October Guild Meeting

Tuesday October 2 from 7-9

Christmas Make - It Take It.
This can be done either flat and seamed, or in the round. With size 7 or 8 needles and worsted yarn, cast on 24 stitches. Join or knit flat 2 by 2 ribbing for 12 rows changing colors when you want. Run yarn thru top loops and sew up
side if necessary.
Hint: You are making a little hat. 

Bring to MeetingYour needles, scissors and a darning needle. Bits of colorful yarn, poly fill stuffing if you have it. 

There will also be some fun ideas for quick-to-knit small. Christmas items.  Come join us for this fun evening

Alpaca Days

Saturday and Sunday. September 29 & 30 from 10-3

Join the guild  for Alpaca Days at C& M Acres south of Maxwell.  There will be alpacas galore and an opportunity to tour the new fiber mill! Bring a chair, lunch and beverages and of course your knitting or spinning! A tent will be provided.  It should be a nice weekend weather-wise.  

Here is the address:

C & M Acres
33707 663rd Ave
Maxwell, Iowa
Website: www.cmacres.com

Google Map: http://g.co/maps/j9b58
It takes about 45 minutes to get there
Fair Entry Review

At the monthly meeting Tuesday September 4, we were all thrilled to view the fair entries of our members, up close and personal.  It was interesting to hear the stories behind the making of the items, challenges, re-dos, and such.  Many ribbon winners and all beautiful work!  Congratulations Ladies, well done!
For a listing of all the handknitting winners go to the following link at the State Fair of Iowa's website. http://www.iowastatefair.org/competition/results/wilcox-wins-big-in-iowa-state-fair-hand-knitting-contest/
Please refer to the "See what we do..." section in the lower right of our page, you can see the stunning knitting from the fair via photos.  Enjoy!

We also heard a recap of Stitches Midwest by 3 of our members.  Each had a review of classes, banquets, market place, yarns etc.  Inspiries one to want to attend one of these events!  Thank you.

We have a busy month of knit & chats plus Alpaca Days so check our calendar page for the September listings.

Click for Babies Purple Hats are due in October.  New born size hats in any shade of purple and machine washable.  Nancy will collect them at the next meeting on October 2.

Remember to join or renew your membership by Septmeber 20 to continue receiving the newsletter.  Still just $15.