April 12, 2013

Notes of meeting of March 23, 2013

The meeting was held at the Pink Champagne Cupcakerie in Franklin.

Kathi presented the Treasurer’s report. Annual dues remain at $20.

Members reaffirmed support of the Crawford County Fair and the Venango 4-H Fair in the form of prizes for hand knit/crocheted items.

Plans for attendance at Knitter’s Fantasy (April 6) were discussed. The members who attended Pgh Knit and Crochet Festival commented on their experience. The 2014 Festival will be held on March 15 & 16. Julie mentioned that the yarn skein winding to support Hog Heaven would be provided on Friday in addition to Saturday and Sunday and more volunteer “winders” are appreciated.

Our Show and Tell session included a variety of items including knitted toys, catnip mice from practice sock toes, hats, Locker hooking knitting, a Sashay ribbon yarn scarf, and another type of beaded jewelry-a crocheted necklace made by Debi’s daughter.   It can be seem on Ravelry— “Infamous Beaded Necklace” by Devon Clement. This necklace uses a “New Metallics” thread by “On the Surface”.   This fiber is available in several metallic colors and interested members may wish to combine on-line orders. Julie brought a soon to be released book of nature themed knits- “Botanical Knits” by Alana Dakos.

Our project was led by Debi and focused on “Judy’s Magic Cast- on” for toe up socks. Debi and Bridgett created handouts of helpful tips for this cast on method and everyone practiced the method. The next meeting (April 27) will include a continuation of the toe up sock construction using “Gusset Heel Basic Sock” pattern by Wendy Johnson.

Suzanne brought Series 1 through 6 of the Knitting Daily DVD series. Series 7 and 8 have been released and may be added to our library. Catherine has borrowed Series 3 and 4.


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