Sunday, January 29, 2012

January 2012 Meeting

Great way to start the new machine knitting year!  We have one new member so far and a returning member from our Hobby Lobby meeting place days :-)

Amber from Metroplis made it to the meeting after a long absence from MKing due to family events.  She currently uses her Bond but decided to take a look at the Bulky SK151 that Reba was selling. We all got involved in giving on the spot lessons and YES she got "HOOKED" and that machine has a new home! 

It was good to see you again Amber after such a long absence :-) 

Margie's niece Melody from Paducah joined the club.  She is a brand new MKer, with a standard gauge machine that Margie set her up with.  Here she is getting some basics from Alysha.

She did not bring her machine but got some hands on with the Bulky that was set up.

Alysha worked on finding the quickest way to cast on.  She was very focused :-) 

We all chimed in on our personal favorite ways and I think she came up with a plan for her future dishcloth production. 

There was a discusion about yarn winders, Margie brought one for review.

Margie also brought some lovely sweaters she had knit for her husband!

 Alysha had made some adorable hats and has now perfected her brim.  Very cute! 

She also did a cotton ribbed Market bag

The door prize this month was won by Amber!  Margie provided a double eyed bodkin as the prize, which we know is a "must have" for all MKers and the hardest thing to keep track of, so we all need several just in case.  It was a fun meeting with new and old friends :-)

We hope to see all you gals that were missing at the meeting next month on Feburary 25th.  Happy Knitting till then!