:

Mennonite Church Hall,
(left of building and round the back)
143 Lower Horning,
Hamilton, Ontario
7pm - 9pm 
Tuesday September 4th, 2018

Don't forget to bring Membership money, $25.00
and your knitting, of course. (as if you would).

Also for those interested in the
Twined Mitten Class Instruction
and Knit-a-Long, please bring your money,
$77.00 to ensure your spot.
Saturday September 22nd, 2018

The Kitchener Knitters" Fair is very soon,    
A car pool will be organized at our meeting for
those interested in attending.
Saturday September 8th 2018

Looking forward to seeing you All at our first Guild
Meeting of 2018/19

Monday, July 23, 2018

Twined Mittens Retreat


Twined Mitten Retreat
We have a plan for a Fall Retreat with Mairi McKissock 
(Ravelry name Mairi) to learn Twined Knitting and to make 
a pair of Scandinavian mittens. 
On Ravelry you can see completed mittens under 
Mairi's name to get ideas of yarns, colour ways and 
finished projects.
At this retreat we will make a mini version of the full size
to learn techniques. Post retreat, we will continue to 
work on our mitten project in a similar fashion to the 
Kate Davies Tea Cozy project (meeting regularly to complete
project until the end of December).  Cast on party date for 
full size mitten to be one to two week following the retreat; 
Mairi will continue to provide support as needed.

What is Twined Knitting?
"It is a traditional Scandinavian knitting technique where 
one knits with two ends of the yarn, both strands are held 
in the right hand and twisted around each other in the same 
direction between every stitch.  This twisting gives a 
particularly firm yet flexible character". 
("Two-End Knitting" by Anne-Maj Ling, 2004).  
All types of clothing have been knitted using this technique.

If You are interested in being part of this Retreat
We require minimum 6 - 10 paid people (cash only) at 
the September 4th Guild meeting.  Non Guild members 
are welcome accompanied by a Guild member. 
We must ask that you have had previous experience of 
knitting mittens (casting on and working in the round),
so that we can properly utilize the instructor's time.
The pricing breakdown is as follows:
6 hours of instruction @ $66.00 per person 
(includes -pattern and technique info and ongoing 
email help, if needed)
+ $6.00 instructor travel allowance
+ $5.00 lunch/person (homemade soup, bread and cheese) 
tea, coffee, snack
Total $77.00/person
The location would be Cindy Spong's home in Ancaster.  
Depending on weather we could be indoors or outdoors. 
Saturday September 22nd, 2018
with a 9:30 to 4 o'clock, (approx.) time frame 
(more definite times will be announced).

This is a Fun Retreat which was suggested by two of our Members.

Sunday, June 10, 2018

Our End of Year Meeting 2018

We had a great time at our end of year meeting last week.
We now have some new people added to our Executive,
and it reads as follows;

Jane Cudmore                  President
Lisa MacKenzie           Vice-President
Lori Hamilton                  Treasurer
Pam Gosgnach                 Secretary
Dianne Merriam            Membership
Alexandra Gall               Programme
Edith Carlton                 Web Master

We had our Silent Auction and many of us managed to
score some great bargains, and the proceeds of which will
go to Food Share.  Thank you, ladies for your participation.

Show and Tell was interesting.  It always is quite marvellous
to see the creations that our members are working on and
gives us all ideas and incentive to achieve more. I have posted
some pictures on Facebook and also on Instagram.
Both addresses can be found when you search for
"around the bay knitting guild" The Facebook page is
a closed group (look for "group" on the side panel to join)
which means that others can see our names but not
the posts.

Here are a couple of the pics from Show and Tell here.
         Lisa's Amazing Shawl         
                                         Mirdza's Elegant Fingerless Gloves

We are looking forward to another great season of the Guild in
the Fall, and our first meeting will be on
Tuesday, September 4th 2018.
Until then, have a Wonderful Summer and safe travels.



Wednesday, May 30, 2018

June 5th Meeting

We had an excellent meeting last month with our speaker,
Donna Hancock from Wellington Fibres.
We discovered lots of information about angora goats
and also had a chance to buy some of the yarn :)

This month will be the last of our season until
September. It will be Our General Meeting and
the election of Officers.  Also a survey will be
taken to determine topics for the Guild Meetings
for next year. (Get your thinking caps on, Ladies)
As is usual we will have a Silent Auction.
So-o-o ladies, look through all your stash and see
what yarn, knitting books, yarn accessories etc.,
that you can easily part with and bring all along to
the meeting.  Also please bring some cash (of course)
because your never know, there might be a
special ball or two or three ........
of yarn or something that you could use
for your next project.

See you there

Bring your knitting too, to knit and chat.

