January meeting – 2019

Yarn donations for the stash sale at the February meeting is needed. Gilda Taigman can pick up yarn or the yarn can be delivered to the Knitter’s Haven.

The theme for the March fashion show is ‘It’s A French Thing. Suggestions for raffle donations were shared, e.g. gift cards, wine, Lotto tickets. There is a special raffle for members that purchase their fashion show tickets by the February meeting.

Ann Oswald presented guidelines for the ‘New Logo Contest” to update the KGOD logo.


  • Must include the full name of the organization: Knitting Guild of the Desert
  • Can also include KGOD or KG
  • Can also include Coachella Valley
  • Any size is acceptable

Submit: Attach to an email, or if hand drawn, scanned, faxed or delivered to Ann

Deadline: March 1

Vote: Submissions will be posted on an online gallery for members to see prior to the vote at the March 4th Fashion Show meeting. The results will be revealed at the April meeting.

Prize: One free annual KGOD membership and one year free parking

Jan Lee coordinates the Twiddle Muffs project to provide stimulating muffs for people with dementia. They can be crocheted, woven or knitted. Any yarns or decorations can be used, especially ones with lots of color and texture and accessories like buttons and ribbons. See the pattern on this website or on YouTube and Ravelry.


Cecelia Campochiaro presented a discussion on her book Sequence Knitting and her creative journey.

A simple method for creating complex fabrics by repeating a sequence of stitches with the only change being how stitches line up from row to row.

Cecelia is currently working on a book about making marls, which is taking strands of
different colors and textures and knitting them into one.

Cecelia recommended Colour Mart (www.colourmart.com) for super thin yarn (most often cashmere) that is almost like thread and is intended for combining.

Among the designers she works with are: Avril Yarn (Japan), Habu Textiles (US), Isager
Yarns (Denmark), Ito Yarns (Germany) and Shibui Yarns (US).

Cecelia Cowl by Rachel Atkinson
Sequences by Lori Versace
VOS Sweater by Ashley (for Woolfolk)
Binary by Michele Wang
Boxpleat Sweater by Tom van Deijnen

Mason-Dixon Knitting Field Guide No 5: Sequences by Kay Gardiner and Ann Shayne
The Principles of Knitting by June Hemmons Hiatt
The Ravell’d Sleeve by Catherine Lowe
Knitting Without Tears and Knitter’s Almanac by Elizabeth Zimmerman
A Treasury of Knitting Patterns & numerous other books by Barbara Walker
Popknitting: Bold Motifs Using Color & Stitch by Britt-Marie Christoffersson
Knitting BRIOCHE by Nancy Marchant
Power Cables: The Ultimate Guide to Knitting Inventive Cables by Lily Chin
Hand-Knit Works  by Setsuko Torii

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