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Thursday, March 11th, 2021
Virtual Program starts at 7 p.m.

Our meeting is virtual so we can stay connected to our fiber community. 
Jennifer will talk about sharing her Navajo heritage through Native focused knitting designs. She'll give us a tour of her home, family store, frybread stand (small example of tortilla making by Clara, Jennifer's grandmother) and talk about how she is keeping her heritage alive through design. She'll show her inspirations and talk a bit about appreciation vs appropriation.

Jennifer will introduce her Tsekoh Cowl (Rock cut/Canyon), which was designed specifically for her visit to Puddletown, and which will be featured in the class she will teach for the Guild on April 17th and April 24th, 2021.

 
CLICK HERE to join the meeting via ZOOM on Thursday, 3/11
VIRTUAL CLASS:

Mixing of Cultures Stranded Colorwork with Jennifer Berg (Native Knits)


Two Sessions on Saturdays: 4/17 & 4/24
10:00 a.m.
on Zoom or 1:00 p.m. on Zoom


In this two-part virtual class, Jennifer will explain how she incorporates her Navajo heritage into her designs and where she finds inspiration. As part of this class, students will have the opportunity to make a collaborative project, featuring Jennifer's TseKoh (rock-cut/canyon) Cowl and be shown how to add their own personality, heritage, or symbols into a colorwork chart that will be at the center of the cowl.
 
CLICK HERE for class details and registration
Registration is open to members only through Sunday, March 7th. If any seats are available on Monday, March 8th registration will be open to the general public.
 
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.
Member Tip with Anna Lorton
Anna shows us some tips for organizing your stash. 

Share a photo of your stash and send a sentence or two about a tip that works for you! It's not too late! Send a note to info@puddletownknittersguild.com.
 
Raffle Sneak Peek
Jen Berg Kit 
The Hope Headband pattern and stitch markers by Jennifer Berg, along with two skeins of Blue Sky Fibers Woolstok in Deep Velvet and Northern Lights (100% Fine Highland Wool • 50g/123yd)

Matching Project Bag and Mask with Yarn
Our own Anna Lorton has made this beautiful bag (100% quilting cotton, lined, small Japanese style knot bag, pattern by Indigobird Design) and face mask (2 layers of 100% quilting cotton, pleated style, with elastic ear loops, one size fits most). Plus a skein of Knit Picks Perciosa Tonal, worsted in dusty rose (100% Merino Wool • 100g/273yd)

Cast On, Bind Off Book
This one-of-a-kind reference book presents more than 50 ways to cast on and bind off. Discover the perfect beginning and ending for every knitting project!
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 showandtell@puddletownknittersguild.com before you go to bed on Tuesday, February 9th.
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
APRIL MEETING:  
Carson Demers of Ergo, I Knit shares Tips to Knitting Longevity and Comfort
Let’s face it, we all want to knit forever! What’s your plan to get there? Here’s a talk that will give you an overview of what you need to have in mind to make your goal. We’ll discuss specific tips that you can take away and try in your knitting. And you’ll get some strategies for integrating them into your knitting routine.
APRIL MEETING:  
Faith Humphrey Hill of Dartily presents Mirror Knitting
Mirror Knitting is 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.
Community Events

RCYC 2021 is Virtual!

2021 will mark the 12th year of the Rose City Yarn Crawl. RCYC organizers have made the hard decision to go virtual. The crawl will be extended to 10 days instead of its usual 4. Crawl from the comfort of your home and explore our Rose City shops.
Visit the RCYC website to learn how to participate in the crawl (and maybe you'll win a Grand Prize). Don't forget to follow RCYC on Instagram for updates.
Weird Sisters Spring KAL: Anker's Summer Shirt

Runs March 17th - April 14th on Zoom 
Join Weird Sisters for a Spring Knit Along! Anker's Summer Shirt by PetiteKnits calls for a light DK yarn and can easily be modified for any season.
Native Knits Trunk Show 
Virtual Show with Jen Berg

April 1st at 4pm PST on Zoom
Featuring Native Knits stitch markers including an exclusive custom PKG set, handmade shawl cuffs and select pattern kits. Join Jen Berg for a virtual meet & greet on April 1st!
Abstract Fiber invites sock knitters to test the latest pattern.

We’re looking for 3-4 people who have experience knitting socks (or adventurous beginners!) We provide detailed knitted instructions in a PDF file emailed to you. We will also include yarn! Testers who give us lots of notes with feedback on the pattern (difficulty, errors, etc.), regular progress reports, and include photos on your Ravelry page or other social media will receive compensation for completion by the deadline at the end of April. If this sounds like you are up for the task, please send Lori an email at abstractfiber@gmail.com.
Knitted Wit is hosting a springtime KAL, featuring a full skein of Knitted Wit Sock or Fingering plus a Sixlet of mini Smarties or Gumballs and all of Shannon Squire's patterns that feature this awesome combo! The KAL kicks off the week of 8th with the sale of kits, and we'll start knitting on the first day of Spring, March 20th. Check out all of the eligible patterns here (and a new one will be debuted for the KAL!)

Knitted Wit is also hosting their first-in-a-while Open Studio, on Saturday, March 20th from 11am-4pm. Snag an appointment here, and you can grab a kit in person! Otherwise, they'll be posting the kits for sale on March 8th.
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 info@puddletownknitterguild.com.
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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