Wednesday, January 13, 2010

A message from the president!

Happy New Year to all!

I hope you all had a safe and fantastic start to your new year. We had a great start to our new year with all the snow and cold over the last few weeks. It has been great to snuggle up with a good movie and knitting.

I just wanted to take a minute to encourage each and every one of you to be at our January meeting, this coming Sunday. Our presentation will be built around 'setting knitting goals and what you do to stay focused on a project.' We will also share our January stitch pattern.

It's also that time of year when we are looking for those who are interested in serving the Guild as a Board Member. Both Melissa and I have filled our term as Secretary and President and will be stepping down in February. If you are interested in either position, please let one of the board members (Emily, Judy, Melissa or myself) know. We will take nominations (and volunteers) at the January meeting. If you are interested in a position but cannot make the meeting on Sunday or would like to ask questions before the meeting on Sunday, you can email me at our Guild email -

So....bring your size 7 or 8 needles, a skein of worsted weight yarn, your thoughts & ideas on how you stay focused and get a project done, and your enthusiasm. I look forward to seeing you Sunday afternoon at 3!

Until then - HAPPY KNITTING!

Sunday, January 03, 2010

Volume 5, Issue 1, December 13, 2009

Our meeting was held December 13 at St. Christopher's Episcopal Church in Midwest City. President Brenda Asher called the meeting to order at 3:20 p.m. by welcoming the membership and asking, What are you working on?" There were socks, socks, more socks, blankets, baby hats, soap sacks, sachets, sweaters, and dishcloths.


Executive Reports

The secretary (me) neglected to bring the minutes from the November meeting; however, a brief recap was accepted in lieu of more formal minutes.

Linda P., Charity Knitting committe, was unable to attend, but Brenda reminded the membership to please bring their dressed bears to the January meeting. A representative from the sheriff's office will be attending to accept the bears for the department.


Old Business

a brief discussion was held regarding monthly programs for 2010. Ideas ranged from the 'stitch of the month, to techniques, such as magic loop, to the study of the characteristics of yarns. Worldwide Knit in Public Day and the regular swap meets were mentioned as well.

New Business

Our president, Brenda A. asked the members to seriously consider running for president or secretary, the two offices opening up in 2010. Elections will be held soon.


Our program for December was the ever popular Holiday party - lots of delicious goodies brought by members were shared while the gift exchange game 'Dirty Santa' was played.

Many thanks to our vice president, Emily S. for arranging for the use of the Parish Hall for our festivities!


The January meeting will be held on January 17, where our program will be 'Staying Focused' and there will be a stitch pattern demonstration. Please bring your ideas, your journals, and a buddy!

See you then!