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We're back at the Main Library (1640 S. Lindbergh Blvd., 63131) for our next regular meeting. Note that we usually meet on the second Saturday of the month, from 2:00 - 4:00 PM (with knit-in starting at 12:30). See meeting page for directions (and calendar page for future meeting information).

 

April's program: 

Back by Popular Demand - “A Sampling of Classes”

This month's program is going to offer something for every level of knitter. We will be offering a sampling of classes. The classes will include:

   Crochet cast-on/Crochet Bind-off (Reola Boyd) crochet hook G or H

   Double Knitting , 1 color (Kathy Dismuke)

   Double Knitting, 2 colors (May Webster)

   Grafting (Kate Brehe) - Darning needle, 2 Stockinette swatches of at least 10 stitches each

   I-cord (Virginia Piacenti) – 2 double point needles in size appropriate to yarn

   Shadow Knitting (Karen Fogel) 2 Contrasting colors worsted cotton, #7 knitting needles,

         Pattern: “ Illusion Bunny Dishcloth” (Free on Ravelry) Work 10 rows.

   Short Rows (Toni Emerson) Download a free copy of Aviatrix Hat. Pattern available on Ravelry.

   Chart Reading (Mary Pat Glauber)

Every class will use worsted weight yarn and appropriate needles. Additional materials are listed for the classes. Most classes will not have homework.

 

This is how it will work: There will be a sign on each table and a sign-in sheet. When the class is full you must go to your second choice because we don't want to overload the teacher.

If this format proves successful, we can repeat it with different classes and possibly revisit the popular ones. So, be sure to come on time so you can get a seat in your first choice of classes.


Do you have information to share? Email May (kraftmay@netscape.net)

 

Our current meeting calendar & events listings are here!

 

SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENTS:

You can now pay your dues with PayPal (a small convenience fee will apply). See the PayPal link on our forms page

 

2011 KIESEWETTER 12K CAPS FOR KIDS CHALLENGE

Joan has continued on with hat patterns for 2012 and 2013. See newsletters for more details.

Final results:

from Joan: 

      Back in January 2011 when members were asked to knit 12 hats in honor of long-time Guild member and Hats for Kids Co-chairman, Betty Kiesewetter, I had hoped to receive 1,200 hats by the end of 2011. (The original logo designed by Amanda Yancey was only designed to go that far.)  As the year went by I not only received more hats than expected, but I heard many compliments about my

mother Betty and realized how much everyone cared for her and that she was the reason everyone had responded so generously in making the hats – not the contest. Thank you to everyone for sharing their memories of my mom and keeping her sprit alive.

     For information on charities served and list of winners, please see January 2012 newsletter.

This is what we knit:

January's suggestion is the Chevron Stripe Hat, found on page 12 of the GSLKG pattern book.

February's hat is the Twisted Column Rib variation on the basic hat.    OOPS! If you downloaded the pattern before February 3, please note that the version here is now correct. Note that the version on the members' page was fine all along. Thanks for your understanding...

March's suggested hat is the Bulky Yarn Hat in Garter Stitch.

In April, why not try the Beehive Hat?

May brings flowers, and this year the Tongue & Groove Horizontal Hat as well!

The suggested hat for June is the Checkered Basket Stitch hat.

July is hot - but this pattern's got ventilation: Basic Hat Pattern

In August, why not consider knitting #11, from the guild pattern book? Here's the same pattern, this time in blue.

Tip of the hat (pun intended) to August presenter, Kate Brehe - September's hat is the tricolor stripe hat.

In October, try your hand at cables. Knit Another Cable Hat.

The weather's cooling down - how about knitting November's pattern, a US Navy Watchman's Cap, to keep someone's head warm?

December features a challenge for the preemies: Click here for patterns. Hopefully, you can bring them to the Founders Day Luncheon on December 17 (as it happens - also the last day to submit hats for the 2011 K12K challenge).

 

KNITTING FOR BABIES IN HAITI

GSLKG Member, Sister Mary Crivello, in Taylorville, IL, asks members who are interested to knit, crochet or sew 42" x 52" crib covers for babies in Haiti.  Member Jane Bauer and her Needle Talk Group here in St. Louis will be making crib covers and Jane offered to collect any crib covers we make and get them delivered to St Peter & Paul's Church in Alton, IL.  Father Michel there will forward them on when there are enough to send.

Baby buntings are also very welcome. Guild members have suggested the following sites for pattern ideas (click on the title to get to the web page):

     Butterfly Baby Wrap

     Baby Burrito

     KasCuddle

     Button-Up Baby Wrap

     Baby Cocoon

Member Mary Birong has also suggested the KasCuddle Cuddle Sleep Sack - pattern here.

Click here and here if you'd like to read more about the project. Keep in mind that even in a southern climate, babies need to stay warm!

If you have any questions, please contact Jane Bauer at (314) 849-0818.

 

Show & Share photos are here

 

NEWSLETTER UPDATES

Please forward your newsletter submissions to newsletter@stlouisknittersguild.com.  Be sure to note "Newsletter article" in your subject line.  Your email will be forwarded to our Communications VP, Jeannine Celestine, and our newsletter editor, Maggie Durant.  Don't forget, we're always looking for contributors! Chances are, if there's something that you think is interesting, others will as well! We want to hear from our guild members!!

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GETTING TO KNOW YOU - as we've grown to be such a large guild, we'd love to have more of these "knitterviews" for the members only section of the website and our newsletter. If you'd like to write one and need some help with questions to ask your favorite knitter, feel free to use this list of Interview questions.

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GREATER ST LOUIS KNITTERS' GUILD HAS A RAVELRY GROUP!! 

If you're a GSLKG ravelry member, be sure to join our ravelry group, it's a fun way to keep in touch between meetings and share with each other!  Let our membership chair know your ravelry name, if you haven't already.

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If you have any program, knit-along or workshop suggestions, or if you would like to do a program/workshop on a topic, please call or email our Education VP, Robyn Schrager (rms on ravelry),  You can also drop off suggestions in our suggestion box at the designated knitter table!

If you aren't a member yet, our membership application is here. 

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TIME TO RENEW YOUR DUES!  Dues were due May 31, 2012.  Forms are here.   Note, dues cannot be taken on library grounds due to the library's policy (but okay at other locations).  NOTE THAT WE HAVE A PAYPAL OPTION FOR PAYING DUES (CONVENIENCE FEE APPLIES).  Scroll down this page to join or renew by Paypal!

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