October Meeting – Tuesday, Oct. 7th 6pm – 8pm

Special Guest Speaker – Robin Denney – Author and Designer
Robin is the author of Keepsake Christmas Stockings which was released in May of 2013.  She will show some of her designs and speak on the design process for intarsia projects.  You can find her on Ravelry under her name and at her website: http://knitchristmas.com if you want to take a peek before the meeting.

November Meeting: 11/4/14 – Sock Drawer Night
Bring in wear tested socks to discuss in an extended show and tell format.  The focus will be on yarn review.  Look for examples of great yarns and disappointing yarns – don’t forget to bring the yarn information to share.  The more wear the better!  If you don’t make socks but use sock yarn for other projects feel free to bring them in as well.

December Meeting: 12/2/2014 –  Annual Holiday Gathering -
Details are being discussed now, we  will gather at  a local restaurant for holiday festivities!  We will also have our annual small/inexpensive gift exchange.

Ongoing reminders:
The Cancer Resource Center at Carolinas Healthcare System’s Levine Cancer Institute (LCI) needs hats and scarves of all sizes. We accept donations at all meetings.

Upcoming events:

Knitting Retreat: March 20-22, 2015 – Camp Caswell at Caswell Beach. Please join us for fiber filled fun with special instructor PATTY LYONS! Patty is a nationally recognized knitting teacher and technique expert who is known for teaching the “why” not just the “how” in her pursuit of training the “mindful knitter”. She specializes in sweater design and sharing her love of the much-maligned subjects of gauge and blocking. Keep an eye on our Ravelry and Facebook page for more details!

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The Charlotte Yarn Crawl 2014!

The Charlotte Yarn Crawl starts this Friday, September 26. Please visit, www.charlotteyarncrawl.com for the details.
The Guild will be car pooling on Saturday, September 27.

Here’s the schedule —
9:45 a.m. Meet at Sharon UMC (Sharon Rd., across from SouthPark Mall)
10 a.m. The Fiber Studio at Yarns to Dye For
11:15 Tangles Knitting on Main
12-1 Lunch in Waxhaw, Rippington’s
1:30 Leslie’s Loops
2:15 Cottage Yarn
3:20 Baskets of Yarn
4:15 back at the church

We’ll spend 30-45 minutes at each shop. Hitting 5 shops in one day will fill up almost half of your passport. Please look for Rachel Eldridge in the church parking lot. She’ll be driving. Other drivers are welcome as well.

See you there!

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July Meeting – July 1st – It’s all about Yarn!

Our July meeting is coming up fast! Come gather, knit and chat from 6 to 6:30 pm, meeting from 6:30 to 8:00. Bring a finished or in progress project for Show and Tell, or bring a knitting question or problem. Don’t forget your charity projects! We meet at Sharon United Methodist Church, across from SouthPark Mall, commonly known as the “ski slope” church. The address is 4411 Sharon Road Charlotte, NC 28211.

This months topic will be Yarn! Guild members will take turns talking about different types of yarn and their individual features. Yarns and fibers featured will include:wool, silk, alpaca, cotton, possom, mohair, and acrylic.

August 5th meeting topic will be: Interaction of yarn and needle types

Annual dues are due in July – Great news – still only $25 and you can pay with a debit or credit card or PayPal!

We hope to see you there! Remember to check us out on Facebook and Ravelry. Pictures from WWKIP are on our Facebook page.

https://www.facebook.com/charlotteknittingguild

Lori Richison
Charlotte Knitting Guild Secretary

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World Wide Knit in Public Day: June 14, 2014

Mint Museum Uptown

June 14, 2014

11 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Open to all knitters, crocheters, spinners & fiber fans

The Charlotte Knitting Guild invites you:

  • Receive free admission if you bring needles, hooks or a wheel.
  • Door Prizes!
  • Swap Table!  Don’t forget your unloved yarn
  • Activities for non-knitters

Mint Museum Information

  • 500 South Tryon, between Stonewall and Levine Avenue of the Arts
  • Admission for family and friends
    • Adults $10
    • Seniors $8
    • Children, 5-17 $5
    • Children under 4 Free
  • Visit www.mintmuseum.org for exhibits and more info

How to get there

  • Drive and Park at the Green parking garage across the street or the Duke Energy Center parking garage next door (both $5-10) or on the street
  • Take the Lynx (light rail) and get off at the Stonewall/Westin Stop, walk west up Stonewall

Lunch Suggestions

  • Halcyon at the Mint Museum
  • Fuel Pizza at the Green
  • American Roadside 440 S. Church Street
  • Hasaki Grill 440 S. Church Street
  • Emzy (Asian) 550 S. Tryon Street

AfterParty!  Want to keep hanging out?

3:30 p.m. at Mellow Mushroom at 255 W. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd (off Church Street)

#wwkipCLT

 

 

 

 

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