Guilded Purls

Friday, September 30, 2005

On The Needles

Andrea has asked for a list so I'll add mine.

Cotton sundress 18 mo. size for neice's little girl
Peak Experience socks
Shapely Shawlette - ran out of yarn 5 rows from finish
Spanish Christening Shawl for another neice's baby girl due end of Jan.

Projects completed this past summer

Sleeveless shell
Turtle neck shell
White cotton fleece sweater with navy and green accents
Bamboo sweater
4 pairs of socks

This blog should be fun. Looking forward to it.


Thursday, September 29, 2005

This is really from Elizabeth!

Kishwaukee United Way Day of Caring, October 14

Kishwaukee United Way is sponsoring a Day of Caring, which begins with a kick-off rally at the Dekalb Farm Bureau at 9:00 a.m. on October 14. From there, participants will fan out across the community and complete service projects at various local non-profits.

Projects scheduled so far include: helping with Meals on Wheels, a bingo party for elderly residents of the DeKalb High-Rise, a food drive for Safe Passage, landscaping at Ben Gordon Community Mental Health Center, projects with the children at Sycamore Child Care, and many more.

To sign up to participate, contact Dawn Littlefield at Kishwaukee United Way, 756-7522, or through e-mail at .

Sunday, September 25, 2005

Andrea's Works in Progress

I'm hoping that other people post their lists. A little accountability wouldn't be a bad thing! (If you have HTML trouble making a list, send me your list via e-mail and I'll post it. Try the "unordered list" command, if that helps you.)

Recently Completed Projects

  • Amble socks with the Six Socks Knit-a-long
  • the blue fair-isle sweater that did NOT want to die!

Works in Progress

  • last of the summer pink camis
  • green lace cardigan for fall
  • mosaic socks with the six-sox knit-a-long
  • the sideways cable sweater from knitty
  • the hoodie from hell -I mean, Vogue Knitting
  • green silk cami

Sigh...... I'll see if I can find the camera and post a picture of the blue fair isle. It's blocking, but I can still take a picture, I suppose.

Now, PLEASE post your list.

Book Signing

Saturday, October 1, @4:00 at Arcadia Knitting in Chicago, Stephanie Pearl-McPhee, aka The Yarn Harlot, will sign her most recent book At Knit's End; Meditations for Women who Knit Too Much. Curious as to what constitutes too much? Attend the signing or read her blog.

  • No reservations necessary
  • Books will be available for sale
  • Numbers will be given out at he door
  • It's possible that there will be wine.

I can't go, but SOMEONE should!

Wednesday, September 21, 2005

I guess I get to be no. 2...

not sure if that is such a great thing. ; )

But I think this blog is a great thing. Esp. for me, seeing as I don't get out like I used to. Hopefully things will settle down soon.

Love the idea of this. Let's see how it goes.


Knitting in Public

Tuesday, September 27, 2005
Starbucks on Sycamore Road
7:00 -whenever

Bring your knitting. Bring a friend. Sit and knit. There's no need to RSVP; just join us!

This is an Experiment

Here's what I'm thinking....

It's easier to update a blog than to send a lot of e-mails. Although I suppose we can send e-mail notifications as well, if people want. This is linked to my personal/professional blog, but I was thinking that anyone who wants to can be a team member for this Guild blog. That way you can post pictures of your finished projects, post techniques you've learned about, websites you discovered, events you want a pal to join you for.... whatever knitters' guild-type business you want.

It's not really in my nature to moderate heavily, but I suppose I'm willing to moderate moderately ;) What is the group verdict?

You will find it easier to post if you know a smidge of HTML, but you don't need to know a lot. And you can always ask me for help. I may not get to it quickly, but I WILL get to it.

We could also post links to members' personal blogs/websites if we want. I guess my default thought is yes. After all, no one has to follow a link a second time. If you don't like what you see on someone's blog, the solution is fairly clear.

What do you think? Is this a good idea?