Friday, May 25, 2007

Volume 2 Issue 4 May 2007

A Note from the President…..
Many thanks, as always, for everyone's participation and input at the meeting and for the contributions of the precious baby items for the NICU!! I am so very proud to be a member of such a fantastic group!!!

I'm excited about our Knit In Public day at the library on June 9th!! Let's show up in force and let non-knitters know what they are missing!

As we go into the hot Oklahoma summer months it brings to mind that I used to think....years ago...that it was too hot to knit in the summer!! What was I thinking?!! There are so many options for small projects in cotton and other light weight fibers out there!! A perfect time for lace weight shawls, socks, baby projects, etc. So until next month...
Knit On!

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Charity Knitting: With our recent affiliation with The Knitting Guild of American, we are now part of the nation wide charity program “Precious Pals.” For those who would like to, you can make clothing for stuffed bears that are used by our local law enforcement officials when they are dealing with children involved in traumatic experiences. Several copies of patterns for sweaters are in the Charity Notebook. You can pick them up at the next meeting!

Librarian: Welcome to our new librarian, Bethany Mickle. Bethany has created a new blog site showing what is available in our library. The site is: http://www.okcknitlibrary.blogspot/ . Thanks, Bethany!!!

Knit In Public (KIP) Day: Terri Derrick
Terri reminded us of the World Wide Knit In Public Day on Saturday, June 9th. Members of the Guild are going to meet downtown at the Ron Norrick Metro Library from 11:00 – 1:00 and knit in the atrium. For more information on the World Wide Knit In Day, check it out at

Treasurer Report: Keela Mostek
A payment of $25 was made to The Knit Guild of America for affiliation dues.

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Profile Sheets: A reminder if you have not filled out a profile sheet yet, please do. Information from these sheets will be used to make up a membership directory.

Contributing Member Packets: Carolyn Faircloth
We are continuing our work on creating a membership packet for all contributing members. Enclosed in the packet will things like: a membership card, membership directory, officer contact list, list of all the yarn shops in the metro and surrounding areas (maybe even state-wide), etc. We are still trying to work out the details on some things. Hopefully we will have this together before to long.

Web Domain: Linda Pahdoco
A website has been secured and we are in the process of getting it formatted and ready to set up. We are excited about this as a website will provide us with new opportunities to promote member talents and the Guild. We will let you know when it is available.

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2008 Educational Topics
What would you like to learn in 2008? That is what everyone was asked at our meeting. A brainstorming sheet was sent around and ideas were collected for possible subjects in 2008. If you weren’t at the meeting and have some ideas, please let one of the board members know.

Holiday Party
Discussion was held to see if we wanted to have a holiday party in December again. The answer was unanimously “yes.” Plans will get underway as the holidays approach us.


It was good to have Melissa Ryan back with us. Melissa did a wonderful job educating us on the history of the various cable stitch patterns. She also gave us the low down on what books were available through the Public Library System. Melissa also showed us some different cable patterns made up into sweaters and afghans. Then Melissa got us going with a set of needles, a very easy cable pattern and a demonstration of how to work a cable stitch. GREAT JOB, MELISSA!

For further information regarding individual membership with The Knit Guild of America, see their website at: