Tuesday, January 30, 2007

Our current charity knitting project

Our knitting group wanted to do a service project. We chose to knit baby booties for the LDS Humanitarian Society. This is a good way of saying thanks for the use of the church building that we meet in monthly. These are some of the booties knit by our members. These booties could end up anywhere in the world where there is a need. It gives me a warm feeling in my heart to know that somewhere there will be a small child or baby wearing these booties that were knit with love and hope in doing good to others.

Naomi's Knitted Slipper

This slipper is knit in any size. For all sizes except baby sizes use two strands of worsted weight yarn and size 10.5 US needles. For baby sizes use one strand of worsted weight yarn and size 5 US needles. DIRECTIONS Below are for WS rows only. On all alternating RS rows knit all the stitches across the row. After completing the correct number of ridges proceed to the finishing information.

Adult large. Cast on 29 sts; k9, p1, k9, p1, k9 work until 27 ridges.
Adult med/lg Cast on 27 sts; k8, p1, k9, p1, k8 work until 25 ridges.
Adult medium Cast on 26 sts; k8, p1, k8, p1, k8 work until 24 ridges.
Adult small Cast on 23 sts; k7, p1, k7, p1, k7 work until 22 ridges.
Age 10/12 Cast on 21 sts; k6, p1, k7, p1, k6 work until 17 ridges.
Age 8 Cast on 20 sts; k6, p1, k6, p1, k6 work until 15 ridges.
Age 6 Cast on 20 sts; k6, p1, k6, p1, k6 work until 14 ridges.
Age 4 (wide) Cast on 19 sts; k5, p1, k7, p1, k5 work until 12 ridges.
Age 3 Cast on 18 sts; k5, p1, k6, p1, k5 work until 10 ridges

*remember to use a single strand of yarn and smaller needles for the following sizes:
Baby 1-2 Cast on 26 sts; k8, p1, k8, p1, k8 work until 18 ridges.
Baby 0-1 Cast on 23 sts; k7, p1, k7, p1, k7 work until 12- 15 ridges.

Knit 6 rows in st st. (knit on the RS, purl on the WS).
7th row: (K2 tog) repeat across row.
8th row: purl across
Cut yarn 12-18 inches long. Thread needle and pull through remaining sts. Pull tight and sew up to instep, matching up the rows. Sew heel seam.
OPTION: Make a tassel or pompom for an accessory on the top of the slippers.
For baby sizes crochet a 22 inch chain and thread through top edge to tie.

Monday, January 29, 2007

February Guild Meeting

This picture was taken at our very first guild meeting in August 2006. We are continuing to grow and welcome everyone who loves to knit.

Our Guild meeting in February is on the 13th (the second Tuesday of the month) from 7-9 pm. For anyone that has not met with us before, we meet at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latterday Saints on Whitefish Stage road in Kalispell.

At present we are the Flathead Knit Wits but bring a group name suggestion if you have one.

Our planned knitting program for this meeting will be Knitted Slippers by Naomi. Naomi has been knitting slippers for her family for many years. It is a great project for knitters to use up their worsted weight yarn. Sooooooo....if you are going to learn to knit these slippers bring your worsted weight yarn (single strand for baby sized slippers and two strands together for adult sized slippers). You will also need knitting needles in size 5 US for baby or 10.5US for adult. Do not forget to bring your current knitting project to work on. We love to see what everyone is doing. See you all there!

Saturday, January 27, 2007

The Beginning

When I moved to Kalispell, I was pleased to teach knitting at FVCC. In meeting so many new knitters, they wanted a guild to get together and knit monthly. So we began in August of 2006 to meet the second Tuesday of the month. This blog shows the projects we've done, and the things we will be doing, and hopefully some new members will find us and join.