Wednesday, December 27, 2006

Vol 1 Issue 11 December 2006

Happy New Year!!
Our December meeting was GREAT! We had approximately 25 members attend the meeting and Christmas party. There was lots of fun, food, and fellowship. It started with a short meeting followed by a gift exchange. If you weren’t there, you missed all the fun, great gifts, and Susan’s green “hair”! Here are a few things we discussed during the meeting:

Profile Sheets (Susan)
We are still trying to get as many profile sheets as possible. We are looking at putting together a membership book with everyone’s profile. This will help us get to know each other better.

Nominations for 2007 Board Members (Kathy)
Kathy gave us a list of those who have either volunteered or have been nominated for board members. They are as follows:
President: Carolyn Fairchild
Vice President: Anna Hester/Kathy Knox
Secretary/Treasurer: Anita Roesler/Brenda Asher
Nominations have been closed as of the December meeting. We will vote on our officers at the January 28th meeting.

Charity Connections (Anna)
Approximately 75-80 different items have been donated this past month. The hospital really appreciates all that we are doing. Don’t forget to knit for two…the hospital has had several families with twins in need of items.

Anna is also in need of Ziploc bags – both the quart and gallon sizes. Donations would be greatly appreciated or you can put your knitted item in a Ziploc bag when you give it to her.

Beginning Knitter’s Kits
Although this wasn’t discussed, don’t forget we are still in need of size 7 or 8 knitting needles (shorter needles) and any kind of DVD giving knitting instructions.

2007 Growing With Each Stitch
Susan has put together a wonderful list of program ideas for 2007. Topics and presenters were finalized at the meeting, although dates are subject to change. Here is a list of topics for 2007:
January 28: Short Rows – Susan B
February 18: Magic Loop Technique – Anita R
March 18: Cable Knitting – Melissa R
April 15: Knitting with Beads – Jo Ellyn W
May 20: Shadow Knitting – Kathy K
June 17: Enterlac – Linda P
July 15: Spinning Wool – Anna H & Ginny Q
August 19: Knitted Guild Bears – Susan B
September 16: Finishing Techniques – Brenda A
October 21: Mosaic Knitting – Jo Ellyn W
November 18: Knitting Machines – Susan B
December 15: Crocheted Edgings – Keela M

Additional Notes
The Knit-Wits have a wonderful little cookbook on sale at the Gourmet Yarn. The cost is $12 and all the proceeds go directly to helping them with materials and supplies needed for their charity knitting projects. Margaret has the books located on the cash wrap. Drop in sometime and check it out!

********** VERY IMPORTANT NEWS **************

Meeting Dates and Times:

January 28, 2007 3:00–5:00pm Belle Isle Library
(reminder…this is the fourth Sunday)
* Board elections
* Presentation: Short Rows – Susan Barrington
(there will be homework – watch the mail ring for details)

February 18, 2007 3:00-5:00pm Belle Isle Library
* Presentation: Magic Loop Technique - Anita Roesler