Guild Events

   Below is a calendar of events that are offered by the guild.

Upcoming events

    • 09/10/2016
    • 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • Jefferson County Fair Park, 503 N. Jackson St, Jefferson WI

       WALK & KNIT RELAY    

    Saturday, September 10  4pm

    Join a team and extend your fun at the Wisconsin Sheep & Wool Festival

    ***Team registration closed 8/15**

    There is still time to volunteer

    Contact Jane Grogan:janegro@yahoo.com

    Sign up to get a spot on an official MKG team.  Cost is only $5 (members and non-members, no paypal surcharge)  You can find three friends and create your own team, or get a random assignment to a team.

    Each team member will walk one lap (approximately 100 yards) while knitting in stockinette stitch on circular needles.

    Team points are awarded based on the number of stitches knit and on the  time to walk the course and then points will be deducted for errors (dropped stitches, etc). 

    You do not need to be either a fast walker or fast knitter to participate.  You do need to like to have fun!

    Besides being a source of great fun and laughter, this event raises money to fund wool activities at the Festival for kids. 

    If you like to have fun but don't want to do the walking & knitting, contact Jane Grogan (janegro@yahoo.com).  There are many "behind the scenes" opportunities.

    Mark your calendar and plan to come watch the event.  Don't miss out on this fun!


     

     

    • 09/12/2016
    • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Promega Corporation 5445 E. Cheryl Pkwy Fitchburg, WI 53711


    Speaker: Marilou Shultz

    Marilou Schultz, Navajo, weaver of Navajo Rugs or Dine Rugs/Weavings. I weave all styles of Navajo rugs/weavings such as the Classic, Germantown, Regional, Contemporary styles and create my own designs in some of my weavings. Most of my Navajo rugs/Dine Weavings are of very fine wooI. Sometimes I card, spin, and dye Churro sheep yarns for special orders. All my Navajo weavings/Dine rugs are commissioned pieces unless I make one for a show or market. I've been weaving since I was a child and have continued the tradition. I sometimes rely on roving Navajo Churro wool and some pre-dyed wool (vegetal - plant dyed) for some of my projects since I have a full-time teaching job.

    Vending:
    The Sow’s Ear
    Kitchen Counter Crafter

    Community Projects:  
    Hats, mittens, and keyhole scarves for children ages 4-11 

    Year Long: Scarves/cowls (fashion or warm) for women entering domestic abuse shelters 

    Knit Connections:
    Small pre-meeting discussion in Room 122 5:45 - 6:15. This month's topic: Knit Along Preview
    • 09/18/2016
    • 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Fitchburg Library 5530 Lacy Road, Fitchburg 53711
    • 68

    September 2016 KAL Kick-off Meeting

    We will kick off the sweater and mittens KAL for the year!

     

    Those knitting a sweater:

    We will be collecting our measurements.  Wear a form fitting - but not tight top and supportive underwear.  Bring paper and pencil.  Bring your sense of humor.  Bring a pattern you want to knit.

     

    Those knitting mittens: 

    You can bring your own pattern or download the No Swatch, No Gauge Mitten pattern by Jean Gifford from the MKG website.  Bring yarn, appropriate needles and your good humor.

     

    We will have fun getting started on our projects. 

    • 10/10/2016
    • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Promega Corporation 5445 E. Cheryl Pkwy Fitchburg, WI 53711


    Speaker: Cecilia Campochiaro

    Cecilia Campochairo will be speaking to MKG members on the topic of Sequence Knitting.  Reviews of her recently published and well-reviewed book “Sequence Knitting: Simple Methods for Creating Complex Fabrics”  describe this technique as a new approach to creating knitted fabrics though use of repetitive stitch sequences.  In addition to her talk to the guild, Cecilia will be offering two all day classes on Sequence Knitting techniques on 10/9 and 10/10/2016.  

    Vending:
    Knitcircus Yarns
    Brew City Yarns

    Community Projects: 
    Hats, mittens, and keyhole scarves for children ages 4-11 

    Year Long: Scarves/cowls (fashion or warm) for women entering domestic abuse shelters 

    Knit Connections:
    Small pre-meeting discussion in Room 122 5:45 - 6:15. This month's topic: 


    • 10/23/2016
    • 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Fitchburg Library 5530 Lacy Road, Fitchburg 53711
    • 68

    October 2016 KAL Meeting

    We will meet to continue working on the sweater and mittens KAL for the year!

