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.

Friday, April 25, 2014

Design Triumphs

The April BLKG meeting crackled with excitement.  That was the night we all got to see the Design-A-Thon entries and vote on our favorites.  After the voting entrants reclaimed their projects and talked a little about their inspiration and challenges.  Entries ranged from an alpaca Fair Isle sweater to a wire and bead shawl pin and just about everything in between.  There were two-color mittens with cables, cabled fingerless mitts, wool headbands with applied flowers, amazing wine bottle covers, socks, hats, a felted purse, cowls and scarves, each one more fun to look at than the last.  I was happy to hear that a few of the designs came about because the knitter wanted to try a new stitch so they found a simple vehicle for that stitch, just like I did.  (I wanted to get better at cables so I found one and built fingerless mitts around it.  Simple, not easy exactly because there was a lot of ripping and re-knitting, but it was a simple idea at the start.)  There was unanimous support for making this an annual challenge.  Start planning your 2015 design entry now!

The other important thing that happened at the April meeting was the chance to sign up to go along on the May 3 Yarn Crawl to Beaver Dam, Columbus, and Madison.  There will be special demos and patterns at each stop.  We'll be in Madison for lunch at The Laurel Tavern.  If you didn't sign up at the meeting you can contact Kathy at kpotter(at)new(dot)rr(dot)com to get on board.  Hope you've been saving your yarn money for this fun day.  I sure have.

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