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Puddletown Knitters Guild Newsletter
Thursday, May 13th, 2021
Virtual Program starts at 7 p.m.

Our meeting is virtual so we can stay connected to our fiber community. 
Faith Humphrey Hill of Dartily will discuss Mirror Knitting, a technique that allows the knitter to work stitches from the left hand needle to the right hand needle, then knit them back again from the right hand needle to the left all without turning the work. Mirror Knitting is an efficient technique for short rows, large projects that are heavy to rotate, and colorful yoke cardigans that you don’t need to steek! It’s also a technique that is interchangeable with other methods within a single project. This presentation will include demonstrations of the technique in both English and Continental styles of knitting as well as a discussion of the technique’s impact on stitch structure.
CLICK HERE to join the meeting via ZOOM on Thursday, 5/13
Did you have problems joining us in the past? 
Our Zoom meetings now have more positive ease! We've upgraded our room size to make sure everyone can get in.

Running late? Please join us. Your entrance won't disrupt the meeting. Pajamas are welcome—no one will see you. Be comfortable.
Welcome Elle Gough 
We're excited to announce that Elle has joined the Board as our new Events Chair. She's already busy planning some fun activities for later this year.
Ideas Needed! 
Our growing guild needs a new home! We're looking for an affordable event space for future member meetings. Does your office rent a large room? Or perhaps there's a gym or cafeteria at your kid's school available to rent. Send your ideas to
Member Tip with Anna Lorton
Anna shares the finer points of how to wind cakes and balls from skeins. 

Share your tips and tricks! Send a note to
Raffle Sneak Peek
Embody by Jacqueline Cieslak
Embody consists of three infinitely adaptable patterns — two knitting, one sewing — with bespoke instructions to create customized, perfectly fitted garments designed to be the foundation of any maker’s me-made wardrobe.

Opposite Coast Dyes drawstring bag
This lovely naturally-dyed bag by Opposite Coast Dyes has a few extra treats inside.

Starlight Hat Pattern Collection
These eight hat patterns were designed by members of the Starlight Knitting Society team. All proceeds from this collection will benefit The Q Center of Portland and The Nikkei Legacy Center.
Show and Tell
Submit your photos! We would love it if you’d talk about your project during the meeting. If you won’t be there or would prefer not to speak, just let us know.

Email your photos to before you go to bed on Tuesday, May 11th.
2021 Charity Knitting

Our 2021 charity knitting project is Winter Warmth for Rose Haven Women's Shelter. Any type of warm item is welcome—hats, gloves, scarves, cowls, even sweaters if you are so inclined. Since their guests are all ages, all sizes and color schemes are welcome. Want to crochet or sew an item? Go ahead. Machine washable is the only rule.

Need yarn? Email Outreach for supplies.

Rose Haven is a day shelter and community center serving women, gender non‑conforming folks, and their children experiencing poverty, trauma, and intersecting issues.
Guild Membership
We're happy to have guests at our events. After a meeting or two, we ask that you support our programs by becoming a member.

Click here for an overview of Individual Membership
Click here for more information of Business Membership.
Join or renew now >

Join Puddletown's Virtual Knit Nights Every Tuesday
Drop-in anytime between 6 and 8 p.m.

The link changes weekly. Visit the Guild Events page for the current link.
Mark Your Calendar
Guild Events
Jesie Ostermiller of Knitty Jo Designs presents Mastering Color Choice
Jesie Ostermiller, the author of The Colorwork Bible, will discuss how to choose colors that work together. She will teach the techniques and skills that are needed to make effective and successful color choices. The presentation will include real knitting examples to help knitters identify color combinations, learn about the science behind the color wheel, and apply that knowledge to create beautiful knitwear. Jesie is an avid knitter and designer with a passion for colorwork. Her designs have been featured in various Interweave publications and can be found on Ravelry.
Carolyn Bloom of Bloom Handmade Studio presents Creating Outside Your Comfort Zone — Taking Chances, Embracing Mistakes and Discovering Your Artistic Potential
Carolyn Bloom is a designer and teacher who has developed techniques for embroidery on stockinette that allow the items to be reversible. She will share examples and her creative process. She believes that taking risks in artistry and allowing for failure leads to rewarding learning, changing, and expanding artistic experiences. Carolyn’s patterns have been published by Interweave Press and Twist Collective. She has been featured as a guest lecturer at Knitty City in New York City.
Community Events
Water's Edge

Set a course for knitting adventure with five fresh patterns
Inspired by riverbank rambles and seaside sojourns, this size-inclusive and stylish collection offers knitters welcome additions to their handmade wardrobes. Two cardigans, two pullovers, and a hat by designers Alice Caetano, Norah Gaughan, Emily Greene, Victoria Pemberton, and Lis Smith mingle traditional knitwear elements with modern silhouettes for fresh yet timeless pieces wearable for seasons to come.

PLUS — Dapple has two new colors available: Black Walnut and Currant. 

Visit for more information.

We're using Zoom for our meetings and knit nights, but what is it?

Zoom is a virtual meeting program. There's no signup process or fee for you—just a quick registration.

When you click the event's link, you will be prompted to install Zoom if you haven't used it before. If you'd like to test it, you can click an event link at any time. Here's a quick video showing what to expect when you join the meeting.
Guild Leadership

If you'd like to be more involved with programming, special events, or administration within the Guild, we're looking for members to help sustain and grow our Board over the coming years.

For more information visit the About Us page, talk to one of the Board members at a meeting, or email us
Our mission is to promote a diverse community of knitters of all abilities, to support local fiber providers and artists from farm to needles, to model respect for the local fiber community by actively valuing their time and expertise.
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