     

    Those knitting a sweater:

    We will be collecting our measurements.  Wear a form fitting - but not tight top and supportive underwear.  Bring paper and pencil.  Bring your sense of humor.  Bring a pattern you want to knit.

     

    Those knitting mittens: 

    You can bring your own pattern or download the No Swatch, No Gauge Mitten pattern by Jean Gifford from the MKG website.  Bring yarn, appropriate needles and your good humor.

     

    We will have fun getting started on our projects. 

Past events

08/07/2016 Stitches Midwest
06/17/2016 STITCH 'N PITCH WITH THE MALLARDS
05/11/2016 Neighborhood Knits - Basic Socks - The HEEL
05/09/2016 May Guild Meeting (Members Only)
05/09/2016 Member Stash Sale
05/04/2016 Neighborhood Knits - Mitered Squares - 2016
04/29/2016 Neighborhood Knits -An Introduction to One-Color Brioche Knitting
04/27/2016 Neighborhood Knits -Introduction to Sock Darning
04/11/2016 April Guild Meeting
04/11/2016 A Taste of Lace with Andrea Jurgrau, Bad Cat Designs
04/03/2016 Knit Along (KAL) Top Down Sweater
04/02/2016 Spring Safari to the Vesterheim
03/18/2016 Knit-In 2016
03/14/2016 March Guild Meeting
03/13/2016 Knit Along (KAL) Top Down Sweater
02/21/2016 Knit Along (KAL) Top Down Sweater
02/20/2016 MAD ROLLIN' DOLLS ~ ROLLER DERBY BOUT
02/13/2016 Mad Rollin' Dolls Knitting Session 2
02/08/2016 February Guild Meeting
01/22/2016 Winter Retreat 2016
01/13/2016 Mad Rollin' Dolls Knitting Session 1
01/11/2016 January Guild Meeting
01/10/2016 Knit Along (KAL) Top Down Sweater
12/14/2015 December Guild Meeting
12/13/2015 Knit Along (KAL) Top Down Sweater
12/09/2015 Neighborhood Knits -Mittens-Let's Knit a Little Thumb
11/30/2015 Neighborhood Knits -Ravelry 101
11/18/2015 Neighborhood Knits -3 Ways to Create Buttonholes
11/16/2015 Neighborhood Knits - Crochet an Ornament Cover
11/15/2015 Knit Along (KAL) Top Down Sweater
11/09/2015 November Guild Meeting
11/04/2015 Neighborhood Knits - Head's Up--Hat Knitting Skills
10/29/2015 Neighborhood Knits - Provisional Cast On
10/23/2015 Neighborhood Knits - Double Knitting
10/18/2015 Knit Along (KAL) Top Down Sweater
10/14/2015 Neighborhood Knits - Kitchener Secrets
10/12/2015 October Guild Meeting (Members Only)
10/12/2015 The Edge of Color
10/12/2015 Embellishing Knits
10/06/2015 Neighborhood Knits - Basic Cables - October 6, 2015
10/03/2015 Vogue Knitting Live! Chicago Bus Trip
09/19/2015 All About the Scalloped Edge: Finishing a Traditional Haapsalu Shawl or Scarf
09/19/2015 Nordic Color--Roositud, An Inlay Technique From Estonia
09/18/2015 Estonian Cuffs
09/17/2015 Traditional Estonian Mittens
09/14/2015 September Guild Meeting
08/22/2015 Secrets of the MKG Website or Everything you wanted to know but didn't know how to ask . . .
08/05/2015 Helen Louise Allen Textile Collection Private Showing
07/07/2015 Neighborhood Knits - Making Magic Balls
06/26/2015 MKG Stitch 'n Pitch with the Mallards
05/11/2015 May Guild Meeting (Members Only)
04/28/2015 Neighborhood Knits - Crochet a Snowflake
04/18/2015 Knitting Safari - Spring 2015
04/13/2015 April Guild Meeting
03/28/2015 Neighborhood Knits - Basic Socks (2 of 2)
03/21/2015 Neighborhood Knits - Basic Socks (1 of 2)
03/09/2015 March Guild Meeting
02/20/2015 2015 Knit-In
02/09/2015 February Guild Meeting
