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.)
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.
At the May 2016 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…)