September Meeting – 2019

Future meetings: November 4, 2019 – To be announced. December 2, 2019 – Challenge reveal – Turn your UFO into a FO. January 6 & 7, 2020 – Tanis Gray Monday afternoon – Lace or beaded lace Tuesday morning – Mosaic or Slip-stitch knitting Tuesday afternoon – project work Show and Share: Program: The program…

Upcoming meeting – October 7th

The meeting will take place on Monday the 7th of October at 9:30 am at the University of California, Palm Desert Campus.  Our Program will be James Cox, of James Cox Knits, talking about Knitting Fashion. See James Cox returns to the Guild to share his process for creating fashionable knitwear, for women and…

Designer of the Month – September, 2019

The Designer of the Month, Lorilee Beltman, was presented by Cathleen Jolley. Lorilee used to be the shop owner of Knit City in Grand Rapids, MI but now resides in Seattle. Lorilee is known for teaching and taking the mystery out of various knitting techniques. Lorilee will teach various classes at the upcoming Stitches in…

Book of the Month – September, 2019

The Book of the Month, 365 Knitting Stitches a Year: Perpetual Calendar, was presented by Ann Leiboh. Ann uses the book to design her own scarves and baby blankets. For baby blankets she would ask the parents to select patterns from the book and she would incorporate it into the blanket. Sometimes she use the…

Block of the Month – September, 2019

The block of the month for September is Roman Lace, designed by Ellie Hahn. The block of the month can be used to create blocks for charity blankets collected by the Guild. For the pattern click here.

Upcoming Meeting – Sept. 9

(Meeting is the second Monday of September due to the Labor Day holiday.) Start time 9:30AM at the usual location, University of California, Palm Desert Campus. Program will be breakout mini-classes on various types of cast-on methods. Planned: Provisional, twisted German, and Emily Ocker’s circular cast on.

Designer of the Month – August, 2019

The Designer of the Month, Kieran Foley, was presented by Pieter Strydom. He is a British textile designer that also designs knitting patterns. He is known for his colorful designs and designs that mimic nature. His website is and can also be found on Ravelry. The featured image is Atlantic Waves.

Book of the Month – August, 2019

The Book of the Month was presented by Mariellen Boss. She looked through her knitting books and picked up the ones she has used a lot in the past. One of the books is a Coats & Clark’s book, Book no 192, on Socks, Mittens and Accessories. This book is still relevant today and she…

August Meeting – 2019

The meeting took place on Monday the 5th of August at 9:30 am. The program was a video on the history of knitting. Attendees brought knitting and kept their hands busy while enjoying the video. Show and Share