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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?

 

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.

imageI still want to cuss. But at least Valerie and I are having fun. She did not win the prize seen above. It’s 3 strikes and you’re out. Just in time for baseball season. Are we all going to a Dragons game? I’m into the food (ice dots) and memorabilia. I haven’t been in a long time. Is it proper to sit and knit at a ball game?

Okay, tomorrow is the May 16th 2016 DKG Meeting.

Dabbling in Color
Monica MacFarland will start talking about Fair Isle Knitting at
10 am and 7 pm at St. Mary’s Center. We start on time. Turn your cell phone to vibrate.

Monica will speak about using color in knitting, from Fair Isle to slip stranded, with some hints and tips on color work.

Bring worsted or sport weight wool in two colors and double-pointed needles in size to match.

A workshop on Fair Isle Knitting with Monica MacFarland will be held on May 21, 2016
10 AM -3 PM (Saturday) at St. Mary’s Center.

Be there or be square. Come see Kathy B. get the green backpack she won for being the first person to comment on this blog. “A virtual high-five, for Kathy”. Then see Carol K. win her backpack for knowing the correct answer to the question; “What door prize did Patty Lyons win at the 21st DKG retreat?” She can pick the color of backpack that she wants. (We may be out of green). And last but not least Valerie wins the $10 McDonald Gift Card for finding 3 tails in the picture on the blog.

Hope I see you tomorrow at the DKG Meeting.

Knit Happens,

Heather

P.S. DKG picnic and Stash Market at June meeting where you can buy a ‘Celebrating 30 Years of Knitting Together’ backpack for $10. We only have a few left. Mine is holding up really well. I’ve been carrying mine filled with the cowl making equipment.

imageWell here we are. Blogging together. You are seeing this in your email. Remember when you got mail everyday in your mail box? You probably went to the front door to FIND your mail. It was made out of trees that were turned into paper which were turned into stationary and FOLDED into ALL SIZES of ENVELOPES.

Could you tell a tale about knitting and your mail box? Blog with me. Can you find the 3 tails in the picture? Win a prize if you are the first person to answer correctly in the comment section of this blog. Prize worth $10.

Look at the picture above. I just finished knitting the cowl. The pattern came from the, 50 garter stitch gifts to knit the ultimate easy-to-knit collection featuring universal yarn deluxe worsted. I made the “Garter & Lace Cowl” by Cheryl Murray. I’m not sure how to sew in the tails. What is your favorite technique?

I know I can google it!!!

This pattern was not very easy. The pattern said to ssk. But which ssk? I know K2 tog. I know SSK (slip stitch as if to purl, slip stitch as if to purl, k2 tog.) There used to be a knitting myth that you should always do a SSK this way. I chose to slip the stitches as if to knit.  Then I went crazy. I did SSK both ways. I purled Easten Knitting Style. I even K2 tog when it said to SSK. That made the biggest change in the pattern. You will be able to see it in person on May 16th, 2016

I made my mantra “Yarn in Front, K2 tog” or “K2 tog, Yarn in Front”. I used to do a yarn over by bringing the yarn all the way around the needle. It uses more yarn when you do it this way.

There were only 4 different rows to memorize. You do it on a 16″ US 8. I used one of my knitting markers (helps you find the beginning of a round when you’re circular knitting). I make my own.  There were only 96 stitches to cast on and only 96 stitches to bind off loosely.

You repeat 8 stitches and do 24 rows to complete the PATTERN.

You do this twice more.

I didn’t do a swatch since its a ONE SIZE fits all.

Knit Happens,

Heather

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

image.jpegThis Blogging thing is driving me crazy. I thought WordPress had taken the weekend off. Wouldn’t it be great if everyone could have the weekend off. Doctors, police, mothers, and grandmothers never get a weekend off.

Well this WordPress Site is getting better. I can read what I am writing now. Yea!

So this is what I am thinking about.

We are Celebrating 30 Years of Knitting Together. Let’s get this party started.

We have 87 knitters following this site.  Followers join when they want to keep up with what is happening at the Dayton Knitting Guild. After you log into the DKG website you will see:

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The 88th follower will get the Yellow Bag in the photo seen above.

Remember, Knit Happens,

Heather (your weblog editor)

This is the Dayton Knitting Guild Blog site. You got here when you first tried to find the Dayton Kniting guild. If you want reminders of when our next meeting is but would like to comment or respond you can do so. Now I know you all have cell phone if you are -(3 50 or younger. Lyon knows what a blog is.

noe that is enough for today . P.P. I love Ceasar Milan

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Happy Cinco De Mayo (No, Dorianne I haven’t been drinking)

Knit Happens (I couldn’t even see what I was typing) Did I mention that I hate compute ring (did it again) Shit Happens!

Heather

PPS:: somebody please respond. I’ll get back with you later. A lot later. I’m stepping away from the computer.

 

Dabbling in Color on May 16, 2016
Monica MacFarland will start talking about Fair Isle Knitting.
10 am and 7 pm at St. Mary Center

Monica will speak about using color in knitting, from Fair Isle to slip stranded, with some hints and tips on color selection as well. She will also be teaching Latvian Braid which can give a wonderful decorative touch to knitted edges (this will be worth your membership fee). Bring worsted or sport weight wool in two colors and double pointed needles in size to match.

Fair Isle Knitting with Monica MacFarland on May 21, 2016
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.

Members: $35
Non-Members: $45
Sign up sheets will be at an earlier meeting.

 

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