Aug Meeting Recap

Hello knitters!  Here is the recap of our meeting this week.  It was great catching up with everyone and taking a break from life’s never-ending errands!  I’m always a bit stressed preparing for each meeting and making sure we have everything ready to go, that I have to convince myself it’s worth the drive to Newton. [I probably shouldn’t be sharing this]  But, as soon as knitters start pouring through the doors, I find all my stress immediately washed away.  Every drive home I’m smiling ear-to-ear, thankful for the wonderful people who make up our guild.  I’m always refreshed.  I hope the guild has the same affect on you…if there is anything we can do to make your experience more exciting/enjoyable, please let us know!  It’s YOUR guild.  🙂 Kim

Show & Tell: This is always my favorite part of every meeting.  Check out all of the awesome projects!

 

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Exploring Heel Shapes & Ravelry:

Janice found us a wonderful handout from Knit Picks that explains (visually & text) the difference between 5 popular sock heel shapes to help you find a perfect fit for your next pair of socks.  It also has 2 toe shapes as well.

The group also spent time discussing the new Fish Lips Kiss heel construction.  The pattern is $1 on Ravelry and guides you through a toe-up or cuff-down construction!  Dee and several others said it is the best heel they’ve ever knit!

Ravelry – the group explored several new features in Ravelry.  Seems like they are making updates everyday to improve your Ravelry-experience (both mobile & computer).  Ravelry now tracks the patterns that you view, so if you’re like me and run through 259 sock patterns looking for your next project and then forget which one you were interested…you can easily see all of your latest views.  It also tracks “helpful” projects from other knitters on your Project page.

Harvey County Fair update:

Thank you to everyone who volunteered at the Knitting/Crochet table during the fair.  Overall the entries were down in number…especially the knitting.  If you have projects that you don’t give-away, you might consider entering them for free.  You just might be the next Grand Champion!

CKKG Board Elections:

Our new slate of volunteers was unanimously voted in for 2014-2015!  Please welcome our new Board Members:

Chair: Kim Neufeld

Vice-Chair: Janice Powers

Secretary: Lorrie Kessler

Treasurer: Debbe Jantz

At-Large Membership: Lisa Mertes

At-Large Education: Sandee Zerger

Don’t forget, you don’t have to be a Board Member to get involved in the guild or guild events!  Do you have a skill or time and are interested in getting involved?  If so, chat with one of the Board Members or email us!

Announcements:

  • Knitting Retreat – mark your calendars for Nov 1st & 2nd!  We’ll be staying in the Flint Hills at a lovely ranch.  Details will be posted soon for registration!  This will be the perfect time to get all of those holiday projects done!
  • Central KS Yarn Hop – is expanded this year!  Tues, Oct 21 – Sun, Oct 26th.  We will post a conversation thread on our CKKG group page in Ravelry if you are interested in carpooling.

See you next month!  September 9th!

Happy knitting,

Kim

PS – Not sure what a Knitting Guild is about?  Grab a friend and come check us out!  Find us on Ravelry and Facebook as Central KS Knitters Guild.

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