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DKG Holiday Luncheon

December 3—Holiday Luncheon

Holiday Luncheon at Lynn McCown’s home
310 Allen St
Yellow Springs, OH

10 AM-2 PM

Sit a spell and knit. Lunch will be served at noon

Bring: Salad or dessert to share. Main dish and beverages will be provided.

Gift exchange for those who want to participate – bring an ornament or small knitted object you would like to gift.

Hi Everybody,

Barb R. will be at St. Mary’s center @ 11am this Wednesday if you have any knitted hats to donate. I guess they wouldn’t have to be knitted. Anything to keep little heads warm would be appreciated.

Thank you,

Heather

img_1772Happy Thanksgiving! Best holiday we ever came up with. No Presents to buy. Just food and company. Just had My Traditional feast last night. Mom brought over the bells I was talking about at the last DKG Meeting (7 PM). I have already made two of the bells, sequins and all. This is an Easy beginner pattern. You don’t have to worry that much about size. US 1 straights are my favorite knitting needles to use. I’m using an old pair. I need another pair of Signature needles. I only have 5 different styles. I’m knitting a baby sweater with my straight US 1.5 with staleto points. Still have a baby sweater to finish.

Here’s how you can make one.

Get out your favorite, smallest knitting needles and some extra thin (et), DK weight or sport weight yarn. Size won’t matter too much. Each bell measures, 1.5″X 1″.

Cast on 22 stitches any way you please. Do stockinette stitch for 16 rows. Doesn’t have to be exact. Decrease by knitting 2 stitches together (K2tog) all the way across the row (11). Bottom edge of bell curls up like all stockinette does. Let it happen.

Decrease on next row by K2tog. (6).

Transfer all 6 stitches to other needle. Break yarn 18″ long and thread through all 6 stitches. I call this Making the Spokes. What do you call the little circle that spins around in the upper left hand corner of my iPad? I make these a lot while I’m knitting. Bobbles have 2. Tu-Ya’s have 1.

Sew sequins and beads all over them. Cut green and red felt into strips and tie into a bow. Sew up back seam after you sew on the beads. Crochet a piece to hang the bell from the bow that you make with the felt strips. Sew a 1/2″ bell in the center of the bell.

Go to the Patterson Monument and find a hemlock tree. Gather 2 of its pine cones. Sew onto Bow.

Tie bow onto the safety pin.

Happy Knitting,

Heather J.

 

 

Who made me this Star?

imageNow I have my backpack decorated. Free star pattern from DKG on this blog. Just go back a couple blogs (bcb).

Bells to follow. I need to take a picture of my Moms Christmas bells and then get that pattern on here. We got a couple more bloggers today. Yea! We need more new friendly knitters. I wonder if I will get any comments about my Star while I’m out in public. You can knit one of these stars in minutes. After you cast on the 55 Stitches, knit a plain row. That is a correction I need to make on the previous pattern. Also the cable cast on makes it curl so a knitted cast on will lay flatter.

Oh yea! I sewed the gold star into the middle of the green star that someone knit.

i just want to say thank you. You made 2 stars. I’m not sure where the other one is. If you make any cool stars, just send them to this blog. I won’t put your last name or any other personal info.

Happy Knitting,

Heather J. VP

Hi Everybody,

What a great meeting we just had. So many cute things to knit.

Kristen from Strings Attached will be there tonight also. I was going to title this blog, No! Strings Attached, but that would be wrong. Kristen had some real yummy yarn and some great ideas on some quick knits. So soft. I’ll see you tonight. I will have a couple of, not seen before, clever gift ideas myself.

Thanks,

Heather J.

PS. Valerie got a prize for bringing me 10 stars. If you see Valerie, give her a Star.

sk2p

img_1768Hi Everybody,

It’s Sunday and everyone is at their place of worship. I’m not. I’m going to be making stars. Mom called and said she didn’t understand sk2p. I got my information from the Encyclopedia of knitting. (They didn’t capitalize the k). Their abbreviation for; slip 1, knit 2 together, pass slip stitch over; is sk2p. We knitters talk in code and beginners don’t understand why we just don’t spell it all out. We don’t want to waste space. What makes it more complicated is that you need to know which way to enter a stitch. You can go into a stitch so many different ways. I went into a stitch 9 times at my last knitting retreat. I will frame my piece when I am done with it. Did anyone understand that? I’m going to start making stars now. See you tomorrow. The first 10 people who give me 10 stars tomorrow. Yes, that will be 100 stars. (Don’t forget about the 100 hats we need to collect). You will recieve a reward for your generosity. Prizes for the stars only.

oops! I got ahead of myself.

S=slip, slide, send a K stitch somewhere.

K2= Knit 2 stitches together. That could be 2 previously knitted stitches or purl stitches.

P=pass slip stitch over or PSSO.

patt=pattern (just thought I’d throw that it)   It’s so hard to write a pattern.

See you tomorrow. Remember we are having a book sale. (Read previous blog)

Regards,

Heather

 

a58bae55-fb83-4d64-9e7f-68988513696fThe DKG has been asked to donate 100 caps for kids ages 3 to 5. So don’t forget to bring a few on Monday. (Not sure if they can be made of wool. I know premie caps can’t be made of wool)

Thank you,

Heather J.

Julie from Julie’s Knit Knacks will NOT be the vendor on Monday due to family commitments. Since we have no vendor we are going to have a book sale! Bring any knitting, quilt or craft related book to the meeting to sell. Or bring some cash and buy yourself an early holiday gift.

If you want to sell books, please have a “bookmark” sticking out of the top of the book with your name and price. Try to bring some ones for change.
Christine H.