Monday, October 19, 2009

1st Annual Knitting Retreat

CCS Knitting Retreat
October 15-18, 2009
Historic Camp Richardson, South Lake Tahoe, CA

Retreat 2009

What a Retreat! Member Karen E. said it best....

"Tahoe + Yarn + Friends = Fun!"

Stay tuned for a full recap of the Retreat and fabulous photos soon. Right now the blogger is still recovering from all the fun she had up at South Lake Tahoe!

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

It's Retreat Time!

Camellia City Stockinettes 1st Annual Knitting Retreat
October 15-18, 2009
South Lake Tahoe, CA

Are your bags packed?

The First Annual Camellia City Stockinettes Knitting Retreat begins this Thursday, October 15, 2009 at Camp Richardson Historic Resort in South Lake Tahoe, CA.

There is certain to be crisp fall weather and plenty of non-stop knitting and fun with the Stockinettes who have signed up for the Retreat.

Each attendee will receive a Retreat Tote Bag filled with goodies generously donated by the Yarn and Knitting Industry. There will be ongoing Knit-Alongs, games and drawings with fabulous prizes.

If you are going and need directions, click this Camp Richardson link for directions and here for a Resort map.

Monday, October 12, 2009

October Guild Meeting

The Camellia City Stockinettes

We had a full house again for the October Guild Meeting. Our membership continues to grow each month thanks to the many Camellia City Stockinettes who have urged fellow knitters to join our fabulous knitting guild.

At our October meeting the board discussed our Shop Hop in progress, our upcoming Retreat and our annual Christmas party. We also discussed our wonderful community service charity knitting projects. Karolyn reported on how thrilled Kaiser Hospital was to receive our recent chemo hat donations.

Susan H. proudly displayed a beautiful crochet blanket that was completed by Kendal in yarns and crochet squares donated by Ginny Castle. Kendal did a wonderful job completing this special project in Ginny's honor.

Nancy Campbell and her winning
In the Garden Shawl

Member Nancy Campbell attended the meeting and brought her California State Fair winner with her. Nancy's In The Garden Shawl won first place in the Adult Apparel category and also took home the Camellia City Stockinettes award. It is a gorgeous knit shawl in one hand-painted wool and one solid yarn with lace and cable patterns. It is embellished with beaded knit flowers. Congratulations Nancy!

October Refreshments

Our October refreshments had a Halloween theme along with fresh California strawberries!

Lending Library

Cathy our Librarian reported that new books are being added to our lending library every month. Be sure to check out our new and vintage collectible books and magazines! We have some great classics for members to check out, including books and magazines on Elizabeth Zimmerman and Alice Starmore.

September Challengers

We enjoyed seeing the group of Stockinettes that took on the September challenge and knit up a Hoodie Scarf. It was wonderful to see every ones version. Surprisingly one knit up a "little red riding hood" one!

October Challenge

Our challenge project for October was presented by Lisa S. and is a Cabled Headband. Lisa found a free pattern and says it can be knit in different weight yarns. It will be fun to see next month all the variety of headbands that our members knit up.

Our next guild meeting will be on Thursday November 5th. See you there!