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December Meeting

John here – I’m just poking my head in to post the pattern Linda designed for the Steeking presentation in December. Here’s Linda’s PDF. It’s a terribly cute mug cozy. You might want to knit up a few as stocking stuffers :). Linda has included a number of Fair Isle motifs as well.

Thanks, Linda!

November Meeting

Our next meeting will be held on Wednesday, November 6, 2019, at 7:00 pm, at St Theresa, the Little Flower Church, 15 Still River Road, Harvard, MA.

Our program for the evening is all about mitered squares. Our own Brigitte Bovy and Lynn Cooke are going to teach us how to knit them and give us some fun project ideas. Please bring leftover DK yarn in 2 – 4 different colors, a pair of straight or short circular needles in a size 6, or the appropriate size for your yarn, and a stitch marker.


As always, please bring your completed items or interesting projects for “show and tell”. 


Membership is $25 a year. Guests are welcome at a $10 charge for the evening. 

Brigitte’s presentation files in PDF format may be found here:

Mitered-squares.pdf

Basic-mitered.pdf

Market Bag

Here’s a link to the Market Bag I brought for show and tell on October 2.

Works great with 16″ cable and 9m (US13) needles, using any cotton yarn like Peaches’n’Cream. Work very loosely- cotton doesn’t stretch at all…

John

October Meeting


Our next meeting will be held on Wednesday, October 2, 2019, at 7:00 pm, at St Theresa, the Little Flower Church, 15 Still River Road, Harvard, MA. For the new members, we meet in the basement. 

We are pleased to once again have Sarah Monroe of Subito Farms in Carlisle as our guest for the evening. Sarah is going be teaching us how to knit fair isle. Please bring at least two, or more, colors of either dk or worsted weight yarn from your stash and the appropriate size 16 inch circular needle or set of dpn’s to work in the round. You only need enough yarn to make a sample. Also, don’t forget to bring a stitch marker. Would those of you with extra 16 inch circular needles please bring them along to share for the evening. Sarah will have her yarn and patterns for sale during the meeting.

As always, please bring your completed items or interesting projects for “show and tell”. 

Membership is $25 a year. Guests are welcome at a $10 charge for the evening. 

Fun For All at the Trunk Show

A bumper crop of knitters showed up at the Fiber Loft tonight for the Imperial Yarns trunk show. One head count listed 35 of us, including a number of new members! Many thanks to Tracy Russell, an independent yarn sales rep, who brought a bunch of samples and gave us an interesting explanation of Imperial Yarn’s unique carbon neutral yarn “growing” process.

September Meeting

Our first guild meeting of the year is scheduled for Wednesday, September 4, 2019, at 7:00pm. We’ll be gathering at  The Fiber Loft, 9 Massachusetts Ave, Harvard, MA.

The guild board has been busy planning an exciting year of programs along with a special workshop to be held in the spring. We’ll start the night with highlights of what we have planned. Then, Suzanne Kelly, of the Fiber Loft, has arranged for a trunk show from Imperial Yarn. All of Imperial’s yarns are proudly, sustainably grown and processed in America, without the use of harsh chemicals or extreme heat.

You’ll be able to browse the Fiber Loft, 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.

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

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 click here.

Summer 2019

Our meetings have ended for the summer. We will meet again on Wednesday, September 4, 2019. Please check back in August for more information.

Happy summer! Happy knitting!

May Meeting

Our next meeting will be held on Wednesday, May 1, 2019, at 7:00 pm, at St Theresa, the Little Flower Church, 15 Still River Road, Harvard, MA.

We are pleased to invite back Janet Hampson, who owned the Woolpack in Acton until it closed. Janet is going to teach us Continental knitting. Please bring some yarn and the appropriate size needles to practice on.

If you already know how to knit Continental, you can still attend for a relaxing evening knitting with friends.

Membership dues is $25 a year. Guests may attend the meeting for a $10 charge. As always, please bring any charity knitting you have completed, and projects for “show and tell”. Don’t forget to bring the yarn you dyed at last month’s workshop to show off your dyeing talents!

Our group welcomes knitters of all skill levels, including beginners.

Since this will be our last meeting of the year, a survey will be distributed giving you an opportunity to let the guild board know what you would like for future programs.

An added event to the NVKG Calendar:

Wednesday, June 5, from 7:00 – 9:00 pm, Reba Maisel, the former owner of The Fiber Loft in Harvard, is inviting us to enjoy a culmination of a successful guild year with an

OPEN STUDIO & BENEFIT YARN SALE                   

 17 East Bare Hill Rd, Harvard 

25% OF THE PROCEEDS WILL BE DONATED TO THE GUILD FOR FUTURE PROGRAMS!

It’s time for Reba to downsize her yarn collection. Many beautiful, hard to find yarns (wools, alpaca, cotton) as well as Rowan, Vittadini, Berroco, noveties, books, kits, and more.

Can you think of a better way to spend a summer (almost) evening!


April Meeting

Our next meeting will be held on Wednesday, April 3, 2019, at 7:00 pm, at St Theresa, the Little Flower Church, 15 Still River Road, Harvard, MA.

Back by popular demand is Dyeing with Ivy Brambles! The cost of the yarn and the yardage of each type of yarn is as follows:

Superwash Merino Sock – 440 yards / skein – $20

Superwash Merino Worsted – 235 yards / skein for $20

Superwash Merino DK – 290 yards / skein for $20

Superwash Merino Lace – 1,000 yards / skein for $30

If you haven’t already sent your email to Elaine Swee indicating the type of yarn and the number of skeins you are planning to purchase, please click here to email us.Elaine needs to 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. Please bring gloves and an apron.

Jerry will also be bringing along a selection of his gorgeous hand dyed yarn for sale during the meeting.

Membership dues is $25 a year. Guests may attend the meeting for a $10 charge. As always, please bring any charity knitting you have completed, and projects for “show and tell”.

Our group welcomes knitters of all skill levels, including beginners. Do you only crochet? We welcome you as well. For more information, click here to email us.

March Meeting

Our next meeting will be held on Wednesday, March 6, 2019,  at 7:00 pm, at St Theresa, the Little Flower Church, 15 Still River Road, Harvard, MA.

We are pleased to have our own Edith Murphy teach us Portuguese knitting. Edith had been at Classic Elite Yarns, ending as the production manager when CEY closed. She also worked and taught at Hub Mills Store, designed, and did technical editing.  She is currently running her own business, Moss Brook Fiber Arts, which includes teaching knitting and crochet at the Chelmsford Center for the Arts, and running the Yarn and Soul yarn line. 

yarnandsoul.com 

mossbrookfiberarts.com

Edith would like everyone to bring a swatch of approximately 30 stitches cast on and purled for 3 or so rows (garter in purl). You can use any weight yarn from dk to chunky along with the appropriate size needles. Also, please bring another set of needles and a ball of yarn for learning the Portuguese cast-on.

Edith will have a selection of her Yarn and Soul yarns that she will be selling at a 10% discount for the evening. 

We are proud to announce that two of our guild members won awards in the fashion show at the recent New England Textiles Network Spa Knit and Spin in Freeport, ME 2019! Brigitte Bovy came in second place for the gorgeous shrug she knitted and Susan Miles came in third place for the amazing sweater she was asked to knit. Congratulations to both!!

Membership dues is $25 a year. Guests may attend the meeting for a $10 charge. As always, please bring any charity knitting you have completed, and projects for “show and tell”.

Our group welcomes knitters of all skill levels, including beginners. Do you only crochet? We welcome you as well. For more information, click here to email us.