Stitching Creations & Community

Janesville, WI Gatherings: MON. 1-3 PM, Italian House, 1603 Racine St. THURS. 6-8PM, Basics Co-op, 1711 Lodge. FREE, all ages, genders. Spin, knit, crochet - any portable stitching is welcome - no membership requirements! Visit and support: Visit our store:

Sunday, January 27, 2008

What Have You Missed?

Haven't been to an SnB gathering lately? You've missed some great fun...

In January we've heard Anne Walli from the Sexual Assault Recovery Recovery Program describe the program and how others might get involved. Call the 24 Hour Hotline: 866.666.4576 or the Rock County Main Office at 608.365.4097

We were presented a demonstration with information about acupuncture and oriental bodywork by Terrence Mason and Keva Bloom from Oriental Bodywork & Acupuncture Clinic . Both have had an extensive education and experience both in the US and China. They share techniques with us to alleviate and prevent repetative motion injuries and more. Contact them: 608.838.2452

The January Mystery Knit-Along is now completed and the 2nd KAL project will begin with the first "clues" at our gathering on January 31. The Mystery Crochet-Along is still in progress.

Start your needles and check your calendars for 2008 activities including the next Worldwide Knit in Public Day, the 2008 Farmer's Market, spring wool and alpaca shearing events, and even the next International Sox Wars!

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Stitches 'n Books Changes to Stitch 'n Bitch II

After recent "issues" developed between stitchers and the library (IMAGINE!),
 the group unanimously decided upon the following changes:

Stitches 'n Books becomes: Stitch 'n Bitch II
Gathering location is changed to: Speak Easy, 19 N. High St., Janesville
(across Center from the downtown Burger King)
Date and Time remains the same: Every Monday 1:30-3:30

Please join us!

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7th Annual Project Linus Make A Blanket Day

MABD '08
Saturday, February 16
9 a.m. - 3 p.m. 
Rock County Job Center
1900 Center
 (Intersection of Hwy. 51/Kellogg St.)
Janesville, WI

All ages welcome • No experience required
Attend all or part of the day

You're encouraged to bring your own blanket making supplies, tools, 
portable sewing machines and blankets to complete 
You may use materials and tools that will be available including
a variety of sewing machines available on a first-come basis

Hourly Door Prizes • Brunch & Lunch Provided
Vendors • Displays • Entertainment

If you're unable to join us, your handmade 
blanket donations are always accepted
at the following locations:
Janesville: 23 S. Atwood Ave. (top of Courthouse Hill)
Beloit: Walmart SuperCenter Pharmacy, 2785 Milwaukee Road
Jefferson: Tea and Textiles, 107 S. Main St.
Fort Atkinson: Fort Sew 'n Vac, 1109 Whitewater Avenue

Volunteers and Donations-in-Kind are encouraged!
Please contact Judith at 608-752-9248
to be part of the planning and organizing to make
this MABD the best yet :-)

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Wednesday, January 09, 2008


Please check the WCLO (1230AM) website
for any gathering cancellation this winter due to
inclimate weather before heading out...

Stitches 'n Books
Every Monday
1:30-3:30 p.m.
Hedberg Public Library, 316 S. Main St., Janesville
(Lower level - community meeting room)

Stitch 'n Bitch
Every Thursday
7 p.m.
Mocha Moment, 1211 Center (Hwy 51), Janesville

- - - - - - THIS WEEK 1/10/08 - - - - - -

Mystery Item Crochet Along Begins
Come get your copy of the pattern!

Mystery Item Knit Along Continues with Part 2
Come to get your next rows of the knit pattern!
Pattern Clues: Part One
You’ll need:
Needles: Size 6
Yarn: Sugar ‘n Cream or equivalent cotton

Cast on 55 sts.
Rows 1-6: k1, pl across sts., ending with k1
Row 7: (k1, p1) twice, k 46, (k1, p1) twice, k1
Row 8: (k1, p1) twice, k1, p45, (k1, p1) twice, k1
Repeat Rows 7 and 8 five more times.

Next week ... more!

Teen Knitting Classes - CANCELED

- - - - - - COMING SOON - - - - - -

Special SnB Speaker:
February 17, 2008
Anne Walli
of the
Sexual Assault Recovery Program
Anne will present what they do, how they depend on volunteers
to help us answer the 24/7 crisis line and go into the Mercy and Memorial ERs
if a victim presents there, tell us about some statistics giving us some ideas about
safety precautions we should apply in our lives.

Winter Weekend Warmup
February 8-10, 2008
Fiber Thing's, St. Nazianz, WI

Rainbow Fleece Farm
Cabin Fever Yarn on the Farm
Feb. 16 & 17

Feb. 23 & 24
W7181 Hustad Valley Rd., New Glarus
Yarn - Spinning - Felting - Kits & Supplies

7th Annual Project Linus
Make A Blanket Day
Saturday, February 16
Rock County Job Center
1900 Center Ave., Janesville
to help organize, supervise and
have fun! Let Judith know if you
can help serve on the MABD Committee.

Mall of America Annual Knit-Out
Feb. 16 & 17

From the Madison Knitting Guild:
Knit In--March 8, 2008!
Lily Chin, our featured speaker, will discuss
"Design Inspiration.”
The Marketplace will include 19 vendors.

Rainbow Fleece Farm
Spring Shearing Days
April 12 & 13
W7181 Hustad Valley Rd., New Glarus


If you have items you'd like to share
to the list on this reminder, please forward to:


TOTAL FO = 673!
2006 Total: 254
2005 Total: 362
See Judith for a copy of the stats.

Bring coupons you aren't using to put into
our "community" folder. Each gathering
anyone will be free to add coupons or
take coupons for personal use.

Paula is coordinating an effort
to compile our own cookbook for
sale at the Farmers Market - and elsewhere -
later in '08. Please provide your favorite
recipes to her for inclusion!