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Such creativity with hand dying yarn.

Carol Chiarello On November 30, the Knit Wits had guest speaker Mary Gavan visiting to discuss hand dying of yarns. After she told us about the process and how she became so interested in this, she helped several of our members to hand dye their own skein of merino wool. The ladies chose three colors…

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Helen and Pat lay out their scarf designs.

Carol Chiarello One of our most creative members is Karin Gellatly. She came to a meeting wearing a scarf made up of pieces of stash yarn. It was sewn on a machine and held together with a sheet of material called “solvy.” After the scarf is laid on the solvy and sewn, it is washed…

Knit Wits prepare to “Dye”

During Show and Tell our members proudly display their handiwork. Many even wear their pieces to the meeting.

Carol Chiarello Fall is here and the Knit Wits are planning interesting activities. We will have a guest speaker in November who will show our group how to custom dye yarns. This is so exciting! This person is a well-known yarn dyer who has just moved to Tucson. Our members will also have the opportunity…

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Happy eaters are happy knitters.

Carol Chiarello Everyone is happy the cooler fall weather has finally arrived! Perfect season for knitting. The SaddleBrooke Knit Wits have been busy throughout the summer and look forward to seeing more of our snowbird friends starting to return to the ’Brooke. In August, a group of nearly 20 members had lunch at Carlota’s in…

Knit Wits puts family first

Eileen Bartsch has knitted many baby items that go to Family First.

Carol Chiarello The SaddleBrooke Knit Wits have been busy this summer. We delivered a carload of baby items to Family First. These blankets, hats and sweaters, knitted and crocheted by our members over the last few months, will help needy families in our area. Dianne Resseguie, head of the Service Committee, said “Family First provides…

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The first Wednesday of each month is Show and Tell. Members show projects they have been working on and the rest of the group oohs and ahhhs over the beautiful items. This is a chance for everyone to get ideas for our next project and with luck maybe even using up some stash yarn. We…

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Linda helps the class members to insert a lifeline.

Carol Chiarello In the Knit Wits group you can learn some new things; or not. It is up to you! One recent class was on how to use a lifeline. A lifeline in knitting is often used when knitting a pattern that includes lace. Some people use dental floss as a lifeline, or it might…

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Ruth gets some assistance with the vest on which she is working.

Carol Chiarello Tina Marie Willis is a fairly new knitter. We recently held a magic loop class and she taught several ladies this technique. It is helpful to do the magic loop to take the place of double pointed needles. If this all sounds like a foreign language, trust me, it is at first! But…

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Carol Chiarello The new year is well underway and our Knit Wits members are keeping very busy. First of all, welcome to all the new people who have joined us this year. Welcome to the ‘Brooke and to the friendliest club. Last month we had a visit from Jonelle from Southwest Trading Company, a yarn…

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Some members at our holiday party

Bobbi Forsch The Knit Wits celebrated the season at their annual holiday luncheon on December 16. Lots of delicious food was shared while Ron Aeschliman entertained. A big thank you goes to our social committee, headed by Helen Nack, for organizing this event. Toys for Tots were collected and the toys, along with leftovers, were…