January 13, 2014

The monthly meeting of the Wool Wonder Knitting Guild was held on December 7th at Pink Champagne Cupcakery. This was the combined November/December meeting due to the holidays.

There were two guests who came to this meeting after reading about our group on the internet and we sincerely hope that they will join us again.

A discussion was held about our members who visited the Annadele Alpaca Farm open house. Everyone enjoyed the visit and hospitality of the owners. Those who did not attend were encouraged to make the trip another time.

The upcoming Pittsburgh Knit and Crochet Festival was discussed. It will be held March 14, 15 and 16th in Cranberry Township which is North of Pittsburgh on Rt 79. This is an awesome event with classes and vendors from all over the United States. Those who are interested in going or just interested in finding out more about the event can visit their website http://pghknitandcrochet.com/ for further information.

In new business it was suggested that we looked into having the Yarn Harlet come to our area to give a talk. If anyone knows how to contact her please let us know. We will also check with the owner of Wolf Creek Yarns to see if she would be interested in hosting her as she has hosted Debbie Bliss in the past..

Catherine E. gave a demonstration teaching us a cable method. She provided instruction for everyone so they could practice swatches at home. Following the demonstration Julie H. provided a really entertaining knitting game she devised. Everyone had a great time playing.

At the January meeting Kathie Z. will demonstrate the Locker Hooking technique which she learned at The Pittsburgh K&C Festival last year. She will have instructions for anyone who would like to try this technique.

Sadly, we were informed that The Pink Champagne Cupcakery will be moving to Seneca and therefore we will no longer be able to meet here. Catherine E. contacted the owner of the Neverending Stories Book Store located in the basement of the Cupcakery and she said that we could use her back room for the meeting. The date of January 25 was confirmed by Kathie Z. for our next meeting. There will not be any refreshments available to purchase at this location so members are urged to bring whatever they would like to drink. Kathie Z. will provide cookies for this event until we establish what the group would like to do. The entrance to the store is on Liberty Street (the same entrance as the Cupcakery). Go through the front door, turn right and go down the steps.

The meeting was adjourned with a Happy Holidays to everyone.


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