Knit Wits news

Helen and Pat lay out their scarf designs.

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 and ironed and the solvy disappears, leaving a beautiful scarf. Members were excited to learn more and give this a try. Several ladies created lovely designs in their favorite colors.

A big thank you goes to all the people who have worked on Knitted Knockers, including those who buy us the yarn, create kits of different sizes as needed and, of course, those who help us figure out how to knit these things. Over 170 sets have been delivered this year. A fine job!

The year is winding down fast. We have two more big events coming-—our speaker and wool dyer who will teach a class. Also soon we will have our year end holiday party. It will include Show and Tell, a fabulous meal and a table of donation scarves we are working on now to be delivered to our Family First moms.

If you are a fan of fiber, you may want to consider joining our group in the new year. We meet every Wednesday morning from 9:00 to 11:30 a.m. in the HOA 1 Arts and Crafts Center, Room 4. We offer programs for learning new things, do charity knitting for those in need and provide fellowship with new friends having lunch or doing a road trip to yarn shops. Our ladies are friendly and we can help you get started on something new or renew old skills. You can do as much or as little as you like. Check us out!