Sunday, October 25, 2009

Kate Jacobs Book Signing

Kate Jacobs has a new Friday Night Knitting Club novel coming out November 3. On Wednesday, November 4, she will be at the Georgia Center for the Book. The Event begins at 7:15 pm, but you can arrive any time after 6:30 pm for a Knit In .

Kate is teaming up with Lands End and Warming Families to make as many as 25,000 hats this year and donate them to displaced people across the United States. Georgia Center for the Book will be collecting knitted and crocheted hats at Kate's event and will be donating them to a local homeless shelter.

Georgia Center for the Book
215 Sycamore St
Decatur, GA 30030

Community Service Update

Guild members are enthusiastically participating in our Community Service projects. Last week, Whit sent off the most recent set of Helmet Liners. This brings us to a total of 500 liners knitted for US troops.

We continue to have a good response on preemie hats and other items. Elizabeth Halberstadt showed a selection of hats at the October meeting. We have updated the Community Service page with links to four other sites offering patterns; Bev's Country Cottage, P2Designs, Carewear, and Lorraine Majors

In December we will be presenting this year's group of Trauma Bears to the Georgia Center for Child Advocacy. Jean Guneysu showed her new design for a bear dress at the October meeting. That pattern and other designs are also available on the Community Service page.

The folks from Georgia Mountain Fiber were so impressed with our Community Service projects at the September meeting that they donated 20 skeins of their 100% alpaca yarn to the Guild. We thought it would be great for hats for the ladies at the Atlanta Day Shelter for Women. If you would like to knit a hat with this luscious yarn, sign out a skein at the November meeting and turn in the finished project at the December or January meeting.

The Helmet Liners require wool yarn in specific colors, but the Preemie Hats and Trauma Bear garments are great projects for using up stash and trying new techniques on a small scale. If you have spare knitting time, consider knitting for one of these projects.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Special Olympics Georgia scarves for Athletes

Special Olympics Georgia is celebrating its 40th Anniversary at the State Indoor Winter Games, January 15-17, 2010. They are looking for volunteers to knit scarves for the athletes. You can chose any pattern you want, but they would like the size to be 6" x 60" and the color to be red or red & white. They have chosen Red Heart Yarn, Color Red Hot.

Mighty Joe's Espresso Coffee in Decatur and The Needle Nook on Briarcliff Rd at Lavista Rd have agreed to be collection points for completed scarves.

If you need more information, contact Jennifer at the SOGA office, 770 414-9390, ext 110, or Robbin Bonner with the Knitwits - Tucker, at 404 406-1267.

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Stitches South 2010

Stitches South is returning to Atlanta in April 2010. There will be four days of wonderful classes on a range of knitting topics, as well as exciting shopping in the Market. The brochure describing the classes is now available online - click here to download a copy. Online registration begins November 10 at 10 am EST.