Our meeting this month was about Garter Bars. We had 2 new members (Martha and Margaret) in attendance and 1 visitor (Nancy) along with Reba, Alysha, BJ and Elaine. We had 3 sizes of garter bars to work with. Standard, Bulky and Bond. Everyone was amazed and relieved that maneuvering the garter bar was not as difficult as imagined. Swatches and dishcloths were made.
Thursday, February 4, 2010
We decided to combine November and December meetings into one, due to the Christmas Crazy Season :-) In fact it was so crazy we forgot to take pictures!! But meet we did....... with Reba, Alysha, Amber and BJ being in attendance. Reba had recently gotten her new lace carriage and we all watched in awe of the magical lace!! It is always fun to play with new toys.
Wednesday, February 3, 2010
In the fall of 2008 a few of us in the IL/KY area decided to make a local Machine Knit group happen…..do or die!! Only a few of us were able to make it that 1st meeting, but we are a determined bunch! We all hibernated over the winter and gave it another go in the spring of 2009. Most of our early meetings were show and tell and reviewing each others’ library of MK books and magazines! But that only got us more inspired :-) The March 2009 meeting we worked on slippers on the bulky. That was BJ’s first handshake with a metal bed bulky and she bought one the next month she loved it so much!! We tried to have a monthly meeting at Reba’s house each month that spring…….one meeting was spent learning a lace carriage and color changer. Another meeting was learning to punch our own punch cards. Then we decided to grow a bit and started meeting at the Hobby Lobby back room in August 2009. In hopes of adding members we made our meeting all about Introduction to Machine Knitting……with numerous machines in several gauges set up, we supplied the yarn and instructions and had a blast intriguing people with the speed of machine knitting!