Mission Statement

It is the mission of the Bay Lakes Knitting Guild to give knitters of all skill levels the opportunity to get to know other knitters, to learn new techniques, and to share their ideas, resources, and talents with the community.

Sunday, April 17, 2011

You Can Knit History

At the April 14th meeting Vicki, our newsletter maven, spoke about a project close to her heart. Barbara Walker, feminist, knitter, and author, spent years in the 1960s and 70s researching and publishing nearly two thousand stitch patterns in four volumes. Designers and knitters of all skill levels have used her books to spark ideas and projects. The only problem is that all the pictures are in black and white.

A few years ago group of college age knitters decided to rectify the problem by selecting a stitch, knitting a swatch, photographing it, and posting it on the internet. Vicki joined in. Soon
the originators of the project got busy with trifles like grad school and law school so two Vickis, one in Green Bay and one in Florida, took over.

You can join the fun by clicking on The Walker Treasury Project link. First
thing is to join the project (there are clear, easy to follow directions on the website), pick a stitch that hasn't been duplicated, and get knitting. Be a piece of history.

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