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SUMMER PICNIC
SUMMER PICNIC
and
Member Yarn Swap
July 28th
Leadership Team 2014
 J. Evelyne Liebmann, President [email protected]
 Linda Higham, Interim Vice President and Member Communication
Communication [email protected]
 Linda Cramer, Recording Secretary and Charities
[email protected]
 Raina Laredo, Programs and Webmaster
[email protected]
 Jeanne Scofidio, Treasurer
[email protected]
 Joan Ratner, Newsletter
[email protected]
 Dorothy Freeman, Charities & Library [email protected]
Our July program will be our annual pot‐luck picnic
supper. Please bring a dish to share, either a main
course or dessert, and we’ll supply tableware and
water.
This year we are also having a Yarn Swap to help
members reduce and/or refill their yarn stashes.
Simply wrap any unwanted yarn in banded skeins in
a plastic bag and label it with your name and the
price you are asking. We’ll also be talking about
upcoming KAL
KAL’ss (Knit Alongs), so bring suggestions
for projects that you would like to tackle with the
support of a group.
 Myra Cohen
Meeting Coordinator
[email protected]
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From the President . . . .
It’s July and our annual picnic is almost upon us. Please join in, sharing good food, good company, and great knitting! Please bring a dish to share, either a main course or dessert. Plates, cups, eating utensils, etc. will be supplied.
This year we are trying something new. Since we all have stashes of yarn, including the “what
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was I thinking of” items, here is your opportunity to find new items for items here is your opportunity to find new items for
your stash, or sell your old stash. Just place your yarn in a sealable plastic bag, with your name and the price you would like for the item. Please be sure that you only package full skeins with the label attached. Last month, weaver Barbara Hurley was our guest speaker. She brought with her a full range of looms for us to try out. I think we all had a fine time trying our hands at
full range of looms for us to try out. I think we all had a fine time trying our hands at weaving, which is a great way to use up a stash, creating practical items on a loom.
We are planning to bring back the KAL (Knit Along), between 6:00 p.m. and 7:00p.m. The idea behind the KAL is for those who join to work on the same project together. This is a great way to learn a new technique, such as beaded knitting, and learn p j
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from each other as we work on the project. We would like to know what projects would be of interest to you. Is there some technique you want to learn; is there a particular pattern that would be of interest to others? Let us know at the next meeting.
We will not be meeting in August ‐ ah the dog days of summer! We will resume our meetings in September, with a full line up of guest speakers for the remainder of the year. Check out the rest of the newsletter for what is on tap.
As always, Happy Knitting!
J. Evelyne Liebmann
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Summer Knitting in Bryant Park
Knitty City is teaching New Yorkers to knit this summer! Every Tuesday, from 1:30 to 3:00 p.m.,
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Bryant Park on the Upper Terrace across from the Bryant Park Grill. The program is sponsored by Plymouth Yarn and Crystal Palace, who are providing yarn and needles, which are provided for lessons, but must be returned at the end of the session. If you are already a knitter you can bring your own project and join along The program
knitter, you can bring your own project and join along. The program continues through the end of August.
Are you a member of WKG’s Ravelry group? Please join us to share your recent projects, ask knitting questions and participate in our online knitting community. http://www.ravelry.com/groups/westchester‐knitting‐guild‐2
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Scenes from last month’s weaving program with Barbara Hurley
Scenes from last month’s weaving program with Barbara Hurley. . . .
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WHAT’SS ON YOUR
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Linda Higham completed Melissa Thompson’s Sunlit Shawl using Sweet Fiber Yarns Avery Sport and Silk Cashmere Lace. JJoan Ratner made her first
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Crochet/Afghan Stitch project ‐ a colorful baby blanket for a friend’s grandchild. The yarn is Shepherd Color 4 Me sport weight from her stash.
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What arre you working on? Please tell us about your knittting projects, [email protected]
@verizon.net
This multi‐color shawl was knit by Laverne Barnes, in a yarn from Prism.
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UPCOMING KNITTING EVENTS July 2014
July 23‐27, The Knit and Crochet Show, Manchester, NH
http://www.knitandcrochetshow.com/
July 27‐August 2, New England Fiber Arts Retreat, Medomak Retreat Center, Washington, ME, http://www.medomakretreatcenter.com/newenglandfiberartsretreat.php
August 2014
August 14‐17 & 21‐24, Beth’s Vermont Retreats, Putney, VT
http://www.knittingtraditions.com/workshops/beths‐vermont‐retreats/
August 24‐26, Chesapeake Bay Blue Heron Cadre with Jane Thornley, Easton, MD
http://www.janethornley.com/blog/index.php/knitting/cadres/C17/
September 2014
September 14‐20, Knitting & Yoga Adventures ‘ Monhegan Island Adventures, Monhegan
Island, ME, http://www.knittingandyogaadventures.com/
October 2014
October 4, Hudson River Yarn Cruise, Newburgh, NY http://www cornwallyarnshop com/shoppe htm
http://www.cornwallyarnshop.com/shoppe.htm
October 9‐12, Stitches East, Hartford, CT, http://www.knittinguniverse.com/East/
October 18‐19, New York State Sheep & Wool Festival, Rhinebeck, NY, http://www.sheepandwool.com/
FUTURE
FUTURE November 1‐2, The Fiber Festival of New England, http://www.thebige.com/ese/eseevents/Fiber_Festival.asp
January 16‐18, Vogue Knitting Live, New York City, https://www.vogueknittinglive.com/ehome/index.php?eventid=45793&
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ANNOUNCEMENTS
▪ Membership renewal began in January. Jeanne will accept payment for 2014 membership at the month’s meeting.
▪ Please bring finished items for charity to the monthly meetings.
Knitting News
Joan Ratner
Calendar
• July 28 –
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• September 22 – TBA
• October 27 – Jane Daniels, Knitting in Iceland
• November 24 – Shirley Paden
MEETING SCHEDULE
MEETING
SCHEDULE
6:00 Knit Together
7:00 Announcements &
Show and Tell
7:15 Program
▪ Please
Please bring donations of yarn and plastic bring donations of yarn and plastic
knitting needles for the prison knitting program at Taconic to monthly meetings.
▪ Guests are welcome. There will be a $5 fee for guests.
MEETING ETIQUETTE REMINDER
We are fortunate to have high quality presenters during our monthly meetings. Even if you are not g
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interested in the presentation or mini‐workshop, please be respectful of others and remember:
 No talking during presentation
 Wait until Q&A period to ask questions
Meetings are held on the 4th
Monday of the month at the
Chappaqua Library
195 South Greeley Ave.
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Chappaqua, NY 10514‐3398
NY 10514 3398
914‐238‐4779
www.chappaqualibrary.org
 Wait for the presentation to end before trying on, or looking at samples
Thank you for your cooperation.
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