November 2016 Newsletter
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Dedicated to advancing the art of knitting through the sharing of ideas and techniques, education and community involvement.


Volunteers needed! We are looking for some volunteers to assist with the raffle table. Many hands make for light work! If you are interested contact

Knit For The Cure. Please donate yarn and knitted hats, scarves, cowls, shawls and blankets which go to the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre. You may drop off donation items at the Knit For the Cure station at each meeting. Thank you for your generosity.

Do you enjoy knitting socks?  Join Nellie Dale and celebrate Canada's 150th birthday in 2017.  Visit and like Facebook page:  The Sock Project - 2017 Canada 150.

Ugly Sweater Contest At our December Holiday Social next month, we will hold our 2nd annual Ugly Sweater contest.  You may create, borrow or buy. Perhaps you have a “vintage” sweater in your closet?  It’s just like “show and tell” with a holiday theme.  No Judging, all participants will be entered into a draw for prizes!

Message from the President

Our annual spring Knitter's Frolic is still months away, but planning has begun. I would like to take this opportunity to thank Joan Kass and Carole Adams for their years of dedication and management of the very popular Frolic. 

There are many others whose dedication and participation are essential to the running of the Frolic (details next month in our Monthly Frolic Report). 

Joan has decided to step down this year as Frolic Coordinator.  Joan has been involved since its inception 18 years ago!  From starting as a simple fundraiser for charity... to now funding our guild! 

I will be stepping in to assist Carole Adams as Co-chair of the Frolic for 2017. Historically, most of the volunteers for the frolic have come from outside the guild. There are about 80-100 volunteers required for this event and this year we will be recruiting volunteers at every guild meeting. And yes... we will have prizes available (hint – the earlier you sign up to be a volunteer the better! Don't say I did not warn you!)

When I joined the guild, it took me about 3 or 4 years to attend the Spring Knitter's Frolic. You will never see so many happy people in one place - over 1800 attendees last year! It is inspiring! I encourage you to get involved, volunteer, and stay tuned for the announcement of Frolic workshops in January. 

Knittingly yours, 

Debra Rowland, TKG President

October Meeting In Review

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The October 2016 TKG meeting lived up to our reputation for providing a lively evening of information, project sharing and great speakers.

The meeting kicked off with guild news and information about the upcoming November Skills Exchange Mini Workshops meeting. Two of the volunteer instructors, Trish Denhoed and Pat Concessi, showed off their workshop samples in the meeting Show 'N Tell, which also featured garments and accessories knit by our talented guild members. TKG exec Patrick Madden provided an overview of regional knitting and arts related events and also introduced our October vendor Michelle Gibb of The Knit Kabin in Pickering. Michelle talked about the motivation for starting her business and reviewed the yarn lines featured for sale at the meeting

We had four great prizes for our raffle including yarn donated by The Knit Kabin and two sweater lots of Diamond Private Label yarn donated Diamond Yarns. We also had 2 complimentary tickets to see "Yarn: The Movie" generously donated by Bond:Influence of New York, the distributors of the film, which were won by guild member Greta Golick. Congratulations Greta.

Our featured guest speaker Kate Atherley lectured about how knitting patterns get developed, written and published with many keen insights from Kate's perspective as both a knitwear designer and technical editor.

Lastly, we invited Eric Lutz, co-founder of Rib Magazine to speak about the upcoming launch of this Toronto based print publication dedicated to knitting patterns for men. You can pre-order your launch copy of Rib Magazine by visiting their website:

November Preview 

Skills Exchange

Get ready for the skill exchange workshops . . . by doing your homework! Choose 3 of 6 mini-workshops below and see what you need to prepare:

Backstitch Bind Off – Patrick Madden
Crochet Crocodile Stitch – Trish Denhoed
Short Rows – Mary Pat McDonald
Russian Join – Carol Mather Miles
Brioche Stitch – Diane Martin
Invisible Stranding Colourwork – Pat Concessi

Each workshop is 20 minutes.

November Meeting Vendor: Passionknit

2016/17 Meeting Schedule

Location & Times:
Innis College Town Hall
2 Sussex Ave.
7:30 - 9:30
Doors open 6:30 p.m. for social knitting

Members: Free
Guests: $8

November 16, 2016
December 21, 2016
January 18, 2017
February 15, 2017
March 15, 2017
April 19, 2017
May 17, 2017
June 21, 2017

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