March Meeting - March 2nd, 2010 - Guest Speakers from Heartland Fiber Co.

Our March meeting is coming up this Tuesday from 7pm to 9pm at Grace Methodist Church in Des Moines.

The owners of Heartland Fiber Co. in Winterset ( will be speaking on the history of themselves and their store. They recently attended market and will also be sharing what's new in knitting.

Bring your knitting and come knit with us - Visitors are always welcome!

Happy Knitting!

Knitting Getaway!! - February 20th, 2010

Knit Day!! - Saturday February 20th 10am to ?

Are you getting sick of snow and winter? If so come join us at the Des Moines Knitting Guild’s Knit Day on February 20th. Lots of fun, food and knitting. Even a chance to learn something new in one of the workshops.
Location will be the basement of the Grace Methodist Church - 3700 Cottage Grove in Des Moines. There is a lot of room so invite your friends.

You are welcome to come and go at anytime. The day will be potluck so bring a favorite dish to share. Coffee will be provided by the Guild.
The fee is $10 to cover the cost of the room. There will be drawings for door prizes throughout the day.

Ellen will be presenting the Japanese Baby Blanket with the star pattern. This is for anyone who missed one of her classes in January. Bring a size 7 to 9 needle. The guild has lots of yarn you can use (including a few pound skeins).

Vicky will be presenting the Helix Hat. Knitters should have 3 colors of worsted weight yarn yarn. They should cast on stitches on a 16-inch needle or longer if you use magic loop method(sz 7 or 8 needle) and knit in the round for about 1-1/2 inches in one color of the yarn. The number of stitches should be divisible by 3………for an adult in worsted weight, I would suggest 81, 90 or 99 stitches. Child’s 72 or 75 or 78.

Pat is bringing her wheel to demonstrate how to spin yarn. There is plenty of room in the church basement so if anyone has a wheel feel free to bring it.

Anyone having a problem with a pattern or a project there will be other knitters attending to offer help or ideas

Vistors are always welcome and you do not need to be a member of the guild to attend. Hope to see you there!

February Meeting

Our February meeting will be held tonight from 7pm to 9pm at our usual meeting location - Grace Methodist Church in Des Moines. There will be information on the upcoming Knitting Getaway and our next workshop on Japanese Knitting. Hope to see you there.

Bring your knitting and come knit with us - Visitors are always welcome!
Happy Knitting!