We are heartbroken. We are angry that Black Americans are in danger just for being who they are. We stand in solidarity in the fight against racism, inequality, and injustice. Black lives matter.
One of the main reasons Puddletown Knitters Guild was created was to promote a diverse community of knitters. Events from the past few weeks clearly demonstrate that we need to do better. We need to listen, to learn, and to speak out against racism, even when it's uncomfortable—especially when it's uncomfortable.
To stay connected with our fiber community; we're going virtual for our June meeting.
Are you stumped if a pattern calls for a specific cast-on technique? Are you constantly battling too-tight bind-offs? Are you in a cast-on/bind-off rut? Come explore several alternative methods for beginning and ending your projects explained by Cheryl Murray.
Member Tip with Anna Lorton
Learn easy techniques for counting your rows and placing a running stitch marker.
Show and Tell Submit your photos! We would love it if you’d talk for a minute or two about your project during the meeting. If you won’t be there or would prefer not to speak, just let us know.
Zoom is a virtual meeting program. There's no signup process or fee for you—just a quick registration.
When you click the link on your laptop, tablet, or smartphone, you will be prompted to install Zoom if you haven't used it before. If you'd like to test this early, you can click an event link at any time.
Here's a quick video showing what to expect when you join the meeting.
We Want to Know What You're Thinking
We've created a quick survey. Watch for a separate email message on Friday.
Free Yarn Pick-Up and Toy Drop-Off for Butterfly Boxes
Do you need more yarn to continue knitting stuffed animals for Butterfly Boxes? Do you have a few toys that you're ready to pass along?
We'll be hosting two free yarn pick-up times for you to replenish your supplies on Saturday, June 13th, 10-2 p.m. and Wednesday, June 17th, 10-2 p.m. And you can drop-off your finished toys, too!
Butterfly Boxes, started by Puddletown member Adrienne and her sister-in-law, helps welcome refugees and asylum seekers to Oregon. Toys should be huggable and washable. Keep in mind that most of the refugees are people of color, and dolls' skin tones should reflect their image.
Knit, crochet, sew, whatever craft speaks to you—just do it with love. A toy or two are wonderful projects to work on while we're socializing distantly.
Join Puddletown's Virtual Knit Nights Every Tuesday Drop-in anytime between 6 and 8 p.m.
Comfy clothes are recommended; pajamas encouraged. The link changes weekly. Visit Puddletown's Guild Events page for the current week's link.
Mark Your Calendar
JULY MEETING: Mary Mortensen discusses Stranded Knitting Techniques on July 9th. Stranded knitting includes several traditions (Fair Isle, Scandinavian) and is used in very modern designs as well. Mary will discuss the traditions and techniques, including steeking, charts, and color dominance.
AUGUST MEETING: Lorilee Beltman will show us how to do colorful cables on August 13th. Loriliee's articles and designs have been published in books, magazines, and online mags. She is a 2018 Knit Star teacher, the former techniques columnist at Knitty, and an online instructor at Interweave and at Bluprint where her classes are consistent best-sellers.
Lorilee will show us how to add color to knitted cables. You'll be able to learn a lot by just watching. But, if you'd like to knit along with Lorilee during the meeting, please prepare a homework swatch.
COVID‑19 UPDATE: Jennifer Berg will be visiting us on April 16th & 17th, 2021
If you registered for the workshop before we had to shift dates to April, your registration has automatically been transferred to the new date. If you have any questions, please 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.