September Guild Meeting: Stash!

The Elephant in the Room…..

…..Or the Whale in the Closet

Sssssss……

Sssttttt….

Sttttaaa…….

This year we would like to have guilt free knitting, AND we want the pleasure of buying new yarn.  So we are going to grab the bull by the horns and start off by talking about  STASH –

Bring (from your stash) one skein each of the Good, the Bad and the Ugly:

  1. A yarn you have no idea why you bought – you hate it
  2. A yarn you love but haven’t used yet
  3. A yarn you like but don’t know what to do with

We will come up with some common trends and some ideas about how to make the stash go away usefully.

Wednesday, September 13th, 6:30-8:30pm, Millcreek Library

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Learn to Knit with SLKG at Millcreek Library

Hands and Mitts

Hands and Mitts Knitting Classes

The Millcreek Library and the Salt Lake Knitting Guild are teaming up to offer free knitting classes for adults – and kids over 9 accompanied by an adult. Anyone interested in learning to knit or refreshing their knitting skills is welcome. If there is sufficient interest, we have a talented tween teacher to work with the kids in their own group.

Friends & Family Learn to Knit

Knitting is creative, meditative and good for stimulating the brain. It’s also fun and portable. Learning to knit takes some time, practice and patience, so we suggest you attend 3 weeks. This will give you time to become comfortable with knitting and to ask any questions you may have.

These knitting classes will be project based. We will be knitting fingerless mitts, scarves, or cowls, giving you a wearable accessory to take home or give to a friend.

Class Materials

  • Size 8 straight needles – or – 24” size 8 circular needles (bamboo needles are good for beginners and reasonably priced.)
  • Worsted weight wool or wool-blend yarn in a light color of your choice (a light color makes it easier to see your knitting.)

We will have yarn and needles for you to try but recommend you bring your own so you can take them home and practice.

Knitting Classes Registration and Details

Free classes will be held Saturday mornings beginning August 5th from 10:00 to 12:00 at Millcreek Library, 2266 East Evergreen Avenue, Salt Lake City.

Class size is limited to 6 people per group, so please call (801)943-4636 and ask for the Millcreek Library to sign up.

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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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