Sept - Oct 2007



1. A Message From Our President
2. Who’s Who at CNKG
3. Happenings of Note
4. Show and Tell
5. Knitting on the Web
6. Knitting Hints and Trivia
7. The Book Nook
8. Yarn Shop Reviews
9. Knitting in Art
10 Just For Fun
11. Knitting For Others
12. Calendar of Events



Hello fiber addicts,

This year is certainly intense for me. First with my husband’s successful recovery from heart surgery, second beginning a new job after schooling for over a year, and then recently being elected to the position of President of the Cactus Needles Knitting Guild. Whew! Although the pressure is on, I am looking forward to helping the guilds’ events continue to be enjoyable for all. A very big thank you to our former President and friend, the ever gracious and entertaining Francine Ebersman, for almost 3 years of her devotion to our guild!

To help inspire us is our new Vice President/Program Chairwoman, Cara Summerfield. She has so many ideas to share and we are anxious to see what she has planned for us each month. FYI, Cara is also a new member!

Thank you to our new Treasurers, Fran and Larry Frazin. They have already compiled a budget and are ready and willing to handle our financial and legal needs. Just keep those membership checks coming! The Frazins have agreed to continue the work of our former Treasurer, Joan Robbins. Thank you so much Joan!

Sometimes, believe it or not, our memory for details may fail us, but not to worry. We have Barbara Hahn to save all the details for our recollection. Barb has consented to be our Secretary for this fiscal year and we have already been impressed with her detail of our meetings. (I would have needed a recorder and a team to help me.) Barb is following in the footsteps of our former Secretary, Mary Schirtzinger. Mary was an excellent secretary and we thank her for never missing a step.

As a matter of fact, Mary is now our new Membership Chairwoman. Jackie Taylor has handled all aspects of this position for a number of years and will be Mary’s guiding light. Thank you so much Jackie.

Speaking of memory… Jackie Taylor will continue to be our town crier, high tech style. She sends emails to notify us of calendar events each month. So who needs to make notes! Watch for your emails.

Speaking of emails…Lesley Fry has been, and I’m happy to say, will be our Newsletter Editor/Chairwoman. She composes our events, stories, pictures, hopes and dreams into 1 special place to inspire the public viewers as well as members. Thank you Lesley! Oh, did I forget to mention that she has continued all this before and after surgery on her wrist? You crazy girl!

We have wonderful committees for exciting upcoming events: Erika Verley is coordinating an Autumn retreat for the members and Regina Esposito is handling our Holiday Party. We are SO looking forward to these. I feel like a 13 year old just thinking about them - no easy feat! Who says you can’t turn back time.

Well, summer is upon us but that doesn’t stop our knitters. No way. Our knitters have big hearts, continuing to make so many beautiful creations for those in need. I’m very impressed with you all. I would like to see our group continue to support our communities. Our guild has great altruistic support in Judie Agee, JoAnne Mullen, Cathrine McClure, and Francine Ebersman and I look forward to seeing another year of truly inspiring work. Let’s keep going, one stitch at a time.

Don’t forget your daily dose of fiber!
-Betty Jensen




President - Betty Jensen
Vice President (programs) - Cara Summerfield
Secretary - Barb Hahn
Treasurer - Fran and Larry Frazin

and committee chairmen:
Membership - Mary Schirtzinger
Altruistic - Francine Ebersman and Jo-Ann Mullen
Newsletter - Lesley Fry
Birthday Wishes - Bev Walker






Barbara (she prefers Barb) Hahn is this month’s featured member. Also known as “the Weight Watchers Lady,” Barb is one of our newer members. Wanting to become more involved with the guild, she now serves as the Cactus Needles’ Secretary. We are happy to have Barb with us. Say “hello” and get to know her.

Tell me where you grew up and something about your family.
I grew up in Chicago and moved to Arizona in 1983, following my mother, brother, and sister. I am married with two sons and two granddaughters.

