October 2021 Monthly Round-up

Welcome Guild Members and Friends! . The Monthly Round-up is where you’ll find a summary of upcoming guests, workshops, knit-alongs, the Quarterly Knitting Challenge, Block of the Month, the Monthly Stashbusting Skillbuilder and whatever else grabs our interest that we want to share with you. Please enjoy and feel free to drop us a line with any suggestions or corrections. knittingguildofthedesert@kgodadmin

Media of the Month

This month we looked at several knitting themed blogs

Modern Daily knitting

https://www.oliveknits.com/blog/

pattylyons.com

thismanknits.com

yarnharlot.ca

expressionfiberarts.com

westknits.com

nelkindesigns.blogspot.com

MILEAGE MAKER CONTEST 

We’re aiming for the Moon! 225,623 Yarn Yards

For September we traveled 6,347 yarn yards. (2.81% of goal)

Total: 86,903 yarn yards (38.52% of goal)

Remember to submit your items to be included in the drawing! September draw winner was Alice Ellefson.

Click here to Download Mileage tracker PDF

Quarterly Knit Challenge

“Show Your Color Inspiration”

Our knitting challenge is to show us your color inspiration. Using a picture as inspiration for the colors you choose, knit a pillow, at least 8″ square using five or more colors. Use any color technique, and it can be knit flat or in the round. Send us a pic of your final project and your inspiration picture by Jan 3, 2021 ( A week before our January meeting)

October Stashbusting Skill-builder

The stashbuster for October is the Hidden Falls Headband by Crystal Hyatt.

https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/hidden-falls-headband

These videos will help you with the skills needed for this project:

• Blocking Stranded Colorwork with a Wooden Spoon (4:28) 

            by Roxanne Richardson 

• Easy way to Knit FAIR ISLE, Mosaic and Other Stranded Colorwork in the Round and Flat (14:36) 

            by 10rowsaday 

• German twisted cast-on (in slow-motion) & easy alternative and purlwise method (11:21) 

            by NimbleNeedles 

• Jogless Cast On in the Round (11:06) 

            by Roxanne Richardson 

• Jogless Finish When Binding Off in the Round (3:59) 

            by Roxanne Richardson 

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