January 3, 2017: MVKG Block Party

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Well, 2016 is almost over as well as all of the holiday parties. But, not all of the parties are over!! Join us Tuesday January 3, 2017 at Soin Medical Center at 7 PM for our MVKG 2017 Block Party to kick-off our year-long project!

Throughout 2017, the MVKG will encourage members to knit their way through Michelle Hunter’s Building Blocks and/or Building with Color. The adventurous among us can try combining pieces from both books! Building Blocks has 12 squares that feature a variety of skill and confidence building patterns. Building with Color features 12 patterned stripes featuring a variety of techniques for working with more than one color of yarn. Patterns can be adapted to knit squares instead of strips. Both books are designed so that each of the 12 pieces can be joined together in a blanket or afghan. Patterns can also be adapted to be used as pillows, scarves, wall hangings or other items. There is no need to commit to doing 12 panels. Each panel can be used on its own or combined with as few or as many other panels as you wish. It will be fun to see where our creativity leads us. Michelle’s books have excellent step by step instructions, suggestions for choosing yarn, and refer to the free videos available on her website. At our January meeting, we will introduce the project and give more details.