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)

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May 6, 2014 Meeting with HOMEWORK

Gather, knit and chat from 6 to 6:30 pm, meeting from 6:30 to 8:00.  Don’t forget your charity projects, Chelsi will be collecting.  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. 
 
Business includes voting on officers–need as many members as possible attending.
 

Meeting topic:  Gauge Workshop presented by Heather:

We’ll explore gauge as in-depth as time allows, and learn how best to get gauge to work for us!
Homework:
With worsted weight wool (preferably a light color to see our stitches well) and size 7 or 8 needles, cast on 25 stitches.  Work in stockinette stitch for at least 4 inches, then bind off in pattern.  If time permits, wet block and dry your swatch prior to the meeting.  (Don’t worry if you don’t have time to do this, though.)
Bring a straight ruler or quilter’s ruler (a tape measure will work in a pinch, but is not preferred), a tapestry needle and some contrasting yarn or thread to the meeting.
Our June meeting will be preparations for ‘WWKiP Day’ and Knitted Flowers.  The WWKiP day event will be Saturday, June 14 from 11 am to 3 pm at the Mint Uptown.
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April 1, 2014 Meeting

April’s meeting will be “April Fool’s Day” – how your knitting has fooled you!  Bring any and all knitting projects that didn’t turn out quite how you expected.  We’ll have an extended show and tell and then learn a bit about gauge.


For May, along with elections, we’ll have a more in-depth program on gauge.
Gather, knit and chat from 6 to 6:30 pm, meeting from 6:30 to 8:00.  Don’t forget your charity projects, Chelsi will be collecting.  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.
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