Here are some of the items made for our 2015 Theme of the Year which was holidays. Anyone who brought an item to share got a raffle ticket for gift certificates to a LYS. Remember that for next year! The theme for 2016 is neckwear – time to cast on a shawl, cowl, or scarf.
Our Christmas party reminded me of the family parties when I was young and we gathered around an old fashioned round oak dining room table to talk, share, exchange gifts and, of course, eat yummy special food. The tables at the Tigard Senior Center are square, not round, but the feeling of friendship was much the same as we chatted, knitted, ate and generally had a good time. (more…)
Sharon Woodcock of Lantern Moon came to our November meeting to share the very inspiring story of her company and some of the beautiful handcrafted products her company sources from Vietnam.
From their website –
“Lantern Moon is proud to offer beautiful and functional handcrafted products, providing continuity of training and employment for women and families. The natural materials that inspire our designs are combined with traditional handcrafting skills that have been passed down from generation to generation, and are indigenous to these regions.”
Ganseys made in the 2015 retreat class. The November newsletter has the full writeup. Click more to see more photos! (more…)