I'm posting a few pictures from the December meeting and a few from a get together at my house where many guild members dyed their own yarn with KOOL-AID! yes, the stuff you drink! We had a great time, and created some beautiful hand painted yarns.
In December, Judith kicked off our charity project for 2007 and distributed bags of yarn to be knit into scarves (or hats if you desire) for the South Oakland Shelter. Judith will collect these at every meeting and drop them off at the shelter when she gets a bag full. I've already seen some really beautiful and creative items made from the mystery yarn we received. Remember, there is a prize for the knitter who makes the most, and for the scarf that wins "viewer's choice"--the one guild membership votes as the most attractive. Each category will be awarded a small token of thanks at the January, February and March meetings. Keep on knitting!
There has been a suggestion that we make note of how we make each scarf and create a booklet of patterns. . .we'll talk more about this at the meeting this month.
Our January meeting will teach a technique called modular or dominoe knitting. Bring some scraps of worsted weight yarn and some needles and we'll demonstrate and teach this addictive technique. Louise and I began a knit-along project on New Year's day and have some fun samples to share. I even made a charity scarf using the technique!
February is fast approaching. . .make sure you put Knit Michigan on your calendar. This charity fundraiser benefits four local cancer charities. Admission for the market is only $10, but you can particpate in the marathon and attend classes from 9am-Midnight. We'll be raffling off a marathon admission at our meeting again this month, but check out their website for more information. www.knitmichigan.com
Please also add to your calendar Feb 27 as the meeting date for February. The literature from the guild includes this slight change to the 3rd Tuesday meetings, but I wanted to make note of it here as well. The Berkley School District will be closed on our typical meeting day due to their mid-winter vacation--and we didn't want to skip a month!