Sunday, September 10, 2006

Vol I Issue VII August Newsletter

President's Corner:
The August meeting had around 34 members attend, with seven new people. Since I wasn’t there, I’m counting on our scribe, Emily, to tell us about the sock program with Ginny Queior. I hear it was great!

This month is our “Build the Guild” drive. Bring one or more NEW people to Guild. The three people who bring the most new faces will get great prizes.

This month we will learn about lace knitting from Gloria Reich. She’s a long time knitter and her lace knitting has won her ribbons at the State Fair. No homework with this, but do bring paper and pen to make notes. And if you'd like to learn lace knitting, Gloria will be happy to help you get started. You'll need to bring a set of five, size 0 (zero) dps about 7" long and some size 20 crochet thread.

The person who was going to do the program for October is no longer available. I’m looking for a volunteer for that program. A newer knitter could tell us about the frustrations and fun of learning to knit, a more accomplished knitter could teach us a new technique. Please think about it and let me know if you’d be interested. Thank you!

And I need some suggestions for programs for next year. What would you like to learn? What would you like to see? Please email me with your ideas at the address on the Newsletter.

And don’t forget, October is the Swap Meet. Start going through your patterns, books, and yarn now. This is a great way to clear out your stash (and make room for NEW stash). We are opening the swap meet up, in October only, to things other than simply fiber related. I plan to bring some Christmas ornaments and some non knitting craft books.

Where We Meet
We meet the 3rd Sunday of every month at the Belle Isle Library from 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm in a downstairs conference room. We are allowed to bring food and drinks as long as we don’t take them upstairs into the book area.

Upcoming Programs

Sep 17th – Learn Lace with a Pro – Gloria Reich (no homework)
Build the Guild – Membership Drive

Swap Meet

Nov 19th – Show and Tell Holiday Knitting

Dec 17th - Your Favorite Knitted Gift
Guild Holiday Party