November 2019 Newsletter

Next Meeting: November 20
  Doors Open: 6:30PM for social knitting | Meeting Starts: 7:30PM

Location: Innis Town Hall

November Guild Meeting Speaker: Kyle Vey of Vector Knits

A group of colourful knit scarves hung along a log in a forest.
Although a native of Toronto, Kyle Vey grew up in Raleigh, North Carolina. He studied biomedical and mechanical engineering at North Carolina State University, and upon graduation, moved back to Toronto to work in technology consulting. He began knitting just under three years ago when taught by his mother. After a year and a half, he began exploring design, drawing inspiration from geometry, nature, and the world around him. His signature piece, Wingspan, combines these elements, using key textural features to replicate the look of feathers radiating out along the wings of a bird. In addition to his life as a designer, he is currently pursuing his MBA at the University of Toronto concentrating on sustainability, business design, innovation, and leadership.
November Meeting Vendor: Yarn Indulgences
Deborah from Yarn Indulgences is back by popular demand! Stock up on her luscious hand-dyed yarns in her signature Zed Luxe and Indulgent bases. Always a hit at Guild meetings, her yarns are as soft and squishable as they are colourful and vibrant.
October Meeting Recap
A close up of Brooklyn Tweed yarn.
Kristen and Marnie from The Knit Cafe smiling at the camera.
We are very pleased to confirm that the Guild's By-Laws passed at the October meeting! They are now available to read on the TKG website (LINK TO COME).

During the October Meeting, Kristin from The Knit Cafe spoke about her journey to opening the shop and her long time pursuit of Brooklyn Tweed to carry their yarns. As the Canadian BT flagship, she's really proud of the yarns they produce and their patterns. Our wonderful models presented the samples from Brooklyn Tweed while Kristin discussed the intricacies of their construction, whetting many appetites for future projects! She also spoke about their Yarn Club, a club of yarns and patterns designed in house, exclusively for subscribers. 
October Raffle and Show & Tell
Warmest thanks to all the supporters of the October Raffle.
  • Y4S My SOC yarn skein pair, donated by a member. Won by Gunta Reynolds. 
  • Tapetes + Lana skein, donated by a member. Won by Melane VonBitter. 
  • Sweet Sheep 800 yard skein, donated by a member. Won by Pat Broms. 
  • Knit Cafe Gift Certificate, donated by The Knit Cafe. Won by Kirk Dunn. 
A woman wears a green, striped cardigan that she knit herself.
A man holds out a hand knitted rainbow pulpit fall that reads 'God's love includes everyone'
Guild Member Alison in her completed #22 V-neck Cardigan (left), and Guild Member Kirk with his in progress Pulpit-Fall (right). More images of Show & Tell to come!
Click here for more photos from the October Meeting!
A few more Greeters needed!

We're looking for a few good people during upcoming Guild meetings to assist with orienting and welcoming people from 6:30 - 7:30 PM before meetings. One or two are needed per meeting, and Greeters will receive three raffle tickets as a thank you for their time. If you're interested in helping out, get in touch with Ali Moenck, Guild Newsletter Editor at

Wild Haliburton Elephant Weavers Open House and Cowl Pattern

Dar Bolahood of Wild Haliburton Elephant Weavers has warmly invited Guild members to attend their inaugural autumn studio open house November 16-17 and December 7-8. Studio tours will be taking place, demonstrating their weaving and dyeing process, as well as previews of their latest throws and full collection of accessories and yarns. 

WHEW Open House: November 16-17, December 7-8, 10 AM to 4 PM, 1609 Nash Road, Courtice, ON. Questions? Call 647-478-8640.

WHEW Cowl Pattern: Dar has also written up the Cowl she brought to the June Guild meeting. It's available to download at this link
April Meeting Details - Start Your Planning!
Knitty Fashion Show – April 15, 2020

Amy Singer from 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.

Click here to download the Knitty Fashion Show Submission Form!
April Member De-Stash
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.
Upcoming LYS Events

Julie Asselin Trunk Show at The Knitting Loft

The Knitting Loft is hosting a Julie Asselin Trunk Show, Friday, November 15th, from 12 noon to 7 PM! Visit The Knitting Loft, 672 Wilson Ave, see beautiful samples in Julie Asselin's yarns, and meet the Quebec-based yarn dyer in person! Click here for all the details!

Winter Classes at The Knitting Loft

The Knitting Loft’s winter classes are now available on their website! This winter's selection includes Brioche for Beginners, Amigurumi, and Stranded Colourwork! Click here for more information.

Celebrating the Joy of Yarn. 
Have a suggestion for the newsletter? Get in touch with Ali Moenck, TKG Newsletter Editor at
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