Monday, December 20, 2010
Monday, November 8, 2010
Saturday, October 2, 2010
Julia with Fig Tree Alley a sponsor of our Guild had a booth at the Fiber Fair in Madden Hall.
Lizette Hopkins with Spin Glitz
President Lizette Hopkins was also a vendor in Madden Hall with her company Spin Glitz.
Her booth is always fun and everyone always loves her giant knitting needles!
(Mary & Doris)
Mary and Doris were spotted out in the Fiber Breeds area checking out all those beautiful wool coats! They said they have a tradtion of coming to the festival every year!
Also spotted shopping at the show were members Sally Gray, Cheryl Taylor, Lisette Davis and Nancy Jane Campbell.
Parri Shelby with Spin A Yarn is also a Guild sponsor and had a mini showroom at the Fiber Fair. She is currently looking for a new retail location for her store Spin A Yarn. We look forward to hearing about her new location soon.
Besides fiber...the best part about Lambtown USA are all those adorable lambs and alpacas!
Hope to see you at Lambtown USA next year!
Friday, September 17, 2010
There are four choices of fingering weight yarns to choose from at Knit Picks. Betsy's scarf knits up beautifully in both tonal or solid colors. The Royal Vines Scarf photographed is knit in Stroll Tonal Sock Yarn. One 100 gram skein makes a generous size scarf.
Be sure to check out Betsy's website Cultured Purl for more of her knitting designs.
(All Photographs from Knit Picks)
Friday, September 3, 2010
Vendor Night at the September Guild Meeting was a smashing success thanks to all the fabulous Vendors and the Stockinette shoppers!
President Lizette Hopkins breezed through the business portion of the meeting reminding all the Stockinettes that "there is shopping to do"!
As for official business, Amy Singer from Knitty.com is coming in November. Mark your calendar! Amy will be a special guest and speaker at the November Guild Meeting on Thursday, November 4, 2010. Sign ups for Amy's Modular Lace classes will take place at the October meeting.Now for some shopping fun...here are some photos from Vendor Night!
Vice President Cindi Unmack invited Auburn studio potter Marianne DeMartini to be a Vendor. She is coincidentally also member Daniella Z.'s friend! Marianne makes beautiful handmade pottery. Her beautiful Yarn Bowls were the hit of the night!
A real treat of the night was the booth where Stockinettes Cindi Unmack of Left Coast Yarns & Betsy Coyne of Cultured Purl combined forces.
Michele & Sheila
Members Michele & Sheila were returning Vendors and had their fabulous fabric hanging circular needle holders and clever needle roll-up holders to store your dpns. What a wonderful product to organize all your knitting needles!
This year they also sold vintage needlework magazines.
What a treat to step back in time (1914-1943) with Needlecraft, Ladies Home Journal Companion and American Needlewoman magazines from that era!
New business member Julia from Fig Tree Alley had a booth, too.
Multi talented member Linda Greene had a booth,too. She is one talented needlework lady. She knits, crochets and does beautiful embroidery work. Her booth had a very lovely vintage display and nice array of one-of-a-kind handmade items. Notice how nicely she coordinated her outfit to match her booth!
What a Night!
With all the shopping fun it was obvious everyone had a wonderful time at Vendor Night. Member Annemieke Y. summed it up best with her recent post on the Stockinette Ravelry Group:
"This was my first vendor night and I thought it was awesome. All the vendors were very unique and I thought there was something for everyone. I myself may have made a purchase or two."
Thank you to all the Vendors and Stockinette Shoppers for making Vendor Night a smashing success!
Feel free to contact the Vendors directly if you would like to make additional purchases!
Monday, August 9, 2010
It's time for UK Knit Camp in Stirling, Scotland August 9 - 14, 2010.
Even though Scotland is clear across the pond...the Camellia City Stockinettes are going to be well represented.
Attending UK Knit Camp this year are: Cindi, Doris, Jude and Jill B.
Local Sacramento Designer Joan McGowan-Michael has also traveled to UK Knit Camp as an instructor.
We wish all the Stockinettes safe travels and can't wait to hear all about their knitting journey to Scotland. Click here to read all about the special events happening during Knit Camp.
For more information on UK Knit camp visit British Yarn.
