Next Meeting: January 15
Doors Open: 6:30PM for social knitting | Meeting Starts: 7:30PM Location: Innis Town Hall
January Guild Meeting Speaker: Kate Atherley
Kate Atherley is Knitty.com’s Managing Technical Editor, and a seasoned designer and teacher of all things knitterly. Her latest book, The Knitter’s Dictionary, is an easy-to-use and friendly guide to the language of knitting. A reference book and a guide to pattern reading all in one, it covers topics from Gauge to Yarn Barf.
Kate will be discussing blocking, a critical step in the finishing process for hand knits, and is all too often ignored or skipped. It's incredibly easy, and the value it provides is immense, taking an item from complete to truly, beautifully finished. During her talk Kate will demystify the process, breaking it down by both fibre and project type. We'll also talk about fiber care: safely and easily washing handknits - when you can use the machine and when you should handwash (or not wash at all). We'll also talk about moth prevention, and safe yarn and garment storage.
January Meeting Vendors: Jennifer Thiele, The Yarn Therapist and Karen Malin, Feisty Fibres
The vendor space will be a riot of rainbow and colour this month, with both The Yarn Therapist andFeisty Fibres at the January meeting. Squish some of Feisty Fibres' vibrant colourways by Karen Malin, or be amazed by the magic of hand-dyed self striping skeins by Jennifer Thiele of The Yarn Therapist.
December Meeting Recap
During the December meeting speaker and vendor Christopher Walker gave a fascinating talk on the history of knitting in Canada, which covered knitting traditions from around the country, such as the popular Cowichan sweaters, to the ways Maritime communities have used knitting and handiwork as an income stream. His amazing naturally dyed yarns in beautiful blues, greens, and yellows were also a hit among members.
December Raffle and Show & Tell
Many thanks to all who supported the December Meeting's Raffle.
Knit 2 Together by Tracey Ullman & Mel Clark, donated by a Member. Won by Danielle Taylor
Alafoss Lopi 3 skeins, blue, donated by a Member. Won by Geraldine Bowman.
Artfil Mericana DK - 1 skein, 'Vintage' colourway, donated by Artfil. Won by Kirk Dunn.
Cabin of goodies by Cabinboyknits, donated by Christopher Walker (cabinboyknits). Won by Kirk Dunn.
Amy Singer from Knitty.com will be at our April meeting presenting a fashion show using patterns from Knitty. This meeting is all about member participation and FUN! Amy will moderate and we will model our garments. Prepare to be entertained with stories and anecdotes throughout the show.
We need your items for the show! If you’d like to join in the fun, please fill out the fashion show submission form below and send it back to Cheryl as soon as possible. All the details you’ll need are on the submission form.
Because April is the pre-Frolic meeting, we’re going to run a Member De-stash event, instead of having a vendor. Get ready to clear out your stash and make room for some new goodies from the Frolic. Start thinking about what you’d like to sell, and we’ll provide details on that in the New Year. We’ll also have a Used Book & Pattern sale with proceeds benefiting our charities.
TKG Member Spotlight!
Share your work! Tag your WIPs and FOs with #tkgspotlight tag on Instagram and Ravelry for a chance to be featured on the TKG social media pages. We can’t wait to see and share what everyone is working on - it’s our virtual Show and Tell!
In order to promote a safe and comfortable space for all, and to allow participants to have a clear opportunity to "opt out" if they don't wished to be photographed, the Guild has modified our photography policy. We have designated the left side of the auditorium (when facing the speaker podium) will be the no-photography side.
Guild Meeting photographers will avoid this side of the auditorium, and will endeavour to keep that space out of Guild photography. You are always welcome to indicate to the photographer that you do not wish to be photographed.