Are you currently or have you ever been employed? If so, in what field? Please provide a brief description of you job duties.
I am currently employed as a Weight Watchers leader and receptionist part time and as a Pension Specialist part/full time. As a Weight Watchers employee I assist people in learning and following the program and trying to develop a healthy lifestyle with the goal of losing weight; as a Pension Specialist, I answer employers’ and employees’ questions about 401 (k)s. I work for/with an independent broker (not a stock broker - a “pension advisor” would be a better way to explain him) and we help our clients use the tools provided by the various companies that provide 401(k)s.

What brought you to Arizona?
My family and the weather.

Who taught you to knit and how old were you?
I am sure I knit as a young girl, but I just don’t remember it. Three years ago, I bought a video that taught me how to knit and purl, and I am learning the variations as I go along.


As a new knitter, what was your first knitting experience?
A few years ago, I decided to take up knitting again. I’ve tried several hobbies, and nothing seemed to stick. I seem to have taken to knitting and really enjoy it. My husband is very surprised that I have stuck with it.

Do you have a memorable knitting project?
I knit a stocking cap for my son that went very quickly and was fun. Problem was that I pulled the thread through the top in the wrong direction to gather the top together. I got a frantic call on my cell phone that the hat was “falling apart.” Never will do that again.

What do you prefer knitting and who do you knit for?
I love knitting blankets for Project Linus - no sleeves or buttonholes.

What is your favorite pattern (mindless or intense)?
I love the basket weave stitch - it looks like you really had to work at it.

What are your top three colors ?
Purple is my favorite - I like multi-color projects but weaving in ends is not my favorite thing to do.

What type of needles do you prefer?
I like knitting with circular needles.

What fibers do you absolutely not like?
Not experienced enough to know that yet.

What is the worst thing you ever knit?
A jacket that is half-finished - the sleeves were too small to fit into the armholes when they were finished because I neglected to measure them while working. This is going in my pile of “to be finished later” projects since it is getting hot.

What knit item do you wear the most? (How about a picture of it!)
I knit my first sock and have been wearing it around the house. When it has cooled down and I finish its partner, I will wear it in public.

What is your most valuable knitting technique?
I just learned the “kitchener” stitch which is very cool.


What other fiber related activities do you like to do? (spin, weave, quilt)
Crochet - I would like to try a quilt, but I have so many other things started.

What is your involvement with knitting> (teach, design, altruistic, guild, hobby, work)
Just a hobby right now - my dream is to knit something I can actually wear.

Why do you knit?
To give back something of myself to others that need it, to create, and last (but not least), to keep myself from mindless eating.

How long have you been knitting?
About three years.

How do you continue to learn so much about knitting?
Ask questions, Google, and buy books.

How did you find Cactus Needles Knitting Guild?
It found me - I was leading a Weight Watchers meeting, and two members were knitting during the meetings. I knew there had to be an organization where women (and men) got together to knit, and I am so glad I was right.

Have you been active in other guilds before joining CNKG?

Do you have ideas for future programs for CNKG?
I need to learn so many things that I wouldn’t even know what to suggest.

Do you have any sayings or quotes you would like to share? (your own or someone else’s)
“Nothing tastes as good as thin feels”-don’t know who said it - some Weight Watchers leader.






It's becoming an annual event! Yes, Judie Agee, again, held her "Host Your Own" at an ice cream parlor! This year it was at Mary Coyles on 7th Street and when a place serves fabulous licorice ice cream, you can't beat that, especially in the heat of August. All the other flavors were good, too! A place was held for Regina's husband Joe who celebrated his birthday with us. And Judie was even presented with knitted items for Project Linus!




Betty's sock and Regina.........................Francine, Jackie and Judie...........................Francine, Joe and Regina




Guild members outdid themselves. At the July guild meeting 36 entries were submitted in an array or colors and patterns. From funky, fun yarns to unique designs and patterns, guild members’ scarves were donated to the Back to School Program. The guild members voted which scarf was the winner. A tie was had between Fran Frazin and Erika Verley. Since Erika was in charge of the contest, she relinquished in favor of Fran Frazin. The winner was awarded a quilted tote bag (great for carrying small knitting projects).

