October 2018 Meeting

This month, we’ll be starting the second installment of out Mystery Knit Along (MKAL) with Nancy Davis. Following that, Brenda Pilger will be teaching us about various cast-ons. Please join us! This month’s meeting will be on Tuesday, October 9 from 6-8pm at the Harvey County Health Department Building. See full post for Knit Along supply list and instructions for part 1.

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September 2018 Meeting Recap

At the last meeting, Nancy introduced us to the first part of her mystery knit-a-long (MKAL). If you want to join us on this fun project, here is a copy of the instructions: MKAL September – November 2018.

Next Marnette shared with us her experiences with using natural dyes. She brought some example skeins, and told us how we could get a variety of hues with different mordants and dye ingredients. Some books for further information include “Nature Provides Dyes for Rainbows” by Carol Leigh, “The Dye-Pot” by Mary Frances Davidson, and “A Weaver’s Garden” by Rita Buchanan.

Congratulations to our Kansas State Fair winners! Shana Thornhill, Lorrie Kessler, Suzanne Haney, and Joan Hutter.

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June Yarn Bombing and May Meeting and Trip Recap

Monday, June 11 is International Yarn Bombing Day.  Let’s get together in downtown Newton to do some yarn-bombing that evening.  We’ll meeting at Military Park by the Newton Public Library, by the cannon sculpture, at 5:30 PM. We will take our knitted items and yarn bomb SOMETHING in that area, two or three somethings if we have enough yarn items.  Feel free to join us, and bring a knitted or crocheted square or two (12″ x 12″ish) to contribute if you can.  We will be done before 6:30. Also, June 16 is official “Knit in Public” day, so gather some friends and find a public venue to knit! Otherwise there is no meeting in June.

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June Trip

Join us for a day of shopping, learning, socializing and knitting on June 2! This summer’s guild trip will be taking us to Independence, MO, where we will be checking out Yarn Mercantile and Angelika’s & Knitcraft’s.

Trip Itinerary:

We estimate the trip will take about 3 ½ to 4 hours one way.
Please plan on arriving by 11:00 to shop until noon.
There will be a lunch break from noon to 1:30.
At 1:30 the shop will present a lecture on yarns and fiber for about 45 minutes.
Then we can shop until the store closes around 3:00.
At that time everyone can head out to travel back home or wherever they have plans for the evening.

Please plan on giving the drivers a donation for gas and the guild will give the drivers $10.00 each to help defray the cost. If you need a ride or can give someone else a ride, please email centralksknittersguild@gmail.com.

These stores are located at:
500 N Dodgion St
Independence MO 64050