December Meeting

Our next meeting will be held on Wednesday, December 5, 2018, at 7:00 pm, at St Theresa, the Little Flower Church, 15 Still River Road, Harvard, MA.

We are delighted to welcome back Tammi Davis. Tammi is going to teach us how to felt a sheep and will be providing needle felting kits for $5.

Prior to our meeting, we invite you to join us at 6:15 pm for our optional Holiday Yankee Swap. If you choose to participate, please bring a knitting themed, wrapped gift valued at up to $20.

Don’t forget to bring any finished charity knitting.

Membership dues is $25 a year. Guests may attend this meeting for a charge of $10.

Our group welcomes knitters of all skill levels, including beginners. Do you only crochet? We welcome you as well. For more information, please contact Sheilah Johnson (978-833-7035) or Lynn Cooke (508-631-1972).

November Meeting

Our next meeting will be held on Wednesday, November 7, 2018, at 7:00 pm, at St Theresa, the Little Flower Church, 15 Still River Road, Harvard, MA.

We are pleased to welcome Sarah Monroe of  Subito Farm in Concord. Sarah is bringing along a trunk show of their latest creations and will have some of their original patterns and hand-dyed yarn for sale.

Please bring along any finished charity knitting.

Membership dues is $25 a year. Guests may attend this meeting for a charge of $10.

Our group welcomes knitters of all skill levels, including beginners. Do you only crochet? We welcome you as well. For more information, please contact Sheilah Johnson (978-833-7035) or Lynn Cooke (508-631-1972).

October Meeting

Our next meeting will be held on Wednesday, October 3, 2018, at 7:00 pm, at St Theresa, the Little Flower Church, 15 Still River Road, Harvard, MA.

We are excited to welcome Alasdair Post-Quinn of Fallingblox Designs for the evening! Alasdair is a knitwear designer and author specializing in double-knitting. Double knitting is a technique that creates a fabric with no wrong side. Alasdair is going to show us his own innovative take on double-knitting as well as discuss his books. For more information about double-knitting, please visit his website double-knitting.com.

Membership dues are $25 a year. Guests may attend the meeting for a $10 fee.

Our group welcomes knitters of all skill levels, including beginners. Do you only crochet? We welcome you as well. For more information, please contact Sheilah Johnson (978-833-7035) or Lynn Cooke (508-631-1972).

September Meeting

Our first guild meeting of the year is scheduled for Wednesday, September 5, 2018, at 7:00pm. Instead of gathering at The Little Flower Church, please join us at The Fiber Loft, 9 Massachusetts Ave, Harvard.

This is going to be a jam-packed meeting! We’ll start the night with highlights of the upcomming year we have planned.  We are quite excited about our programs!

You ask for it, so we’re bringing back charity knitting. Sheilah Johnson will go over the guidelines. We already have a decent collection of  yarns for us to knit or crochet with, but please feel free to donate more. Preferred yarns are acrylic, acrylic/wool blends and cottons. Yarns should be soft and machine washable/dryable. Simple patterns for hats, mittens, scarfs, premie and chemo caps, and blankets are needed as well.

Lynn Cooke is going to be presenting a NVKG scarf pattern that she has written just for us! If you would like to knit this, you can shop for yarn that night.

Suzanne Kelly, of the Fiber Loft, has arranged for a KFI (Knitting Fever Inc) trunk show featuring their latest yarns, including Noro.

As always, we encourage you to bring what you have been working on all summer for “show and tell”.

New this year! Our revamped raffle is going to be revealed!

Please join us for a fun evening! You can browse the store, which will be open for shopping. Remember, all guild members receive a 10% discount on yarn at both the Fiber Loft and Island Yarn in Maynard.

Membership dues are $25 a year. Guests may attend the meeting for a $10 fee.

Our group welcomes knitters of all skill levels, including beginners. Do you only crochet? We welcome you as well. For more information, please contact Sheilah Johnson (978-833-7035) or Lynn Cooke (508-631-1972).

Summer

Enjoy your summer! We’ll meet again on Wednesday, September 5, 2018. We have an exciting year planned for 2018-2019. For more information, please check back in August. In the meantime, happy knitting!

May Meeting

Our next meeting will be held on Wednesday, May 2, 2018, at 7:00 pm, at St Theresa, the Little Flower Church, 15 Still River Road, Harvard, MA.

We have the pleasure of welcoming back Judith Durant. Judith is the editor of the many One Skein knitting books, and founding editor of “Interweave Knits” Magazine and a contributor to “Interweave Knits”, “Beadwork” and “Piecework” magazines. She is also the author of several knitting and beading books.

Judith’s presentation for the evening is “The Pleasure and Pain of Knitting for Broadway” in which she will share the story of how she was hired to provide 40+ men’s sweaters for a Broadway revival of Carousel, which opened on April 12. She recruited a small army of knitters, and somehow managed to make every deadline.  Judith has a slideshow of pictures taken of some of the fittings and also of the sweaters onstage. She is bringing along a few of the local knitters she worked with so they can share their experiences with us.

Membership dues are $25 a year. Guests may attend this meeting, but will be charged $10 to participate due to the speaker.

As usual, we are holding attendance raffles. The more meetings you attend, the better your chances are of winning!

For more information, please contact Sheilah Johnson (978-833-7035) or Lynn Cooke (508-631-1972).

April Meeting

Our next meeting will be held on Wednesday, April 18, 2018, at 7:00 pm, at St Theresa, the Little Flower Church, 15 Still River Road, Harvard, MA.

