back at the Main Library (1640 S. Lindbergh Blvd., 63131)
for our next regular meeting. Note that we usually meet
on the second Saturday of the month, from
2:00 - 4:00 PM (with knit-in starting at 12:30). See meeting
page for directions (and calendar
page for future meeting information).
Back by Popular Demand - “A
Sampling of Classes”
month's program is going to offer something for every level
of knitter. We will be offering a sampling of classes. The
classes will include:
Crochet cast-on/Crochet Bind-off (Reola
Boyd) crochet hook G or H
Double Knitting , 1 color
Double Knitting, 2 colors (May Webster)
Grafting (Kate Brehe) - Darning needle,
2 Stockinette swatches of at least 10 stitches each
I-cord (Virginia Piacenti) – 2 double
point needles in size appropriate to yarn
Shadow Knitting (Karen Fogel) 2 Contrasting
colors worsted cotton, #7 knitting needles,
“ Illusion Bunny Dishcloth” (Free on Ravelry) Work
Short Rows (Toni Emerson) Download a free
copy of Aviatrix Hat. Pattern available on Ravelry.
Chart Reading (Mary Pat Glauber)
class will use worsted weight yarn and appropriate needles.
Additional materials are listed for the classes. Most classes
will not have homework.
is how it will work: There will be a sign on each
table and a sign-in sheet. When the class is full you must
go to your second choice because we don't want to overload
this format proves successful, we can repeat it with different
classes and possibly revisit the popular ones. So, be sure
to come on time so you can get a seat in your first
choice of classes.
you have information to share? Email May (firstname.lastname@example.org)
current meeting calendar & events listings are here!
can now pay your dues with PayPal (a
small convenience fee will apply). See the PayPal
link on our forms page
KIESEWETTER 12K CAPS FOR KIDS CHALLENGE
has continued on with hat patterns for 2012 and 2013. See
newsletters for more
Back in January 2011 when members were
asked to knit 12 hats in honor of long-time Guild member
and Hats for Kids Co-chairman, Betty Kiesewetter, I
had hoped to receive 1,200 hats by the end of 2011. (The
original logo designed by Amanda Yancey was only designed
to go that far.) As
the year went by I not only received more hats than
but I heard many compliments about my
Betty and realized how much everyone cared for her and that
she was the reason everyone had responded
so generously in making the hats – not the contest.
Thank you to everyone for sharing their memories of my mom
and keeping her sprit alive.
on charities served and list of winners, please see January
is what we knit:
suggestion is the Chevron Stripe Hat, found on page 12 of
hat is the Twisted
Column Rib variation on the basic hat.
OOPS! If you downloaded the pattern
before February 3, please note that the version here is
now correct. Note that the version on the members'
page was fine all along. Thanks for your understanding...
suggested hat is the Bulky
Yarn Hat in Garter Stitch.
April, why not try the Beehive
brings flowers, and this year the Tongue
& Groove Horizontal Hat as well!
suggested hat for June is the Checkered
Basket Stitch hat.
is hot - but this pattern's got ventilation: Basic
August, why not consider knitting #11,
from the guild pattern book? Here's
the same pattern, this time in blue.
of the hat (pun intended) to August presenter, Kate Brehe
- September's hat is the tricolor
October, try your hand at cables. Knit
weather's cooling down - how about knitting November's
pattern, a US
Navy Watchman's Cap, to keep someone's head
features a challenge for the preemies: Click
here for patterns. Hopefully, you can bring
them to the Founders
Day Luncheon on December 17 (as it happens
- also the last day to submit hats for the 2011 K12K challenge).
FOR BABIES IN HAITI
Member, Sister Mary Crivello, in Taylorville,
IL, asks members who are interested to knit, crochet or
sew 42" x 52" crib covers for
babies in Haiti. Member Jane Bauer
and her Needle Talk Group here in St. Louis will be making
crib covers and Jane offered to collect any crib covers
we make and get them delivered to St Peter & Paul's
Church in Alton, IL. Father Michel there will forward
them on when there are enough to send.
buntings are also very welcome. Guild members have
suggested the following sites for pattern ideas (click on
the title to get to the web page):
Mary Birong has also suggested the KasCuddle
Cuddle Sleep Sack - pattern here.
here and here
if you'd like to read more about the project. Keep
in mind that even in a southern climate, babies need to
you have any questions, please contact Jane Bauer at (314)
& Share photos are here
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TO KNOW YOU - as we've grown to be such a large
guild, we'd love to have more of these "knitterviews"
for the members only section of the website and our newsletter.
If you'd like to write one and need some help with questions
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ST LOUIS KNITTERS' GUILD HAS A RAVELRY
you're a GSLKG ravelry member, be sure to join our ravelry
group, it's a fun way to keep in touch between meetings
and share with each other! Let our membership chair
know your ravelry name, if you haven't already.
you have any program, knit-along or workshop suggestions,
or if you would like to do a program/workshop on a topic,
please call or email our Education VP, Robyn Schrager (rms
on ravelry), You can also drop off suggestions in
our suggestion box at the designated knitter table!
you aren't a member yet, our membership application is
TO RENEW YOUR DUES! Dues were due May 31,
2012. Forms are here.
Note, dues cannot be taken on library grounds due
to the library's policy (but okay at other locations).
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