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March 25, 2013Purls of Wisdoma newsletter of the Memphis Knitting GuildLetter From Our PresidentHello MKG!something new.Spring is here! I hope you were all able toget out and enjoy the last two beautifulweekends we had here in Memphis!Sunny and 75 in March -- can you beatthat?On April 21st, (the Sunday before ournext Guild meeting) we are planning afield trip down to the Coldwater AlpacaRanch to tour the farm and see theshearing process. I hear there will be fiberthere for sale, so if you spin or felt thismay be for you! After the farm, we willtravel to Oxford, MS for lunch and thenvisit the Knit 1 Oxford yarn shop whichPatsy will be opening Sunday just for us!Your officers have been hard at work andthings are coming up that I know you'llwant to take part in! Be sure to keep aneye on our events list here in thenewsletter to stay up to date.Rachel has planned a wonderful programthis month on Making the Most of OnlineKnitting Tools. She'll be demonstratinghow you can make the most of Ravelry,Facebook, and other popular knittingwebsites. Please come and join usMonday night -- I'm sure you'll learnA couple of notes for the trip: We will meet in the parking lot of theMalco theater near Hank of Yarn at 8AM on the 21st. We should be backin Southaven no later than 4 PM. If you would prefer to ride instead ofdrive let me know ASAP. We willvote on renting a passenger van forthe trip at Monday's meeting. If wedo not have enough interest, we willwork out carpooling in the parkinglot before we head out.Also, if your contact information haschanged since you joined the guild(Address, Phone, or E-mail) and you didnot take the retreat survey, please getMaggie the updated contact information.As always, if you have any ideas orsuggestions for our time together, pleasedo not hesitate to get in touch with me orany of your officers!JosephINSIDE THIS ISSUE:VP Report2Member Spotlight2Social Media Updates3Nuttin’ But Knittin’3Charity Corner4Free Patterns4Tip of the Month5MKG Library16-7March ProgramOur program this month will be "Using Online Resources" by Rachel, our Social Media Coordinator. Bring your Kindles, Tablets, IPhones to learn how todo these things.

VP ReportOur program this month will be "Using Online Resources" by Rachel, our Social Media Coordinator. I am so lookingforward to this. Bring your Kindles, IPads, IPhones to learn how to do these things. If you are like me, all help is appreciated.Thanks to Hank for a great program last month.April will be Show and Tell month. I think the limit will be 2 items to show per person, so everyone gets a chance to showoff and answer any questions someone might ask about your items.See you all Monday night.GailWe are very happy to welcome our newest members, Marcia Meisinger and Labrista Wadkins. A little information on Marcia follows.Marcia MeisingerHow long have you been knitting? Most of my life.What do you love about knitting? The variety and the relaxation.Any other hobbies or passions? Books, needlepoint.You may be surprised to know this about me . . . I once owned a book store.2

Social Media UpdatesFor this month’s program, I will be instructing everyone in tips of working with the different social media. For homework, pleasebring your tablet or iPhone to follow along if you want. Also, if you don't have a ravelry account, you may want to sign up and pokearound a bit so you can have a little bit of familiarity with it.RachelNuttin’ But Knittin’Lego Mechanical LoomThis machine, built predominantly from Legobricks, runs off a Lego Mindstorms NXT kit. Likean actual loom, the Lego machine takes a reel ofwool and separates it into strands. An arm thenruns another wool strand across the others, andpulls it firm—this creates the weave typicallyfound on knitwear garments.3

Charity CornerOur current charity project is to make slippers or thicksocks for people in the Crossroads Hospice. All slippersneed to be turned in by the May guild meeting and theperson who knits the most wins a prize. To help in theeffort, we are having a knitting day at Hank of Yarn. Thedate for the slipper knit-along at Hank of Yarn has beenchanged to Saturday, April 6th. Come and join in the fun!BrendaFree PatternsDanger Crafts Chubby pattern/Buttonboxwww.knitty.com4Spud & Chloë Hello Baby gan-free-pattern/

