Designer of the Month – October, 2019

The Designer of the Month, Tanis Gray, was presented by Bea Soila . Tanis is an American designer based in Fairfax, VA. Her Ravelry name is TanisKnits and her website is http://www.tanisknits.com. She has a long career in the industry. Was a Yarn Editor at Vogue Knitting and co-editor of Knit.1. Currently she is a…

Book of the Month – October, 2019

The Book of the Month, Learn-To-Knit Afghan by Barbara Walker, was presented by Patti Reyes. The patterns in the book are categorized by technique and range from simple knit and purl stitches to lace and color work. The book can be used to explore different stitches and knitting techniques. The afghan is quite large if…

Block of the Month – October, 2019

The block of the month for October is Acorns, 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.

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 https://jamescoxknits.com. 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.