November 2018 Newsletter

Next Meeting: November 21
  Doors Open: 6:30 for social knitting | Meeting Starts: 7:30  
Location: Innis Town Hall

Knit for Charity - Win a prize!
Any attendee who donates knitting at the November meeting will have a chance to win a prize. Bring a donation, add your name to the log-sheet and you could win! You must be present at the meeting to collect your prize. 


Time to put those needles to work!
Click here to visit the TKG Philanthropy Knitting Page for Partners and Project Ideas

November Speaker
Universal Yarns

Judy Platt and Brock Fisher of Universal Yarns will present their 2018-19 Fall / Winter Yarn preview. Fibra Natura, a collection of yarns in a variety of natural fibres, and Wisdom Yarns known for their vibrant and colourful self-striping patterns are just a couple of the product lines that will be featured.

Judy will also give us an overview of Universal Yarns, touching on some of their most popular workhorse yarns, notions and handy tools. An assortment of yarns featured will be for sale through our vendor, Yarns Untangled.

November Vendor
Yarns Untangled, located in Kensington Market, is a craft boutique dedicated to carrying a wide selection of the best yarns available, with a special focus on the work of several talented hand-dyers from across Canada.

Whether it’s beautiful yarn, high quality equipment, crafting advice, or simply a welcoming community of crafters that you’re looking for, the skilled and knowledgeable team at YU is here and ready to help you find it.


Men's Knit Night

Join us at our December meeting for Men's Knit Night. Canadian knitwear designer Robbie Laughlin is our featured speaker.  He'll be bringing copies of his brand new book Architexture: Shape and Surface. Patrick Madden of Signature Yarns will be our vendor. Our Show and Tell will be dedicated to knitwear for men, knitwear made by men, or knitwear designed by male designers. All men admitted free - no guest charge!
The Knitting Loft is recruiting teachers for all types of knitting and crochet classes - absolute beginners, fixing mistakes, reading patterns, colourwork, mittens, brioche, and more! Dates, times, and compensation to be discussed. At least 1 year experience teaching students is preferred. Contact  Maria Curtosi at or at 416-631-0060.
Alpaca Avenue is closing their current location and moving to an online model on November 30. Read more about it here. TKG members will receive an additional 10% discount during the November closing sale. 

October Meeting Review

On behalf of the TKG, Carol Mather Miles presented a cheque for $2,000, proceeds from our Frolic yarn winding and book sales, to Lori Tucker of Princess Margaret Cancer Care. In her brief thank you, Lori told us that people staying at the Princess Margaret Lodge for long term treatment are so very happy to receive a hand-knit gift. She plans to use our financial gift in the wig fund which will provide a wig and maintenance products for eight women facing hair loss who would otherwise not be able to afford it.
Carol Mather Miles presented the financial statements for the 2017/2018 fiscal year and the budget for 2018/19. Any member wanting a copy of the statements should send a message directly to Carol at
Show and Tell was postponed until November because of time constraints. 
A Starbucks bag with two plastic food containers and a recently purchased item was forgotten in the seats. If this is yours, let us know and we can bring it to the next meeting. 

October Speaker and Vendor

Vicki Ryder of Songbird Yarn & Fibres in Sebringville has combined two of her passions, knitting and bird watching, to create her fledgling indie yarn dyeing business. Her aim is to explore her love of birds by using their beautiful colours to dye yarn and fibre. Each colourway includes some fun facts about each bird she features.

Vicki started her talk about Ontario birds with birdwatching gear, birding books (Her favourite is Sibley.), good places to see birds, 10 of the top walking trails in Toronto, and the best time of the year to see the most birds (spring and fall migration).

Vicki spoke knowledgeably and entertainingly about the many birds that live in Ontario as residents and as visitors. Pictures of each bird discussed rounded out this delightful presentation.


Prize Draw
Thank you to the generous donors who supplied prizes for the October meeting.
Support our partners when you shop!





Gateway Fibreworks 

Tote bag & Books  

Tote Bag and The Artists of Muskoka and Complete Photo Guide to Felting  

Dani Kert 

Alpaca Avenue 


Yarn Bowl 

Margo Terry 

Member Donation 


3 skeins Donegal Tweed 

Collette Beyer 

Songbird Yarn & Fibres 



Marguerite Wallace 

Click here to see meeting pictures on the TKG Flickr Site
Yarn Sales - Workshops - classes - KALs
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