Wednesday, April 8, 2015

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.  

Visitors are welcome at meetings and hopefully will 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.  More information about us in the posts below.

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May, our annual "End of Year Dinner".  Sign up with Teresa.  See you there.

Some of what we learned at the April meeting: Ravelry 2.0 with Brenda (aka SilverSiren):
   *Ravelry continues to change and evolve with lots of tips and ideas for its members
   *Tips:  every Thursday there is a new one on the homepage so we can upgrade our knowledge
   *Road Trip Planner: under "Yarns" down the left column, there is a link to "Going on a trip" that allows you to organize your ride with stops at LYSs
   *Tags: great way to organize all those patterns moved to "Favorites" so you can quickly find the one you want when you want it
   *Groups:  find other like-minded knitters/crocheters nearby
Meeting very well attended with several new members. "Knit Doctors" were "in" for the first time and provided advice to several members; they will return occasionally.


Thursday, February 12, 2015


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MARCH 3:  CANCELLED - SNOW   

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

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FEBRUARY 3:  Nora Bellows, rescheduled from the January meeting, challenged a full house of attendees with her talk on Creating & Creativity.   She showed a TED session led by artist Phil Hansen who embraced his limitations to expand his creativity to areas not imagined previously.  Then we were engaged in helping her think creatively about a metal bag handle and its design.  













JANUARY 6:  Cancelled due to weather, just like 2014!  Nora rescheduled.

HOLIDAY PARTY AT KAREN'S was a major success!!  The fun and laughter during the "Guess Who Belongs to This Ball of Yarn" exchange made for a delightful evening and the treats added to the spirit.  Here are some photos from the evening.  Even when we have fun we KNIT!!!


Some of the SOUTH RIVER KNITTING GUILD 2014 

MARA admires MARCIA'S WORK
KNITTERS AND OTHERS TALKING ABOUT KNITTING! 



Wednesday, November 5, 2014


DECEMBER 2 MEETING:  Holiday Party.  Contact Karen for details
KARIDA

NOVEMBER 4 MEETING: 
 Karida Collins and her NEIGHBORHOOD FIBER COMPANY trunk show brought out a record number of attendees and several new members.  Karida spoke about her love of yarn and color, how she chooses her skein names and showed us yarn and kits from her collection.  An exciting evening of yarn and stories was enjoyed by all.




NEIGHBORHOOD FIBER COMPANY yarns

OCTOBER 7 MEETING: Audrey Morris spoke about how she feel in love with sheep and introduced her variegated yarns.  What a lucky lady to have all those lovely animals around.


Thursday, April 3, 2014

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.