We had a lot of fun things planned for our meeting tonight (Dec 15th) but due to the weather, we feel it’s best that we cancel our meeting tonight and reschedule our holiday potluck to take place at our January 19 meeting.
Our January meeting will start at 6:30 with our holiday potluck (the doors will still open at 6pm). After eating, we will have our drawing for the Brooklyn Tweed tour which is scheduled for Friday, January 27, at 10:30 am, our drawing for early membership registration, registration for our cast on/bind off mini workshop scheduled for February 4, and a quick announcement time to wrap up 2016. In the interest of time, we are foregoing the gift exchange this year.
After the 2016 wrap up, Delanie will take over the Guild meeting and we will have our scheduled January program, which will include our speaker, Duffy Stephens, and show-and-tell time for our theme of the year projects. After show and tell, we will have a quick break to vote for the People’s Choice Award and a drawing for gift cards for those that participated in the theme of the year.
A year ago, I visited Tina Johnston’s shop in Hillsboro, which is called Black Sheep @ Orenco Station, and learned about how she supports the Portland Community College (PCC) Veterinarian Tech program at the Rock Creek campus. These students are trained to work with vets, zoos, and farms to take care of all types of animals. Tina came to our October 2016 meeting to tell us about this wonderful program.
The college maintains a flock of about 25 sheep as well as a few chickens, goats, and a cow. The students sell wool from their annual sheep shearing to raise money, but the price for raw wool is very low. So Tina volunteered to get the wool cleaned and spun into yarn that could be sold for a better price. She sells the yarn at her shop and donates all proceeds to the Vet Tech program. (more…)
Theressa Silver is a freelance designer and was our guest at the August 2016 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…)
Ruthann Marquis, OT was our guest for the July 2016 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.)