Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Great Free Hat Patterns for Charity Knitting!



Barley, free Ravelry download! Sizes range from baby to adult.

Luuk, another free Ravelry download. One of my personal favorites! Also a large range of sizes.


Chunkeanie, free pattern on Wooly Wormhead's website. I love this one since it knits up fast. Great for kids-adult sized heads. And here's a link to more free awesome hat patterns from Wooly Wormhead!

Foliage, a free Ravelry download. For if you feel like a challenge and something pretty!

Thorpe, a free Ravelry download for when you are in the mood for earflaps.

And if you want to be super speedy, you could use my free double-dutch hat pattern that uses two strands of worsted weight held at the same time!

Friday, January 29, 2016

2016 Guild Meeting Calendar

January 26, 2016: charity projects kick-off!
February 23, 2016: mystery knit-a-long
March 22, 2016: crochet granny square blanket
April 26, 2016: hats for Project HELP
May 24, 2016
June 28, 2016
July 26, 2016
August 23, 2016
September 27, 2016
October 25, 2016
November 22, 2016
December: Guild Holiday Party, location TBD

All meetings are held in the Starkville Sportsplex in Meeting Room 1 (upstairs next to the indoor walking track). We meet from 5:30 - 7:00 p.m. Knitters and crocheters of ALL skill levels are welcome! Bring a project to work on and come join us!

Monday, June 1, 2015

June 2015 Guild Meeting

Toys! Toys! Toys!



This year I've been having a lot of fun with toys--one of my goals was to knit from four toy books I have let sit unused for far too long in my library. I know I'm not the only toy knitter in our group, so I thought it would be fun to have a month devoted to sharing your favorite toy/stuffy/softie patterns!

What you'll need to bring to this meeting:
  • Your favorite toy patterns to share
  • A project to work on during the meeting
  • Your recently finished projects to share with the group
  • A door prize if you won one last month
SAVE THE DATE
June Guild Meeting
TUESDAY, June 23

5:30 - 7:00 p.m.
Starkville Sportsplex
Meeting Room 1
Starkville, MS

 
Looking forward to seeing everyone! Please come if you can even if you've missed some meetings lately--we'd love to see you!

Keep on knitting,
Emily

Thursday, April 30, 2015

May 2015 Guild Meeting

New Ways to Self-Stripe



Are you drawn to self-striping yarns, but getting bored with your standard "plain vanilla" sock? Do you have self-striping yarn in your stash that's worsted or aran weight, but aren't quite sure what to do with it? This month we'll address both issues--bring your favorite "non-traditional" sock patterns for self-striping yarns and other great patterns to use with heavier weight color-changing yarns!

What you'll need to bring to this meeting:
  • Unique self-striping sock yarn patterns to share
  • Great patterns for other color-changing yarns
  • A project to work on during the meeting
  • Your recently finished projects to share with the group
  • A door prize if you won one last month
SAVE THE DATE
May Guild Meeting
TUESDAY, May 26

5:30 - 7:00 p.m.
Starkville Sportsplex
Meeting Room 1
Starkville, MS

 
Looking forward to seeing everyone! Please come if you can even if you've missed some meetings lately--we'd love to see you!

Keep on knitting,
Emily

Monday, March 30, 2015

April 2015 Guild Meeting

Yummy Yarn


Sometimes it's just fun to oooh and ahhhh over really, really nice yarn. So this month, let's take things easy--bring your most "luxurious" yarn in your stash so we can all admire it. 

What you'll need to bring to this meeting:
  • A favorite luxury skein of yarn to share with the group
  • A project to work on during the meeting
  • Your recently finished projects to share with the group
  • A door prize if you won one last month
SAVE THE DATE
April Guild Meeting
TUESDAY, April 28

5:30 - 7:00 p.m.
Starkville Sportsplex
Meeting Room 1
Starkville, MS

 
Looking forward to seeing everyone! Please come if you can even if you've missed some meetings lately--we'd love to see you!

Keep on knitting,
Emily

Friday, February 27, 2015

March 2015 Guild Meeting

What's modular knitting?


In short, it's knitting something large in small pieces! You create the "whole" by seaming or knitting together the smaller units. A very popular blanket technique (think BeeKeeper's quilt, log cabin quilts), this technique is versatile and can be used for just about any item. This month, bring your favorite "modular" knitting or crochet pattern. 

What you'll need to bring to this meeting:
  • A copy of your favorite modular pattern to share
  • A project to work on during the meeting
  • Your recently finished projects to share with the group
  • A door prize if you won one last month
  • Don't forget your guild dues!
SAVE THE DATE
March Guild Meeting
TUESDAY, March 24

5:30 - 7:00 p.m.
Starkville Sportsplex
Meeting Room 1
Starkville, MS

 
Looking forward to seeing everyone! Please come if you can even if you've missed some meetings lately--we'd love to see you!

Keep on knitting,
Emily

Friday, January 30, 2015

Feb. 2015 Guild Meeting

Got scraps?



Was one of your New Year's Resolutions to finally do something with all those scraps you've been keeping? Then this month's meeting is for you! We'll be taking a look at some great scrap-busting patterns and have a scrap swap! So if you've been holding onto a partial skein leftover from an old project and are looking to unload it--bring it to this month's meeting and swap for something new!

What you'll need to bring to this meeting:
  • Partial skeins/leftovers if you plan to swap
  • A copy of your favorite scrap-busting pattern to share
  • A project to work on during the meeting
  • Your recently finished projects to share with the group
  • A door prize if you won one last month
  • Don't forget your guild dues!
SAVE THE DATE
Feb. Guild Meeting
TUESDAY, Feb. 24

5:30 - 7:00 p.m.
Starkville Sportsplex
Meeting Room 1
Starkville, MS

 
Looking forward to seeing everyone! Please come if you can even if you've missed some meetings lately--we'd love to see you!

Keep on knitting,
Emily