Our next meeting is Tuesday, October 11, from 7 to 9. Sign in and raffle ticket sales begin at 6:30. Speaking of raffles... we need more people to sign up to donate raffle items!
Charity hats and mittens are due at the October meeting, Donna Mrozek will be presenting a Trunk Show, and Tanya Thomann will be "exploring craft" with finishing techniques.
To allow you some practice with finishing techniques during the October meeting, you may want to have a few swatches knit up and ready to go. If you don't, you'll still be able to watch the techniques demonstrated, but will not be able to practice them yourselves.
Use whatever yarn you have on hand, and an appropriate needle size. You'll have an easier time of things if you use a lighter, solid colored yarn; but please don't purchase anything for this!
Stockinette Stitch(knit the right side, purl the wrong side):
1-- 40 st x 35ish rows
2--20 st x 35ish rows (make these the same length as the wider swatch)
1--40 st x 15ish rows, leave this on needles and do not bind off.
Garter Stitch (knit every row)
1--20 st x 20 ridges (40 rows)
2--10 st x 20 ridges (40 rows)
Contrasting colored yarn, a darning (chibi) needle, paper and pencil for notes.
Don't forget... we now have a "take it" table. You can bring in craft items you are willing to give away and take anything you want from it. This includes unfinished projects, extra items (needles, stitch markers, yarn), and project bags.