01/12/2015 January Guild Meeting
12/14/2014 Knit Along - Sweater Shaping
12/01/2014 December Guild Meeting
11/20/2014 Neighborhood Knits - Magic Loop Method for Socks
11/17/2014 Neighborhood Knits - Basic Cables
11/16/2014 Knit Along - Casting on our Sweaters
11/10/2014 November Guild Meeting
11/10/2014 Fresh Fair Isle
11/09/2014 Scandinavian Colorwork
11/09/2014 Two Color Knitting - Let's Begin
11/05/2014 Neighborhood Knits - I-Cord Cowl: An Introduction to I-Cord (class 2 of 2)
10/29/2014 Neighborhood Knits - I-Cord Cowl: An Introduction to I-Cord (class 1 of 2)
10/25/2014 Vogue Knitting Live in Chicago
10/20/2014 Neighborhood Knits - Math for Knitters
10/19/2014 Knit Along - Checking our Swatches
10/13/2014 October Guild Meeting (Members Only)
10/13/2014 Lace Techniques
10/12/2014 The Final Touch: Finishing Class
10/10/2014 Design Master Class
09/21/2014 Knit Along - Taking our Measurements
09/08/2014 September Guild Meeting
08/11/2014 August Bonus Guild Meeting
08/09/2014 Stitches Midwest
06/28/2014 Neighborhood Knits - Summer Shawl Party
06/18/2014 MKG Stitch 'n Pitch with the Mallards
06/07/2014 Knitting Safari 2014 Minneapolis
05/31/2014 Neighborhood Knits - Portuguese-style Knitting
05/12/2014 May Guild Meeting (Members Only)
05/03/2014 Double Knitting Inside Out
04/29/2014 Neighborhood Knits - Basic Cables
04/22/2014 Neighborhood Knits - Magic Circular Cast-On
04/19/2014 Neighborhood Knits - Mobius Cast On
04/15/2014 Neighborhood Knits - Judy's Magic Cast On
04/14/2014 April Guild Meeting
04/13/2014 Neighborhood Knits - Getting Picked Up!
04/08/2014 Neighborhood Knits - Mitered Squares
04/07/2014 Neighborhood Knits - The Essential Hat
04/05/2014 Neighborhood Knits - Jogless Knitting in the Round
03/14/2014 A Night with Franklin Habit
03/14/2014 2014 Knit-In March 14-16
03/12/2014 Neighborhood Knits - Keep Calm and Cast On - Teaching Others to Knit
03/10/2014 March Guild Meeting
02/27/2014 Neighborhood Knits - Basic Socks (2 of 2)
02/20/2014 Neighborhood Knits - Basic Socks (1 of 2)
02/15/2014 Neighborhood Knits - Mattress Stitch
02/10/2014 February Guild Meeting
01/22/2014 Neighborhood Knits - Principles of Color For Knitters
01/19/2014 Neighborhood Knits - Kitchener Secrets
01/13/2014 January Guild Meeting
12/09/2013 December Guild Meeting
12/08/2013 Knit Along - Fit to Flatter
11/13/2013 Neighborhood Knits - Beginning Lace
11/11/2013 November Guild Meeting
11/02/2013 Vogue Knitting Live! Bus Trip
10/14/2013 October Guild Meeting
09/09/2013 September Guild Meeting (Members Only)
08/10/2013 Stitches Midwest Bus Trip
06/12/2013 MKG Stitch 'n Pitch with the Mallards
06/01/2013 Knitting Safari - Summer 2013
05/13/2013 May Guild Meeting
05/05/2013 Neighborhood Knits - 2-Color Knitting with Ease!
04/25/2013 Neighborhood Knits - Portuguese Knitting
04/16/2013 Neighborhood Knits - Provisional Cast On
04/08/2013 April Guild Meeting
04/06/2013 Neighborhood Knits - Basic Crochet Animals
03/11/2013 March Guild Meeting
03/08/2013 2013 Knit-In
02/28/2013 Neighborhood Knits - Double Knitting
02/18/2013 Neighborhood Knits - Choices from the Beginning!
02/11/2013 February Guild Meeting
01/25/2013 UFO Retreat
01/15/2013 Neighborhood Knits - Brioche Knitting
01/14/2013 January Guild Meeting
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