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Celeste Percy of Black Sheep Gathering
Thursday June 13th, 2019
Fremont United Methodist Church
2620 NE Fremont Street

Bus lines that'll help get you there: 17, 8, 77, 75.
 
*Doors open at 6 for social knitting. Program kicks off at 7.
 

All About Sheep to Shawl at the
annual Black Sheep Gathering 

 

Celeste Percy will be here to tell us all the ins and outs of the sheep to shawl contest held at Black Sheep Gathering every year. As a participant for three years and an organizer for more, Celeste knows everything that goes into making a shawl in 6 hours with a 6 person team. Come be inspired and then make your plans to go watch the contest live on July Fourth weekend.

 

TKGA Level 1 Master Hand Knitting Class Interest
For those interested in taking or learning about the Level 1 Master Hand Knitting Class, there will be a group sharing information during the 6 - 7 social knitting hour at this month's meeting. Member Anna Manayan will be present to lend support and encouragement. Thank you, Anna!

If you can't make it to this month's meeting, Anna will be administering a Ravelry group for communication and assistance. We'll publish out a link to that group once it's available.
Show & Tell, Good Times, Great Raffles
We'll finish up the evening with Show & Tell. Bring your recent finished objects - the glorious and the epic fails. Plus, we'll have our usual raffles, so don't forget to grab your ticket at the door!
 
Guild Happenings
World Wide Knit In Public Day!

Saturday, June 8th
9:30 am - 12:00 pm
IKEA Portland
10280 NE Cascades Pkwy
Portland, OR 97220


Join us at...IKEA! Yep, inspired by a recent "confession" at our March meeting (check it out), we're hosting WWKIPD at Portland IKEA (out by the PDX airport). You can get there via the Max Red Line, you can eat some meatballs, pick up a kitchen tool you didn't know you needed, and knit in the living room of your dreams.

We will have door prizes! Throughout the event, raffle tickets will be pulled for a number of yarn-related and IKEA-donated prizes.
Alpacas at Marquam Hill Ranch

Friday, July 26th,  10:00am-2:00pm OR
Saturday, July 27th, 10:00 am-2:00 pm


Come take a tour of the family-owned Marquam Hill Ranch with us. Bill, a retired AOA Judge for Alpaca Fleece and Performance, will talk with us about alpaca fiber, its grading, production, and uses. Jennifer will give us a tour of the facilities, and let us feed the alpacas. After lunch, we will have the opportunity to buy alpaca processed from their herd. 

Registration opens June 14th on Brown Paper Ticket. Tickets will be $16 with an option to add lunch. Each session is limited to 18 people. We will carpool to Marquam Hill Alpaca Ranch.
PKG @ Black Sheep Gathering
Call for Volunteers

Did you know that Black Sheep Gathering is coming to Linn County Fairgrounds July 4-7th 2019? This lovely event is located at Linn County Expo Center in Albany, Oregon and will have free sheep and fleece demonstrations, livestock and fleece sale in addition to a terrific marketplace. We would like to be a part of the fun!

Our guild needs volunteer help in staffing a booth to promote Puddletown and its activities past, present, and upcoming. Two volunteers are needed for Saturday July 6th and Sunday July 7th to fill at least one of the following slots:

July 6th, Saturday, 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
July 6th, Saturday, 12:00 PM to 3:00 PM
July 6th, Saturday, 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM
July 7th, Sunday, 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
July 7th, Sunday, 12:00 PM to 3:00 PM
July 7th, Sunday, 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM

Volunteers would share information with the public about our guild, including past and future presentations, events and field trips and our Rose Haven Blankets charity project. In addition volunteers would give out swag including handy knitting tips postcards and free project bag patterns (there will be finished samples to show).

To sweeten the deal, one lucky volunteer would be entered into a drawing to take home one of those lovely project bags, so volunteer now!

Contact Kim at puddletownvolunteercoordinator@gmail.com to volunteer!
July Meeting Volunteers

Thank you to the generous volunteers that help us set up, greet visitors, bring snacks, and put away chairs and tables. You make it possible for meetings to go swiftly! 

Kim Winter, our lovely volunteer coordinator, is always looking for volunteers. 

She especially would like to ensure there are sundae toppings for our Ice Cream Social / Blanket Finishing party for our July meeting (more on that later!)

