On December 8, the Bay Lakes Knitting Guild assembled for their second Annual Handknitted Dishcloth Swap. Outgoing President and Guild Founder, Terri Sipes read "The Knitters' Christmas" and as she did we passed the dishcloth we held to the left every time she said the word "the." There were a LOT of "the"s in there. The passing was fast and furious until the final The End, and the photo was taken. (I suspect organizing a roomful of knitters is a bit like herding cats.)
Before the festivities we had an election of new officers. Victoria Jicha is our new President, Mitch Woesner is Vice President, Jenny Lee is Secretary, and Linda Busalacchi retains the Treasurer's job. Terri Sipes is taking over Newsletter duties, Barbara Malcolm (yours truly) stays Member-at-Large and takes care of the Blog, Zoe Moulton remains Membership chair, and Lucy Yap is Events coordinator. Congratulations and a big Thank You to all!
(The rest of the Guild members need to decide what role they can play in the running of the Guild next year. It's not a very difficult or demanding job when we all do our part. Think of it this way, there are four officers and four committee chairs, if you each took a turn you'd only be in office once every seven years. Get your turn over early! I am. [sorry for the lack of subtlety, I hope I haven't offended anyone])
Everyone also brought either a salad or dessert to share. There were lots of goodies to be had. Thanks for all the treats to eat, Knitters!
Just a reminder: there are always a couple of Knit Doctors there before the meeting to help you over any hurdles you might encounter in your projects. They really know their stuff.