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, March 27, 2015

That Was Fun

The March meeting featured three members teaching Tabletop Techniques.  It's a chance for a member to share something they know and for the rest of us to either learn something new or brush up an old skill.

Julie D taught us how to read charts which intimidate a lot of knitters.  She had a very clear and non-scary handout, and even told us how to transpose a flat chart to knitting in the round.  The owl baby hat she had for a sample made me want to rush home and make one, but it has to get in the queue.

Vicki J showed us how to join yarn so it doesn't show.  I'll have to practice the Russian join which involves needles and concentration.  She also demonstrated my personal fallback option, spit splicing, which is very effective but not very ladylike.

Julie L and Marsha A taught us three different cast-ons.  I knew the Knitted one but it was the Chinese Waitress cast on that had everyone working hard to follow all the steps.  It makes a very flexible cast on but it takes some concentration.  It was fun to learn, Julie and Marsha always make things fun.

If you know or learn a technique you can teach the rest of us, contact Program Chair, Andy T, eastconsitgirl(at)gmail(dot)com, she'd love to hear from you.  Really, you can do it, it isn't that hard and we're a friendly and willing audience with a sense of humor.

Disclaimer:  all links are to YouTube instruction videos,not videos of Julie D, Vicki J, Marsha A, or Julie L lovely and competent as they are; I don't have that kind of skill.

Just a Reminder:  March is membership renewal month ($15/year) so contact Membership Chair, Mitzi K, mitzi(at)new(dot)rr(dot)com if you haven't renewed yet.

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