February Meeting Wrap-up

Trying something new. I downloaded the app to my phone so I’m going to try uploading photos from our meetings as soon as I get home. I doubt I’ll manage to do this every time, but I’ll give it a go!

We had a pretty small group tonight, but great discussion on tips for lace knitting and got some great ideas for future programs. Jeannie also gave handouts for the temperature KAL; I don’t have a PDF yet, but as son as I do, I’ll get it uploaded for everyone. 

There are still some space on the bus for the Fooling Around With Yarn trip on April 1 to KC and Lawrence. And don’t forget, dues are due in March – those with their fees in by the meeting on March 14 are entered in a drawing for a free year membership. So use the PayPal link below or bring your fees on March 14!

Happy Valentines Day everyone!

February meeting

Wow! Time flies!  Our next guild meeting is February 14 (Happy Valentines Day!) from 6pm to 8pm. We’ll be at our normal location, 215 S. Pine St. in Newton (the Health Department).

Our educational program this month will be lace hints.  Dianna will be giving hints on an easier way to make nupps; if you have any hints, please bring them to share. Also, bring lace projects for show and tell!

Below are the photos from last meeting.

January Meeting

I hope everyone had wonderful Holiday season!  Our January meeting will be on January 10 from 6pm to 8pm at the normal location ( 215 S Pine St, Newton – Pine Street Health Services). 

Our program will be Lever Knitting, also known as Irish Cottage Knitting, the way the Yarn Harlot knits, and several other “aka’s” I can’t remember right now!  The supplies you will need are yarn and long needles (14″) to get gauge. We will have some extra needles if you need them (not sure if we will have enough for everyone). I, for one, am super excited!

Also, don’t forget to bring any knitting related gifts you received for “share and tell!”

I took a lot of photos at the last meeting. I can’t post all of them at once because it keeps crashing the app!  I’ll post the others when I get the agenda done and posted. 

Happy fiber crafting!

December Meeting – Holiday Party

It’s that time of the year – snow, hot cider, and parties!

Tuesday, December 13 from 6 to 8 is our next Guild meeting – and it’s our Holiday Party!  There won’t be an educational program, and we will have a gift exchange instead.  If you want to participate in the gift exchange, please bring a wrapped skein of yarn of around $20.00 value.  For those that haven’t participated in our yarn swaps before, the gifts will all be on one table, names will be drawn and you’ll pick out a package of yarn.  It’s an absolute blast!

We will also have a wonderful spread of “snacks” – if history is an indication, you might want to skip lunch and maybe dinner to save room for the food!

We will see you all on Tuesday!

PS:  if you want to bring guests, please do!

PSS:  don’t forget to bring your money for the April road trip!



November Guild Meeting

Don’t forget  our November Guild meeting is on Tuesday, November 8, 2016 from 6pm to 8pm in the Pine Street Health Services Building (215 S. Pine, Newton) Community Room.

Our program this month is intarsia, and Jeanne has the cutest Christmas decorations for us to knit (seriously, they are adorable!).  Bring yarn in whatever colors (you’ll need 2) and weight you want and the needles you normally would use with it.  You’ll only need a little bit of yarn.

We’ll see you Tuesday!


Agenda for October Meeting

Hello everyone!

Our October meeting is Tuesday the 11th.  Here’s the agenda


No special supplies for the program this month – paper and writing utensil for notes.  Jeanne will be taking us through the math to knit an Adult Surprise Sweater.  I, for one, am super excited about it, because this has been in my queue for a while!

Don’t forget to bring mini skeins to swap if you are still working on the sock blanket

See you Tuesday evening!


Happy October Everybody!

Don’t forget to save the date – or register early (save more money!) – for the April 1 Road Trip to Watkins Woolen Mill and the Yarn Barn.

And the October meeting will be on Tuesday, October 13 from 6pm to 8pm in the Community Room and Pine Street Health Services, 215 S. Pine St. in Newton (our normal location).  The agenda will be posted in a day or two!

And here are the photos from the September meeting.

September Meeting Agenda

Hi all!

Here is the agenda for September.  The program is on sweaters – selecting patterns, making sure the fit the way you want – thank you Chauntel!

Remember to bring you mini-skeins if you want to trade for the sock blanket and any purple hats you have ready for the Click for Babies campaign.  And if you have any finished, or in progress, mitts or mittens for the KAL.  Sheesh – that’s a lot of stuff to bring in!  Show and tell will be awesome this month!


We’ll see you Tuesday, September 13 from 6pm to 8pm at Pine Street Health Services, 215 S. Pine Street, Newton.


August Meeting Review

Hi everyone!

Here are the links to the patterns for the hands KAL:







Also, Chauntel shared the source of Adrian Bizilla from Hello Yarns for stranded colour work chart blanks and other resources for hats and mittens, if you are going that route for Holiday knitting.  Here is the link the her Ravelry page http://www.ravelry.com/designers/adrian-bizilia

Other Christmas knitting ideas, besides hats and mittens, are slippers, toys, dish/spa cloths, and cowls.  Suzanne shared the Champagne Cowl that she recently knitted http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/champagne-cowl

Don’t forget that the Ravellenics 2016 are still going – check our Ravelry group page http://www.ravelry.com/groups/central-ks-knitters-guild or the Ravellenics 2016 group page http://www.ravelry.com/groups/ravellenic-games-2016 to learn more about the games and how you can participate.

We also elected this years board last night.  Sandee Zerger will be the Chair, Jeannie Price will be the Vice Chair; Karen Schlabaugh (at-large, membership), Jeanne Groves (at-large, education), and Lorrie Kessler (secretary) will keep their positions.  Treasurer (Debbe Jantz) isn’t up for election until next year.

And here are the photos of some of the lovely items from show and tell last night:

This tatted doily is a find that Lisa Mertes discovered at the market in the park that was adjacent to the Harvey County Fair.


And Karen won at the Harvey County Fair with this beauty!


And thanks to Shana Thornhill, Jalaa Miller, Theresa Nelson, and the board members that helped with the Superintendent duties at the Harvey County Fair for fiber arts.