Other winners receiving prizes were Bev Walker, June Wisel and Regina Esposito. A number of members knit more than one scarf. Of course, the recipients of the scarves were the true winners. This contest may have to be repeated next year!
reported by Erika Verley



On August 25th the Arizona Republic ran an almost full column article about Cindy Adam's latest book, Log Cabin Throws. Too bad they never mentioned her name!



October 12 - November 4, 2007 (Closed Mondays)
AZ State Fair Grounds
19th Avenue & McDowell
Pam Roman, Superintendent

Entry Postmark Deadline: September 12, 2007
Arrival of Entries: September 21 & 22, 2007-South Hall Coliseum. Exhibitors will bring their entries to the fairgrounds through the McDowell & Coliseum Way (previously 17th Avenue)
Judging: September 29, 2007 - 9 AM
Release: November 6 & 7, 8:30 AM - 7:30 PM

Exhibitor Fees:
1 - 10 classes, $3.00
11- 20 classes, $6.00
There are numerous categories, be sure to review the categories, and choose the most appropriate one

The Exhibitors’s handbook can be down loaded from the internet at WWW.azstatefair.com. The Creative Crafts & Collections Department starts at Page 33. When bringing your items for submission, you should not be charged for parking, please let the attendant know that you are brining in an item for submission. Prizes:
First Place - Blue Ribbon - $3.00 prize
Second Place - Red Ribbon - $2.00 prize
Third Place - White Ribbon - $1.00 prize

The State Fair also awards Best of Category - Big Purple Ribbon
Cactus Needles Knitting Guild - Exceptional Merit -Big Green Ribbon

If you have a question, please feel free to contact Erika Verley @Everley@cox.net or 602-291-5678.




Deadline is September 26 to get the group rate $88.60.
October 26-28
Best Western Cottonwood Inn
993 South Main Street
Cottonwood, AZ
1-800-350-0025 for reservations
Contact Candy Moore 877-377-6413 x 410 or

The special rate includes 2 queen beds and they have non-smoking and smoking rooms. Also Included is a deluxe breakfast, featuring Belgian waffles, fruit, boiled eggs, cereals, etc., in room coffee makers and a heated pool.

We will be visiting 2 yarn shops on Saturday - Knit 1, Bead 2 in Jerome followed by lunch at The Tavern Grill. After lunch we will visit Alley Cat Yarn, Beads & Clothing. Saturday night's dinner will be at Nic’s Italian Steak & Crab House.

Sunday…a day to enjoy the sights and scenery of Cottonwood, Jerome or Sedona and enjoy a leisurely drive home

If you are attending, be sure to let Erika Verley know so she can make the arrangements for dinner and visiting the yarn shop.
Email everley@cox.net.






June with unidentified object (sorry).....Velvet with her knit skirt ......... June with a Linus blanket.


Regina with a poncho...................Maggie with a fabulous jacket................closeup of Darlene's blanket


Donna with a sweater.........................two great blankets by Darlene....................Francine with another wallaby


Lesley's summer project




Are you jealous because your best friend has the new iphone and you don't? Fret not. Just pull out your knitting needles and some yarn and you go, girl!
shared by Lesley's nephew Dan (who's made socks!)

A very interesting article on nalbinding, (spelled many ways,) also known as one needle knittting. There are also many links to follow if you are interested in this technique.

All around the world, women form a sisterhood of the stitch. Here is a lovely article on the formation of craft groups. Our own Cactus Needles started in just this way.

Octover will be here before you know it. Here are some pumpkins to knit




Mostly trivia this month:

The Continental Congress accepted knitted stockings in lieu of money in payment of taxes.

In 1759 the women of Germantown, PA sold 60,000 pair of stockings of their own making.

Early schools for girls in America stressed knitting as an important subject.

