Schedule of NCKG Programs 2020-2021
Upcoming Monthly Programs Planned
The NCKG board has planned Zoom monthly membership meeting programs starting with a special meeting in December and running through June 2021.
December 8, 2020 -- Holiday Social
The guild doesn't usually meet in December, but we thought we'd give it a try this year. On Tuesday, December 8 at 7 pm, we'll hold a Zoom meeting devoted to selecting a service project KAL for 2021 and sharing our favorite holiday recipes. Bring your knitting and perhaps a holiday treat or two to enjoy during the social.
To share your holiday recipe suggestions, you'll need to be logged in to Google from your browser and have a digital copy of your recipe (a PDF would probably be best, but do what you can). Make sure that either in the name of the file or somewhere in the recipe itself, you put your name. To access our Google Drive recipe folder, click on this link, and on the web page that opens, click on the button and choose File Upload.
To see what everyone has submitted just click on the same link and scroll through the files. Double click the file names to open them.
January 11, 2021 -- From Blue Jeans to Baskets
January 11, 2021 7pm
NOTE - for this meeting only, we will be meeting on Monday to avoid conflicting with the Western Reserve Guild's special event with Laura Nelkin (see below).
Do you have old pairs of denim jeans that don’t fit anymore or have holes in the knees? Here’s an easy way to clean out your closet and create beautiful and useful baskets of any size. Make unique gifts for family and friends - but beware... you’ll want to keep them for yourself!
Varina Patel will show us how to make easy denim baskets, from start to finish.
Materials: denim jeans, sewing scissors, crochet hook, strong cotton crochet thread, needle, optional: fat straw or cardboard tube to help with rolling fabric. I’m using the cardboard tube from the center of a roll of dog waste bags. Yes, really. ;)
Skills: Single crochet, chain stitch
February 9, 2021-- Get Ready for the County Fair/Fiber Festival
Thinking about entering a county fair competition or the Great Lakes Fiber Show competition? You’ll learn all you need to know from a panel of guild ribbon winners and judges on Tuesday, February 9 at 7 pm. Panelists are Nancy Curtiss, Mo Doerner, Nora Eason, Lorraine Ehrlinger, and Kathy Mates. Finished UFOs encouraged for Show and Share.
What to bring: Questions for the panel and Show and Share items, especially FOs
March 9, 2021-- Community Service Through Knitting
Learn how you can help members of our community through your knitting. On Tuesday, March 9 at 7 pm, we will have someone from Saber Healthcare Nursing Homes speak to us about lap blankets and shawls for their residents and the importance of such donations during the pandemic.
Please join in the discussion about your favorite patterns for hats, mittens, cowls, scarves, and baby blankets. These are some of the most requested items.
The service project for the 2nd quarter of 2021 will be announced.
April 13, 2021-- Finishing Master Class
John Martin will demonstrate a few of the finishing techniques that can take your knitted items from good to great on Tuesday, April 13 at 7 pm.
1. 4 swatches 20 st x 20 rows of stockinette st worsted yarn on size 8 needles
2. 2 swatches 20 st x 20 rows garter stitch same yarn
3. 2 swatches 20 sts x 10 rows stockinette st still on needles - one on each needle. - DO NOT BIND OFF.
Please use a light color so you can see what we are going to do
Tapestry needle (blunt)
Yarn for seaming - a dark color to see what we did.
May 11, 2021-- Preparing Your Knits for Summer
Judi Pfancuff will lead a discussion on essential techniques for successfully storing handknits over the summer months on Tuesday, May 11 at 7 pm. Come prepared to share your suggestions and horror stories.
June 8, 2021-- Favorite Texture and Ribbing Stitch Patterns
Sue Crowe will share some favorite texture and ribbing stitch patterns and invite members to share their own faves on Tuesday, June 8 at 7 pm.
July 13, 2021-- Lecture by Amy Ross Manko from The Ross Farm
Amy will speak on her “Preserving rare breads, one skein at a time." initiative.
August 11, 2021-- Colorwork in Knitting: An Overview Lecture by Kate Atherley. Note the day is changed to the 2nd Wednesday of the month.
There are many different ways to incorporate multiple colors into your knitting: stranded/Fair Isle, intarsia, slipped stitch, stripes, even two-color variants of linen stitch and brioche. The challenge for knitters is that each method requires different techniques, and they’re not always well-explained! This session provides an overview of the different methods – and their associated techniques – to equip knitters with the core skills to be able to identify and tackle different types of projects.
September 14, 2021-- Knit Companion
Knit Companion presentation/discussion.
October 11, 2021-- Guild Member Competition
Guild Member Competition if we’re back to meeting in person.
November 8, 2021--Gift Exchange and Holiday Party
Gift Exchange and Holiday Party if we’re back to meeting in person and Holiday Party via Zoom if not.
December 2021--No Meeting