Thursday, March 25, 2010

Knitters Love Crochet!

Knitters Love Crochet

The Stockinettes put down their knitting needles and picked up crochet hooks for the March Tuesday Night Program. Jude Tarrant led the program teaching Crochet for Knitters!

Jude teaching crochet edging

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!

Monday, March 8, 2010

Sock Club!

Hot off the press...

Sock Club

Congratulations to our very own Stockinette Terry Morris. She has two sock patterns published in the newly published book Sock Club. Two of her original original designs are in the book: Cozy Cable Socks and Beaded Lattice Socks.

You can follow Terry's knitting adventures on the high seas by reading her blog Sailing Knitter. Terry and her husband sold their house and possessions in 2006 and now call a 50' Gulfstar Sailmaster home. Talk about adventuresome!

Terry is a well loved and long standing member of the Camellia City Stockinettes. Be sure to check out her book and blog!

Happy Sailing Terry and again Congratulations!

Friday, March 5, 2010

March Meeting!

Cable March Madness!

There was a definite green, Celtic and Aran theme to the March Meeting!

With St. Patrick's Day just around the corner, members were encouraged to wear green to the meeting. What a showing of green there was from Aran sweaters to cabled berets!

The Stockinettes packed the house again with nearly 100 members in attendance. Membership leader Doris K. reported that we now have 175 members including a new "junior member" who is just 5 yrs old. Talk about keeping our craft alive!

The March Challenge
Annemieke's "Ludo" sweater by
Designer Elsebeth Lavold

The March monthly challenge was to "Knit with Cables".

Did you know that the monthly challenge has changed to a fun new format? There is now a "theme" for the "challenge of the month" verses an actual pattern challenge. Based on the 34 March challenge participators ...this seems to be a big hit!

Kudos to Cindi and Beth for changing up the monthly challenge for the Stockinettes. Now when you participate in the Monthly Challenge, you earn an entry into the challenge drawing that evening.

Congratulations to the March challenge winner Phyllis A.. She won a $25.00 gift certificate to Rumpelstiltskin's.

The Stockinettes Love a Challenge!

Yes, we can twist the cable!

Attending the monthly Guild Meeting is a great way to "stay in the loop" with the Stockinettes!

Nina R. reported on the Stockinette Ravelympics 2010 team, Team Yarn Sac Near & Far. Over 20 members challenged themselves during the Winter Olympics including Kimberly H. who competed from her new home in Idaho! (Yes, most competitors crossed the finish line!)

Stitch 'N Pitch is just around the corner. Bring your knitting and come out to Raley Field and cheer on the Rivercats Wednesday, May 5th, 2010. We have a reserve section so be sure to buy your official Stockinette tickets through the Stockinettes at the April meeting.

Wilma K. reported on the California State Fair . This year's dates are July 14 to August 1, 2010. As always, The Stockinettes booth can be found in the Creative Arts Building.

Save the date for the Second Annual Retreat this October 14 - 17, 2010 at Camp Richardson, South Lake Tahoe. It will be pretty tough to "out do" last year's Retreat but here's hoping we can do it!

BIG News Announcement!

Perhaps the most exciting news of the evening was Beth's announcement...

Amy Singer is coming this November.

Amy Singer is a designer,author and the editor of Amy will be our special guest and featured speaker at our November Guild Meeting. There will also be three lace workshops with Amy that weekend. Be sure to mark your calendar!

Cable Challengers!

As you can see...there are a lot of fabulous things happening this year for the Stockinettes.

The Stockinettes are truly one of the most fabulous knitting guilds around. There's a tremendous amount of work that goes on behind the scenes for the Stockinettes...thanks to the many Guild member volunteers.

The Guild is seeking volunteers for committees and special events this year. Can you volunteer?