January 2018: International Knitting – Shetland Lace Knitting

Have you ever wanted to know more about how people around the world knit?

Following up on the successful January topic from last year (Portuguese Knitting), the program committee designated January as International Knitting month. This year, we will learn about Shetland Lace Knitting. An excellent video podcast interview with two Shetland sisters has recently become available. The sisters describe how they learned to knit, why it was mandatory that they knitted, show the sweaters and large shawls that they knit and demonstrate the stitches.

It’s something many of us may never attempt, but it sure is fascinating! If you have any books on Shetland Lace Knitting that we could pass during the meeting, please bring them.

Hope to see you this month!

Dates and Locations:

The NIGHT MEETING will be on Tuesday evening, January 8, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the Fireside Room at St. Stephen’s Lutheran Church, 2500 Soquel Ave. (Dinner beforehand for those who wish at Jeffery’s on Soquel.)

The DAY MEETING will be on Thursday, January 17, from 10:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. 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. (Lunch afterwards for those who wish at Zachary’s downtown on Pacific Avenue.)

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