Holiday in July Gift-along
UPDATES ON OUR JULY PROGRAM
Great News! Laneras Yarn will be joining us at the San Marcos Historical Society with a pop-up shop. If you enjoyed their presentation in March and want to see their yarn in person, now is the time!
To help celebrate our first (in a while) in-person sit and knit opportunity, we are having a knit-along. We are featuring patterns and kits to knit up some holiday related gift items. Some can be knit while we sit together, others can be finished up at home. Members just need to bring their own needles: we suggest sizes 3/4 to 6/7 in double points and regular, and crochet hooks too, in sizes F, G, or H. Take a look at the photos at the bottom of this page for some ideas.
You do not have to work on an offered project: come and share your own ideas for holiday gifts, or if July is too soon for you to even THINK about the holidays, bring a current work in progress and sit and enjoy the company of other Guild members. We’ll have tables set up to make it all a little easier to work.
In addition to inspiring you to knit some holiday items, we envision this event as an opportunity to see each other in person, chat, and admire some of those projects that we saw on Zoom or on the website’s Show and Share page. Oh, and wear your name badge! Can’t find it? There will be blank “stick-on” name tags at the meeting for your use.
Also our Guild President, Tania Marshall, will be demonstrating machine knitting. She has kindly agreed to bring her machine to show us in person what it looks like and how it works. This is another great opportunity! She will demonstrate how it can augment your hand knitting. You will also be able to try it out. For fun, she will also bring her Addi Express Circular machine which she uses for making scarves in a jiffy. As Tania has only been machine knitting for 18 months, she’s hoping other Guild members who also machine knit will bring samples of their work to the July meeting.
Location details can be found here.
— Lou Wanna Katz, Nancy Lerer, and Mary Woo, Program Organizers