Saturday, February 27, 2010

Stitches West!

Betsy Shopping at Stitches West!

Every February knitters across America head to the Santa Clara Convention Center for STITCHES West.

Many Camellia City Stockinettes were spotted at the Stitches West Marketplace on Friday, February 26, 2010. Here they are:

Caught on Camera at Stitches West!

Daniella & Lorna

Daniella enjoyed classes and shopping at the Marketplace.

Lorna Miser worked the show for Village Spinning & Weaving as a Designer and did book signings as well.


Sally was there working the Wild Fibers Magazine booth!


Cathy, aka "The Librarian",
picked up three fabulous books for the Guild Library while shopping.


Cheryl was excited to finally find some "real"
San Francisco Giants colors!

Diane & Elizabeth

Serious yarn shoppers say "shop 'till ya drop"!


Catherine "scored" on some Noro yarn deals!

You certainly can tell by all those Stockinette smiles that eveyone had a fabulous time!
Be sure to mark your calendar for Stitches West 2011.
It will be held February 24 - 27, 2011.

See you there! You might even be caught on camera!

Let's Spin!

Let's Spin!

Introduction to Spinning was the February Program Class. Stockinette President Lizette Hopkins is an avid spinner and led this fun and informative workshop for the Stockinettes.

Here's a quick recap of Introduction to Spinning:

Cheryl's a Spinner!

Most of the Intro to Spinning attendees had never spun before. Each attendee was given a drop spindle and fleece to spin their own yarn. Lizette began the program with instructions on how to even make your own drop spindle.

As the photo above shows, Cheryl and the Stockinettes had no trouble getting the hang of spinning!

Ready, Set...Spin!

Spin, Spin, Spin!

Lizette worked the room making sure everyone was able to get the hang of spinning with a drop spindle.

Sandy spinning away!

Stockinette Sandy loves to spin. She became hooked on spinning at last year's
Lambtown in Dixon.

She loves spinning and says "it's very therapeutic"!

If you haven't tried spinning...why not give it a try!

Thursday, February 11, 2010

February Guild Meeting

Knit From Your Heart!

The February Guild Meeting was all about hearts, love, red and knitting.

With Valentine's Day just around the corner, there was an obvious holiday heart theme to this February meeting!

Nina's "Falling in Love" Scarf

The monthly challenge due at the February Meeting was "Knit From The Heart".

Guild members were challenged to knit projects that were "knit from the heart". This naturally included heart motif projects, knits for someone you love or knitting that you love. There was a wonderful array of knit challenges showcased at the meeting including Nina's adorable "Falling in Love" heart scarf knit in Jojoland cashmere!

We Love Red!

The Stockinettes love the color Red!

There was a lot of red worn at the February meeting.

The Stockinettes heart (love)
Community Service Knitting!

Veterans Lap Robes

At the February meeting it was quite evident that the Stockinette members "knit from their hearts" and give generously to local community service projects! The Stockinettes donate Veterans Lap Robes, Preemie Baby Hats and Chemo Caps on a regular monthly basis.

All About Hearts!

Anne's All Heart Shawl

Stockinette member Anne T. really took the monthly challenge to heart. Her All Heart Shawl was the show stopper of the meeting. Her project was definitely "knit from the heart" and for someone she loves...her Mother. This adorable heart motif wrap is from Nicky Epstein's book Knitting A Kiss In Every Stitch.

To create her All Heart Shawl, Anne enlisted the help of her two sisters (living in Paris and Seattle) to knit as many hearts as they could in varying sizes both in stockinette and seed stitch. Anne joined the hearts into the wrap and is now sending it off to her mother for Valentine's Day.

Anne says "Mom's a knitter and a quilter so she will love it". We know she will, too!

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Meet the 2010 Board of Directors!

2010 Board of Directors

Meet the 2010 Board of Directors!

Front Row (left to right):
Treasurer: Barbara Debert, Secretary: Emmy Aricioglu and President: Lizette Hopkins

Back Row (left to right):
Dual Membership: Doris Keller, Dual Vice Presidents: Beth Callahan & Cindi Unmack, Dual Membership: Jude Tarrant

Let's hear it for the Camellia City Stockinettes
2010 Board of Directors!

Thank you ladies for your dedication and hard work!
We know it will be a wonderful year under your leadership!