October 6, 2015: Laughter is the best medicine!

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Don’t they say laughter is the best medicine?

Join us on October 6 for large doses of laughter when we show you how to find “Humor in Knitting “! Our very own quirky and often hilarious Cyd Bogner will share with us humorous sources and stories which will keep us in stitches. Then, our diabolical creature, Sheila Sagerer, will present her legendary double cross deception project which has been a source of laughter to her entire family for years! And, finally, we invite you all to share your own humorous knitting projects.

Please note that if you have a project which would belong in a “Show and Tell of Shame”, you may choose to submit your project anonymously by contacting any member of the program committee (Sheila Sagerer – ssagerer@comcast.net, Cyd Bogner – cydlouise27@gmail.com, JoAnn Woodcock – joannwd@yahoo.com, or Geanie Helfrich – geanieknits@gmail.com).

If you are working on last month’s project or have finished it, the See-Through Flower Shawl, please bring it to the meeting.

Don’t forget the baby hat raffle. Get a raffle ticket for each baby hat/angel blanket/chemo hat brought to the meeting (all items must be completely finished) and be eligible to win a prize.

The meetings of MVKG are held the first Tuesday evening of the month at Beavercreek Church of the Nazarene, 1850 N. Fairfield Road, Beavercreek, OH. Meetings begin at 7 PM.

A Very Busy Fall Schedule for 2015

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Our little area of Ohio has recently been graced with bright sunshine days and crisp cool nights.  It is a welcome reprieve from the humidity of the summer, and a nice treat before the dreariness of an Ohio winter settles in. This is great weather for knitting outdoors.

I am hoping to do just that this weekend, September 18 – 20, at A Wool Gathering, the fiber fair on tap at Young’s Jersey Dairy just north of Yellow Springs, Ohio.  A trip to Young’s is a treat all of its own.  Don’t miss the pumpkin ice cream and the fried cheese curds.  Bring along the family.  While the knitters peruse A Wool Gathering, other family members can play putt-putt, hit a few golf balls at the driving range, or practice their swing at the batting cages.  There are two restaurants to choose from.  My favorite is The Golden Jersey Inn where applesauce and this fantastic bread is served home-style with every meal.

October 4 is the annual “Welcoming of the Sweaters” held at the Troy City Park.  You don’t actually have to be knitting a sweater. Bring any project and a folding chair.  There is a large fireplace in the covered and partially enclosed shelter house to keep us all nice and cozy warm.  Details can be found on Ravelry, or Facebook.  If you are not a member of the group, “Miami Valley Knitting Guild” on Facebook, please consider joining.  Most of our chatter about events, patterns and general knitting knowledge takes place on Facebook just because of the ease of posting and following.  The group is closed, meaning that you  have to request to join.  This is done to eliminate spammers and people of ill repute.  Just “click to join”, and you are usually approved within a couple of hours.

The next meeting of Miami Valley Knitting Guild will be October 6 beginning at 7 PM at Beavercreek Church of the Nazarene.  Guests are always welcome. Stay tuned to Ravelry or Facebook for details on the program for the October meeting.

The first knit-in of the fall season at our local LYSs is scheduled for October 11 at Tippecanoe Weaver and Fibers Too in beautiful downtown Tipp City.  Mindy Wilkes, designer of the Holden shawl (there are over 8,400 projects on Ravelry) will be bringing her trunk show to Tippecanoe for our knit-in.  Knitting begins at 1 PM, and everyone generally goes home about 4 PM.

November 6 and 7 will find both Miami Valley Knitting Guild and Dayton Knitting Guild at a joint two-day retreat at Bergamo in Beavercreek.  Registration opens to members of either guild on October 1.  Emails will be sent to members with instructions on registering for this event which I am hoping we are able to repeat in the future.

Happy Knitting!