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.