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									     Grindstone Knitters’ Guild Newsletter
                                                                      December 2006

All Guild meetings will begin at 7 p.m., at Mahler Museum, 118 E. Bridge St,
Berea, Ohio. The Grindstone Knitters’ Guild meets the third Tuesday of the
month. Everyone is welcome to attend. We look forward to seeing you there.

December 19th will be our annual Christmas party at the museum. If you want to
participate in a “gift” exchange, please bring a knitting related “white elephant” to
exchange. This is something you no longer want, and can be anything from a
UFO (unfinished object) to a lovely set of knitting needles that you no longer want
to a moth-eaten sock. This should be a lot of fun. Also, please bring either a
dessert or an appetizer.

Guild Treasurer, Mary Alice Williams will be resigning as of January. If you are
interested in filling this position, please tell Kate Mates, President. Many thanks
to Mary Alice for stepping up to fill this spot when Evelyn Watson resigned.

January 16th we will meet at the Book ‘n Bean coffee shop on the Triangle. The
museum is closed in January.

SNOW CLOSING: If the Grindstone Guild meeting was scheduled for a
night when Berea Schools are closed because of bad weather, there will be
no meeting on that night.

The afghan raffle was won by Guild member, Debbie Bluemel. Congratulations!
Our Guild is affiliated with The Knitting Guild Association. Members are
encouraged, but not required, to join. The dues for TKGA is $27.00 a year, and
that includes a years’ subscription to Cast-On Magazine, and mailings about
National and Regional meetings; and they offer a master knitter program for hand
and machine knitters. If you are interested see Kathy Mates, President, for
applications, or contact the TKGA at or call 1-740-452-4541.

If you are unable to bring refreshments at your assigned meeting, please call
Gail Bryda so she can make arrangements for another Guild member to bring
them. A big thank you to those members who have provided the delicious
goodies at past meetings. Beverages, plates, napkins and tableware are
provided by the Guild.

The Grindstone web site is: Webmaster
Mamie Rudd is doing a terrific job, maintaining the site. Thank you, Mamie! If
you can’t read the newsletter as a file attachment, you can read it on the website.

You can read the web site for Crooked River Knitting Guild at:
When accessing this web site, you must type the word “tri” on the blank line.

Camp Stitches West 2007 Feb 22 – 25, at the Santa Clara Convention Center,
Santa Clara, CA

Midwest 2007 Aug. 9 – 12 , at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center, in
Rosemont, IL
East 2007 Oct. 11 – 14, at the Baltimore Convention Center, Baltimore, MD.

For more information, call 880-237-7099 or

The Sewing & Quilt Expo will be at the Cleveland I X Center, March 29 – 31,
2007. They will have Lily Chin, and Annie Modesitt, classes. For more
information and a program listing, email .

Ginny Thomas, will teach a 5-6 hr. class for the Grindstone Knitting Guild this
spring. We are trying to get her for April 28th, or May 19th. She will probably so
the class on Fair Isle, stranded knitting. More information will be available after
the first of the year.

Fair Isle tip, when knitting socks, change colors at the side instead of at the back
so slight bumps at the change don’t wind up at the bottom of your foot.

If you have ever wondered how patterns are chosen for the Pattern-a day
Knitting Calendar, now is you chance!! You can submit your original crochet or
knitting pattern by January 1, 2007, and win $500 for 1st, $250 for 2nd and $100
for 3rd place. Also you will receive a free calendar for your submission. If you
submit two patterns, one knit and one crochet, you will receive two calendars,
just for submitting, even if you don’t win. Interested? Go to : or

Have you seen the lighted knitting needles? I have found two kinds. The ones
called NeedleLite are lighted the whole length of the needle. They come in
shorter lengths too. You can read about them and see them by going to the web

The other lighted knitting needles are the kind that light at the tip only. You can
see these at These are called Knit Lite, and are
available in 8 sizes, 13” long.

Medina’s Quilting Bee shop, will be closing their doors as of Dec. 29, 2007.
They have large discounts on the merchandise that is remaining in the shop.

There is a shop in Wooster called “Sew Crazy”, now located at 142 E. Liberty St.
between the Square and the next street east. Besides fabric, the shop also
carries knitting supplies. Hours are: Closed Sunday & Monday ,
 T – W – Th – Sat 10 - 5 Friday 10 –8 Also, they will have Margaret Halas, a
knitting designer, who has a pattern in “One Skein Wonders” authored by
Judith Durant. Margaret will be in the shop in January, (no date yet). This is not a
new shop. They were formerly located at 146 E. Liberty Street, and have been at
the new location for 2 years. They are listed in the Knitter’s Magazine, Shop
Finder booklet, but at the wrong address. 330-262-7397.

Don’t forget the informal knitting night out at The Book ‘n Bean, on the triangle
in Berea. Any knitter is welcome, especially those who are new at knitting. The
group will meet weekly, on Wednesday nights, beginning at 7:00 pm and stay
as long as you like. This is informal, and you need not come every week, just
 come and knit whenever you feel like it.

Sit ‘n Knit evenings at Borders in Strongsville will be the second and fourth
Mondays of the month. Everyone is welcome
This newsletter is now published monthly. Please contact the newsletter
editor, Nan Bailey, at 330-722-5336 if there is anything you want published; email

This newsletter is now published monthly. Please contact the newsletter
editor, Nan Bailey, at 330-722-5336 if there is anything you want published; or
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