Fun and Prize Ribbons at OFFF 2016

Anna’s colorwork vest
TKG display
TKG display

Many Guild members enjoyed the Oregon Flock and Fiber Festival last weekend. The festival offers something for everyone – actually lots of things for everyone!

There were dozens of vendors selling every fiber related item imaginable and especially lots of yarn; animal barns full of sheep, goats, rabbits, lamas, and alpacas; classes galore; a lovely display of items made by our Tigard Knitting Guild members; and a fiber division featuring work from invited artists as well as lots of items entered just for fun. This last group included some items by Guild members and some of those items won prizes.

Picking the Perfect Yarn for Your Project

Heraldry Mitts
(photo © Theressa Silver)

Theressa Silver is a freelance designer and was our guest at the August meeting. The topic of her presentation was Perfect Pairing: Choosing the Right Yarn for Your Project and she gave us lots of useful information. You may have picked a lovely pattern, a gorgeous yarn, and been spot on with gauge but in the end you just don’t like the finished item. The problem most likely isn’t the pattern OR the yarn, but rather the combination of the two.  (more…)

Hand and Body Exercises for Knitters


Ruthann Marquis, OT was our guest for the July meeting. She shared information that will help make our knitting more pain-free and therefore, more enjoyable. She discussed posture, and why and how often we should change what we’re doing. Ruthann also covered what to do when our hands feel tight and achy and many other aspects of making knitting more fun and pleasurable for everyone. There is a copy of the handouts she brought for us on the ‘Articles’ page. (Look for the link on the menu on the right. You have to be logged in to see it.)

Yarn Swap 2016

YarnSwap1 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.


Sharing1 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!