KnitKnights @ Conshohocken Library

 

Meeting weekly since

January, 2006

Mondays, 6:30 - 8:30 pm

at

The Conshohocken Free Library

301 Fayette Street

Conshohocken, PA 19428


We welcome knitters and crocheters of all ages and skill levels, including beginners, to join us as we meet mentor learn show and share. 


Click here to read our new member’s welcome letter.


KnitKnights  support charities by providing hand made items as needed. (see Album pictures)


Ongoing Supported Charities: 

  1. St. Matthew Prayer Shawl Ministry

  2. Linus Blankets

  3. Knitted Knockers

  4. Project Amigo afghan squares

  5. Wrapped in Hugs Shawls for the Gift of Life Donor Program

  6. Main Line Health HomeCare & Hospice Lap blankets

  7. Ivy Hill Horses


Past Charity Projects:

  1. Knitting Peace

  2. Project H.O.P.E 5k run/walk (when we were not knitting: participation & sponsorship)

  3. Preemie Caps for HUP

  4. Caps & bags for Seaman’s Institute

  5. Helmets for the troops

  6. Gift baskets for Conshohocken

  7. Elementary PTO

  8. Burn Camp Blankets

  9. Duulan Sweaters for children

  10. Scarves for Special Olympics

  11. Booties & stump covers for Veterans

  12. Teddy Bears for first responders

Peggy O’Neill, coordinator


some of my projects


 

Conshohocken Library is a branch of the Montgomery County-Norristown Public Library.

       






First Sunday at the Barnes

1 to 3 pm (but expandable on each end)

Join knitters/crocheters. Just get there and ask for the knitters. It's FREE! And very cool to knit at the Barnes.


Saturday, January 12, 2019

Distaff Day. To open the Year of Fiber, we will demonstrate fiber processing and spinning techniques throughout history from hand spindles to modern wheels.

1pm to 3pm Inside the Cope House at Awbury Arboretum.


Sunday, February 10, 2019

Straw Weaving at Awbury Arboretum for children and their parents. I will be teaching. Registration required. Details to follow.


Saturday, February 23, 2019

American Swedish History Museum

Textile workshops: Weaving on a Rigid Heddle Loom or Wheat Weaving.


Sunday, April 7, 2019

Finger Knitting at Awbury Arboretum. I will be teaching this class. Registration required. Details to follow.

 

Patterns and information about our current charity projects are found under the Patterns & Recipes tab.


Project Amigo total squares to date = 279!! Sam sends his thanks and the link to the recently expanded blanket project. Meet the new seamstresses and see the finished blankets (with so many recognizably familiar squares) here.


Yarn Donations for Women in Need

Too much yarn? Need to destash? Consider donating to the knitting program at Interim House. A weekly knitting session is a regular part of therapy for all residents, and they rely entirely on donated yarn and supplies. They can use knit-able yarn of any thickness or fiber content and in any quantity (but clean and untangled please). Bring to our Monday meeting or contact Peggy for pick up.

 






Cat Bordhi shows us her fab finishing tips for those quick knit fingerless mitts.


A beacon of peace and justice begun by the knitters of Calgary with contributions from around the world totaling nearly 8,000 poppies.


The connection between busy hands and brain chemistry (CBS Sunday Morning 8/19/18)


Amy shares: “What Knitting Can Teach You About Math


Ruth shares: “How to Start Knitting
(and Learn to Love It)
”.


Elizabeth Zimmermann is featured in episode 57 of Fruity Knitting. EZ’s daughter Meg shows many of their classic designs while being interviewed by Andrea.

 

Knight News

                        
                                

We will celebrate our last meeting of 2018 on December 17 with a

Knit & Nosh.

Come early!

 

This picture from Sue K [left] was taken at her other knitting group. This group works exclusively on charity projects. They make hats scarves toys and treats for numerous local charities.  Sue’s generosity extends far beyond the many things she does to help us. Thank you Sue.

Knit-Along

Our new project came about when we admired Anita’s “Gray Scales” shawl.


The pattern was published in Knitter’s #107, 2012, seen here on Ravelry.


It features instructions for purling in reverse to avoid turning your work after every short row. See me if you want help. I love short rows now that I can always watch the right side of my work.