Letter from the President
I am writing this letter weeks before you read it. I will be on a trip with friends the week of the guild meeting. And although I want to be sure and pack an umbrella, comfortable shoes and the perfect pair of black pants that will take me from rock climbing to the opera, there is an even more important item to include. That, of course, is a knitting project. But which one?
In my case I will be flying, so I’ll be wedging my mature posterior into what feels like a toddler’s booster seat with zero elbow room. So, a project that’s small and light, with no charts or super complicated directions to minimize the fuss. But I also need something that will keep me occupied during a long flight and return trip. Hmmm….socks? Baby sweater? Fortunately, we’re expecting two babies in our family over the next few months, so maybe two baby sweaters. Something in lace weight, perhaps—lots of knitting on small needles with no discernible progress.
The only downside to my trip (so far!) is that I will be missing two excellent fiber events, Fiber Fusion Northwest and Vogue Knitting Live! They are completely different from a yarn-shopping standpoint: Fiber Fusion is uber-local, while Vogue Knitting Live!, although with lots of local vendors, has tons of shops, dyers, and mills that I’ve never heard of. Don’t miss this excellent stash-enhancement opportunity!
I will also be missing the show ’n tell for the guild knit-along. I will be asking board members to take lots of pictures—I can’t wait to see the results. I enjoyed the project a lot, and am so impressed with the pattern Trina created for the guild. Thanks, Trina!
I will be back for the guild holiday meeting—it should be lots of fun. Board members are already busy gathering raffle prizes and making plans. Hope to see you all there!
Paula Ward, President
Happening Near You:
Woolfolk Tov Collection II trunk show in Acorn Street
Seattle Weavers Guild Sale
October 27, 6:30pm
Acorn Street Yarn
Fall Fashion Show
October 28- 29
Tea Cozy anniversary sale
October 28- November 4
Christine Moulton exhibit of a selection of her exquisite, detail oriented textile works of art
Vogue Knitting Live Seattle
6th Annual Knit Fit Seattle
Resort at Port Ludlow, Port Ludlow, WA
Strung Along Retreat with Stephanie Pearl-McPhee
Brew Creek Centre, Whistler, British Columbia, Canada
Sea to Sky Knitters’ Retreat with Felicia Lo, Clara Parkes and Stephanie Pearl-McPhee
November 24 8:00am to 12:00pm
Acorn Street Black Friday Sale. All yarn in the shop will be on sale at 15% off the regular price. We will be closed after the sale for the remainder of the day.