To Guild or Not to Guild!
Fiona Ellis was the guest speaker last night -- she gave a talk on the inspiration for the designs in new book (her first book) "Inspired Cable Knits".
Fiona graciously signed our books for us, and had all of the sample sweaters from the book on hand to ooh and ahh over.
(I'd heard this talk before, last month at the Downtown Knit Collective meeting in Toronto. Can you tell that I get a lot out of Guilds? that I'll drive 45 minutes to get to a Guild meeting? )
Guild business -- after Fiona's presentation and the break, the business part of the meeting started. It's the end of the year, the Executive are tired, they want volunteers to take over the running of the Guild. You'd think out of 195 members, there would be a stampeed to take on these roles right? Wrong.....and don't get me wrong, I'm one of those hanging back, hoping someone, anyone, everyone else will volunteer! There are two Executive positions still available -- Newsletter Editor and VP.
So, what I'm saying is......If you're lucky enough to have a Knitting Guild near you, that you attend, that you enjoy -- PARTICIPATE! Put your name in the hat, in the felted bag, whatever. If there is something you'd like to see happen at the guild, this is your chance to have influence on the way the guild is run.
End of speech to myself -- you get it right?
A part of each Guild meeting that I just adore, is the show and tell. There are always fabulous, inspiring, amazing knitting items to look at! Here's one I know you will like.....
"Camilla - Her Cups Runneth Over"
by Sue Sturdy, Knitter, Fibre Artist, K-W Guild Member
they say a picture is worth 1,000 words -- what can I add to the above? nothing!
I took this photograph of Joyce's Fair Isle in progress.... It's the Sandwater Jumper from Ann Feitelson's book -- gorgeous isn't it?