Saturday, July 24, 2010

It's California State Fair Time!

Sandi says... Welcome to the State Fair

Hey'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.

Kathy & Lizette proving...
Knitting is cool!

Thank you Guild Member Fair Volunteers for showing the public
just how "cool" knitting can be!

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Out & About

Close-Knit Friends at Knitique
Paige, Shirley and Bonnie

Caught on camera Wednesday at Knitique were close-knit friends Paige, Shirley and Bonnie out Shop Hopping!

According to the Stockinette ladies they were doing their own sort of Shop Hop at Rumpelstiltskin, Babetta's Yarn & Gifts, and Knitique.

Paige and Bonnie recently recruited their friend Shirley to the Guild. Welcome Shirley!

Also Out & About

Another group of Stockinettes, Lorna, Sheila, Michele and Daniella spent a beautiful day up at Donner Lake on Wednesday at an event sponsored by Kelly of Lake Tahoe Yarn Company. The event featured Diane Soucy of Knitting Pure & Simple.

Daniella said "it was so nice sitting under the trees knitting". She really enjoyed meeting Diane and says she "is so down to earth". She loved that there were samples from Knitting Pure & Simple to admire and try on.

Daniella also reported that the ladies saw another Stockinette member Lisa from Folsom there, too. They all had a great time and look forward to next year's event.

Close-Knit friendships are just one of the fabulous benefits of being a Camellia Stockinette!

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Let's Make a Sock Yarn Blanket!

Sheila's Stunning Sock Yarn Blanket!

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!

Close Knit Friends &
Sock Yarn Blanket Knitters!

Knitting a Sock Yarn Blanket "is fun and addictive" according to Sheila's Ravelry project page! Sheila and her fellow Stockinettes friends Kimberly and Michele all caught the Sock Yarn Blanket bug from Cindi Unmack a few years ago!

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.

Special thanks to Sandi Benward for bringing "wee yarn balls" donated by Babetta's Yarn & Gifts for everyone to take at the program night.

Sock Yarn Blanket

So are you ready to being your very own Sock Yarn Blanket now?

Cindi Unmack and the Stockinette Knitters were all inspired by Shelly Kang's Mitered Square Sock Yarn Blanket.

You can find the free pattern on Ravlery and read Shelly's tips "All About the Blankie" on her blog.

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Trash to Treasure

Let the Bidding Begin!

The July Guild Meeting is probably the most fun meeting of the year because it's also the Trash to Treasure night.

This year's Trash to Treasure was another fun filled event thanks to all the fabulous donations and the evening's auctioneer Lorna Miser!

This year there were twelve Trash to Treasure lots and four raffle drawings. The yarn lots went for as low as $9.00 to well over $30.00. All the money raised goes directly to the Stockinettes Library fund.

Divvying up the Winnings!

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!

Sheila & Michele

A great big thank you to Sheila and Michele for organizing

another fantastic Trash to Treasure night!