On the agenda for the evening is the ever popular Dyeing with Ivy Brambles Workshop. We had to change the date for the meeting because this was the only time we could schedule Jerry Catt.

The cost of the yarn and the yardage of each type of yarn is as follows:

Superwash Merino Sock yarn – 410 yards / skein for $20 skein

Superwash Worsted – 235 yards / skein for $20 skein

Superwash DK – 290 yards / skein for $20 skein

If you haven’t already, please send an email to Elaine Swee indicating the type of yarn and the number of skeins you are planning to purchase so that she can give Jerry an estimate of how much yarn to prepare and bring to our meeting. He usually brings extra yarn in case you would like to purchase some additional skeins.

Remember, membership dues are $25 a year. Guests may attend this meeting, but will be charged $5 to participate.

As usual, we are holding attendance raffles. The more meetings you attend, the better your chances are of winning!

For more information, please contact Sheilah Johnson (978-833-7035) or Lynn Cooke (508-631-1972).

March Meeting

Due to the predicted snowstorm, we are postponing our meeting to Wednesday, March 14, 2018 at 7:00 PM at St Theresa, the Little Flower Church, 15 Still River Road, Harvard, MA.

The agenda for the evening is Charity Knitting. There are lots of options for charity knitting and crocheting and we will discuss these at the meeting. The most popular items in need are as follows: hats of all sizes, mittens of all sizes, scarves, premie hats, chemo caps (for women and men – knit or crocheted in the round and made from very soft yarn), and small blankets. The yarn should be machine washable and dryable, such as acrylic, acrylic/wool blends or cotton.

Please choose one or more projects that you would like to make and bring the yarn, needles/hooks and pattern(s), so that we can work on them at the meeting. Below are a few suggested free patterns, but there are many more on ravelry. I’ll print a few for those who are not able to access ravelry or print. If you have any unwanted yarn appropriate for charity knitting that you would like to donate, please bring it along.

Carolyn Campbell came up with the idea that we each knit a scarf from one of Judith Durant’s One Skein Wonders books and wear them to the May meeting when Judith will be doing a presentation for us. If you have one of her books, please bring it to the the March meeting so we can decide if this is something we would like to do. Her books are also available at most libraries.

Lynn has offered to write us a guild scarf pattern. She will have it ready for the May meeting.

Don’t forget about the attendance raffles. The more meetings you attend, the more chances you have of winning!

If you have finished your felted slippers, please bring them for “show-and-tell”.

For more information, please contact Sheilah Johnson (978-833-7035) or Alison Matthew (508-868-1207)

https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/basic-baby-hat
https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/teresas-10-minute-crochet-preemie-hat
https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/chemo-cap
https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/wings-of-hope-chemo-cap
https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/chemo-sleep-cap
https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/the-vermonter-2
https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/the-worlds-simplest-mittens
https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/baby-blanket-squared-3
https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/zen-yarn-garden-chevron-baby-blanket
https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/easy-ripple-baby-blanket

February Meeting

Our next meeting will be held on Wednesday, February 7, 2018, at 7:00 pm, at St Theresa, the Little Flower Church, 15 Still River Road, Harvard, MA.

Lynn will be teaching us how to make knitted and crocheted flowers.  A Rose by Any Other Name and Rolled Rose are the patterns she is planning to use. You can print out one, or both of them. Lynn has copies to hand out for those who are not able to print. Please bring to the meeting small amounts of yarn in any weight that you desire and the appropriate size needles and/ or hooks. This is a great project for using up those odds and ends!

Guests are welcome, but will be charged $5 due to the workshop. Remember, membership dues is only $25 for the year.

Back by popular demand are the attendance raffles. The more meetings you attend, the more chances you have of winning!

Our group welcomes knitters of all skill levels, including beginners. Do you only crochet? We welcome you as well. For more information, please contact Sheilah Johnson (978-833-7035) or Lynn Cooke (508-631-1972).

January Meeting

Our next meeting will be held on Wednesday, January 3, 2018, at 7:00 pm, at St Theresa, the Little Flower Church, 15 Still River Road, Harvard, MA.

On the agenda for the evening is a class on making felted slippers. The patterns are by Monique Rae ( Ravelry – $4.95 ) and called,”Women’s Felted Slippers Knit Wool Pattern” and “Men’s Felted Slippers Knit Wool Pattern”.

https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/womens-felted-slippers
https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/mens-felted-slippers

If you are not able to get the patterns from Ravelry, you can purchase them at the meeting.  Materials needed are size 11 circular needles – 15″ and 29″ . If you don’t have the 15″ needles, you can use double pointed needles.
Gauge is 14 sts and 22 knitted rows = 4″
Yarn needed is 2 skeins of worsted weight 100% wool yarn or 2 skeins of Bulky weight 100% wool yarn. Suggested yarn is Brown Sheep yarn or anything similar as long as it is not super wash wool. Bring markers and please check your gauge.

There is also a crochet pattern for slippers (on Ravelry) called “Fiber Trends Crocheted Felt Boot Slippers” by Bev Galeskas. Copies of this pattern will also be available for purchase at the meeting.

https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/crocheted-felt-boot-slippers-ac67

Guests are welcome, but will be charged $5 due to the workshop. Remember, membership dues is only $25 for the year.

Back by popular demand are the attendance raffles. The more meetings you attend, the more chances you have of winning!

Our group welcomes knitters of all skill levels, including beginners. Do you only crochet? We welcome you as well. For more information, please contact Sheilah Johnson (978-833-7035) or Lynn Cooke (508-631-1972).