Please email Kim at puddletownvolunteercoordinator@gmail.com if you'd like to be a snack-bringer at our July meeting!
Rose Haven Blanket Project

We're collaborating with Rose Haven to provide handmade blankets to their guests. 

How do we make and donate 20 blankets by October? 

1. Choose a size: lap blankets and child-size preferred
2. Choose yarn: Machine washable and acrylic preferred
3. Chose a craft: Knitting? Crochet? Something else?
4. Find some friends: Knit or crochet strips and seam them together at a party.
5. Bring in your finished blanket, show it off, inspire others!

If you need a little push to get a blanket together, we're hosting a blanket finishing party (with ice cream) for our July meeting to encourage blanket finishing! Stay tuned for more details.
Catch Up

In our May meeting, we learned first hand what it means for patterns to be "tech edited" from the Unapologetic Knitter, Meaghan Schmaltz. Meaghan gave a compelling and fun presentation that instilled great value in this necessary step to a well-received pattern.

See the recap here, and catch up on our past meetings, too. 
Knit Nights: 
Inclusion & Diversity


This month, please consider seeing Lama Rod Owens teach
RADICAL DHARMA: Race, Class, Gender, Sexuality, Identity, Power:  Conversations and Contemplations on the things we are scared to talk about, rooted in Buddhist wisdom and human experience.
http://www.kcc.org/event/radical-dharma-lama-rod-owens

June 10, 7:00-8:30
KCC Urban Center
4936 NE Skidmore St, Portland, OR 97218
Cost: Suggested donation of $15 - $50

Knit Night is our evening set aside for discussing race in the knitting community. You need not be a Guild member to visit us.

We usually meet the 2nd Monday each month in the Bob Nelson room of FUMC, yet for June we want to take the opportunity to attend this conversation. We hope you can join us!
WE *heart* OUR MEMBERS

We're hoping to give more of you kudos on our blog and social profiles because you are awesome!

Member Spotlights include pics of some of your favorite projects, your fiber arts discoveries, and what you love about knitting. If you want to be featured, let us know via email or at our meetings. You can also do our little "interview" any time. Just answer 5 or 6 questions of your choosing and email us back.

We also love hearing your great knitting-related tips! You don't have to be a Master Knitter, teacher, designer, or expert to share a helpful hint, learning, or tip at our meetings.

Let us know if you want to share a tip.
Community Events

By Hand Serial
Lookbook No. 9


From By Hand Serial: "Are you ready to explore the rugged, seaside beauty of Nova Scotia? We visited some of the most stunning sea towns we've ever seen for our latest Lookbook."

Get the latest lookbook at Portland area shops Twisted, Knotty Lamb, and For Yarn's Sake.
 
Calling Designers for Mystery Alongs
Deadline for proposals: July 31

The Rose City Yarn Crawl will host both a Mystery Knit-Along and a Mystery Crochet-Along
for the 2020 Crawl. With plans well underway for next year’s event, we are officially soliciting designers to submit proposals.

The Rose City Yarn Crawl is an annual event designed to highlight the amazing, creative, and diverse fiber scene here in the Portland metro area. Ten shops will participate in the 2020 RCYC, and the whole craft scene in Portland is highlighted, elevated and supported through this Crawl.

One big contingent of that crafting community is the diverse pool of talented designers based right here in the Pacific Northwest. We love what you do with sticks and string!

If you’re interested in designing either of the Mystery-Along shawls, visit our website for details and submit a proposal by July 31, 2019. The Rose City Yarn Crawl LLC will review the proposals and make selections in early August, giving each designer two full months to create the designs.
Unraveled Open Knitting
1227 NW 11th Avenue
Portland, OR 97209

Get together for open knitting at Unraveled in the Pearl every Sunday from 1:30pm-4:30pm. Come share your project or be inspired by others!

Socks on Vacay with
Knitted Wit & Shannon Squire Designs


It's an Instagram-centered Summertime Sock Knitting Extravaganza!
 
The rules: ​​​You must makes socks between Wednesday, May 1 and Monday, September 1, 2019 Socks must be made with Knitted Wit yarn. 
Socks must be made using one of Shannon Squire's sock patterns; and
You must share photos on IG and use #socksonvaca #socksonvacay2019 AND tag @knittedwit and @shannonsq
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