Thursday, May 14, 2009

Sit and Knit at a Guild Meeting!

The Camellia City Stockinettes!
(Of course, we sit and knit.)

The Camellia City Stockinettes gather monthly for our guild meeting on the first Thursday of every month. Yes, of course, we sit and knit but our meetings are filled with so much more!

Perhaps you're a bit curious what a Camellia City Stockinette meeting is all about? Well, here's a peak at our most recent meeting on Thursday, May 7, 2009.

Local Knitting News!

Linda's Newspaper Story

Our meetings begin when President Lorna Miser calls our meeting to order. Next our Board of Directors cover all necessary guild business and announcements. Then our meeting is opened up to all members and knitting activities!

We love knitting news about our members and our communities. This month our member Linda spoke about her recent interview in her neighborhood's local newspaper. Linda is a volunteer knitting teacher for seniors at Carlton Plaza and at the Arden-Dimick Library. Congratulations Linda on the nice write-up and for all you give to your community!

We love Charity Knitting!

Lap Blankets with Susan

The Stockinettes are dedicated knitters for many charities and causes. At our May meeting member Susan showed us all the lovely afghans and lap robes she has collected from donations by our fabulous knitters.

A special note of thanks to our awesome "one-needle" knitter (crocheter) Kendal who brought in so many wonderful crochet lap robe blankets for the Veterans charity. Way to go Kendall!

Our Monthly Challenge!

Nina's April Monthly Challenge
"The Fish Hat".

Every month we have a fun monthly challenge project. It is a great way to learn a new technique or develop a new knitting skill. Each monthly challenge is created by a Stockinette member and includes a pattern. Members bring in their finished project the following month and we have a "show & tell" with all the projects.

In April, Nina challenged everyone with a fun Fish Hat. Here are a few photos of the "Dead or Alive Fish Hats":

Kimberly reeling in her great looking Fish Hat !

Hey, something smells fishy here!

Beth knit a Fish Purse instead of a hat!
Very Clever!

Time for Refreshments!

During our meeting we take a break for refreshments. Each month a pair of members bring in refreshments for us all to enjoy. Our refreshment break is a great time to chat, get to know other members and admire everyone's fabulous knitwear!

It's Fashion Show Time!

Everyone loves a fashion show! Each month we have a fashion show where Stockinettes bring in their beautiful finished projects to "show and tell" with us. At our Fashion Show each member stands up, tells us about their project, their pattern and their yarns, too.

The fashion show participants also share wonderful insider tips with us. They tell us what they liked or didn't like about their finished project, pattern, and yarns. This fun and fashionable part of our meeting provides helpful tips and creative inspiration for everyone!

Check out our May Fashion Show!

Cathy's "Sacramento Vest".
(A brand new pattern in
The Natura Collection by Lorna Miser)
Knit in Schachenmayr Catania.

Elizabeth's Maid Marion Vest.
Knit in Mondial La Lana Gioia &
Plymouth Rimini Rainbow.

Sandi's Felted Hat.
Knit in Lion Brand Fisherman's Wool.

Kimberly's Big Foot Shawl.
Knit in Noro Sock yarn.

Next Month's Monthly Challenge!

Elizabeth's May Challenge
Design Your Own
Neck Warmer!

The Monthly Challenge for May is from member Elizabeth. She is challenging everyone to be their own designer! Each participant will design their own neck warmer in the yarn and stitch pattern of their choice. Wow... think of all those possibilities!

We will get to see all the fabulous neck warmers at our June meeting.

So there you have it! That is what a Camellia City Stockinette meeting is all about. If you are a member, we can't wait to see you next month!

If you are not a member...we would love to have you be our guest and "sit and knit" with us at our next meeting!


  1. Lisette, I absolutely LOVE the whole post, the story, the descriptions, the described it so well and I know how much time and effort it took to create. Your photos look like beautiful portraits of our members! (Great group shot of the auditorium too!)

    Thank you so much. I hope that newcomers will feel so welcome and as if they've already been to a meeting by reading this.

    Awesome work, Lisette. Thank you!

  2. Lisette,
    you are something else!!! great job! reading the post made me want to (re) join! Keep up the good work. I love reading about our happenings.

  3. p.s. I forgot to say "How Cool is That?" You can just click on the group photo and it connects you directly with the website to join! Fantastic!