Sunday, May 26, 2019

Our Last Meeting of the Season














Hello Ladies,
Has your 'pile of potential' got out of hand.
A perfect solution is for you to come along
to our last meeting of the season and bring
those yarn skeins etc....that you know for
sure that your won't use, and add them
to our Stash Buster Auction. Helping us
to put more money into our kitty and also
a chance for you to, maybe (dare I say it)
'add' to your stash.  There are always
interesting yarns and notions brought by
our members. Bring some cash, just in case.
We have invited, we will call them,
'the ladies from Mac' who knit to
supply the gift store in the hospital
with knitted gifts.  They will bring
some of their work and explain how the
program works.
Also we will have our Elections for
next year's Executive. and we will tie up
the loose ends for the year and prepare a
little for the year ahead. If there are any
ideas you might have for speakers, or
programs or knitting activities, please
speak to any of the new Executive.
It should be a fun night and we can get
to say "au revoir" to our Guild friends
till September.

Tuesday June 4th, 2019  7pm - 9pm
       Mennonite Church Hall,
          143 Lower Horning,
           Hamilton, Ontario

(Round the back at the Left Hand side
of the building and in the lower level)

       Have a Fabulous Summer!!!!




Sunday, May 12, 2019

An Excellent Evening

What a lovely evening we had last Tuesday at the Guild Meeting.
We learned so much about"Fading" and lots of other knitting
'how to's as well.  Kudos to Julie from Needle Emporium who
gave an excellent presentation and brought lots of examples
for us to see.  I'm sure we all learned a lot and can put it
into practice.  Looking forward to seeing some of your
'fading' projects at Show and Tell.

Here are some of the pictures from the evening.
Check out our Facebook Group Page for some more pictures.





















Monday, May 06, 2019

Needle Emporium

Don’t forget!! 
Tomorrow night (Tuesday) we will welcome 
Julie,  owner of the Needle Emporium in 
Ancaster, who will talk to us about ‘Fading’
See you all there. 😊


Thursday, May 02, 2019

Oops, Sorry I made a Mistake

I apologize, the list of the Executive Members 
below shows the people who are running again and the positions that need to be filled. 

Guild Elections
It’s that time of year when we invite 
members to join the executive to help plan and host guild meetings and events.
Executive positions are filled by 
volunteers who are nominated and elected. All positions are 1 year terms,no position can be held for more than 3 consecutive terms.
Every position is open for 
nominations and election every year!
Here is the current slate of 
candidates for the 2019-2020 year

President                 Jane Cudmore
Vice President             Vacant
Treasurer                Lori Hamilton
Secretary                     Vacant
Programme            Lisa Mackenzie
Membership           Dianne Merriam
Website                   Edith Carlton

Of course, we are particularly interested in filling the Vice President and Secretary positions.
However, if you would like to put 
your name forward for any of the above positions, please contact any member of the current Board.
We will have copies of the 
Guild Bylaws (include position descriptions) and members of the Board will be available to discussion roles and responsibilities for interested candidates at our next meeting on Tues May 7.
--
Jane Cudmore

Wednesday, May 01, 2019

Elections Update

Hello Everyone,
A quick update on our Elections for 
our Executive. See below - 

Guild Elections
It’s that time of year when we 
invite members to join the executive to help plan and host guild meetings and events.
Executive positions are filled 
by volunteers who are nominated and elected.
All positions are 1 year terms, 
no position can be held for more than 3 consecutive terms.
Every position is open for 
nominations and election every year!
Here is the current slate 
of candidates for the 2019-2020 year

President                 Jane Cudmore
Vice President         Lisa MacKenzie
Treasurer                Lori Hamilton
Secretary                   Vacant
Programme               Alex Gall
Membership          Dianne Merriam
Website                  Edith Carlton

Of course, we are particularly interested in filling the Vice President and Secretary positions.
However, if you would like to 
put your name forward for any of the above positions, please contact any member of the current Board.
We will have copies of the 
Guild Bylaws (include position descriptions) and members of the Board will be available to discussion roles and responsibilities for interested candidates at our next meeting on Tues May 7.
--
Jane Cudmore 

Thursday, March 28, 2019

Is it Spring Yet??

            

During our April Meeting (Tuesday 2nd) we will be
pleased to welcome Nancy Cooper who has a farm in
Copetown where she raises animals and produces wool.
We hope to learn more about her business and how it
operates. (Bring money in case there might be stash to
buy, you never know)

Please also bring a w.i.p. that you are not so sure about
and we will help you decide whether you should keep
working on it, frog it, or throw it in the garbage (as if).

It will soon be time to nominate members for our next
year's Executive.
Please think about becoming part of our organizing
team and being able to contribute your ideas and skills
to our Guild.

Come and knit with us on Tuesday evening.

Usual time, usual place.


                       Tuesday April 2nd, 2019

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

Thursday, February 28, 2019

Update on Brioche and What's Happening This Month

         

Hello EveryKnitter,

Here are a few resources for those of us who
are interested in working on the Brioche -

www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/brioche
-basix-scarf
www.ravelry.com/groups/designs-by
-susanne-sommer

and a photo tutorial:
www.sosu.at/en/support-en/brioche-101/

Check out the 'Happy Knitter' Channel on
YouTube.  It has quite a few brioche videos.

A 'Big' Thank You to Alex and Jane who
introduced us to Brioche and helped us
understand this most interesting style of knitting

Hope that you will come along to our Tuesday,
March 5th meeting where we will be discovering
what we can make with Sugar 'n Cream cotton
yarn.  There will be a presentation, and also a
chance for you to bring any similar cotton yarn
project that your have made or are making at the
moment.
We will have the usual Show and Tell and
Door Prize and as always the chance to sit and
chat with knitters about patterns and ideas of how
to do things.
It is so good to share.

                 


Sunday, February 03, 2019

Reminder

Hi Ladies,

I've just been informed that everyone should bring
double pointed needles and 2 different colours
of yarn (that will be the same weight) in order
to practice the Brioche.

Come and try it out.

Thursday, January 31, 2019

Latvian Knitting



Hello Ladies,
Here is a chance for us to learn something new!!!

Interested in Learning Latvian Knitting??

Sarmite Vilks, who spoke at a Guild Meeting a few
years ago, will conduct a 1- day workshop for us.
She is also offering follow-up assistance!!
(which is always great).

Guild member, Mirzda Avens has offered to host
this event is her country home, near Brantford,
about 1/2 hour drive from our usual meeting
place.

During the workshop, you will knit a sampler
in the form of a wrist warmer or phone/pop can
caddy.
This will give you the opportunity to learn the
following techniques:-
   -   picot edge
   -   scalloped border
   -   fringe
   -   Latvian braid
   -   2 colour cast-on
   -   knitting in the round
   -   stranded colour work

How to sign up for this event?

At our upcoming meeting Tuesday February 5th,
Mirzda will -
    -   share more information about this workshop.
    -   accept registration payments
    -   show us several samples and books,
        including Latvian Mittens by Lizbeth Upitis

To reserve your space, please bring $70.00 cash




Tuesday, January 29, 2019

February Meeting


                  Our February Meeting will be
                      Tuesday Evening, 7-9pm
                           February 5th 2019

Come along and enjoy meeting with good friends and
knitting companions.
Our programme for the evening is to be by our own
Jane Kawamura who will give us presentation on Brioche.
An interesting knitting technique.
Let us hope that the weather has heated up, even a little,
for our meeting.  Come out and have fun anyway!!