February 9, 2013

Notes of meeting of 1/26/13

The meeting was held at the Pink Champagne Cupcakery in Franklin. Everyone liked the convenience (and the coffee and cupcakes!) at this meeting location and decided to use it for future meetings.

We began with Show and Tell and members shared many completed helix scarves, hats, sweaters, wash cloths, socks and felted items.

Kathy gave the Treasurer’s report. Annual dues will continue to be $20 for 2013. Members agreed to contribute $10 per meeting from the treasury to the tip jar at the Cupcakery.

Officers for 2013 are as follows:
President — Nikki P.
Treasurer — Kathy Z.
Secretary — Bridgett D.
Program Coordinator — Catherine E.

Catherine discussed our annual knitting project for Family Services and Children’s Aid. The women’s shelter has requested the following items: baby blankets, baby booties, scarves, hats and mittens for all ages, and wash clothes. We plan to collect all items in time for the October Domestic Violence Awareness walk. We have also been invited to tour the shelter if desired.

Members were reminded of the Pittsburgh Knit and Crochet Festival that will be held in Mars on March 15 – 17.

We will continue to meet on the last Saturday of the month. Our class for the February 23 meeting will be “Knitting with Beads and Wire” presented by Catherine. She recommended non- metallic needles and will prepare kits with the necessary beads and wire. Additional information will be available prior to the meeting.
Ideas for future classes included a series of sock related topics, both “toe-up” and “top down” (we acknowledged that these would require some homework). Debi recommended that we practice the “Judy’s Magic Cast-on” in preparation for the toe up sock class.

Other possible class topics included knitting with ribbon -type yarns, knitting dish towel toppers. Additional thoughts for classes can be communicated to Catherine or brought to our next meeting.


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