Machine Knitters, Southeastern, PA

This blog is now under the domain of Streets Smarts Fiber Arts. The transition from Spring City Knitters Club to Sophisticated Stitches Club and now Streets Smarts Fiber Arts has been quite a journey. Though this blog will undergo many new and exciting changes machine knitting will still be one of the fiber arts featured Look for information on sewing, machine embroidery, hand knitting, and many other fiber arts related subjects.

Saturday, May 11, 2013

It's been months since the last post, but so much has happened that I haven't had time to post.  The Sophisticated Stitches club's next meeting will be this Saturday, March 18, 2013 at the First United Church of Christ in Spring City (address is below).

The First United Church of Christ
145 Chestnut St., Maple Room (behind the main meeting room)
Spring City, PA 19475
(Parking in the back.)

Below is the club schedule for the remainder of the club year.  Our meetings are on a Saturday, from 10 AM to noon and usually at the end of the month.  However, since the last Saturday in May is part of the Memorial Day holiday, we will be meeting on the third Saturday of the month.

May 18, 2013
June 22, 2013
July 2013 (no meeting)
August 24, 2013
September 21, 2013

This month's demonstration will be a "pattern review". I took a child's sweater hand knit pattern and converted it to a machine knit pattern.  The upcoming pattern review will include instructions for how to knit the sweater on a mid-gauge or bulky knitting machine as well as a standard gauge knitting machine. Photos of the sweater, front and back are below.

After the pattern review, Tammy Noble will help the members knit the sweater in their gauge, yarn and on their machines.

At the February meeting we held our annual club party.  This year we had a pizza party.  While everyone seemed to enjoy themselves, Betty Freedman stole the show with her fabulous chocolate mint/vanilla cake.  So moist and delicious.  Betty you out did yourself with this dessert.

Some of the work from our members are featured in the photos below.  The pink bolero child's sweater was knitted by Tammy Noble of Knit and Sew for her granddaughter. Hope interested knitters will check out her website,  Tammy also wears a bolero she knitted.  Tammy you did a great job!

At the March 2013 meeting Deb Rogers did the demonstration.  She demosntrated how to make a baby blanket using a thread lace pattern.  Below is a photo of the blanket with its multi-colors and double ruffle.

Club members listen to Deb Rogers explain how to make the baby blanket.

At the April 2013 meeting Uyvonne Bigham demonstrated how to make various lace trims.  Below are samples of the lace trim she designed.

Uyvonne Bigham demonstrates her various lace trims as club members watch.

Should anyone wish to visit the Sophisticated Stitches club, send me an email.  All are welcomed.