Tuesday, February 02, 2010

Volume 5, Issue 2, January 17, 2010

President Brenda A. welcomed LOTS of knitters and new knitters. What are we working on? Cowls, scarves, baby longies, baby blankets, baby sweaters, shawls, mittens, dishcloths, socks, bear sweaters, and afghans among other items. The meeting moved from the traditional tables to chairs and a smartboard where Brenda showed members and newcomers the group blog.


Executive reports

Secretary Melissa R. characterized the minutes of the December meeting for the group with apologies for having forgotten to print them off for approval.

Treasurer Judy B. reported that the guild has $1,208.97 in the account. There was brief discussion of the possible uses of the funds to bring an author or teacher to do a seminar/class/presentation for the guild.

Charity Knitting chair Linda P. was unable to attend; however, Judy B. brought the yarn for use in the projects. Brenda explained the guild's charity projects to our newcomers.

Brenda and Bethany explained the guild's library and the check out process for the newcomers.


Old Business

The list of the 2010 programs have been sent to the Yahoo group members. There are still months needing a presenter. Please let one of the officers know if you are interested in taking on one of the programs.

The call went out for volunteers to run for President and Secretary. Joyce graciously agreed to run for Secretary, but candidates are still needed - please consider this great opportunity to help the Metro OKC Knitters' Guild grow!


President Brenda A. presented a brief discussion about project focus. Any project will begin with the choice of a pattern. She used the Lion Brand web site to illustrate the wide variety of patterns available, the various skill levels, and gave the group tips on choosing a pattern. Choice of yarn was also briefly discussed. The weights of yarn were explained.

After the presentation, the group broke into small groups to teach the newcomers how to knit. There were a total of 22 new knitters, who we hope will return with a few more friends!

The next meeting will be Sunday, February 21, at the Belle Isle Library, from 3:00 until 5:00. See you there!