Monday, March 30, 2009

Volume 4, Issue 3, March 15, 2009


Our president, Brenda was unable to attend, so V.P. Emily S. called the meeting to order at 3:05 in the 'alter-knit' room, right next to our regular meeting place. She welcomed our newcomers (there were 6!) and we began with "What are you working on". The members shared scarves, shawls, blankets, sweaters, charity knitting projects, even a tea cosy!


Executive Reports

February minutes were submitted by me for review, additions or deletions. They were accepted by acclamation.

Our treasurer Judy reported that at the beginning of the month the treasury had a balance of $748.98. Dues in the amount of $100.00 were collected bringing the balance to $848.97.

Linda P. was unable to attend so there was no charity knitting report.

Bethany gave the newcomers a quick rundown of the workings of our library.


Old Business

Emily took the opportunity to let the members know that the Guild is affiliated with The Knitters Guild of America: Guild members are encouraged to join and participate in the programs offered by TKGA. Several members shared their experience with TKGA certification programs. There was some discussion among the members about organizing small groups to pursue one or more levels of certification.

The Metro Oklahoma Knitters' Guild First Annual Shop Hop will be held April 25th. Details will be finalized at the April meeting.

Information will be forthcoming about demonstrating knitting at the State Fair.

Worldwide Knit in Public day, June 13, 2009 was discussed and the guild decided Penn Square as the location for our KIP event. Various strategies were contemplated, such as small groups located throughout the mall, in keeping with the spirit of the event.

The 'parking garage' method was employed to gather more ideas for the Guild's own seminar/event. We will continue to seek ideas and refine our options. Please feel free to share with any of the officers if you have an epiphany!


New Business

Joyce invited the newcomers to subscribe to our yahoo email group.


Carolyn F. kicked off our three part series on sock knitting. She had the most helpful gadget: a keyring with a handy step-by-step 'recipe' for customized socks. Awesome!

There had been some confusion as to whether there would be a swap meet; however, it was decided to postpone the swap until the April meeting.

Four newcomers required assistance with learning to knit.

Next meeting will be held on Sunday, April 19th, at 3:00 at the Belle Isle Library. Please come - and bring a friend!

Knit on!