imageHere is the free prize she won.

I didn’t mean to send that without the picture.

Now let’s try this again.

If you want to win a free prize you’ll have to answer this question correctly and be the first person on this blog to do so.

What Door Prize did Patty Lyons win at the 21st DKG Knitting Retreat?



Age 104. Mary was born in Dayton the year before the Great Flood and led a long life of good humor and quiet faith. A world-class knitter and long time member of the Dayton Knitting Guild she first learned her skill at the age of 5 knitting bandages for soldiers serving in World War I. Mary graduated in the first class of Julienne HS in 1930, then put her education to work as an independent working woman in the 1930’s and 40’s. After WWII she married Herb Fiala, CPA and soon Mary bore two sons, Jim and Jack. After Herb suffered a debilitating stroke in 1965 Mary returned to work to support the household at various secretarial positions, notably 24 years at St. Leonard Seminary and St. Charles Parish. Eight years ago, through an oversight, she let her driver license expire, but studied up and passed her drivers exam and field test at age 96. She lived independently in her cottage at St. Leonard until age 103. Mary is survived by her devoted son and daughter-in-law Jack and Pauline Fiala; her adored and beloved granddaughters Kate and Christine; brother and sister-in-law Tom and Betty Kirchmer; many nieces and nephews. Mary was preceded in death by Herb and Jim; brothers Joe and Dick; sister Jane Priske; parents Bud and Estelle Kirchmer.


We all had a great time at the picnic. It’s hot out and all the food is gone. Thought we would get home early tonight. Sorry if anyone was coming after 5 pm. We are breaking down now. Have a great summer.



It says “Road Closed”. Just ignore that. Xenia Ave. is open on the east end. You can follow it all the way to St. Mary’s Center. It’s that easy. Look for the Twin Towers.

Lots of DKG items for sale. Come eat and knit. I’m bringing my I-Pad.

Your Blog Editor,


imageThe road to St. Mary’s Center is closed. There are detour signs everywhere. Here is the map of the only way to get there. You will want to find east 5th street off of Keowee.


Monday June 20 2016 Annual Indoor Picnic and Yarn-Over Sale

This is your chance to sell, trade, or share your yarn, books, UFOs and other knitting paraphernalia. You can bring in your stuff and maybe bring home something new-to-you. You will have the summer to finish, rip apart or design a new project. Evening meeting attendees are encouraged to come early, have supper and partake in the last meeting of the season and share yarns and tales. Come sit-a-spell.

NOTE: This is our all-day KNIT-IN. 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Bring: Covered dish, soup, salad or dessert to share.
The Guild will provide drinks and table service.

One day only.   Moving sale.

May 26th. Today.

From 9am to 5pm

7474 Elru Dr.

Dayton, Ohio 45415

What’s for sale?

Yarn, needles, weaving loom, stitchery frame, scrapbooking items, bowls, tools, household items (too many to list).

Priced to sell.


May 21—Workshop on Fair Isle Knitting

Monica MacFarland
10 AM -3 PM at St. Mary Center

Monica will lead us all in a workshop of Fair Isle Knitting as a follow up to her presentation on Monday. Come and learn more about how to knit this wonderful tradition!

A pattern and yarn kit will be provided along with a light lunch.

Please bring double pointed needles in US size 1, 2 or 3, or needles for magic loop, or 2 circulars.


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