January 2008 meeting

January 10, 2008

There were 8 in attendance: Charisse, Sue, Eleanor, Kaleng, Barb, Janet, Meredith and Liana.

Charisse opened the meeting by reminding everyone that the 2008 dues are due.
Charity projects were discussed and our Charity Project for 2008 is the Nashville General Hospital. We are to make and donate baby blankets (preemie and newborn) and baby hats. Some suggested that there are stashes of yarn available for knitters at the yarn shops and since we had a representative from both Angel Hair Yarn and The Knaughty Knitter, they both indicated that they would have a drop basket for knitted/crocheted items at the store for collection purposes.

The Retreat weekend in February has been cancelled.

We decided on a Knit-a-Long project, the very popular Clapotis. Suggested yarns are Lorna's Laces, Euroflax, any sportweight alpaca. Nothing too hairy due to the dropped stitch in the pattern. For other suggestions, for those that are Ravelry members, take a look at the yarns used for the 1,723 Clapotis projects uploaded on their site.

Sue announced that she will be attending Stitches West on Feb 20th with her daughter. She will talk about her trip at the March meeting.

New officers were elected: President: Liana Treasurer: Alice Secretary: Liana and Members in a joint effort.

Show and Share:
Sue: Baby Sweater from Minnow Knits Baby knit out of Manos in a cream color. Socks made from Bamboo, Einstein jacket made from BabaJoe grey

Kaleng: knitting socks out of Zebrato II, self striping pine/brown.

Barb: working on her Wallaby sweater made from Encore. Also showed a vest where she added sleeves from Cottage Creations, and a "fake-isle" hat made from Wisdom yarn.

Janet: "Ridged Raglans" cardigan made from Paton's Katrina.

Charisse was working on some more Fetchings wrist warmers.

Meredith: was working in the Inga hat made from Whiskey yarn.

Liana: working on socks made from Wildfoote yarn.

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