Martha Washington had her own personal knitter by the name of Lame Peter.

Old Mom Rinker passed messages for General Washington from a female relative in occupied Philadelphia hidden in balls of yarn. While sitting on a hill she casually pushed the balls down to passing soldiers, not dropping a stitch while she knitted.

From Dayton Knitting Guild via Old Pueblo Knitters



Wartime knitting initiatives witnessed huge spikes in production after the attack on Pearl Harbor, when it was reported that more knitting projects were begun in the two days following the attack than in the preceeding three months. The knitting cneter of a college for women in New Jersey ran out of wool within 48 hours! Wait - colleges used to have knitting centers?

The first known knitting guild was the Guild of St. Fiacra (est. in Paris in 1527), which regulated the production of knitted caps. St. Fiacra was the patron saint of cap makers, probably chosen under the mistaken belief that he was Scottish (he was, in fact, Irish) and that knitting had made its way to France from Scottland. In Barcelona, the woolen-stocking knitters were protected by St. Sebatian, perhaps because his arrows were reminiscent of knitting needles.

In Europe during the Middle Ages, knitting was a master craft overseen by trade guilds. And yup, those knitters were predominately men - women spun the wool. As a vocation, knitting was no joke: After a rigorous apprenticeship of threee years, a journeyman knitter was required to spend another three years working and studying his craft.Elevation to the rank of a master artisan ensued, provided that the candidate completed a knitted wool shirt or jacket, a pair of slippers, and an 8" x 12" [that's feet, not inches] tapestry in 20 or 30 colors, depicting a complex pattern of leaves, flowers and birds - within the space of 13 weeks. Piece o' cake, right?

the last 3 from Stitch n' Bitch calendar, shared by Francine Ebersman




256 pages
Publisher: Sixth&Spring Books
List price $29.95

"Crochet Inspiration" by Sasha Kagan is a reference book for crocheters. "Fibers are my flexible friends ... when I was writing this book they twisted and turned in the most unexpected ways," Kagan writes in her introduction.

Sections in the book cover crochet fabric made with single crochet, mesh, filet, bobbles and lace; and motifs, grannie squares, flowers and garments. A unique feature of the book is that on each page, opposite a large photo of a motif or other item, both written and charted instructions for it are given. Those who are not familiar with reading crochet charts get a built-in lesson in learning how.

The chapter I like best in the book — hard to choose, because I like them all — is the one on how to crochet flowers. The rose, forget-me-not, chrysanthemum, pansy, sunflower and daisy are included, complete with how-to instructions. You’ll even find instructions for crocheting fungus, lichens and a seedpod. The Latvian leaf is pretty wonderful, too.

If you like to do your own thing, this book will provide many artistic avenues of crochet to explore.
from the Bangor Daily News

HOME KNITS by Suss Cousins
160 pages
Publisher: Potter Craft
List price $32.50

As much a home design book as a knitting guide, Home Knits includes patterns for 30 projects—from as small as an eyeglass case to as large as bedspreads and wall hangings. There’s something for everyone here—from the knitting novice to the seasoned expert—and each project is presented as part of an overall design approach, with ideas and inspiration for using handknits to create a warm, inviting space in every room of the house.

Fill your rooms with the luxury, warmth, and style of handknits. Indulge your knitting passion and make your home a soothing haven for family and friends: Suss Cousins’s handknit designs for the home help you create a living space that is personal, original, and luxurious. Keep the mood easy and uncomplicated with soft seat covers, supple mohair throws, and an array of knitted textures in polished cotton, handpainted wool, and even Ultrasuede. From pillows and placemats to rugs, lamp covers, hand towels, and bed canopies, the projects range from clever accessories you can complete in a few hours to unexpected and original pieces to cherish for years to come.



