October 2014 Meeting


Hi knitters,

We’re all crazy about yarn and knitting, right? Well, two local knitters
came out publicly with their yarn/knitting mania and created a podcast and
blog called The Yarniacs (website = http://yarniacs.blogspot.com/) A
podcast is basically an Internet version of a radio program. Check out
their website to give it a try.

We’re thrilled that The Yarniacs, a.k.a. Gayle and Sharlene, will be with
us at both of the October meetings of The Knitting Guild. Since starting
their podcast two years ago, they have broadcast over 70 episodes and
developed a following across the nation and around the world. In every
episode, the Yarniacs discuss what they’re knitting, what they’re
“stalking” (i.e., thinking about knitting), and various trends in the art
of knitting and in types of yarns. If you haven’t listened, take some time
to pick up your knitting and tune in…you’ll be amazed how much you’ll
find out and how quickly Gayle and Sharlene become your friends in knitting.

Here are some of the questions we asked the Yarniacs to talk about, but
bring your own questions, too:
– What made them decide to do a knitting podcast?
– How do they come up with ideas for the podcasts and how do they keep up
with the schedule?
– How is a podcast done, technically?
– What is the place of podcasts generally in the knitting community? How
have podcasts changed or enhanced the art of knitting?
– What has been the response to the Yarniacs podcast? What is the listener
base and do they know how many people are connecting with them?
– Any advice for 21st century knitters? Where do they see the craft going?

We’ll also have our usual business meeting with announcements and the
popular round of show-and-share, so bring what you’re working on or a
recently finished project.

The NIGHT MEETING will be on Tuesday evening, October 14, from
6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the Fireside Room at St. Stephen’s Lutheran Church,
2500 Soquel Ave.

The DAY MEETING will be on Thursday, October 16, from 10 a.m. to noon AT OUR
NEW LOCATION: Vintage Faith Church (aka The Abbey), large brick church at
the corner of Mission and Highland.

From Highway 1 North, Highland is first right after light at top of hill
where Highway 1 merges into Mission Street. Parking lot is first right off
of Highland.

From Highway 1 (Mission Street) South, left at light on Walnut to Escalona.
Right on Escalona to its end at Highland. Parking lot is across Highland.

Enter Office. Meeting is straight ahead in The Fireside Room.

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