May 2023 Meeting Recap: Member Tips and Ellie Alexander-Loomis presents Scrap Down with Skeinanigans
by Shela Perrin
In person meeting at Rose City Park Presbyterian Church located at 1907 NE 45th Avenue, Portland, Oregon 97213. Doors open at 6:00pm for social knitting. In person and virtual program begins at 7:00pm and there is no entry after 7:00pm. In person attendance is limited to 75 people so you must RSVP online to save a seat. If there aren't enough RSVPs, we won't have an in person meeting. Masks are recommended, but not required. To continue to be accessible to everyone, we will still have a virtual format as long as it is possible. Meeting volunteers needed to set up chairs, greet other members or help monitor the zoom chat. Please share your availability via email@example.com when you RSVP or by filling out this form.
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Member Tips were brought to us by Margaret Weddell. Margaret talked about Tunisian crochet.
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Ellie Alexander-Loomis presented Scrap Down with Skeinanigans! They began with a bit of color theory so your project does not turn out all brown. They then offered tips and tricks developed to make scrappy blankets fun. Ellie is a practitioner of many crafts where she resides on beautiful Whidbey Island in Washington State. They are known for the Northeasterly pattern offered by Skeinanigans Designs. They enjoy acting in community theater, plays Dungeons and Dragons, and cuddling two rescue hound dogs.
Show and Tell: Share your projects and receive an extra raffle ticket or online entry. There were several in-person folk and one virtual entry (the last one). Simone used a friend's gift of samoyed dog hair yarn to knit part of the pattern in the sweater Feel the Bern by Caitlin Hunter, Kimberly knit the brioche cables Banneton Hat by Jenn Lampen, Ellen knit a beautiful blanket with her scraps from many class projects based on the Universal Fibonacci Blanket by Annie Modesitt, Rebecca knit the gorgeous beaded lace shawl Peony – Pfingstrose Shawl by Hayley Tsang Sather with over 1000 beads, Susan machine knit a sweater sideways that didn't behave as expected from the swatch and the yarn crawl mystery knit with worsted, Judy knit a blanket directly from swatches so everything in her blanket has come from a project. She used a #8 needle and usually just one strand, but doubled the fingering at times. She knit about 200 stitches and the finished project was 34” X 54”. If you want to share an item, bring your finished projects, have your pattern name and yarn details ready. Virtual attendees, submit photos, including your pattern name, yarn details and anything special about the project. Email your photos to email@example.com before you go to bed on the Tuesday before our meeting.
Michele Lee Bernstein is offering a 15% discount with code METEOR on the Starfall Cowl which features assigned pooling.
Raffle Prizes for this meeting are as follows:
- PomPom Mini Pom: Happy Knits for Little Kids book
- 1 skein of Blue Sky Fibers Organic Cotton yarn
Next Month our guest speaker will be Seth Richardson presenting Embracing Creativity: How a Natural Human Impulse Drives Us to Knit Amazing Things! Seth is a Portland-based pattern designer who enjoys creating pieces that use simple texture.
Upcoming fibre events: