Guild Events

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

Upcoming events

    • 12/01/2014
    • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Promega Corporation 5445 E. Cheryl Pkwy Fitchburg, WI 53711

    Speaker: Chris Bylsma


    Looking for a way to boost your enthusiasm about tackling your yarn stash?  Chris Bylsma will lead us on an Oddball Journey at the December meeting.  She is sure to spark creativity and give you a fresh look at yarn.  Come for a fun, hands-on exercise in breaking the rules! 

    Bring 4 – 5 (or more – the sky’s the limit!) balls or partial skeins of smooth yarn in any color you have on hand.

    Bring a pair of needles in an average size to fit the yarns you selected.  For example, if you have a few bits of sock yarn, some baby sport yarn and a worsted yarn, you might bring a needle size US 5 or US6.  Needles can be straight or circular.

    Bring a pair of scissors or yarn snips. Don't forget your sense of adventure!

    Vending:

    Five Oaks Farm - Oregon, WI

    Ewetopia Fiber Shop - Viroqua, WI

    Community Projects: 

    HUGE Sale of yarn and supplies to benefit Second Harvest Foodbank of Southern Wisconsin, Inc.

    Scarves, mittens, hats and other knit items for adults and children as well as donations of non-perishable food and toiletries for River Food Pantry and East Madison Community Center


    Knit Connections: 

    Small pre-meeting discussion in Room 122 5:45 - 6:15. This month's topic: Exploring MKG's website!


    • 12/06/2014
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Kaleidoscope Fibers 131 Main St. Cambridge, Wi.
    • 6
    By knitting a child's mitten, you can learn the basics of mitten knitting.

    NOTE:  This is part one of a 2-part class.  This class meets on Dec. 6 and Dec. 13, 2014 from 1--3 pm. Must enroll for both classes.

    Required advance work:  None

    Supplies:  Bring these to class:

    1. A skein of sport weight yarn
    2. 1 set of size 3 double point knitting needles
    3. Darning needle

    Experience level required: We'll be using cast on, cast off, knit, purl, decreasing and knitting with double pointed needles in the round.

    COST: $5.00 CASH Payable to instructor at class time.

    • 12/13/2014
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Kaleidoscope Fibers 131 Main St. Cambridge
    • 6
    By knitting a preemie hat, you can learn the basics of the beanie.

    NOTE:  This is part two of a 2-part class.  This class series meets on Dec. 6 and Dec. 13, 2014 from 1--3 pm. Must enroll for both classes.

    Required advance work:  None.  

    Supplies Bring these to class:

      1. Skein of sport weight yarn

      2. 1 set of size 3 double point knitting needles

      3.  Darning needle.

    Experience level required: We’ll be using cast on, cast off, knit, purl, decreasing and knitting with double pointed needles in the round.

    COST:  $5 CASH Payable to instructor at class time.

    CANCELLATION POLICY: If there are less than 6 people signed up 3 days prior to class date, the Class will be cancelled and you will be notified by email.

    • 12/14/2014
    • 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Fitchburg Public Library, 5530 Lacy Road, Fitchburg, WI
    Join us for the second Madison Knitters' Knit-Along.  We will continue to meet at least monthly until our sweaters are complete.

    The recommended project for the Knit-Along is the Chimera cardigan from Fit to Flatter by Amy Herzog.  It features cable panels, waist shaping, a scoop neckline and set-in sleeves. 

    ments even if you don’t intend to participate in
    Knit to Flatter
    before September 21. Your measurements are
    Wear form fitting (not tight) clothing and a good
    See page 11 of September 2014 Knitters' Knews for complete details on the Chimera KAL.

    Bring your yarn and needles to begin your Chimera cardigan.
    • 01/12/2015
    • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Promega Corporation 5445 E. Cheryl Pkwy Fitchburg, WI 53711

    Speaker: Laurann Gilbertson


    Laurann Gilbertson, Curator of Vesterheim Museum, Historic Norwegian Knitting will share a variety of artifacts from Vesterheim’s deep collections.  Many items were brought from Norway by immigrants; others were made or used here in the Midwest.  The stories connected to these knit pieces reveal much about daily life, traditions, expectations, memory, and identity. 

    Vending:

    TBD

    Community Projects: 

    Scarves, mittens, hats for children and adults for Bayview Foundation

    Knit Connections: 

    Small pre-meeting discussion in Room 122 5:45 - 6:15. This month's topic: Knitting camps and trips!



    • 01/23/2015
    • 01/25/2015
    • Chalet Landhaus, New Glarus, WI
    Right now your focus is on a growing list of holiday gifts. Come January will you be like the rest of us?
    Resolved to actually make a dent in your stash or working on projects have accumulated in bags,baskets and other hiding places throughout your house?

    What better way to move an item to the done list than to pack it up and join your friends for a day or the whole weekend at the Chalet Landhaus in New Glarus, January 23-25, 2015. MKG has a special hotel reservation rate for members who choose to stay overnight. Reservations can be made at 800-944-1716.

    Registration is free for members and guests are only $5 at the door. 
     
    • 02/09/2015
    • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Promega Corporation 5445 E. Cheryl Pkwy Fitchburg, WI 53711

    Speaker: Caroyn Yackel


    Caroyn Yackel, Professor
    Mathematical Knitting

    Vending:

    TBD

    Community Projects: 

    Shawls, lap blankets and tactile stimulation balls for Agrace Hospice Care

    Knit Connections: 

    Small pre-meeting discussion in Room 122 5:45 - 6:15. This month's topic: Learn more about guild committees!


    • 03/09/2015
    • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Promega Corporation 5445 E. Cheryl Pkwy Fitchburg, WI 53711

    Speaker: Cathryn Bothe



    Vending:

    TBD

    Community Projects: 

    Newborn booties and hats for Edgewood College Project- for midwives in Tanzania

    Baby blankets for Columbus Hospital Women's and Childbirth Services

    Knit Connections: 

    Small pre-meeting discussion in Room 122 5:45 - 6:15. This month's topic: Learn more about ravelry!


    • 04/13/2015
    • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Promega Corporation 5445 E. Cheryl Pkwy Fitchburg, WI 53711

    Speaker: Hélène Magnusson

    Hélène Magnusson is an Icelandic knit designer with a degree in textile and fashion. Hélène founded The Icelandic Knitter, the first Icelandic online knitting magazine, where she publishes patterns inspired by tradition with a modern twist.  She shares her extensive knitting knowledge in the hiking and knitting tours where Icelandic traditions and culture, breathtaking nature, and master knitting workshops perfectly balance one another.

    This meeting, a tribute to Ruby Grossman, who loved travel and learning about knitting, was made possible by a generous contribution from Pauline Sinkule.

    Vending:

    TBD

    Community Projects: 

    Scarves: warm or fashion, preferably            4-5" x 60"  for Hand Made Especially for You, given to local women entering  3 area domestic abuse shelters

    Knit Connections: 

    Small pre-meeting discussion in Room 122 5:45 - 6:15. This month's topic: Small group show and tell - what did you finish this year?


    • 05/11/2015
    • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Promega Corporation 5445 E. Cheryl Pkwy Fitchburg, WI 53711

    Speaker: 

    None

    Vending:

    TBD

    Community Projects: 

    CRITTERS, CRITTERS, CRITTERS for the Monona Library Summer Reading Program



Past events

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
01/24/2014 UFO Retreat 2014
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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