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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…

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Cyd Engel teaching pattern sense.

Bobbi Forsch The Knit Wits had a great class on pattern sense presented by Cyd Engel of Tucson Yarn Company. Discussion centered on pattern selection for making garments, what to look for in patterns and the importance of the swatch and blocking. Cyd presented a myriad of great information, so now we’ll watch to see…

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Knitted hat and blanket donations

Bobbi Forsch The weather still tells us it’s summer but the calendar says it’s autumn so many of the Knit Wits are working on blankets, afghans, hats and sweaters for the cooler weather. There have been many hat donations for Kids’ Closet for the fall semester. Each child who visits Kids’ Closet to shop for…

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Some new socks in the making

Bobbi Forsch Mother Nature has really been busy here in the Brooke. First we had temperatures in August that felt like June, being over 100 degrees. Next came the downpours, hard enough to wash things away and cancel any outdoor activities. You would think all that weather might keep people home. Not so! The Knit…

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A room full of happy knitters

Bobbi Forsch Even though it’s summer there are still many members of Knit Wits who spend their Wednesday mornings at HOA 1 Activity Center Room 3 chatting and creating wonderful projects. Some of our upcoming events include learning how to knit socks, knitting for charities and classes from Tucson Yarn Shop. We continue to share…

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Bobbi Forsch The Knit Wits have been very busy during March. Our first Wednesday we had show and tell and many projects were displayed by proud knitters. Several of our members are working on their Tofutsee tee shirt from South West Trading Company and it was fun to see how far everyone has gotten. We…