“A KILLER STITCH” by Maggie Sefton When Lesley asked for a review of Maggie Sefton’s new knitting mystery, “A Killer Stitch,” I volunteered. Somewhere in the back of my mind I recalled that it was part of a series, so when my library search confirmed that it was the fourth, I decided to bite the bullet and read them all -- in order. So now I’ve finished the four Fort Connor mysteries about Kelly Flynn: “Knit One, Kill Two,” “Needled to Death,” “A Deadly Yarn,” and the aforementioned, “A Killer Stitch.”

Fort Connor is thinly disguised as Fort Collins, Colorado, Kelly’s hometown. She returns when her beloved aunt is murdered and finds herself embracing knitting, the hobby her aunt wanted to share, but Kelly isn’t interested. Her aunt’s home is across the way and part of the restaurant/knit shop complex where Kelly is immediately embraced by the owner and shop regulars. The House of Lambspun supplies the many characters who form the core of the mysteries.

Fort Connor is just like Cabot Cove, Maine of “Murder She Wrote” fame, a quiet, lovely town as a magnet for murder. Kelly’s been back in Fort Connor for less than a year and has already been connected to - and helped solve - five or six murders. While starting her amateur sleuthing career, she’s managed to learn to knit, telecommute her accounting duties in Washington, D.C., start a consulting business, become a key part of a competitive softball team, inherit property and other assets in both Wyoming and Colorado, buy a mountain property (where the stage is set at the end of book four for the next murder), have the town “great guy” chase her chastely until she realizes it’s mutual, and help several people deal with their business and personal problems. Did I mention she eats fatty high calorie foods endlessly without weight gain or ill health and drinks coffee so often my stomach bothered me?

The books have little to do with knitting, and are so predictable I don’t feel guilty about having just spilled the beans on Kelly’s heroics. You’d think I’d love these books because the author is a CPA, loves to knit, and prides herself on her independence, but as literature, they’re thin, as mysteries they don’t have much suspense, and as knitting or cooking how to manuals, they miss the mark. Don’t get me wrong, I read every word, and found myself entertained through bouts of insomnia. But they are purely light reading as I find many of this new knitting novel genre to be. Enjoy them? Sure. But don’t expect a great literary experience.
review by Francine Ebersman



From the book The Music Lesson by Katharine Weber:
....she stood there, twisting her hands over and over, almost violently, as she talked, until she looked down and exclaimed, "Oh, look at me, I'm the knitter without wool!"




6900 W. Colfax Ave.
Lakewood, CO

This is 14,000 square feet of yarn heaven. They have very nice personnel and the yarn experience there is wonderful. This is truly one of the best shops I have ever visited on my trips out of this valley.

Lakewood is a suburb on the west side of Denver and I really love the way they display lots of samples. They also have a large classroom available for the instructors.

This is a nice stop on the way to the Estes Park Wool Festival in May.
Reported by June Whisel


I met a young woman at Sand in the City (Olympia. Washington) last weekend who works at what may be the largest alpaca farm in the country. It is not far at all, about a 25 minute drive from where I live. They have 2000 in their herd and there are only 8000 nationally! She was spinning the fleece using a drop spindle. We had a nice conversation. They sell the fleece for $8 a pound which she said was enough for a sweater. Of course you have to do some minimal carding (unlike sheep's wool) and then spinning. She always uses a drop spindle. Told me which cards to buy (108 points for alpaca) and what spindle she recommends. She had samples of the fleece knit and also felted. Soft, soft, soft..... It felt wonderful. She said it is easier to work with than sheep's wool because there's no greasy lanolin to deal with. They shear once a year, in early June. The fleece comes in a lot of different natural shades, too. Lovely!
shared by Harriet Trobman





Art work from an incredible Etsy artist. Rania Hassan combines a fabulous use of color with knitting as art form. From her artist statement: “I started this series because of my fascination with knitting, and love for painting. I am also intrigued by the community I’ve found online with knitters from around the world. I think about how it links me to my mother, and her mother, and all the women that came before them.”

Details fascinate me. I paint to capture moments in time, of memories and experiences. The objects I focus on are symbolic of these thoughts. I find my compositions in elements surrounding me. Through changing colors, layers and textures, I discover the way I am feeling and appreciate the way things happen.






