The Bay Area Knitting Guild will be meeting in the Tampa Bay Area on Thursday 3.30.2017 from 6pm-8pm for our 5th Thursday Yarn Swap.
Please RSVP by Wednesday 3.29.2017 on our Facebook Event Page so that we can get a headcount for the restaurant.
Please come and join the fun even if you do not want to swap some yarn!
6700 US Hwy 19
Pinellas Park , FL 33781
Rules for the Swap:
Bring 1 skein of yarn and a fun extra to swap!
- 1 skein of yarn must have a minimum value of $20 and be composed of at least 75% natural fibers.
- Fun extra does not have to be knitting related. Some examples of “fun extras” that have been swapped in the past: farm fresh eggs, Starbucks giftcard, chocolate, beads, stitch markers
Total value of swap package (1 skein of yarn and fun extra) ~$30
Items can only be stolen 3 times before they are “dead” and cannot be stolen any more.
We will NOT be having a regular Bay Area Knitting Guild meeting in September.
There will be some opportunities to get together with other Bay Area Knitting Guild members in the Tampa Bay area and beyond.
We will be accepting Knitted Knockers at either of these events. If you cannot make it to one of these events but have some Knitted Knockers for our charity this quarter, please send an email to the guild so we can schedule a pick up.
Several members of the Bay Area Knitting Guild (BAKG) will be heading to Fiber In from September 16-18 at the Clarion Inn Orlando Airport. The event starts around 6pm on Friday and runs until about Noon on Sunday. If you can only make it for one day, Saturday is the day to go. This event is very loosely organized (by just a few volunteers!), so everything is always subject to change!
The tentative demo schedule for Saturday:
9 AM: sunshineknitter Rebecca- spinning silk hankies
10 AM: ginger supported spindles/cotton on the wheel
11 AM: djmars Mara- chain ply and spinning fractal yarns
12 PM-2 PM: LUNCH
2 PM: fourpurls Laura- garter tab cast on and more
3 PM: FiberFanaticsRUs Jody- ply on the fly
There are lots of other fun and exciting events like the Auction (Saturday), Garage Sale (Sunday Morning), and Bake Sale (proceeds go to the Jennifer Nolletti Art Foundation) just to name a few.
Please check out the Fiber In website and the Fiber In group on Ravelry for more information. Here is some great information on “What Should I Bring?” (change the bit about Norse mythology to information about the Olympics because we are “traveling” to Brazil this year) and here is a FAQs page.
5th Thursday Yarn Swap-
We will also be having a 5th Thursday Yarn Swap on September 29, 2016 at 6pm.
Tour de Pizza Deux
8824 4th Street North
St. Petersburg, FL 33702
To join in on the all the swap fun please bring ONE (1) skein of yarn that is mostly natural fiber and has a value of at least $20 plus one “fun extra” for a total swap package value of $25-$30.
If you don’t want to swap but just want to come and hang out with your fellow Bay Area Knitting Guild members and watch the fun, we would love to see you!
Join your fellow fiber friends in the Tampa Bay Area at our 5th Thursday Yarn Swap on 6.30.2016.
For the swap – Bring a single skein of yarn and a “fun extra” to swap with others. Total value of yarn $20 and up, with fun extra the total swap package value should be $21-$30.
Don’t have anything to swap- you are still encouraged to join us for dinner, knitting, and to watch the action!
The fun will start at 6pm.
📍 Tour de pizza-Deux
8824 4th St N