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)