Many years ago my wife was to knitting what Tiger Woods is to golf. She designed exotic patterns with ease.

There was an occasion when we had lunch in a real Chinese restaurant (only one person spoke partial English, all menus were in Chinese). When she saw the hand-written menu she was so impressed with the calligraphy she tucked the menu in her purse. Some months later I saw the result, a stunning white sweater with the Chinese symbols hand-stitched down the front.

She received compliments galore until one cocktail party when we met a distinguished Chinese physician who asked my wife where she got the symbols. He then wanted to know if she knew what they meant.

"I'm afraid to ask," she said, "but tell me anyway."

Even she had to laugh when he told her they read, "This is a cheap dish--but good."
shared by Judie Agee

shared by Harriet Trobman

From sheep to sweater in just over six hours

In the Northumberland Today newspaper it was reported that seven Canadian women knit and spun their way to a world title. They beat out 16 international teams by creating a handmade sweater, from raw wool to finished sweater, in just over six hours. They had three spinners preparing the wool while four knitters worked at sixty stitches per minute. The knitters had the wool onto their needles within seconds of it coming off the spinning wheel. The team, called the Toronto Spiders, won the 13th World Back to Back Spinning/Knitting Championship and set a new Canadian record.
from Creative Knitting with Bobbie Matela

I was watching a movie on TV, The Children's Hour, based on the Lillian Hellman play, and one line caught my attention; "Sleep tight, and knit up the raveled sleeve of care". A lovely thing to say, but it sure dates the script!

Pierce Bronson, in the movie After the Sunset, explains his shoulder scar from a bullet wound as "a knitting accident".

Some time ago we listed some ways to hide your stash from hubby (Fran and Larry excluded). Here are some more hillarious ways, but some of them are pretty ingenious.





The Warm Up America Foundation

Warm Up America! (WUA!) is an organization made up of volunteers who create handmade afghan blankets, clothing and accessories to help those in need. (Keep knitting those blankets for Project Linus!) These items provide warmth and comfort to people who have lost their homes, fled abusive relations, or are being cared for in hospices, shelters, hospitals, and nursing home.

Evie Rosen, a former yarn retailer and nationally known knitting teacher who resides in Wausau, Wisconsin, came up with the idea for Warm Up America! because she wanted to do something to help the homeless. Her simple concept of asking customers, friends and the community to knit and crochet 7" X 9" sections that would be joined into afghans grew into a nationwide program that has produced more than 250,000 afghans. These afghans have been donated to victims of natural disasters, battered women's shelters, the homeless, and others in need.

By 1995, the program was an overwhelming success and Evie turned to the Craft Yarn Council of America, a non-profit association of yarn companies and publishers, for assistance. Warm Up America! soon became a major national, grassroots program. In 2002, Warm Up America! was incorporated as a 501C3 tax exempt, charitable organization.

Today, WUA! includes countless volunteers across the country. Thousands and thousands of knitted and crocheted afghans and accessories are distributed to various charities each year.






Members and Friends


Other Knit Events are scheduled throughout the month.
Check your e-mail for additional dates and knitting together locations.
Look for updates throughout the month from this correspondent.
After two activities, non members are asked to activate their membership by joining CNKG.

For more information --- luvwool@qwest.net


LABOR DAY - no meeting

Monday, CNKG Monthly Meeting
6:30 pm - 8:30 p.m.
Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Phoenix
4027 Lincoln Drive
Paradise Valley, AZ 85253

Program - Erika is going to talk about the Arizona State Fair, what it takes to enter, how to be a judge, and give a real insider's view of. what goes on behind the scenes.

Bring your completed flip-flops from the August meeting for show and tell. Come see what stylish footwear we can "knit".

Help at Hand - a relaxed time to bring your knitting problems, share your knitting expertise and give a helping hand to other knitters.

