Changing colors for intarsia - Continental Style

Thursday, February 24, 2011

FEb 23rd, 2011 Meeting

FEB 23rd, 2011 

Our Fiber Enthusiast club is off to a wonderful start.....walk in newbies joined us to learn and share good company. All are welcome here!
And it was great to see familiar faces as well! We looked forward to this all week.
We participated in a yarn swap.....laughed a lot.....and ooohed and awed over each others work.

Jerry is teaching Scott how to spin, and both are doing a wonderful job!

Member Marla Claussen shared her fun dinosaur hat with us..
She created this from her own whimsical imagination! The group loved it! 
...this is just plain adorable!

Miss Effie shared her latest in a plethora of tea cozies!

New Faces are always welcome!!! Welcome Peggy's mom..beautiful blanket!!
Marla and & Kathy Claussen ~ mother/daughter teams rock!!!!

Jerry and Marsha 

Susan and Winnie ~ Welcome Winnie! We are glad to have you in our group! Winnie just learned to knit today too......and she is already creating!!!!
Sue is the HAT LADY! Cute , Cute cute!

Marsha brought her drop spindle again, it is such a beautiful spindle, I will get a pic of it next week!

Joanne working on her latest project! Such talent in a small group!

Pam & Miss Effie that the table where all the laughter is coming from?  he he
Great Meeting everyone...we will see you next week or tonight from 4-7pm...whichever you choose. Robb and Christie from the BUZZ CAFE has a special promotion for us Fiber Freaks.....(except Reuben) Any sandwich on the menu for $5.00 each ,either for the meeting ..or to take home after the meeting. ( you can get more than one for the hungry kin at home)
You know what this means , don't you! 
You don't have to go home and cook for your spouse after the can go home and keep on knitting/crocheting and spinning.
See you soon!!!!!

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Meeting today at THE BUZZ CAFE

Are you Ready Knitting Nook Members? is the "GOING GREEN YARN SWAP"....and our members are rummaging through their stash as we speak....."WHAT to choose?"....Grab your treasured goodies...latest WIP...and a completed project to show off...and come to the BUZZ CAFE...for friendship, laughter...and a steamy cup of Java....(They do have great vittles there too) We meet 3p.m. - 5 p.m. Feb. 23, 2011......and we have added a second meeting tomorrow Feb. 24, 2011 from 4-7 pm...for those that needed a later start. I hope that fits the need for an evening meeting. As it gets warmer...we will extend those hours into the evening. ;) Meantime...gear up....and Join us!
Have a Fiber Fabulous Day!

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Next Meeting Wednesday, Feb 23, 2011 3-5pm
Thursday, Feb 24, 2011 4-7pm
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Friday, February 18, 2011

Eldridge Knitting Nook: Feb. 16th, 2011 Awesome Meeting!

Eldridge Knitting Nook: Feb. 16th, 2011 Awesome Meeting!: "Imagine 30 people in the The Buzz Cafe with enough enthusiasm to fill a stadium.Yup, that's our group of Fiber Frenzied ..."

Feb. 16th, 2011 Awesome Meeting!

Imagine 30 people in the The Buzz Cafe with enough enthusiasm to fill a stadium.Yup, that's our group of Fiber Frenzied Folks,  at our second meeting.
What a fun bunch of people!!! Let's do it again next week!! Twice!! =)
Our next meeting will be the same bat time and the same bat channel! Feb. 23 from 3-5 p.m. and because of a growing waiting list....we have an evening added. Feb. 24 from 4-7 p.m. THE BUZZ CAFE has great food too......Order their famous Reuben Sandwich ...grab your implements of creation (needles,hooks, loom, spindles,...well you get the point) and get busy at THE BUZZ CAFE

Both meetings will feature "Going Green Yarn Exchange" ..let's recycle that stash of beautiful yarn that you haven't touched yet. Get inspired by a new skein! Bring a skein on yarn in (about 150 yards) that you no longer admire....and one that is special enough for others to go crazy over...and lets swap! Natural fibers are preferred. For those that hand spin will swap among like minded yarn. Bring something super yummy.....I will. 
Full house......When Jerry and Susan arrived we scrambled for seats! Not to worry, we brought chairs in!
Admiring each others work!
Thank you everyone for coming and being members to the High Spirited Fiber Enthusiast Club! I will continue to update this blog and rearrange pictures. Please feel free to send me any pictures that you have taken, or current projects you would like to share!!
Now, time to get busy with those leg warmers!

Bob stopped by for a visit...welcome Bob!!!! He loved all the activity!

Introductions and Show & Tell

Laura brought her grandmothers project bag. Her grandmother used to work at a Knitting Nook in Wausau...I love it!!! Thank you Laura for sharing!!

Jerry is portable with his knitting!

Lindsey working her beautiful Alpaca!

We love to admire each other work!

Busy Bees at THE BUZZ CAFE!

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

NEXT MEETING Feb. 16th Wednesday, 3-5 pm at THE BUZZ CAFE IN ELDRIDGE!

It's only a week away, and the Fiber Folks are getting ready! Get your projects together! Our next meeting will bring new friends! I have been contacted by several enthusiasts that are ready to be a part of our happy group!
Rob & Kristie at THE BUZZ CAFE are waiting for us to arrive, with our project bags/spinning wheels and infectious attitude! Feel free to bring a friend!!! RSVP please..........

Happy Knitting

Quad City Runs Front Page Article on Our Club!

BTW!! Great Article Rashah!!  Front Page Article
These are the pics that Rashah took for the Article!

Friday, February 4, 2011

Eldridge Knitting Nook: Great First Meeting!!

Eldridge Knitting Nook: Great First Meeting!!: "What a great afternoon! Two new members joined us for our first meeting at THE BUZZ CAFE! The owners Rob & Kristie had closed THE BUZZ d..."

Great First Meeting!!

What a great afternoon! Two new members joined us for our first meeting at THE BUZZ CAFE! The owners Rob & Kristie had closed THE BUZZ due to the lingering effects of our Blizzard!! But they opened up just for us!! Now that deserves recognition! Thank you again for hosting our meeting !! THE BUZZ CAFE ROCKS!

Rashah from The Quad City Times arrived all the way from Davenport to do a story on our new group. And quite possibly she will be a new member!!!

Thank you Jerry & Susan for arriving despite the weather, it's a pleasure to meet you both!

Thank you Darling Scott for making sure that I arrived ....especially considering the previous nights ordeal in the storm! You are the best!

I am looking forward to our next meeting! Fed. 16th, 2011. See you all there~