March 2020 Newsletter

Next Meeting: March 18
  Doors Open: 6:30PM for social knitting | Meeting Starts: 7:30PM

Location: Innis Town Hall

March Guild Meeting Speaker & Vendor: Romy Schill, of Circle R Lamb

The March meeting with have a fibre focus with a talk from Romy Schill from Circle R Lamb Farm. Romy says, "We're a family farm that takes great pride in producing premium Ontario lamb and sheep products. Meat, wool, yarns, skins, and breeding stock. Lots of time and effort are put into raising our sheep and fibre." Romy will talk a bit about the farm and the sheep, sheep production in general, and their wool. One of our Guild members, Nadine McLeod, will join Romy at the lectern and talk about 'Farm Raised Fashion' and how the Upper Canada Fibreshed supports farms like Circle R Farm. 

At the vendor table, Romy will have natural and dyed yarns and roving. She’ll also bring some raw fleece, sheepskins and wool pillows.

Get Involved with the Guild! Board roles available
If you're interested in getting involved with the TKG Board, now is your chance! Some board roles are becoming vacant in May, and the Board is looking for members who are interested in joining in the organising of monthly meetings, or other guild events. 
The Board works in a democratic, collaborative fashion, and there are opportunities to help with communications, admin, finance, partnerships etc. If you're interested in helping out, get in touch with Guild President, Carol Mather-Miles,, or speak to any board member. 
February Meeting Recap
At the February Guild meeting, The Blue Brick Owner and Dyer Shireen Nadir gave a frank and beautiful talk about her past year following the 'Wingspan' shawl's viral success, which features her gradient colourway Ibis. She was very honest about the challenges of the attention, need to expand her business rapidly, and learning moments she experienced. She also left us in stitches with the story of her beginning in fibre, and tantalised members with hints of what her Frolic booth will feature in April. 
February Raffle and Show & Tell
Four women holding their raffle prizes.
Many thanks to all who supported the February Meeting's Raffle. 
  • Artfil Sock Yarn "Belle" colourway and book 'Sockupied', donated by Artfil (yarn), and a member (book). Won by Isabella Carelli.
  • 'Northern Knits' (book), donated by a member. Won by Annelise Beechy. 
  • Artfil Solo, 100% Merino, donated by Artfil. Won by Debra Archer.
  • 15 skeins Super Kid Seta, Alessandra, donated by a member. Won by Larissa Werhum. 
Three images of women holding up their knitted projects
Click here for photos of the February meeting!
April Member De-Stash - Spaces still available!
The great pre-Frolic TKG member destash! Maybe you have buyer's remorse about that certain sweater quantity of black yarn you know you will never ever knit up? Maybe you have run out of space in your yarn closet? For the April meeting only, there will be no outside vendor; instead, members are encouraged to bring excess skeins from their stashes to sell.

Each 'vendor' will have one-half of a table, or space at the front of the auditorium to display their goods, free of charge. Vendors should be prepared to arrive before 6:30 pm, set their own pricing and make change as required, and take home any unsold yarn. For planning purposes, we'd like to know how many members are interested in taking part - if you want to join in, please email Susan Loube at

We’ll also have a Used Book & Pattern sale with proceeds benefiting our charities.
SAVE THE DATE! Toronto Knitter's Frolic, Saturday, April 25th, 2020
Get ready for the 2020 edition of the Toronto Knitter's Frolic! Taking place at the JCCC for another year, the Frolic will feature an awesome marketplace of fabulous vendors. Mark your calendar for April 25th, and stay tuned for more updates!
Interested in lending a hand? Every year our team of amazing volunteers helps the Guild run this successful and fun event. Please join us in making this another great Frolic year! Those who complete at least one two-hour shift will gain free admission to the 2020 Frolic.

Please send an email to and indicate your preference for morning or afternoon and role (or indicate no preference, and we will slot you in where most needed). We are currently looking for people to help with admissions, the info desk, raffle table, hospitality suite, and yarn winding for charity.
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! 

Click here to see the TKG Spotlight in the Ravelry group. 
Have a suggestion for the newsletter? Get in touch with Ali Moenck, TKG Newsletter Editor at
Celebrating the Joy of Yarn. 
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