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?


imageOctober 17—Regular Meetings

Yarn Gadgets
Christine Hall

10 AM and 7 PM at St. Mary Center

Let’s explore some of the gadgets available to help you create new objects with your yarn and fiber. Some of the gadgets to be shown will be an I-cord maker, Lucet,braid maker, Kumihimo disk braid maker, and Weavette loom!.

The Yarn Shop – Columbus, OH
Centerville Knit & Crochet – Centerville, OH

Hi Everybody,

The sweater is my “show and tell.” October 17th is my birthday. I won’t be with you for another fantastic meeting. Christine will have a great time showing you all of the gadgets. I learned Kumihimo a few years ago and now my Mom loves doing it. I make cat toys that just look marvelous with this technique. You can use thread or bulky yarn and you only use a soft disc. Easy to carry with you. No sharp objects.

I’ll be visiting a new baby girl on Monday. I knit her the sweater in this blog. If you have any pictures you would like to share. Go ahead. You can put it in this blog.


I’ll see you in November.







imageWhere did the summer go? I’m still hanging on. It’s time to start knitting those fall items (Lightweight sweater or jacket). Winter will soon be here. We need to make wool hats, mittens, slippers and scarves.

I’m sorry to say that I will have to miss the first meeting since our summer break. I am very disappointed. My work schedule has changed after many years. I always had Sunday’s off. Now I work every other Saturday, Sunday and Monday. Can’t work and go to the Dayton Knitting Guild meetings at the same time. Or can I?

Well in this day and age of digital everything, I should be able to watch the meeting on my cell phone. I don’t have a cell phone and I’m not on Facebook. I’m on Ravelry. You can find me at: Iknit4fun2. You can tell me how you liked the meeting.

All the information you will ever need to know about the Meeting:

Regular Guild meetings are held the third Monday of each month at St. Mary’s Center
Morning Meeting: 10:00 a.m.
Evening Meeting: 7:00 p.m.
Programs are presented at both sessions.

We will meet on Monday September 19th 2016 

The topic will be:

I Bought This Yarn, Now What Will I Make With It?

Joyce Lewis will be our Presenter. She owns and operates The Yarn Shop in Columbus.

Joyce has been a part of the Dayton Knitting Guild since the very beginning. She has supported us as a vendor and as a friend. (I can’t believe I’m going to miss this one. Maybe I can get my Mother to go to the first meeting. My Mother has some yarn that she won at our Raffle that she doesn’t know what to do with)

How many times have we found yarn we couldn’t resist — only to get it home and realize we didn’t know what we would do with it. Or we bought yarn with one project in mind, then changed our minds. Or we visited a fiber festival, or a yarn crawl, or a stash sale — Come learn some tips and tricks for how to find a pattern perfect for that yarn!

No vendor this week since Woolgathering was the day before the meeting.

I’m going to miss Wool Gathering too!!! I hate my life (not really).

The best thing about doing this Blog is getting to share my “show and share”.

The photo you see is a baby sweater for a 6 month old. She or he will be born around Sept. 26th. I’m going to miss the October meeting too. I’ll be seeing the baby on October 17th in Denver, Colorado.





The Crawl is a 6 DAY event (August 9-14, 2016) where you travel from yarn shop to yarn shop to see what is new for the 2016 fall season. There are 39 shops in the crawl in Michigan, Ohio and Kentucky! Experience the ambiance of each shop as you get to know the personalities of the owner and staff. You’ll have the opportunity to win great PRIZES!!! You may use the above ticket URL to purchase your passport. Please select Have You Any Wool from the drop down options when purchasing your passport. Select us from the drop down and be entered into a drawing for a gift certificate! Thank you!
Listed below are the criteria you must meet to be eligible for each prize drawing. There will be one winner in each category unless otherwise listed. I’ll post a list of prizes as soon as I have complete info. What I can tell you is, you won’t want to miss out on the opportunity to win!
Road Warrior Grand Prize: You visited everyone!
Northern Exposure Prize: Visit the 12 most northern shops.
Southern Comfort Prize: Visit the 12 most southern shops.
Stuck in the Middle Prize: Visit the 11 centrally located shops.
Northern Dipper Prize: Visit all those shops located in the north and central regions.
Southerly Wind Prize: Visit all those shops located in the south and central regions.
North and South Prize: Visit the shop that is the farthest north and farthest south.
Short on Time Prize: Visit the shop where you picked up your passport and two others. There will be multiple winners in this drawing.

Find out more info at: thei75yarncrawl

Well maybe not. Did you know that I love knitting and hate computers?

Maybe there is something on Ravelry about the 2016 Yarn Crawl. Or maybe you can just google it. I wish you luck.

Did anyone go to the Yarn Crawl in 2013?

Yours Truly,




The Neon will be showing a film called Yarn on August 31st at 7:30 pm. They will only show the film if they have enough people to view it. You can go to this website to reserve your ticket.  https://www.tugg.com/events/121657. I viewed a trailer to this movie on this site.

I would love to see this movie but I have to work that night.



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.