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Puddletown Newsletter
Thursday, April 8th, 2021
Virtual Program starts at 7 p.m.

Our meeting is virtual so we can stay connected to our fiber community. 
Carson Demers of Ergo, I Knit will give an overview of what you need to know in order to be able to knit comfortably for years to come. He’ll give specific tips and strategies for integrating his recommendations into your knitting routine. Carson is a physical therapist who manages an ergonomics program for a San Francisco Bay Area medical center. He is also accomplished at knitting, spinning, designing, teaching, writing—always with a watchful eye toward ergonomics. His aim is to keep knitters creating healthfully and comfortably ever after. Carson is the author and publisher of Knitting Comfortably: The Ergonomics of Handknitting and a regular contributor to Ply magazine.
 
CLICK HERE to join the meeting via ZOOM on Thursday, 4/8
Special Vote
The Board is proposing changes to our bylaws to allow for growth of the Guild. Before Carson's presentation, we'll have a brief official business meeting for members to approve the proposed bylaws.
Review the proposed bylaws
VIRTUAL CLASS:

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


Two Sessions on Saturdays: 4/17 & 4/24
10:00 a.m. (FULL) 
on Zoom or 1:00 p.m. (Just a few seats left!) 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
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 shares some tips for swatch motivation. 

Share your tips and tricks! Send a note to info@puddletownknittersguild.com.
Raffle Sneak Peek
Addi Rocket Squared Needles and Yarn
Square needles are recommended by Carson Demers. Try them out with a skein of Knit Picks Preciosa Tonal worsted weight in Pluot (100% Merino Wool • 273 yards/100 grams).

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 Chroma fingering weight in Tiki (70% Superwash Wool, 30% Nylon • 396 yards/100 grams).

The Knitters Handy Book of Patterns by Ann Budd
Offering charts and plans, this unique book provides knitters with a complete resource of more than 350 patterns written for multiple gauges to accommodate all weights of yarn from bulky to fingering.
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, April 6th.
Brave Girl Knitting Guild

The bags are packed! We're sending off more than $1,500 worth of cotton yarn donated by Knit Picks and private individuals. It's all topped off with needle donations from our members.

This Summer, there will be some very happy knitters in our Sister Guild, Brave Girl Knitting, located in Uganda and Rwanda. 

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
MAY 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.
JUNE MEETING:  
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.
Community Events

Native Knits Trunk Show
Through Sunday, April 4th
Featuring Native Knits stitch markers including an exclusive custom PKG set, handmade shawl cuffs and select pattern kits. 
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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