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.

Upcoming meeting – June 3rd

The meeting will take place on Monday the 3rd of June 6 at 9:30 am.  We will have an out of the world program on UFO’s or better known as ‘UnFinished Objects’. Bring any UFO to the meeting and we will help you move it along.  

Book of the Month – May, 2019

The Book of the Month, Knitting for Anarchists by Anna Zilboorg, was presented by Cathleen Jolley. The book discusses the why and how of knitting and encourages knitters to use methods they are most comfortable with. She also presented Splendid Apparel: A Handbook of Embroidered Knits by Anna Zilboorg. The book features 18 full patterns…

Upcoming meeting – May 6th

The meeting will take place on Monday the 6th of May 6 at 9:30 am.  The program will be on ‘Knitting Vacations and Destinations’    

Block of the Month – May, 2019

The block of the month for May is Harris Tweed, 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.

April meeting – 2019

Logo Contest: The designs for the Logo contest were shown. It was agreed that the designs that received the most votes will be reworked and circulated for a re-vote. It was agreed that a simple design is best and the logo should contain the words ‘Knitting Guild of the Desert’.    Community Knitting: Jan Lee…

Book of the Month – April, 2019

The Book of the Month, Diagonal knitting: A different Slant by Katharine Cobey, was presented by Carol Listenberger. The book has appeal for people who dislike stitch by stitch patterns since it emphasizes creativity rather than the size and shape of the item  being dependent on the cast on.        

Block of the Month – April, 2019

The block of the month for April is Double Seed Stitch, 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 – April 1st

The meeting will take place on Monday the 1st of April at 9:30 am. Debra Mumm from Create Center in Palm Desert will be our guest speaker.  Debra is working with Olek, a fiber artist , who is currently working on a project in our valley.  You can view Olek’s projects at http://www.loveacrosstheusa.com/.    

March meeting – 2019

The March meeting was our annual Fashion Show. The theme for the Fashion Show was ‘It’s a French thing’. The following items were shown at the fashion show: Knitter: Val Anderson Pattern: Starting Point by Joji Locatelli Yarn: Hedgehog FibresNotes: Val designed a matching tassel bracelet.See her pattern modifications. Knitter: Val Anderson Pattern: Entrechat Shrug…