April 21, 2014 Guild Meeting

All Will Be Revealed

Learn about the varying properties of fibers
and how to select appropriately for your project.

19th RETREAT AT BERGAMO – APRIL 25-26-27, 2014

Program: Susan Anderson, Madison, WI

Our Vendors this year will be as follows:

Fiberworks – Beavercreek, OH
Knitters Mercantile – Columbus, OH
Knitwits Contemporary Yarn Shop – Crescent Springs, KY
New World Alpaca Textiles – 2nd Street Market, Dayton, OH
Noah’s Landing – Shreve, OH
Tippecanoe Weaver and Fibers Too – Tip City, OH
Wooly Bully Yarn Company – Springboro, OH
The Yarn Shop – Columbus, OH

March 17th 2014

There will be a Dayton Knitting Guild meeting Monday at 10 am and another meeting at 7 pm. I will be at the 7 pm meeting. I think Lynn McCown will be talking about Cables. Just a rumor.

Lynn is also having a knit-in at her house on Wednesday, March 19th. She will have Main Dishes and desserts. Bring fruits or veggies to share. Starts at 10 am. Lunch at noon. Leave at 3 pm. I hear there will be music to enjoy also.

See you soon,

PS. Monica MacFarland had a wonderful workshop on Short-Rows yesterday. I really learned a lot.

News Death Notice

DOTY, Walter G. Passed away March 5 at his home in Dayton, Ohio. Walter was born on December 18th 1940, the son of the late Robert J. And Doris (Stoughton) Doty. He graduated from Miami University with a degree in accounting and later obtained a CPA. He is survived by his partner in life, Robert Heman and his sister, Judith Doty Dumke (Warren) of Chesapeake, Ohio. Walter enjoyed gardening, cooking, knitting and music during his life time. A gathering will be held at his residence when the crocus he loved bloom.

Walt was often at our Knitting Guild meetings. He showed some lovely knitted items he had made. He also went to the Wednesday meeting at Twin Towers.

We will miss him at the meetings.


Explore different methods for knitting short rows. Make swatches for various short row techniques for future reference.

Saturday, March 15, at 10:00A.M.- 12:00 at St. Mary’s Center. Cost: $10 to be paid in advance –contact Lynn McCown 937-767-1668 to sign up and pay. Proceeds will go to the purchase of equipment for the guild.

Materials: Two light colors of yarn for swatches and needles to go with the weight of your yarn.

HOMEWORK: Knit the beginning of 5 swatches:

In color 1 Cast on 25 stitches.

Knit 2 rows garter stitch.

Work 4 rows in stockinette stitch. Place on a holder (yarn is fine).

Keep the last one on the needles.

This is just a reminder to all of you that get this Blog.

February 17, 2014 Guild Meetings. This coming Monday.

Fit and Measurements for the Knitter is the program.

Jenny Smith is the Presenter

See you at 10 AM

Your Blog Editor,

Even though the weather looked like it could threaten to shut down another DKG event the Dayton Knitting Guild knitters prevailed.

The Set-up Crew showed up on time and had everything in order by “Show Time”. Barb Richardson’s granddaughter started off the show in the hat Barb had knitted her for Christmas. There were 52 entries and 23 Models. All of the knitted items were impressive. Julie Esterlin modeled 3 outfits that were machine knitted. They were just stunning with very intricate designs. Julie incorporated her love of knitting with her love of sewing.

Roggi McCord is the Chief planner of this event and has been since it’s inception. Roggi saw a Fashion Show put on by Knitters in Utah some years back and was so impressed that she wanted to have our Guild try one. This year was the third Fashion Show put on by the DKG. Roggi is the Announcer. She gives the description of the garment as it is modeled on the runway. This is where you get all of the details of how the garment was created. There were lots of fun little anecdotes that went along with each description.

Monica MacFarland is the Chief Coordinator of the event. She collects a lot of the garment in advance of the show and decides which Models will wear which garments. Monica also modeled some of her own creations. She’s also in charge of keeping everybody in line, literally.

There were lots of participants modeling their own creations. There was a very good turn out this year with a great variety of items.

We had an intermission after 28 Models had walked the runway. The food was great. Thank you to everyone who brought food. We had a good variety of food too.

I want to send out a special thank you to Jenny Smith who brought along her children. They were a very big asset to our Fashion Show. Rebecca and Emily acted like experienced Models and her son was a big help with set-up, clean- up and documentation (He was playing photographer). We will try to get some pictures on this Blog and in the Newsletter.

The Clean-up Crew had everything cleaned up and put away in record time. Many hands do make for light work. Thank You, Clean-up Crew.

Thank you to everyone that helped to make this years Fashion Show such a big success.

Your Blog Editor,
Heather Janney

Today is our 3rd Dayton Knitting Guild Fashion Show

Come join us at 2 PM today at the Twin Towers Retirement Center. It is located behind St Mary’s Center where our regular meetings are held.

We will be meeting in the basement this year. It is a larger space and there will be plenty of seating. So bring your knitting and some friends and watch all of the beautiful knitted creations. We also will be serving some snacks and drinks.

It’s free and what else will you be doing today?

See you there,


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