Tip of the MonthHow to Remove Ribbing from a Garment Knit from the Bottom UpThread a needle with a doubled piece of scrap yarn the same thickness as your knitting. Thread it through the row ofstitches that you want to begin knitting at later on, making sure that the right hand "leg" of each stitch is on the front ofyour darning needle. This way all the stitches will be the correct way round when you slip them onto your knitting needlelater on. Carefully cut the stitches above the row you have threaded with yarn. If you're nervous about cutting thestitches you want to knit with you can cut the stitches several rows above.5

2013 Memphis Knitting Guild LibraryPlease email Joanne at [email protected] if you would like to check out one of the following. She will bring it to you at thenext meeting and you may keep the item for one month. We have a great collection in our library. Check out the list and letJoanne know what you would like.VHS TapesHand Knitted Lace by Nancie WisemanKnitted Trims – For Woven, Pieced, Felted, Crocheted, and Knitted Projects by Ginger LutersKnitting Workshop by Elizabeth ZimmermanPart 1 – Beginnings, a HatPart 2 – Two SweatersPart 3 – Master ClassesKnitty Gritty TV Shows (with printed materials)Video 1 – Episodes 101-211Video 2 – Episodes 212-213DVDsFree Form Knitting by Colleen DavisKnitty Gritty TV Shows - Episodes 101-106, 107-112, 113, 201-206, 207-211, 212-213Learn to Knit by Knit ThisInterweave Knits 2006 CD Collection (includes 5 issues of the magazine)2009 Interweave Knits CD CollectionThe Knitters Companion DVDKnitting Daily TV Series 800 DVDsBooksAdventures of Miss Flirt-A Tale of Magic &Mystery with Knitwear Designs by Beth HahnAndean Folk Knits by Marcia LewandowskiAt Knit’s End by Stephanie Pearl-McPheeBig Needle Knit Afghans by Jeanne StaufferChildren #1 by Debbie BlissChristmas Craft BookCircular Knitting Workshop by Margaret Radcliffe (signed by author)Classic Knits by Erica KnightColor by Sally Melville (signed by author)Color Knitting by Margaret Radcliffe (signed by author)Crochet a Dozen DishclothsCrochet on the Edge by Nicky EpsteinDomino Knitting by Vivian HoxbroDrunk, Divorced and Covered in Cat Hair by Crazy Aunt Purl – Laurie PerryFamily Accessories by Leisure ArtsFamily Circle Easy Sweaters – 50 Knit and Crochet ProjectsFeng Shaun – Wallace and GromitFree Range Knitter by Stephanie Pearl McPheeFriday Night Knitting Club by Kate JacobsGet Knitting from Casting On to Binding Off by Gina MacrisGreat Garter Stitch by Jean Leinhauser and Rita WeissHand Knits for the Home-20 Designs for Stylish Interiors by Caroline BirkettHandknit Style II by Linden Ward and Beryl HiattHeirloom Knits by Judith McLeod-OdellHome Knits-Luxurious Handknits for Every Room of the House by Suss CousinIt Itches- A Stash of Knitting Cartoons by Franklin HabitKnit & Crochet with Beads by Lily ChinKnit Christmas Stockings by Gwen SteegeKnit Together (novel) by Debbie MacomberKnit Two (a sequel to The Friday Night Knitting Club) by Kate JacobsKnitted Lace of Estonia with DVDKnitted Shawls, Stoles, & Scarves by Nancie WisemanKnitting Answer Book by Margaret RadcliffeKnitting Beyond the Edge by Nicky Epstein6

