by Shela Perrin
Guest Speaker: Bling Your Knits! By Laura Nelkin - this is a deep dive into the multiple ways you can add beads to your knitting.
In person meeting was at Rose City Park Presbyterian Church located at 1907 NE 45th Avenue, Portland, Oregon. Doors opened at 6:00pm for social knitting. In person and virtual program began at 7:00pm and there was no entry after 7:00pm. In person attendance is limited to 75 people so you must RSVP online to save a seat. Masks are recommended but not required. In order to be accessible to everyone, we will continue to have a virtual format. Meeting volunteers are needed to set up and put away chairs and tables, registration, meeting assistants, A/V support, the help desk, and to monitor the zoom chat. If you are interested, please write to email@example.com. Seth is our volunteer chair and he can answer any questions you may have about volunteering.
Kate Perry made the acknowledgment of the land we are gathering on as traditionally stewarded by Indigenous peoples since time immemorial.
2023 membership that begins July and going forward are subject to dues pro-rated to $17.50 for the remainder of the year. All memberships are up for renewal at the beginning of the new year. Scholarships and Gift Memberships are available, just send a note to firstname.lastname@example.org or visit our website at puddletownknittersguild.com/membership.
If you know of any upcoming fiber events or have a guild speaker or topic idea, please email those to email@example.com.
Raffle prize for this meeting is Woolfolk Fall 23 Ebook for both virtual and in person raffles. Winners please contact a board member with your email address so the prize can be sent to you.
Virtual Knit Nights are every Monday 6-8pm Pacific Time - knit and chat from the comfort of your own home, pajamas are encouraged.
The Stephen West Mystery Knit Along began October 8th, continues October 15, 22nd, and 29th from 7-9pm. The zoom link is on puddletown's website. Information about the MKAL itself can be found at www.Stephenandpenelope.com/pages/faq-MKAL.
Puddletown Knitters Guild presents the board candidates for 2024:
Sioux Van Kol - President
Simone Heymann - Treasurer
Anna Lorton - Member at Large, Vice President
Michelle Myers - Secretary
Kate Perry - Member at Large, Events Chair
Susan Plack - Member at Large, Tech Chair
Seth Richardson - Member at Large, Volunteer Chair
There will be voting for the above slate in the November meeting.
The official Service Project for 2023 is knitting for Foster Children and families for our partners, Boxes of Love and With Love. Baby blanket challenge is ongoing until the November meeting. Thank you to all for the knitters’ contributions. Diverse Dolls Prize Winners: 1st prize goes to Ann Howell and 2nd prize goes to Caroline Barnes. Thanks for everyone who knit stuffed animals and dolls for the challenge! Help us find our 2024 partner. Do you know of an organization we could serve? Email Ellen at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Member tips with Anna Lorton presented a tutorial on seaming live stitches. It was suggested it was called Russian Grafting and can be used as an alternative to Kitchener Stitch. It is done using a crochet hook and is quick and easy to do. Send your tip suggestions or volunteer for future member tips by reaching out to email@example.com.
Laura Nelkin presented Bling Your Knits!
Laura introduced us to knitting with beads showing us multiple ways to add them to our knit items. We learned how to place beads with a crochet hook or super floss, how to work with pre-strung beads in a variety of ways. She shared with us how to choose beads and yarn along with how to look at an existing pattern in your library and add beads to it. She also included a Beading 101 pdf with all the information she shared with us. Laura offered us a 15% discount off all her kits and patterns. Use the code PUDDLE2023 at checkout, good through October 17th. For more information her website is nelkindesigns.com. You can also find her on Etsy (nelkindesigns.com/kits), or Ravelry (nelkindesigns.com/patternsrav). Join her mailing list. Her Ravelry group is nelkindesigns.com/Ravelry.
Show and Tell - In person participants brought finished items with pattern name and yarn details handy. Limit to one item per meeting. Virtual attendees, submit your photos, include your pattern name, yarn details and anything special about your project. Email your photos to firstname.lastname@example.org. A shawl collar sweater topped the list at this meeting. We also saw a giant rainbow shawl, a KAL shawl, Frog and Toad with pants, an Icelandic wool green sweater. Another sweater with texture and lace and a gold and green shawl.
Upcoming fibre events:
Next Month Ana Campos presents Overcoming the Fear of Hand Dyed Yarns and Variegation.