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!

1 comment:

  1. Wonderful reporting and photos, Lisette. I always enjoy reading the blog. Thank you.