Our annual (more or less) yarn swap auction took place at our June meeting. The new meeting space was perfect and we pretty much filled it to the brim with yarn, bags and books to sell. If you weren’t there you missed out on some great deals on great stuff! A free table loaded with patterns was popular too. Remember to bring your no-longer-wanted items to any meeting for the sharing table.
We also had a show and tell for items made at the spring workshop in May. It is always fun to see all the creative things made from the same pattern. Thank you to everyone who shared!
At the last meeting Debbi Stone (website here and Ravelry page here) told stories and gave examples of why worrying about stitch and row gauge is so much more important than many of us might think. I know many of you make only large or small items that don’t have to ‘fit’ anyone in particular but stitch and row gauge do matter. (more…)
After many years at the Tigard Senior Center, the Tigard Knitting Guild is getting a new home! May 19th is going to be our last meeting at the Senior Center. On June 16th we will be at our new location and feedback so far has been very positive! We will be able to walk in, socialize, have our meeting, and head home without having to move tables, chairs, or do anything except put out water, cups, and napkins for snacks!
The room is open with no posts to obstruct the view, good lighting, good acoustics, a wonderful PA system if needed, a projector and screen, no noisy refrigerators or freezers, and we won’t hear the toilet flush! Another plus is a large parking lot that is well lit.
I’m excited to introduce you to our new meeting space so bring out those stash items you want to re-home and come to the yarn swap in June! See you in May for our farewell to the Senior Center.
Click here for map location of Calvin Church, 10445 SW Canterbury Lane, Tigard, OR 97223
Some of our members have been knitting hats for the CLICK for Babies Purple Hat Campaign. This campaign works to create awareness of the leading trigger for infant abuse, frustration with infant crying. 26 hats were collected at our last meeting. These baby hats are quick and easy to make – just ask Patti. She finished 14 last month! Anna collects the hats all year long and donates them for us. The need for the hats is great and your efforts will be appreciated. For more information about yarn and sizing see our charity knitting page here or go to the CLICK website for patterns and more info. Thank you to everyone who has participated!!