September 3, 2013 Meeting

We’ll be learning about horizontal/horizontal, stairstep, and horizontal/vertical seams. Building on our previous seaming demo/lesson this summer, Heather Storta will be walking us through these particular seaming challenges. (Don’t worry if you didn’t attend the previous lesson, a handout will be provided that reviews what we already talked about!)

Please bring a tapestry needle, some yarn for seaming, and the following 6 homework swatches with you if you wish to practice at the meeting:

2 small swatches in worsted weight wool: 10 stitches wide and 10 or more rows tall. Bind off normally.

2 stair stepped swatches: 12 stitches wide – knit plain for a few rows, then bind off 4 stitches every other row until all stitches are bound off. (One swatch bind off every other right side, and the other swatch bind off every other wrong side)

1 horizontal swatch: 10 stitches wide and 6 rows tall. Bind off normally.

1 vertical swatch: 5 stitches wide and 20 rows tall. Bind off normally.

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This meeting is also a celebration of our 10 years as a TKGA Guild! We’ll have cake to celebrate, and reminisce about all the fun times we’ve had. (Bring your own beverage.) Join us after the meeting for our afterparty at Sir Edmond Halley’s on Park Road. We’ll share some dutch treat food and drinks and socialize some more!

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Gather from 6 to 6:30 pm, meeting from 6:30 to 8:00. Bring a project or a question for Show and Tell. Sharon United Methodist Church. This church is across from SouthPark Mall and is commonly known as the “ski slope” church. The address is 4411 Sharon Road Charlotte, NC 28211.

Hope to see you at the meeting!

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July 2, 2013 Meeting

We will be meeting at our new home, Sharon United Methodist Church. This church is across from SouthPark Mall and is commonly known as the “ski slope” church. The address is 4411 Sharon Road Charlotte, NC 28211. The meeting will run from 6 to 8 pm, gathering and socializing from 6:00, meeting starts at 6:30.

We meet in Room A-17. If you are in the parking lot facing the building, go up the steps to the left and in that door. It is the first room on the left. It looked like there was handicap access, park on the side in a designated space and come across to the far left on the back to avoid the steps.

It’s membership renewal time, still only $25. If you are a prospective member you may visit for the first meeting and then decide about joining.

Jen Hintz of FibroFibers will be talking to the guild about taking
yarn from a hobby to a full-time business. Jen is an indie dyer based
in Concord, and the originator of the Nightfall yarn line. She will
talk about the circumstances that led her to make the leap into
full-time dyeing, and the ups and downs of being a working artist.
There will be sample garments for guild members to see and try on, and
a limited amount of Nightfall yarn available for purchase (cash and
credit/debit cards accepted).

Upcoming meetings:
August 6: Chris Wysocki from YarnHouse will be giving us a demo/lesson on Tunisian Crochet. (Supplies needed and any homework will be announced ahead of time.)

September 3: Heather Storta will be talking to us about seaming – specifically horizontal to horizontal and vertical to horizontal seams. (Supplies needed and any homework will be announced ahead of time.)

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WWKIPD in Charlotte

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Check out Bob’s video of the Yarn Art Installation.  We had a fabulous location at the Uptown Mint.  The Piedmont Fiber Guild, the Charlotte Crochet Guild and a group from The Yarn Shop at Rainy Day also participated.  Thanks to all who came and made it such a great day!

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June 4 Meeting at our New Home!

our new home

The Charlotte Knitting Guild is pleased to announce that we will be meeting at our new home, Sharon United Methodist Church. This church is across from SouthPark Mall and is commonly known as the “ski slope” church. The address is 4411 Sharon Road Charlotte, NC 28211.   June 4, 6 to 8 pm, gathering and socializing from 6:00, meeting starts at 6:30.
We are supposed to meet in Room A-17. If you are in the parking lot facing the building, go up the steps to the left and in that door. It is the first room on the left.

At the meeting, we will be voting on new officers so it’s important to have folks to attend so we have quorum. if you can’t attend, please give your proxy to another member. We’ll be ramping up for World Wide Knit in Public Day, so we’ll be working on pieces for the yarn art installation on the Mint Museum steps, putting together learn to knit kits and organizing door prizes. So please bring swatches or ufos to donate, unloved needles in larger sizes and dk, worsted or bulky yarn for learn to knit kits. And if you have any charity items for the Batte Cancer Center at Northeast Medical, please bring those too. Plus items for show and tell!

For your future planning the July 2 meeting will feature Jen Hintz from Fibrofibers.

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