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Sunday, January 6, 2008

Janurary Meeting and Announcements

New Meeting Location!
effective immediately for our Tuesday Jan 8, 2007 Meeting

I feel like we've been in a sweat lodge for the last few months meeting at the Community Center. . .in response to all of the hot flashes and personal fans brought to the meetings, we've chosen a new (and cooler)location. Meetings will now be held at:

Fifth Third Bank
1833 Coolidge
Berkley, MI 48072


The bank is located on Coolidge near 11 mile. . .on the West side of the road. Great, well lit parking, comfy chairs and no jazzercise music playing during the meeting!

The meeting agenda will include learning a new cast on and bind off--bring worsted weight yarn in two colors, and needles to match, as well as info about Knit Michigan (see Judith's post below), our upcoming Retreat at Hankered Inn (you may want to bring your checkbook so you can leave a deposit to reserve your space as they are limited). The retreat is planned for the weekend of April 25-27, check your calendars and save the date! As well as fabulous raffle prizes this month!


Traveling Sock













yes, it's true. Stephanie Pearl-McPhee may travel more, but our locally knitted sock has traveled farther. . .Harriet sent this picture to us from her recent trip to Italy. . .

Night Notes Concert Series
Sally has sent us more info about the chamber music series that welcomes knitters. Every concert I've been to has been great, it's a nice change from spending the night at home. . .join us!

Hi from sally,
I just wanted to let all you knitters know that there is a Nightnotes
concert on Friday Jan 11th at 8:30 pm at Hagopian Rug store.
Refreshments are served at 8pm. If you call the Detroit chamber Winds at 248
559-2095 and tell them that you are a knitter, the tickets will be $5
off, meaning the ticket will cost $15. You must do this before the concert
date, as at the door they will charge you $20 if you say you are a
knitter. This concert features a French horn soloist(who happens to be my
husband, the principal horn of the Detroit Symphony) and a very fine
clarinetist and pianist. who both play in the DSO also. It should be a
fun concert and I hope to see some of you there...Karen and Joan, if you
happen to be sending out a newsletter, it would be great if you would
include this....please forward this message to any interested knitters
that you know...thanks so much, sally p

In case you're wondering what's on Sally's needles, here's a peek at her latest WIP














Knitting on TV!!

Chris asks us to check out Create TV and Shay Pendray's Needle Arts Studio for programming that highlights knitting and crocheting--I've seen several of her episodes and they're really interesting.

A Bit of Bragging
Okay, so they're not even my kids, they're Coralee's grandchildren. . .but I made the sweaters that the twins are wearing. . .isn't it a cute photo?








A Challenge (or two or three)
A Ravelry group that I'm in (Stash Knit Down 2008) has issued a challenge to not only knit from stash, but to knit a mile from Jan 5-Feb 19. While it sound like A LOT of knitting, it breaks down into reasonably small chunks each day. Why not give it a try? Imagine how much space you'll have for new yarn acquisition if you knit up 1760 yards of yarn! (really, it's not that much, only about 8 skeins of worsted weight yarn) However, it may make you look at your stash in a whole different way and help you make progress on clearing up some of those older purchases!

Suzanne has invited members to join her in a sock KAL (knit along). Explore your stash of sock yarn, (or race out and buy some new) and cast on a sock a month along with Suzanne. There are plenty of free patterns on the net--I'm sure these will entice you. . .Monkey, Baudelaire, Broadripple and I think Kate has cast on Bellatrix. One Raveler mentioned creating her personal sock club by choosing 12 patterns to go with 12 skeins of yarn she has in her stash, putting a "sock kit" in a lunch bag and stapling it shut. When she finishes one pair of socks, she gets a new sock kit with a mystery skein of yarn and pattern to work on. It seems like a great way to use up stash and keep yourself entertained.

And don't forget the Chemo Cap Challenge. . .if we each make 2, that gets us to around 80 caps, if we each make 3, that gets us over 100. . .they don't take that much time, and will be greatly appreciated. Judith will be collecting hats for Knit Michigan, and Scarves for SOS at each meeting.

See you Tuesday!
--t

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

WOW, that was quite a catch-up blog. I have been working on my stash and have noticed a drop. I won't feel bad going out and buying more since most of it goes to a worthy cause. I like to knit and it's great giving so many people joy. I have so much yarn it's like a yarn shop anyway. I will bring the charity yarn Tuesday in case anyone feels inspired. Judith

Anonymous said...

Judith has been working on her stash and knitting a TON of things for charity. Hopefully, she'll win something nice in the raffle on Tuesday--if that karma thing works right, that is!

Anonymous said...

my daughter said she saw some yarn for crazy cheap but didnt think i could use it....i love harriets pic. she gets gold stars. coralee