2013 Memphis Knitting Guild Library (continued)Knitting Circles around Socks by Antje GillinghamKnitting for Dummies by Pam AllenKnitting in Plain English by Maggie RighettiKnitting Never Felt Better by Nicky EpsteinKnitting on the Edge by Nicky EpsteinKnitting over the Edge by Nicky EpsteinKnitting Rules by Stephanie Pearl-McPheeKnitting the New Classics by Kristin NickolasKnitting Tips & Trade Secrets by The Taunton PressKnitting Without Tears by Elizabeth ZimmermanKnitting Vintage Socks by Nancy BushKnitwear Design Workshop by Shirley PadenMary Thomas's Book of Knitting Patterns by Mary ThomasMason & Dixon Knitting by Ann Shayne & Kay GardinerMother Daughter Knits by Sally Melville (signed by author)Never Knit Your Man a Sweater unless You’ve Got the Ring by Judith DurantNew Patchwork Knitting -Fashion for children by Horst SchulzNorah Gaughan Collection, Vol. 1 by BerrocoNoro Designer Mini Knits by Jenny WatsonNursery Knits by Debbie BlissNursery Rhyme Knits by Teresa BoyerOne Skein Wonders by Judith DurantOne Thousand Fabulous Hate by Annie ModenittQuick Baby Knits by Debbie BlissQuick Knits by Vogue KnittingRowan Knitting and Crochet Magazine (Autumn/Winter 2006/07)Scottish Island Knits by RowanSensational Knitted Socks by Charlene SchurchSimply Socks – Traditional Turkish Patterns by Anna ZilboorgSocks Soar on 2 circular needles by Cat BordhiStitch by Stitch Vol. 16 by Torstar BooksStyles by Sally Melville- signed by authorTapestry Collection – Rowan by Marie Wallin & Sarah HattonThe Complete Idiot's Guide to Knit & Crochet by Gail Diven & Cindy KitchelThe Knit Stitch by Sally Melville – signed by authorThe Knitter's Book of Yarn by Clara ParkerThe Purl Stitch by Sally Melville – signed by authorThe Sweater Workshop by Jacqueline FeeThings I Learned from Knitting whether I wanted to or not by Stephanie Pearl-McPheeUrban Knitter by Lily M. ChinWarm Knits, Cool Gifts by Sally MelvilleWendy Knits by Wendy D. JohnsonWhen Bad Things Happen to Good Knitters by Marion Edwards and Ahza MooreWrap It Up – Ponchos by PatonsYarn Girls' Guide to Knits for all Seasons by Julie Carles and Jordana JacobsBooklets & Handouts (free to members)2005 NewslettersCaps and Scarf Patterns Handout (for Love Knitting)Duplicate Stitch HandoutsTricks of the Trade by Carol AndersonMagazinesCast On magazine May/July 2010Cast On Special Anniversary Issue Aug-Oct 2010Cast On Magazine – Nov-Jan 2011Cast On Magazine – Feb-Apr 2011Debbie Bliss Magazine – Fall/Winter 2009Interweave Knit - Fall 2011Knit Simple – Holiday 20107Knitters Magazine – Winter 2003Knitters Magazine – Summer 2004Knitters Magazine – Spring 2005Vogue - Winter 99Vogue – Spring/Summer 2000Workbasket select issues from 1964to 1970

PurposeThe Memphis Knitting Guild’s goal is to provide knitters of all skill levels a forumfor sharing their mutual interest in knitting and learning new skills.The Memphis Knitting Guild is a Member of TKGA.We’re on the Web!www.memphisknittingguild.orgIt's only because I feel like sucha philistine spending all thattime in hair and makeup that Istarted to knit. I used to spendthat time studying Italian andFrench. Then after I had twokids, my brain turned to mushand I took up knitting.Please join us for our regular meetings the on the 4th Monday of the month. Atpresent, we are meeting at the Holy Communion Church at 4645 Walnut GroveRoad. Meetings begin with a meet-and-greet at 6:30 pm.Future MeetingsApril 22July 22May 27August 26June 24September 23Felicity HuffmanMKG OfficersPresident - Joseph ElliottVice President—Gail RayTreasurer - Maggie DeVaultMedia Coordinator—Rachel MethvinNewsletter Editor - Ann CulpepperCharity Coordinator - Brenda PowersLibrarian - Joanne Olson8

Norah Gaughan Collection, Vol. 1 by Berroco Noro Designer Mini Knits by Jenny Watson Nursery Knits by Debbie Bliss Nursery Rhyme Knits by Teresa Boyer One Skein Wonders by Judith Durant One Thousand Fabulous Hate by Annie Modenitt Quick Baby Knits by Debbie Bliss