Saturday, July 24, 2010
Hey everybody...it's California State Fair time
July 14 - August 1, 2010.
The Camellia City Stockinettes held their annual knitting display in the Creative Arts Building on Wednesday July 21st.
Thursday, July 15, 2010
Saturday, July 10, 2010
The July Tuesday Night Program was another fun filled night for the Stockinettes! The program agenda this month was learning how to make mitered squares to make a Sock Yarn Blanket.
The program night was led by Cindi Unmack. Cindi's very own Sock Yarn Blanket has inspired many other Stockinette Knitters to join the fun of knitting a Sock Yarn Blanket.
Here's what Michele C. had to say about the Program:
Tuesday evening’s program started with the “Great Wee Ball Swap”.
Everyone put their “wee balls” on the table, looked around, started pointing and the ooos and aaahs began. Who knew there were so many beautiful sock yarns to choose from; every color you can imagine. Everyone walked around the table selecting “wee balls” for their own projects and couldn’t wait to get started knitting them.
Cindi explained the concept of a mitered square, explained how to get started and everyone took off. After making two squares Cindi demonstrated how to pick up stitches and add in the third square. There was quite a bit of discussion on whether the blankets should have “innees” or “outees” but everyone knew what they wanted. By the end of the evening some ladies were already pulling out their sample squares and starting a “project.”
Cindi had patterns for other mitered square project (think slippers, socks and scarves).
It was an evening filled with fun and we can’t wait to see all those mitered square projects at the August meeting.
Thank you Michele for your fabulous report!
Thank you to Cindi Unmack for leading another fun filled Tuesday Night Program.
Special thanks to Michele C. for bringing her sock yarn blanket and for offering help teaching during the program.
Thursday, July 1, 2010
Kendal was the big winner of the evening. She was the lucky winner of two yarns lots and one raffle lot,too. Way to go Kendal!
As in former years, some Stockinettes formed a team and bid on a lot together. Catherine, Jude and Lisa (photo above) were the lucky high bidders on the pink yarn lot. They scored some really beautiful yarns in lovely shades of pinks. Congratulations ladies and kudos on your Stockinette teamwork!
Other lucky winners on the raffle lots were: Daniella , Chris and Phyllis. These lucky ladies won raffle lots filled with books along with various knitting accoutrement's. A big score for any knitter for just a $1.00 raffle ticket!
A great big thank you to Sheila and Michele for organizing
another fantastic Trash to Treasure night!
Saturday, June 26, 2010
Who is Dale Spears? Well according to Lisa at Auburn Needleworks, Dale Spears is the lucky lady who won the 2010 Sac-Sierra Shop Hop Grand Prize. Dale shopped all four days and visited every yarn shop.
Sunday, June 20, 2010
Hot off the Press!
This just in from Stockinette Terry Morris aka The Sailing Knitter:
It's here! The new book by Annie Modesitt is now on Amazon.com Take a peek inside the book at the Contributors pages...see all the Camellia City Stockinettes Guild members!
Whooo hoooo! I see: Lorna Miser, Sandi Benward, Beth Callahan and me, Terry Morris. I can't wait to get my hands on this book and see all the beautiful and fun hats.
Congratulations ladies for having your hats
published in Annie's new book!
Friday, June 18, 2010
There's only two days left to show the world your love of knitting for WWKIPD. Have you been seen knitting out in public?
Spotted today and caught on camera is this lovely group of Stockinette knitters knitting out in public at their local La Bou.
Pictured left to right:
Mary, Annemieke, Cheryl, Sally and Nina.
Thank you Stockinette ladies for doing your part to show the world
just how cool knitters are!
Monday, June 14, 2010
Attention all Stockinettes...it's time for World Wide Knit in Public!
This year World Wide Knit in Public is anytime from June 12th through June 2oth. So grab your needles and your fiber friends and show the world just how "cool" knitting is!
Check the Stockinettes Ravelry group for the latest update where many of the Stockinettes plan on meeting to knit in public.
Fremont Park is located at the corner of 15th and Q St. The Naked Coffee shop is nearby, too, for refreshements.
Hope to see you out in public knitting!
Sunday, May 23, 2010
Thursday, May 13, 2010
Take Me Out To The Ballgame!
