Knitting for Community

Last autumn guild members set a goal to knit and donate 100 finished objects to charities in our Utah community and beyond before the end of May 2017 – Charity Knitting.

Chemo hats

Chemo hats for cancer patients

 

 

Then we started knitting.

 

 

 

 

 

 

And knitting….

Comfort dolls for children in distress.

And kept on knitting….

Hats for the American Heart Association

And knit some more….

 

Our knitting has found it’s way to those in need via: the University of Utah Burn Unit, Huntsman Cancer Hospital, the American Heart Association, Knitting4Peace, Catholic Community Services of Utah and other groups. All in all, several dozen knitters donated more than 250 finished hand knit items to help ease the lives and the pain of our fellow human beings. Wow!

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April Meeting, New Library Location

Don’t miss the April guild meeting at our new home: Millcreek Public Library.

Millcreek Library Knitting book banner

 
The meeting starts at 6:30 this Wednesday, April 12. The library is located at Millcreek Public Library 2266 E. Evergreen Ave., E. Millcreek, Utah 84109. Here’s a link to a google map. If you enter the library from the east parking lot, this photo may help you find the meeting room. We’ll have signs up to help. The building can also be entered from the west parking lot, which might have more available parking spaces. Either way, the Guild’s meeting room is on the north side of the Evergreen Cafe.

Program

Continuing our New Library Home theme, we’ll hear a bit about the library and their knitting book and magazine collection, and set out our own collection of knitting books. If you have a knitting book you think every one should own, please bring your copy to add to our display. Time permitting, we will discuss them briefly. Mary Zollo is processing a sizeable book donation to our guild library is intent on sharing that news.

Mystery Yarn Swap projects are (mostly) finished, and will be presented to their recipients. You won’t want to miss the big reveal.
We’ll have an update on the prolific Charity Knitting project, next month’s fashion show, a call for volunteers willing to help next year with the newsletter, teaching beginning knitting, and other jobs. And show and tell. Please join us!!

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Spring Workshop Wrap Up

We had a marvelous Workshop weekend last month with Patty Lyons! Westminster College in Salt Lake City provided a scenic and comfortable class location, and Patty packed Saturday and Sunday with knitting tips big and small. The Guild bought two of Patty’s DVD’s, look for them in the library soon. Meanwhile check out the photos!

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February Meeting Details!

Happy Knitter!

A happy knitter at the January Mini-Workshops!

Yarn Substitution

Have you ever tried to swap the yarn called for in a pattern with something nifty from your stash? Maybe your LYS doesn’t carry the yarn your must-knit pattern specifies. What are the pitfalls and how do you best avoid them?

Join us Wednesday, February 8 at 6:30pm and learn all the answers!

Also, hear the news about our new meeting location, the latest on Patty Lyons’ classes, and show and tell!

Note the SPECIAL LOCATION CHANGE:
Sandy Public Library, 10100 South Petunia Way, Sandy, UT 84092

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Patty Lyons’ Workshop Registration is Open

The Salt Lake Knitting Guild

is Thrilled to Feature

Patty Lyons

as its March 2017 Spring Workshop Instructor.

Register for classes here: Patty Lyons Registration Form

PATTY LYONS is a nationally recognized knitting teacher and technique expert who is known for teaching the “why” not just the “how” in her pursuit of training the “mindful knitter”. She specializes in sweater design and sharing her love of the much-maligned subjects of gauge and blocking.

Patty will teach the weekend of March 11-12, 2017. Classes will be held in Room 109, Dick Sciences Building, at Westminster College in Salt lake City, Utah.

SATURDAY, MARCH 11th CLASSES 

Secrets to Spectacular Sweater Success (9:30 a.m. to 12:30) CLASS IS FULL!

Sweater can go wrong in so many ways, but there are even more ways it can go sooo right. This “all things sweater” overview class will teach you some of the most important things you need to know, as well as a host of fantastic hands on knitting tips to get you to your perfect sweater.

Class Cost:  $40 for guild members, $50 for non-members. Maximum class size: 15

Required Skills: Must know long tail cast on, Knit/purl; cast on/bind off; increase/decrease; have knit a whole garment; basic finishing techniques; knowledge of short rows optional. Will go over short row options in patterns, will not be teaching short rows.

 


Patty’s Knitting Bag of Tricks (1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.)

Get ready to find your new favorite knitting tricks. There are so many wonderful knitting tricks that make our lives better.   From how to do a better SSK, make matching size YOs, to how to avoid the gap at the end of a bind off, how to tighten your first stitch, how to make better neck divides, and more.

Class Cost:  $40 for guild members, $50 for non-members.  Maximum class size: 25

Required Skills: Must know how to knit, purl, cast on, bind off, and simple increases and decreases.

Register here: Patty Lyons Registration Form


SUNDAY, MARCH 12th CLASS

Design Your Own Top Down Raglan (9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., with lunch break)

Top Down Raglan is not only a fun way to knit, but a simple and easy way to design. Raglan can fit you well if you know the simple math of how the pieces work (no more too tight or too loose armholes!). After you learn how to properly measure yourself for top down and get your own custom measurement sheet, we will explore every aspect of design from the cast on to finish. We will learn a variety of necklines, waist shaping, and more. After this class, you will not only be able to create your own garments, but you will understand how top down patterns are written and know how to alter existing patterns. Your perfectly fit sweater awaits you.  WARNING: Math is used in sweater design.

Class Cost:  $65 for guild members, $85 for non-members. Maximum class size: 40

Required Skills: A solid understanding of the math of gauge, and basic pattern reading. Having knit at least one top down raglan sweater (adult or baby) highly recommended. Intermediate level.

Register here: Patty Lyons Registration Form

 

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