September 25, 2013

Wooly Wonders
Notes of meeting of August 31, 2013

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

Kathi presented the Treasurer’s report. 2013 pro-rated dues are still payable.

Taryn Barnett, owner of The Yarn Vault @ the Bank in Meadville, discussed her up-coming class- Swing Knitting using German short row technique. Two classes are scheduled ( September 21 and 28 10:30-2:30). The class fee is $50 which includes the translated pattern. Interested knitters can call the shop (814 758-8837) for more information. The featured scarf requires two 100 gr skeins of fingering or DK weight yarn—one solid color and one variegated, size 6 needles and locking stitch markers in 2 colors. Information is also available on Ravelry (“yarnvault”).

Taryn gave a brief update from TNNA—-Neon colors are back!!! Universal and Uptown yarns have several new product lines. More novelty and ribbon yarns are here.

Julie reminded everyone that some Ravelry patterns can be ordered at yarn shops with an immediate sale and printout. Check with Taryn if you are considering a pattern purchase as this helps support her business. Taryn is generally present in the shop on Tuesday – Friday from 10 to 3-ish and on Saturday from 10 to 4.

Knit and crochet project winners from the Crawford County Fair and the Venango 4H fair were discussed.

Tina mentioned a Hand Crafts retreat at Seneca Hills on November 1-3, 2013. The total cost, including lodging and meals is $90. Knitting, quilting, and basket weaving are among the featured crafts. For more information, contact Seneca Hills @ 814 432- 3026.

Our Show and Tell session included a variety of socks, scarves, and hats.

The next meeting is September 28. At that time, Catherine will be collecting all contributions for the Women’s Shelter. There is no Domestic Violence walk scheduled for this year but we will give our knit and crochet items to the shelter staff in October.

Our project for September will be “Broomstick Lace”. Deb will lead the class. Members should bring their “Broomstick” needle, selected yarn and a crochet hook that matches the weight of the yarn. The technique can be completed with any weight of yarn—from lace weight to worsted.


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