November 2022 Meeting Recap: Member Tips and Jen Parroccini presents Your Most-worn Sweater: Choosing Patterns for Your Wardrobe and Your Life
by Shela Perrin
In person meeting is held at Rose City Park Presbyterian Church located at 1907 NE 45th Avenue, Portland, OR. Social knitting and a Business Member Marketplace in support of our level 3 business partners took place from 6:00pm to 7:00pm. This included a Knitted Wit sale of hand dyed yarn and craft supplies. Virtual meeting began at 7:00 pm via zoom. As a side note Knitted Wit is offering free shipping with the coupon puddletown through the end of November.
Capacity was restricted so an RSVP was required to reserve a seat. Covid vaccine and booster proof and masks are required. Bivalent Booster is required by December 8th. Proof of vaccination can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org or checked at the door. Meeting volunteers are always needed to set up chairs, greet other members, and help monitor the zoom chat. Please let us know if you can help when you RSVP for the meeting.
Membership new or renewal is available at a monthly meeting or on the website. Early bird membership will be available through December. Questions can be directed to email@example.com.
Calling for old phones or tablets with a good camera, Wi-Fi capabilities, and a power charger to assist in the meeting production. If you can donate one or more that would be very helpful.
Virtual Knit Night is now every Monday between 6 and 8pm, drop in anytime. Visit the Guild Events page on the website for a current link.
A Communications Chair is needed to fill a vacancy on the board. This position needs to be filled through the end of 2023. Monthly time commitment is 3-4 hours.
The 2023-2024 Board Member candidates for open positions were introduced. Voting took place at the Annual Official Member meeting during the November 10th meeting. All members attending in person and virtually had the opportunity to vote. Candidates were as follows:
Kate Perry, President
Julie Moore, Secretary/treasurer
Sioux Van Kol, Member at large
Maria Asbeck, Member at large
The candidate slate was approved and they will start their terms in January 2023.
Service Project was wrapped up at the November meeting and all items will be submitted to North by Northeast before Thanksgiving. They are the only clinic in Oregon devoted to African American/Black health. The clinic provides primary care services and health education, promoting through a variety of venues.
Member Tips with Anna Lorton: In a Knitting Slump?
Following are some of the tips Anna shared with us that are knitting adjacent activities, mostly cost free:
Share your tips and tricks at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you would like to try your hand at sharing tips during the meeting, please volunteer one month or several so Anna can take a sabbatical.
Next month Anna will share confessions of a knitter which will be her last tip for a while. If you want to send her any confessions that you would not want to openly confess. Send your confessions to email@example.com.
The Puddletown Knitters Guild is celebrating 5 year anniversary of the guild. Congratulations to all for your interest and participation.
Guest Speaker Jen Parroccini presented Your Most-worn Sweater: Choosing Patterns for Your Wardrobe and Your Life. She resides in Pittsburgh, PA, Jen designs patterns and teaches workshops and classes as well as offering consulting. She helps students find clarity and plan fundamentals for choosing what to add to our current wardrobe. There are many items to choose when starting a new project. She focuses on how we can determine our needs and our gaps with intention. We can find patterns on Ravelry, Instagram, Etsy, Pinterest, Reddit, a book or any making materials. She shared some hashtag places on Instagram where we can find designers and follow them. She also talked about barriers we might face in a project and shared ways we can get around them. She had suggestions to inspire us while we come up with a plan for a project.
Ravelry: Jennifer L Parroccini
Jen is teaching a workshop for your wardrobe on Saturday, November 18th at 5pm Pacific Time. This is a 3 hour virtual class and it comes with a book and a short pre-work assignment. You will leave with a framework that lasts forever and a concrete plan for your next three projects. This will be her last workshop for 2022. Cost is $75.00, class is filling up fast there are a limit of 8 attendees. Questions can be addressed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Show and tell, in person attendees must limit to one item per meeting. Virtual attendees can submit their photos. Include your pattern name and yarn details along with anything special about the project to email@example.com by the last Tuesday before the monthly meeting.
Our December 2022 meeting will feature Tina Johnston presenting the Portland Community College project: a Fleece Partnership. Tina is the owner of Black Sheet Fib er Emporium and Kokomo Yarns. She has spent many years working with the sheet at PCC Rock Creek campus. In conjunction with the farm manager Tina educates veterinary technician students about fleeces. She also shares with other spinners and is working to develop yarns and roving from the Rock Creek Campus flock. She will share her work with us.