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Wool is really something to celebrate. It has so many good qualities. Keeps you warm. Drys quickly. Fire retardant. Smells bad when it’s wet (only bad thing I can think of). Looks good. Feels good. Knitters love it, plus everything that goes with it. Don’t miss this event. I couldn’t. I’ll be knitting anyway. Meet me there at 10 am. I love the rope making and the sheep herding with ducks. I have a lot of yarn. If I started knitting now I would not be able to knit all of the yarn that has found its way into my life. Ive got enough yarn to last me a life time. That is if I live to be 100. I’m knitting a bullet proof baby jacket. This yarn was from Kay Wolff’s stash. It’s kind of stiff. It’s made of acrylic. Wool Gatherings are a whole other thing. I’ve been into jackets since I went to a Gwen Bortners, How to knit a jacket workshop. All the gals from the Dayton Knitting Guild will be at the Wool Gathering at Youngs Jersey Dairy this weekend. Come set a spell. Everyone will be knitting at our booth. I may surprise myself and come early. Maybe I’ll have this sweater done. It’s for Elizabeth on her 1st birthday. I knitted the 18 months size. We’ll see if it fits her. I’m using all of my knitting training to create this Hoodie. I’m getting 4 stitches to the inch. Even made a IMG_2747swatch. I-Cord has been a challenge.
Come to the Wool Gathering where every knitter feels at home.
Dayton Knitting Guild Blog editor,
Heather Janney

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September 16-17, 2017

A Wool Gathering
Young‘s Jersey Dairy, Yellow Springs, OH   Sat. 10-7 and Sun. 10-5.

2 HOUR SHIFTS
We need at least 3 knitters for each shift to talk about membership, sell DKG items, and to help people learn how to knit or to help with knitting problems or questions. Helpers may want to bring their own chairs for comfort.
Contact: Monica MacFarland monica.macfarland@gmail.com or 429-5086 to volunteer
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September 23, 2017

Autumn Fest at Learning Tree Farm 10 AM–4 PM

3376 S. Union Road, Dayton, OH http://www.learningtreefarm.org/special-events/ autumn-fest.html
DKG will have a demonstration table. This is a wonderful family and child centered event on a teaching farm; bring your kids and grandkids for a delightful day.

Think about this one and let us know at the meeting if you would like to participate.

Thanks,

Heather

 

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Yea! I just got my first “Call of the Wool” in my email. How cool is that? I haven’t read the whole thing and that is what is so great about it. I can finish reading it anywhere I want. I take my iPad with me most of the time so when I have some free time I will read another article. I’m also focused more on the advertisers this way. What a great group of shops we have available. I know most people carry smart phones so they have even greater access since they have their phones with them all the time. Christine Hall is our “Call of the Wool” editor and we owe her a debt of gratitude. Christine you’ve done a great job with this. Let me know what you think about this, everyone.
Thanks,
Heather

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imageI’m going to name it, My 4th of July Hitchhiker. Can’t wear it till September or October. It’s been warm at the September DKG meetings. Can’t wear a shawlette then. This is my second one. I think I’ll make 12 of them and name them. First one was all in greens. Anyone of you 114 knitters/bloggers have a Hitchhiker to share? Patty Lyons is coming to town. Sounds like Christmas. No really. Patty Lyons is the best. I see her designs everywhere in my emails. The info about all of her classes are on Craftsy or on her website. I bet all of her classes are full this month in Centerville. I’m just Knitting hitchhikers and using a technique she taught me. It’s that ‘increase’ where you knit into the stitch and then go to knit into the back of that same stitch but don’t knit it, just slip it. You don’t get that horizontal stitch. Love that lesson. I love the tips on the Hitchhiker. The shawlette is a long, wide scarf done on long US 3 knitting needles.   I find myself increasing “Patty’s Way” in 3 different areas in its construction. To make the tip on a tip you need to increase at the end of the 7th row. Only mistake I made. I had to frog back a long way. I hate frogging and usually can accept a mistake. Lesson learned. Didn’t know it really mattered. It matters. You can buy the Hitchhiker Pattern on Ravelry for $4.51. It comes from europe. I didn’t know how much I was spending since it only showed up in the europian currency. It’s a bargain. You get it right now and you just need 575 Yds of self-striping sock yarn. I’m using 2 different colors (yes skeins). I didn’t have enough of one skein. When I’m 30 tips in I change color but keep the first color and go back and forth for 2 rows each. Join on smooth double increase side. Not 8th row; Purl first stitch, bind off 5 stitches or so. Moms making one that is all blues. She had 3 skeins of the same color. Probably could get 2 Hitchhikers out of those.

Happy 3rd of July!

Heather

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Learning Tree Farm:
Hello knitters! We have a fun opportunity to share knitting with the community coming up in September. Learning Tree Farm will be having it’s annual Autumn Fest event September 23rd. We need knitters to participate in this event to promote knitting as an art to those who attend. Event hours are from 10am to 4pm. Volunteers can work in shifts to knit and show/teach others who will be at the farm who are interested in learning about knitting. Contact Lynn M. for details and to sign up to help at the event. For information about the festival check out their website at: http://www.learningtreefarm.org/

Wool Gathering:
Hello Members,

The 2017 Wool Gathering at Young’s Dairy in Yellow Springs will be here before we know it. Currently we need volunteers for 2 hour shifts to man the Dayton Guild table to promote the guild, membership and knitting. The dates are September 16th and 17th. Hours for shifts are Saturday from 10am to 7pm and Sunday 10am to 5pm. This is a great event held yearly to promote everything fiber so pick up a shift and while you’re there you can look around and find something to boost your knitting collection. Contact Lynn M. or Monica M. to sign up. Their contact information is in the guild directory and newsletter.

 

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We are having our annual picnic and celebrating another great year of knitting. This will be our last meeting before the summer break. We will resume in September with new officers. We will be selling some of our DKG merchandise (see picture above) so bring some cash. Also if you have anything that you want to sell bring it to the picnic.   Please keep it to Knitting related objects. We will be presenting Barbara with the Log Cabin Afghan we created at Carol Anderson’s Retreat and Wanda with her gifts of appreciation. You won’t want to miss this wonderful event. We will start at 10 a.m. with Barbara leading the DKG meeting. The picnic is a pot luck so bring something yummy to share. Drinks and place settings will be provided by the Dayton Knitting Guild.

See you there.

Heather

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Mary Shue and Valerie Mosely would like to invite members of the Dayton Knitting Guild and the Wool Gatherers Guild from Plymouth, Michigan, to join us in an Orenburg Shawl KAL (knit along). It will be held in the Dayton Knitting Guild’s Ravelry group. We will open up a thread called something clever like “Orenburg Lace KAL”.

Some of us will be knitting the Diamond Triangular Shawl. The pattern can be found in The Gossamer Webs Design Collection by Galina Khmeleva. You may choose another Orenburg pattern if you wish. The KAL will begin June 1, 2017. You may cast on sooner or join us at any time. There are no prizes and no finish dates scheduled.

The Diamond Triangular Shawl takes about 1000 yards of lace weight yarn. If you need suggestions, suri alpaca, wool/silk blends, non-superwash wool, or wool/mohair blends would work. A natural cream color is traditional but any solid or tonal color that would show the lace pattern would be ideal. A yarn that will hold its shape when blocked is what will work best.
Errata can be found at: https://www.interweave.com/interweave-errata-corrections/.

Please come and join us or drop by the thread to chat. The thread will be active by May 1.
Questions? Contact Mary Shue; willknit4donuts on Ravelry

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