November 2015 Program Danish Knitting

Hello, knitters . . .

As the weather starts to turn cooler, we turn our attention to knitting warmer projects like sweaters. What better way to celebrate the change in season than to explore the knitting traditions of Denmark. Join us at our meetings in November as Karen Thuesen Massaro takes us on a journey from the origins of knitting to its flourishing in Denmark. She will share with us a sample of 40 years of classic Danish sweaters knit by her mother who lives in Denmark. Karen will also illustrate the history of Danish knitting and describe its traditions. As a ceramist, she has enjoyed using visual and structural potentials unique to clay. Similarly, unique characteristics of pliable plant and animal fibers can be transformed in amazing ways when knitted together. “ Knytte” was first used in Denmark ca. 1500 after which this word for knit became strik. Knitting continues to be a widely practiced craft with appreciated creative possibilities.

We look forward to welcoming Karen in November, a treat to begin the holiday season!
Our NIGHT MEETING will be on Tuesday evening, November 10, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the Fireside Room at St. Stephen’s Lutheran Church, 2500 Soquel Ave.

Our DAY MEETING will be on Thursday, November 19, from 10:15 a.m. to 12:15 at Vintage Faith Church (aka The Abbey), the large brick church at the corner of Mission and Highland.

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

From Highway 1 (Mission Street) South, turn left at the light on Walnut to Escalona. Turn right on Escalona to its end at Highland. Parking lot is across Highland. Enter through the Office; our meeting is straight ahead in The Fireside Room

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