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.

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Do You Have Your Dishcloth Ready?

The next meeting on Thursday, December 10 is our annual Christmas Potluck & Dishcloth Exchange.  I have to admit that this unwrapped, simple gift exchange is one of my favorite times at Guild.  It's hard to get uppity when you're knitting a dishcloth, that simple utilitarian item, so there's no pressure to make one with fancy yarn or a fancy pattern to impress the other knitters (because you know that sometimes the thought crosses your mind about other projects).   To me, a dishcloth is a small, square opportunity to try out a stitch, a technique, or a color combo in a way that can't go too far wrong.  Even if you royally screw up, you've still got a piece of knitting that'll mop up spills or wash your face before bed.  I use every exchange dishcloth I've gotten, use them to scrub dishes and floors and dirty feet, and each time I think of one of you knitting it and say a silent "thank you."  I can't wait to see what everyone brings.

The other thing to be thinking about is what you're going to bring for the potluck.  Trot out your favorite dish-to-pass be it appetizer, bread, dip, salad, whatever floats your boat.  Make sure to bring what you'd like to drink and a serving implement if needed; the Guild supplies plates, silverware, and napkins.  Don't worry too much about calories because most of us will eat standing up and everyone knows that calories you eat standing up don't count.

Our new Membership Chair, Kathy Eisenchink asked me to post this information about membership renewal date being changed and the amount of dues going up a bit:

          "At the last Guild Meeting, it was decided to move the annual membership renewal to January, therefore, renewal dues of $20.00 will be due by January 31, 2016.  (The exception being anyone who joined in the months of September, October or November; their renewal dues will be with $5.00.)"

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