Thursday, March 27, 2014

Programs from Feb and March: Knitted Flowers and Magic Loop Knitting

In February, Angela taught us how to make adorable knitted flowers. Some of the members brought completed flowers for a photo op at the March meeting:

Claudia sent in some pics of her wristlets that she started on Tuesday night at the Guild meeting during Lynn's Magic Loop program--and one of the finished project! Yay! Thanks again Lynn for teaching and thanks to Claudia for the photos!

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

New Location!


The Flowertown Knitting Guild—NEW Location!

Due to our growth during our first fabulous year, we have overflowed the accommodations so graciously lent to us by The Village Knittery.  Starting this month, our meetings will now be held at Bethany United Methodist Church.  We will have space there to spread out during our programs so we can continue to learn and grow throughout the upcoming year (and beyond).

Pictured below is a map showing directions from The Village Knittery to Bethany, located at 118 W. 3rd South Street in Summerville. 

Meeting will begin at 6:30 as usual, but plan to come early if you can to take part in our new “Pre-Meeting Social Time”  beginning at 6:00. Parking: If you are facing the front of the church, you’ll be parking in the lot that is on the right of the big sanctuary building.  Come in the door under the portico in the left corner (as you approach the building from the parking lot.)  Guild Greeters will be on hand to point the way.

Monday, March 3, 2014

Knitted Flower Program from February

At our February meeting, Angela taught us how to make a cute knitted flower.  Here are some pics of our progress by the end of the night.  Thank you, Angela, for such a fun program!

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

February 2014 Guild Meeting--one week away!

photo courtesy of AC

After the icy mess of January that cancelled our meeting, please join us on February 25 to learn to make this adorable flower.  The program is free to members and first-time guests and will take place directly following the business portion of the meeting.  It makes me feel like Spring is just around the corner!

The materials you will need to make this flower are:
Size 8 double-pointed needles, a tapestry needle and 3 locking stitch markers.  Our instructor has been gracious enough to supply kits which will include the yarn needed to make one flower.

ALSO! Please bring your completed 2014 Guild Membership forms and your member fees of $20.

We have a great year planned and you do NOT want to miss a single thing!

Can't wait to see everyone next Tuesday (Feb. 25! Don't forget!)!

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Kicking Off a Great Year!

Silk Scarf dyed in one of Pat's classes.
It's January and that means it's time for our Big Kick-Off Event! The talented, fun, super-creative Pat Lorenz of Bird Mountain Creations is coming with her Bag Dye a Silk Scarf class and you do NOT want to miss it! Cost for the class is $20 and includes all materials, including dyes and one scarf.  If you would like to dye more than one scarf, bring extra money!  I have it on good authority that it's hard to stop with just one.

We will also be renewing memberships for the new year. Bring your membership form and check for $20 made payable to Flowertown Knitting Guild.  We have a fantastic year planned so you want to be a part of all the fun!

Bring a friend and join us for a great evening of beauty and creativity!

Friday, November 29, 2013

Happy Holidays!

We had a great time at out holiday party at the November meeting! We've got some pretty awesome cooks in our midst and it was nice to knit and eat and chat.  It's been an amazing first year for our Guild and I can't wait to see what we do in 2014!

A reminder: There will be no meeting in December (as our regular meeting day would fall on Christmas Eve).  Our first meeting of 2014 will be Tuesday, January 28 and the program will be Bag Dye a Silk Scarf with the super fun Pat Lorenz of Bird Mountain Creations!  Program cost is $20 for the first scarf, and she will have more on hand to purchase, because once you dye one, you'll want to dye another ;-)  Bring a friend!  Also, bring your 2014 membership form and dues.

Until then, don't forget there is Third Thursday Knitting at the Village Knittery on December 19 and January 16, from 5-8pm.

We have also been invited to party with the Summerville Knitters on December 15 at 2pm. (That's a Sunday.)  Contact MaryBeth or Lynn to RSVP by Dec. 10 (not a Sunday). You'll need to bring a dish to share and a handmade ornament to exchange. The Summerville Knitters meet every Sunday from 2-4 at the Atlanta Bread on Main in Summerville, though (except for Dec. 15, due to the party).

Lastly, the last (for awhile) meeting of the Monday Morning Knitters will be Monday, December 2 from 10-11:30am at the Panera near the Outlet Mall.  I am going to be putting MMK on hiatus for a bit due to an increase in my workload.

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Emily's Blanket

As we sat around in the spring, knitting at our Knit-in-Public Day at the Flowertown Festival, discussion turned to the new building that Emily had purchased to house our beloved LYS.  Consensus had it that we should do something special for her to celebrate and commemorate, and the Secret Patchwork Blanket for Emily Project was born.

The plan was this:  Guild members and friends were to knit a 7"x9" block or two to be sewn into a 49-block afghan.  A couple of us picked out some coordinating colors of Plymouth Encore's Solids and Tweeds and the yarn list was emailed out along with some sample patterns to knit.  A sewing-up party was planned for summer, with the presentation to occur in July when the new shop opened.

As you know by now, the new shop took a little longer than planned to open (Oct. 7!) and we ran into a snag on the knitting, too.  WE HAD TOO MANY BLOCKS! So we made it bigger, and made a pillow, too.

"Out of Many; One"