Dinner for Hungry Knitters - 5 p.m.
Streets of New York
NE corner of 44th and Camelback

Saturday, Westminster Village, 1 - 3 p.m.
Happy Hookers and CNKG knit for Project Linus
Meet in the Garden Cafe - go in main entrance .

Westminster Village
12000 North 90th Street
Scottsdale, AZ 85260

Lunch for Hungry Knitters
Mimi's on Shea, 11:30 a.m.
RSVP Jackie by Friday a.m.
480-948-3329 OR ovooyo@qwest.net

Monday NIT NITE, 6:00 - 8:30 p.m.
Borders, across from Paradise Valley Mall
4555 E. Cactus Rd (South side of Cactus)

Cynthia's Host Your Own Knitting Event
11:00 to 1:00
Cynthia's home near Paradise Valley Mall
RSVP to cynthiadysart@cox.net or 602-996-8252
Directions will be sent when you RSVP


Monday, CNKG Monthly Meeting
6:30 pm - 8:30 p.m.
Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Phoenix
4027 Lincoln Drive
Paradise Valley, AZ 85253

Program to be announced in a future e-mail.

Help at Hand - a relaxed time to bring your knitting problems, share your knitting expertise and give a helping hand to other knitters.

Dinner for Hungry Knitters - 5 p.m.
Streets of New York
NE corner of 44th and Camelback

Monday NIT NITE, 6:00 - 8:30 p.m.
Borders, across from Paradise Valley Mall
4555 E. Cactus Rd (South side of Cactus)

Saturday, Westminster Village, 1 - 3 p.m.
Happy Hookers and CNKG knit for Project Linus
Meeting room not yet known

Westminster Village
12000 North 90th Street
Scottsdale, AZ 85260

Lunch for Hungry Knitters
Mimi's on Shea, 11:30 a.m.
RSVP Jackie by Friday a.m.

Project Linus Blanket Bee
Location: Fountain Hills Community Center, 13001 N. La Montana Dr.
Date/time: Sat., October 27 from 9 am to 4 pm

Challenge blankets will be voted on!
Quilters: Your challenge is to make a blanket in a jungle theme.
Crocheters/knitters: Make an afghan in the colors of your favorite jungle animal: black/white for zebras, orange/black for tigers, etc.

Lunch will be provided by Rina Ruzzier for a limited number of attendees. Reservations will be taken from Oct. 1st – 12th: call 480-837-6323 (leave a message) or email phxpl@phoenixpl.org

REMEMBER TO SAVE November 10th , Saturday.......11:30 a.m. for Penny's Host Your Own Knitting Event at THE FARM AT SOUTH MOUNTAIN . We will car pool.



Knit/Crochet-In, 5:00-8:00 p.m., Tuesday
Needlers' Nest
12133 W. Bell Rd # 102
Surprise, AZ 85374
phone # 623 583 4411
Call the store for information

Knitters and Fiberholics, 10:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m., Wednesday
Tempe Yarn and Fiber
For information - June Whisel at june.whisel@cox.net

Knitting for the Needy
Meeting Dates: 1st Monday of the month, 3rd Wednesday of the month.
Location: Scottsdale Senior Center 1 -3 p.m.
10440 East Via Linda
Knitting for the Needy knits slippers and caps for homeless in Phoenix area.

Meetup Knitting Group
Meeting Dates : 1st and 3rd Sunday of the month, 2 p.m.
Location: Borders Books, Tempe, 699 S. Mill Avenue
Park below in parking garage.
Free parking on Sunday.
Knitting group meets near "Cafe Espress" in store.
Knitters of all persuasions and skill levels.
Get together to gap, compare projects and swap patterns.

Stitch n' Bitch
Meeting Dates: 2nd Tuesday of each month
Location: Changing Hands Bookstore, Tempe, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Log onto web site and search under events for times and dates.

Other Knit Events are scheduled throughout the month. Check your e-mail for additional dates and knitting together locations. Look for updates throughout the month from this correspondent.