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Knit Wits news

Carol Chiarello Road trip for the ladies! Last month about 20 of our Knit Wits drove out to visit Grandma’s Spinning Wheel, an excellent yarn shop on the east side of town. The group was treated to special instruction, special yarn pricing and then the ladies went to lunch. What happens when you are not…

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Carol Chiarello The ladies have been busy with baby sweaters. Last month we offered a class for doing a ripple design baby sweater, very feminine for baby girls. Members can knit for one of our charity groups, or their own babies. Most recently, Bette Stephens offered her skills for teaching buttonholes in those sweaters. The…

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Carol Chiarello So maybe this month I should be calling this Crochet Club News?! We have several members who are experts at crochet and recently we set aside some space for ladies who wanted to learn the art of crochet. We offered a simple crochet scarf or lap robe pattern that were designated as charity…

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  Carol Chiarello Our members have been treated to some interesting visitors lately. Holly, the new owner of local yarn shop Birdhouse Yarns, stopped by to introduce herself and to share her store’s philosophy. She wants to help! She will even help you if you come in the store with a project made of yarn…

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  Carol Chiarello We’ve done it again! On February 28, we held our annual SaddleBrooke Troop Support baby shower. Many thanks to all the ladies who knitted and crocheted dozens of beautiful items for the new baby, including blankets, sweaters, hats, booties and even handmade toys. The ladies also generously donated other necessities for baby…

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  Carol Chiarello Our year is off to a busy start. We held a class called “Advanced Ravelry.” This fiber arts website is a helpful tool for getting ideas about what to knit, sharing photos of things one had made, keeping track of books, yarn and other tools, and being able to post information to…

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Carol Chiarello A new year has begun and many people are thinking about their resolutions for better eating and fitness. Why is knitting good to consider when we are part of an active community? There are many scientific studies that have proven the benefits of crafting. Memory loss can be postponed. Also, knitting is neuroprotective…

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Carol Chiarello Happy New Year! Knit Wits members ended last year with a festive holiday luncheon held at the HOA One bar area. Thank you to the marvelous chef, servers and staff who made this a memorable event. Nearly 50 ladies enjoyed the meal which was a choice between chicken and brie on delicious focaccia…

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Carol Chiarello Our knitters are enjoying the pleasant fall weather. A group of more than 20 ladies gathered at Dianne Barnard’s home for a lovely potluck meal. The weather was perfect for enjoying the outdoors, the camaraderie, the food and a little time left over to work on a knit or crochet project. Thank you,…

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Tina Marie leads the group in learning how to make fingerless gloves.

Carol Chiarello The Knit Wits recently got their hands on fingerless gloves. Tina Marie Willis taught this class. Also on the schedule this fall are classes on mini-gift ornaments and crocheted designs. We will also do a class on utilizing the knitters’ website called Ravelry. Class participation is optional but many members seem to enjoy…