Tuesday June 5th, 2018     7pm - 9pm
Mennonite Church Hall,
(left of the building and round the back)
143 Lower Horning,
Hamilton, Ontario

Sunday, April 22, 2018

Tuesday May 1st Meeting

This month we are pleased to welcome Donna Hancock
as our guest speaker.
Donna is the owner of a small business which
produces spun mohair, from her angora goats
at her farm in Elora, Ont.

Here is her website for more information.
(I have actually been there, it is quite amazing)

Come and hear all about the process of
"making mohair".

Please read the following information from Jo Ann,
our contact for the Twiddle Muffs and Linus Blankets.

Hi Everyone:

I dropped off both the Twiddle Muffs and Linus Blankets today.  Both organizations were very appreciative!
The Alzheimers Society was grateful especially for the twiddle muffs that were done in gender neutral colours.  She said often they don't have enough for men.  She loved the zippers!

Our Linus Blanket contact had this to say:

"I now have the 50 blankets that Camp Erin had requested!  Thanks to all your ladies for your AWESOME support for Project Linus!!!"  She went on to say that the ATBKG has donated 92 blankets since we first started a few years ago!

I think it would be great if this could be shared on our website, and/or at our next meeting, so that everyone hears this wonderful news!


Jo Ann

Also to remind us about the Linus Project and the services they give.
The Bob Kemp Hospice runs a bereavement camp every June in Bracebridge.  It is called Camp Erin and 50 children, aged 6-17 attend.  They have all suffered the loss of either a parent, sibling, grandparent, or someone else close to them.  For more information please visit:
Project Linus has been asked to supply the children with a cuddly blanket as something they could be comforted by.  Because of our Guild's current relationship with Project Linus, we have been asked to be involved in this request.  Your ongoing support of Project Linus is appreciated.  Please continue to give your Project Linus blankets to 
Jo Ann at our regular meetings.  Your donated blankets will be shared not only with Women's shelters, but also with the children of Camp Erin.  Thank you!!

Let's Get Knitting
See you at our Guild Meeting Tuesday May 1st, 2018
7 - 9 pm
Mennonite Church Hall,
(left of the building and round the back)
143 Lower Horning,
Hamilton, Ontario

Saturday, April 14, 2018

Announcing the 2018 Toronto Knitters Frolic

The Toronto Knitters Guild would like you 
and your Guild members to join the fun at our
2018 Toronto Knitters Frolic. Please share
the details in your newsletter, at your meetings, 
or other outlets as appropriate  Here's a 
4-square version, suitable for printing and 
handing out.

We look forward to seeing you all on April 28

Carol Mather Miles
President & Frolic Co-chair
Toronto Knitters Guild 

Copyright © 2018 Toronto Knitters Frolic, All rights reserved.
We send notice of the Annual Toronto Knitters Frolic to Guilds and Clubs.

Our mailing address is:
Toronto Knitters Frolic
c/o Carol Mather Miles
TorontoOn M2K 3E3

Thursday, March 29, 2018

Update - Vintage Show and Tell

Update, everyone.  Sorry I had the date wrong - I was looking at last months meeting.

The Guild night is this Tuesday the 3rd April 2018

Come and Knit.

7- 9 p.m. Mennonite Church Hall,
(left of the building and round the back)
143 Lower Horning, Hamilton.

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Vintage Show and Tell

Hope that you are all coming along to the Guild Meeting on Tuesday the 3rd of April

The programme for the meeting is called "Vintage Show and Tell" which means that we would like you to bring along a project that you completed early on in your knitting journey.
Even if you do not have the actual item, if you could bring along a photo or the pattern, or even the description of it.
It will be fun to see and hear about your early knitting adventures.

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

This Month's Meeting


Come along to our March Meeting on Tuesday night (6th)
You'll enjoy our Skills Night, with a variety of
new things to learn (or re-remember).

Mirdza A. will show us how to do European
(Continental) Knitting,
just regular yarn and needles needed.

Magic Loop Knitting will be
demonstrated by Dianne M.
You'll need a circular needle and yarn for this skill.

Jane K. is going to let us into the secrets of the
I-cord Cast On, and in what circumstances it is best used.
Just yarn and needles.

It sounds like there will be lots to learn.

A "Big Thank You" to each
of the ladies
for their generosity and expertise.

Come and Knit
7- 9p.m. Mennonite Church Hall,
(left of the building and round the back)
143 Lower Horning, Hamilton.

Monday, January 29, 2018

February Meeting

Our meeting for this month will be an interesting one.

"An Introduction to Brioche"
I'm sure you'll find it fun to learn.
Bring a set of double pointed needles and two
different colours of wool to be able to make a sample.
Here is an example of Brioche work in this picture.

Meeting on Tuesday 6th of February, 2018
7pm - 9pm
Mennonite Church Hall,
143 Lower Horning Road,