Hello knitting friends!
June is the Month Of Knitting here at the FVKG……. or at least that’s the way it seems.
Thanks to everyone who made some time Saturday to help with a massive amount of ball-winding to prepare the donated yarn we have. Most will be used for Learn-to-knit kits at upcoming events. Many hands make light work they say. Yes, all those bags are filled will wee balls of yarn (and some not-so wee)
Not to worry if you couldn’t make it, there are plenty more events we need volunteers for coming up! So without further adooo…..
WWKIPD or World Wide Knit in Public Day is going to be a week this June Beginning on the 9th and going to the following weekend. Check your local shops for events, like at 88 Stitches in Walnut Grove who will be hosting knitters from noon to four on their patio. (Their is no note about rain/shine so if it’s grey, you may just want to shop)
Langley Days will be happening in Langley’s Douglas Park on June 16th and our guild will be hosting a table. Come by and join us for our informal knitting in public and help us talk to interested folks about learning to knit. Hopefully we can have some learn to knit kits and get some folks started right there! Bring some water and your latest project and join us it’s always a fun day!
Vancouver is hosting another Mini-MakerFaire June 23and 24th and we will be there again this year meeting folks and teaching people how to knit! We gave away at least 60+ lessons and kits last year and this year we are more prepared than ever! Should be fun, but just walking around the space and seeing all the amazing creative people Vancouver and the Lower mainland is home to was inspiring!
All events that the guild is attending will have a specific table set up for us with displays of knitting and our banner, if you can’t volunteer time at one consider another event coming up, just to give a breather to the other volunteers. A few hours is very welcome, not everyone can stay all day. Please contact the Guild via e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org or if you know who organized the event let them know if you have time to help. Come one come all, and bring your family too!
Finally, the next Guild meeting will be June 27th at Christ the Redeemer Church 16613 Bell Road in Surrey. We meet in the basement in the large space by the playground. You can’t miss us.
Happy knitting folks! (and go ahead, punch that mime 😉