Sunday, July 8, 2012

Monthly Guild Meeting - July 12, 2012


Monthly Meeting: Thursday, July 12th at 7pm. 
Program: Charity Knit, Book Discussion 
Location: Merrick Golf Club, Club House Rd Merrick NY, Just South of Merrick Rd, East of Meadowbrook Pkwy. 
Questions: Contact us at liknitcrochetguild@gmail.com
Join us for Charity Knitting in preparation for our August 9th Charity Dinner. Sue Klingener will review our Charities and invite interested Charity Chairpersons to give a brief presentation.
Book Discussion: Sweater Quest:My Year of Knitting Dangerously by Adrienne martini .
Don’t forget to bring your dollars for the 50/50.
What could be better than knitting for good causes, discussing a book, & sharing an evening with new & old friends!! See you on the 12th!!

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Yarn Design Challenge

The Yarn Design Challenge was a BIG HIT!! I am in awe of everyone who participated. As I walked around the comment I heard most was about how difficult to choose the three favorites.

Here are the three big winners:
And here are all the beautiful submissions.
















Thank you again to all who participated and worked so hard on their projects. I am honored to be among you all!

Saturday, March 3, 2012

Thursday, March 8, 2012

We will be having our Design Challenge this month. We asked anyone who would like to participate to create something with the colors White, Black, Gray, and Red. It can be an original design or any type of pattern you have. It doesn't have to be a garment, you may use embellishments. The item must have all colors in it and it must be at least 50% handmade. I am so excited to see what everyone will be bringing!

There will also be a Yarn Tasting hosted by our wonderful friends from Knit in Roslyn. We will be sampling several different types of yarn so bring a variety of sized needles and hooks.

We all look forward to seeing everyone!

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Thursday, February 9, 2012 Guild Meeting

Date: Thurs. February 9, 2012 at 7PM
Program: Members Teaching Members
Location: Merrick Golf Clubhouse just East of Meadowbrook Parkway, Merrick Road East Exit, and 2nd right onto Clubhouse Rd.

Members Teaching Members:


Freeform Knitting and Crocheting: The Next Step (with Carol Braunstein)
How do you turn your freeform crochet or knitting into a wearable garment? How do you put the pieces together or start making a pattern? In this workshop, you learn everything you need to know, to begin a freeform knit or crochet project.
Materials/Homework: If you have some freeform scrumbles, bring them with you. If not, Carol will show/tell you how to start. Bring 2 different leftover bits of yarn, a crochet hook or knitting needles. Bring paper and pencil and Carol will describe how to start the process of putting them together into something wearable!

Kitchener Stitch (with Alice Dictor)
The Kitchener Stitch (aka. Weaving and Grafting) is a technique that everyone should experience and have in their repertoire. Kitchener is a procedure used for invisibly weaving together live stitches. If you want to learn or forgot how to do it, this would be a great opportunity to try it out.
Materials/Homework: Cast on 10-20 stitches and knit 6 or so rows in stockinette, DO NOT BIND OFF. Leave at least 2’ of yarn. Make 2. Please bring a tapestry needle.

Create Your Loofah Soap! (with Judy Lambert)
What an excellent gift idea! Learn how to create your own
loofah soaps! You will learn how to make soap covered with needle felted jacket creating a soap that acts like a foaming washcloth shrinking as the soap is used. Use as a fragrance for your knitting, linen closets, drawers etc. If you don’t have any of these materials, please feel to watch and join in the fun. Spinners, if you have stray roving/fleece, could you share a bit with us?
Materials: Roving/fleece of various colors, Felting needles, Foam felting pad, Bar of soap.

Crafts & Technology Today (with Meryle Greenberg)
Do you know about Ravelry? How about the different Apps for your Droid, Nook, iPhone, or iPad. Join this open forum on the latest trends with knitting and crocheting apps and sharing what you may have.
Materials/Homework: Pen and Paper for notes. A list of apps you would like to share or know of. Laptop, netbook, IPad, Itouch or IPhone.


Beading Techniques (with Angela Monserrate)
Are you ready to add some “bling” to your projects? In this workshop, you will make a sample swatch and learn two different techniques to add beads to your knitting or crocheting projects.
Materials/Homework: With dk or worsted wt yarn make one swatch as follows: cast on 20 stitches in stockinette stitch, do not bind off. Bring one small ball or skein of dk or worsted weight yarn; needle or hook appropriate to yarn; Size C or a .75mm crochet hook. Note: Beads will be supplied for workshop.

Front and Back Post Crochet Scarf (with Joanne DePuy)
Learn how to make a pretty scarf using the front and back post techniques.
Materials/Homework: Any light colored dk or worsted yarn. If you want to start your scarf this evening, make sure you have at least 250+ yards. Crochet H or I hook to be sure that the scarf is going to be cushy enough! Don’t forget a piece of paper and pen to write down the techniques.

There will be plenty of knitting, & socializing. We will also have a 50/50, bring your dollars. Hope to see you on the 9th!

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Knitting Humor

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Thursday, January 12, 2011 - Annual Pot Luck Dinner

Date: Thurs. January 12, 2012, 7PM

Program: Pot Luck Social to ring in 2012. All are welcome!!
If you weren’t able to sign up to bring a specific dish, just bring anything or just yourself and join in the fun with your fellow knitters!! There will be plenty of knitting, eating & socializing. We will also have a 50/50, so bring your dollar!

Location: Merrick Golf Clubhouse just East of Meadowbrook Parkway, Merrick Road East Exit, and 2nd right onto Clubhouse Rd.

If you are on Ravelry, you may look in the Long Island Knitting & Crochet Guild Forum under Annual Potluck Dinner, to see a partial list of items that folks have volunteered to bring…the more, the merrier!!

See you there!

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Our "Winter Woolies" Tree at the Festival of Trees

The Festival of Trees was during the Thanksgiving weekend. Tuesday night a few guild members decorated our tree for the event and it came out beautiful! Here are a few photos of our tree with some of the beautiful ornaments we created!

Friday, around 12:30, guild member Gloria was on stage when they announced the winners. Unfortunately, we didn't win a ribbon and we are not exactly sure how they judge the winners, but our tree came out wonderful and is a winner to us! Proceeds for all donated trees benefit United Cerebral Palsy.
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LIKCG'S WINTER WOOLIES
Here's our tree topper with some novelty eyelash yarn, with needles sticking out and five larger sweaters (that wouldn't fit into the ornaments) spelling out the word P-E-A-C-E.

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Here's some of our ornaments. It was difficult to take pictures of all the ornaments and the tree. Our tree was in a grouping with two other trees.
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Gingerbread Man Ornament
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Here's a cute ornament with just a ball of yarn and toothpicks sticking out as needles.
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Full size photo of our tree. (Note: The ballerina slippers are on the tree behind ours).
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