Our Triangle Machine Knitters held their monthly meeting this morning at our usual site at a church in Raleigh. We had about 15 people present.
We showed off our NC State Fair entries and our winning ribbons. We showed off our other finished projects and unfinished projects too.
We discussed how much fun we had had at the Knit-in and made plans to book a site for next spring, after we email the members who were not at the meeting so they can have input to our planning.
We discussed the Comfort Dolls that LuAnne was collecting for sending to Africa. We had knit some flat pieces to be the dolls and LuAnne's church ladies were going to assemble them and stuff them and take care of getting them to those in need. Read about them here: http://www.creativestitchonline.com/pattern.html
Some of us, specifically Elizabeth, had knit some toiletry bags for distribution to the homeless near the church where we meet. She had also gathered some toiletries to stuff the bags with.
We also had the program we had planned for, which was a measuring meeting. Peggy talked to us about the body measurements needed to make a well fitting garment and handed out papers with this info on it. She gave each of us a new tape measure and we measured each other and recorded our measurements on the papers. I can't tell you what anyone wrote, because we pledged "any measurements mentioned in this room, stays in this room!"
We reminded everyone of our holiday party next month at RaeAnne's house.
After this fun meeting, 5 of us went out to lunch at our regular lunch spot, a Chinese buffet, which is Americanized and also has ingredients for tacos!
We love getting together and talking knitting!