This wonderful event by TNNA (The National Needle Arts Association) is a fun way of combining two great American past times, baseball and the needle arts.
Fun Times At The Ball Park!
"Bring on the fun and the knitting!"
Yes, there was knitting!
The Stockinettes were greeted at the Raley Field gate by our very own Lorna Miser. Lorna presented special Stitch N' Pitch seat cushions and goodie bags to ticket holders who purchased through the Stitch N' Pitch event.
All in all, it was a fun evening...even though the River Cats lost.
Sunday, May 9, 2010
Thursday, May 6, 2010
Double Knitting is Double the Fun!
Have you ever tried "Double Knitting"?
The Stockinettes had a chance to learn this fun technique at the April Tuesday Night Program. Stockinette Sandi Benward taught the program. Sandi's teaching style made the class informative as well as "double the fun" for all the Stockinettes in attendance!
It was standing room only for this Tuesday Night program. Many Stockinettes were eager to learn this fun technique.
The Program proved to be so popular that Sandi even started up a Knit Along on the Stockinettes Yahoo group. She is providing help and support to help everyone finish up some fun "double knit" projects!
Have any questions...just email Sandi!
Thank you Sandi for teaching us a new technique and for another fun Tuesday Night Program!
Monday, April 19, 2010
In keeping with the environmental "green" theme, the Monthly Challenge for April was to use recycled materials and create something new. Many Stockinettes took on this challenge and were quite creative in the process!
Recycle - Reduce - Reuse
It was fun to see the many creative ways that knitters can recycle, reduce and reuse. Some knitters cut up existed knit garments and re-purposed them into handbags, skirts and blankets. A few knitters even frogged (ripped out) existing sweaters and re-knit the yarn into a new sweater (see photo above). Now that sure is being "green"!
Check out Phyllis' adorable felted sweater bag! She really got her creative juices flowing. She felted a sweater and then made up her own pattern creating her one-of-a-kind recycled sweater bag. She ended up with only a few sweater scraps left..so she saved on old sweater going to the landfill. Nice job Phyllis!
Junior Members Are Welcome
Sheila and her Granddaughter
We had a cute little visitor at our April meeting...
What a wonderful way to keep our needlecrafts alive by exposing young people to needlecrafts. If you have a young family member or friend that would be interested in a Junior Membership, please contact Doris or Jude in Membership for details.
Thank you to each and every guild member for taking on the "Knitting Green Challenge".
Saturday, April 17, 2010
Thank you, Synergex!
by Beth Callahan
It’s very hard to think of a way to thank a company as generous as Synergex. For the past several years, Synergex has allowed the Camellia City Stockinettes Knitting Guild to use corporate meeting spaces for guild project nights and workshops.
Since knitters like to give back to the community with knitted projects, they decided to make a donation of knitted chemo caps -- on behalf of Synergex – to one of Synergex’s corporate charities, The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. Michele Wong, Synergex President & CEO, is a national LLS board member, and her husband Tony is a local LLS board member.
The Stockinettes created over 100 caps of differing shapes, sizes, colors, and patterns – some for men, some for women, and some suitable for teens and children. Created of the softest, most cloud-like fibers, the caps are intended to cover and sooth the tender scalps of patients undergoing hair loss due to chemotherapy.
Current Stockinettes president Lizette Hopkins presented the hat collection on behalf of herself, last year’s president Lorna Miser, and grateful Sacramento knitters to Michele Wong. Stockinettes co-vice presidents Cindi Unmack and Beth Callahan were also in attendance. Michele accepted the hats, and will personally deliver them to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society patient services team.
Thursday, March 25, 2010
Jude taught the basics of crochet and how to use crochet as a decorative edge to knitting. The best advice Jude gave the knitters that evening was "find yourself a good crochet instruction book to use for reference"!
Lizette helping the ladies
Lizette Hopkins is also an experienced crocheter. She also helped many of the ladies learn the basics of crochet and how to crochet knit squares together for afghan making.
Jude made crochet fun for knitters!
Jude and Lizette made learning crochet fun and easy. We are so fortunate to have so many talented and experienced members in the Camellia City Stockinettes.
Get ready for the April Tuesday Night Program...Sandi Benward will be teaching Double Knitting. See you there!