Thursday, March 22, 2007

The Handknitters Guild & The Daily Knitter Puzzles

The Handknitters Guild of North Central Texas, that meets in Arlington, Texas, had their annual retreat at the Pecan Plantation in Granbury, Texas. The date of the retreat has varied each year, but it has always taken place in February. This year, the retreat was held on the 9th, 10th and 11th of February. Part of the group left Arlington mid-day Friday for the drive to one hour drive to Granbury and a day of antique shopping and lunch. The rest of the group joined them for dinner on Friday evening. There were a total of 21 members in attendance. After dinner the group went upstairs to the Open Lobby of the Inn and broke into teams of three to do the Crossword Puzzle from Prizes were given to the teams that had the most correct answers. Knitting projects were then pulled out and a weekend of knitting began.

Saturday was much the same with breakfast, knitting, lunch, knitting, dinner, knitting. The projects varied from socks to afghans, sweaters to scarves and on and on and on. Projects were started and projects were completed. Laughter was enjoyed by everyone. Saturday night a couple of the women who spin brought out their spinning wheels and had an evening session of spinning.

Sunday morning everyone rose fairly early and had a very nice brunch. This has been a special Treat each year because everyone gets custom made omelets and pecan waffles in the shape of Texas. The group then went back upstairs and knitted until check out time.

Each year has been special but for this year the stars were shining right and it was a GREAT knitting experience. Guild retreats are a great way to become better acquainted with your members and enhance your knitting experience.

Dixie Butler, President
Handknitters Guild of North Central Texas

Monday, March 19, 2007

Knitty Gritty Show Time Change

Write to HGTV and ask them to bring back to mid-morning hours the two shows Knitty Gritty and Uncommon Threads. They have moved them to 6 a.m. Central Time and 7 a.m. Eastern Time.

Send an email to the programming department of HGTV. Here is the link to the email comment page on HGTV's website:

Email HGTV

Scroll to the bottom of the page and click on the Customer Services link to email the programming department. This link is printed in brown and is underlined. It is hidden --- hmmm, what does this suggest? -- in the very last paragraph titled "You Still Didn't Answer My Question."

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