Monday, March 24, 2014

March Minutes

The March meeting was led by Beth Soper (Vice President).    Beth asked for Shop News.

Susan Brennan announced several upcoming events at Mass Ave.    They are (currently) selling some of the shop samples.    Upcoming dates:

In store overnighter April 12th
In store retreat April 24-26th.  $25 plus dinner $7.50
Malabrigo trunk show May 2nd.   5-7 pm,  $5
Check for more info on the blog

Carol Powers  mentioned that Broad Ripple Knits is moving in early April to a bigger location just down the street.

Mandie Harrington announced that she is teaching dyeing at Hoosier Hills Fiber Festival this summer.   

Lana Holden announced that Small Knits Symposium would like to offer Indianapolis Knitting Guild members $15 off a la carte classes at the event, April 25-27th. please email or the guild for the promo code.

The February Minutes were voted on and approved.

Carol (Treasurer) reported the guild has $4859.  She gave $200 to the church that evening as voted on in February.

The Cat Bordhi event was discussed briefly.  Everything is coming together nicely. The event should pay for itself without guild funds.  As of right now the Cowl class is full with 2 people waiting, and there are 2 spaces in the sock class.  Due to a slight scheduling conflict it was announced that the lecture would be moved from 7 to 7:30 to give the preceding event time to get out of the space.

Barb Bettegnies also announced that she would be talking to Lucy Neatby soon about coming in mid 2015. 

Beth announced that the board wants the membership to know that scholarships to events such as these can be made available for members who cannot afford to attend for whatever reason.  If you would like to request one for yourself or another member please speak privately to a board member.

Susan gave our guest presentation.  She showed a project that will be a knit along at Mass Ave in April, the River Run shawl by Mango Moon, and then she demonstrated arm knitting.  She also mentioned Berroco gives a good video tutorial.  This is a great use for silk ribbon or other big unusual yarns. 

There are several examples of arm knitting on Ravelry here  

Monday, March 3, 2014

IKG hosts Cat Bordhi in April

We're so happy to have the opportunity to have Cat Bordhi here with us this April 27-29th, just before TNNA.  Classes will take place at the Broad Ripple United Methodist Church

Cat Bordhi’s mission, according to Stephanie Pearl McPhee, “is to make you a more creative, freethinking knitter who problem-solves and experiments with vigor and fearlessness. The best part? She can.” Cat teaches and inspires more than a thousand knitters each year in classes all over the world. Her YouTube knitting tutorials have nearly three million views, and her innovative books, Socks Soar on Two Circular Needles, A Treasury of Magical Knitting, A Second Treasury of Magical Knitting, New Pathways For Sock Knitters, Personal Footprints for Insouciant Sock Knitters, Cat’s Sweet Tomato Heel Socks, and an award-winning novel, Treasure Forest, have reached hundreds of thousands of readers. For more information, visit

Cat will give a lecture on Sunday evening: Time Travel to PerĂº—when modern and indigenous knitters join as one.

She will teach Seven Super Skills Cowl on Monday, a class which teaches what she calls her 7 most appreciated techniques in 1 project.

New Pathways for Sock Knitters will be on Tuesday, probably her most well known sock innovations.  Learn to think about socks in a whole new way and stretch the way you think about knitting in general.

Full information on classes and registration can be found here. Please note that priority registration goes to IKG members until March 15th.