Thursday, April 3, 2014

WE LOVE TO KNIT!

We are a group of knitters of all skill levels from around the Annapolis, MD area. Our meetings are held the first Tuesday of every month from 7-9PM on the 7th floor of the Belcher Pavilion at Anne Arundel Medical Center (AAMC).  We are very grateful to AAMC for providing such a great meeting space for us.  New members and visitors are welcome to attend a meeting and hopefully join us.  Dues are $25 annually and support speakers and activities throughout the year.  At every  meeting we share our current projects and knitting needles and yarn are usually in our hands.

Check out our Ravelry group ... SOUTH RIVER KNITTING GUILD to see what members have been knitting.  (see more info about us in the posts below)
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NEXT MEETING:  OCTOBER 7, Guest speaker, Audrey Morris, will introduce variegated yarns.

SEPTEMBER 12/13:  Knitters Day/Nite Out at DoubleTree Hilton, Annapolis with SRKG members and knitting friends from Montgomery County.  Lunch at Les Follies.  Lots of knitting.  Thank you, Teresa, for organizing and herding these cats!



 SEPTEMBER 2.  Got the fall off to a great start with our annual "Swap Meet" and discussion of our upcoming programs. 

Karen and Brenda adding to their stashes!

A good group but missing some regulars.

JULY 1.  We heard about The Knitting Guild of American (TKGA)  Master Knitter Program from Kim Schneibolk who has completed two of the levels of this intensive curriculum
 
JUNE 3.  Craftsy lesson: “Know Your Wool” by Deborah Robson.  Amazing what you don't know about a fabric that's been in your hands for years!  Following this we did "show and tell" from all who went, saw, and bought at Sheep and Wool.


APRIL 1 meeting held; this is not an "April Fool"!  Finally no snow, spring in the air and lots of members came to enjoy each other's company and share our knitting.  Three new knitters joined!  After the business meeting and election of  officers for next year, members showed off their progress on the Knit-A-Long: the Mizzle.  Those that are completed were modeled and are pictured here.  Note the many beautiful colors and the yarns are yummy too!  

The May meeting is our annual dinner and charity drawing.  We will meet at BRIO in Annapolis Town Centre at 6PM.

Monday, February 17, 2014

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MARCH 4 MEETING CANCELLED due to weather again!

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  February 17 Noni Designs Workshop

Four members attended a Noni Designs workshop on finishing our "Two Flavors" bags.  We chose different colors and different embellishments to complete our projects and learned tricks and tips to make a unique bag.  Nora had us think about and then explain our "good, better, best" options to take our projects to new and exciting levels of completion.  All in all a great day spent inside out of the snow and ice.
Lee, Karen and Teresa with the bags before the finishing.
The first step was adding the metal opening and beading around it.  Here're some of the bags to that point.

Some of us were able to get at least one of the two bags to an almost finished point with embellishments:  red has sparkle rivets; blue has seed beads and black has Cabuchon rivets.


Wednesday, November 6, 2013

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2014

January and February meetings cancelled due to weather conditions.
The Noni workshop is rescheduled to Monday, February 17 from 10am-4pm.
Hoping for the snow and ice to be gone when we get together on March 4 for what will be our first meeting in 2014!

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2013
November 5 meeting was well attended.   Welcome Barb E.!
Members came to learn from our speaker, the SilverSiren, Brenda Rajkovich, the ins and outs of Ravelry.
     


  Members also decided that our KAL would be MIZZLE, a free Ravelry pattern that will give everyone a chance to show off her color knowledge; at the April 2014 we will sit and knit this pattern.

Wednesday, October 2, 2013


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 2013
October 1 Meeting:  many members present and two new.  Welcome Pat and Jane!

Collected first round of Knitted Knockers, which have all been machine washed and survived the dryer! 

Almost everyone got a Forget-Me-Not flower to start knitting for the Auxiliary Auction pillows.

Long discussion on what to Knit-A-Long; finally decided we would all do a shawl.  Next month we will bring patterns from which to choose.

Friday, September 6, 2013

South River Knitting Guild


Currently SRKG members contribute knitting time and effort supporting charity projects:
 
           * Tiny hats for the AAMC Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)
 We are asked to follow this hat pattern  precisely; the hat is knitted flat and can easily be worked in the round, too.  We use our own new or stash yarn for these.


          * Scarves with a touch (or more) of pink for the AAMC Breast Center 
The design or pattern is chosen by the knitter and uses new or stash yarn.

        
         * Knitted Knockers for the AAMC Breast Center.  This is a new project for 2013; as we complete them we will post pictures.  The pattern and information about this project is at http://knittedknockers.info/


Every year we choose a group project in which many of our members participate for inclusion in the Silent Auction of the AAMC Foundation Annual Fundraising Gala.  Some of our recent contribution have been:
  •  Patchwork sampler afghans                 

  • Heart Pillows (The Gala focus that year was cardiology.)
    •  Layettes for a baby girl and a baby boy
 


Our programs include learning new knitting techniques and Knit-Alongs using the same pattern with our individual twists.  Here are some of our efforts.
  •  We learned to draft and knit from silk caps and hankies....decadent!


  • Our Felt Clogs (Fiber Trends) were a lot of fun; they kept our feet warm through our snowy winter.





  • Another Knit-Along was Nature Speak Knits' "RAVENELI"; a fun jacket or vest knit in the round with a circular, big shawl-type collar. Lots of Noro, run with dk and worsted solid colors, Malabrigo, tripled dks in lots of combos! (Thanks Jeanne!)

  •   The E. Zimmermann's Baby Surprise Jacket project was a big success! They all turned out great and each very different! A BIG Thanks to Kellie Nuss !


  •   "FROM THE TOP"; Nature Speak Knit's top-down, set-in sleeve crew neck pullover. They are "looking marvelous!!!".(Again... Thanks Jeanne!

Lots of Noro (Silk Garden, Kureyon, Sakura), Ellen's Half Pint Silk/Mohair, Manos Del Uruguay, Debbie Bliss Silk Road Aran, Malibrigo, Stonehedge .... the results are stunning!


Interested in finding out more about us?  Email your questions to 
   southriverknittingguild@gmail.com