Lighthouse Knitting Guild of Maine
Knitters' News
September 2019
Issue #42

 Adult Education Learning Center at the Windham High School 

Happy October!
Fall has finally arrived, it appears. We had a successful first run at the Cumberland Fair. Thank you all of our volunteers and I can’t wait to hear about your experiences!

For once, I’m not working on a Christmas gift this time of year. I’m working on finishing my WIPs. Seems like a good time to do it with the cooler weather and events slowing down (at least I hope they are!)

Hope to see you Saturday!



Have skeins that need winding? Bring them in and use a ball winder and swift generously provided by Rachael.

October 5 - Monthly meeting with elections! Do you want to be an officer this year? 

November 2 - Monthly meeting

December 7 - Monthly meeting


Dues are $20 per year. Our fiscal year restarts in September, so please bring your payment to an upcoming meeting if you'd like to renew. Your support will allow our group to add more classes, vendors, and field trips to our calendar. Please continue to spread the word about the guild to increase our membership, which will benefit us all!  If you need more Guild business cards to distribute, ask one of the officers for more.
The farm stand is closed for the season, but you can still find Farmer Frank at the market: 
Windham Farmers Market Saturday 8:30-12:30
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Guild KAL (Knit-a-Long or Knit Along or....)

As mentioned at December's meeting, we have started a new KAL with the Long Shadows Shawl by ANKESTRiCK. It's a simple, classic design utilizing single-color brioche. The pattern is available for purchase on Ravelry here. If you are participating or would like to see the KAL progress of others, click here for the Ravelry thread.

If you aren't sure what a KAL is, here's a link to a KAL description from The Fibre Co.
Go to our Ravelry group thread for ideas for our next KAL. Current suggestions are the Butterfly/Papillion shawl or Ranunculus socks  Here's the link, let us know your thoughts!
Meet Our Members
Member Name: Laura LaValley
Where were you born/live now: Born in Superior, WI; Live now in Otisfield
Family: 3 grown children & 3 grown stepchildren
Profession: Inventory/Purchasing
Creative crafts/other interests: Knitting, quilting, gardening
Current number of WIPs: 3


I think it's "fair" to say that our appearance in the Cumberland Fair Exhibition Hall this year was a success! We gave out impromptu knitting lessons, sent newbies home with needles, and shared our love of fiber (and some of us also indulged in delicous fair food!). We are hopeful that our efforts will also help expand our membership. It was a really positive experience.

Since our participation in the fair also generated some income for the guild, we are pleased to be able to waive the cost of annual membership for our members who volunteered their time so generously. Thank you for your enthusiasm! 

Also - a shout out to Kristin Irgens for her Best of the Best award for her lovely cardigan!

Check out the photos below of our experts providing hands-on guidance!

Knitting Opportunities 

We know that once a month isn’t enough knitting time!  Here are some local times and places to drop in and knit.  Email us with others you may know about or any changes. 

  • Lighthouse Knitters' Guild of Maine - First Saturday of every month (except holiday weekends) 12:30-3:30pm at the Adult Education building at the Windham High School
  • Windham Public Library - Tuesdays 1-3 pm, free 
  • Riverton branch of the Portland Public Library Thursdays 6:30 - 7:30 pm, free 

  • Westbrook Community Center - Fiber Arts room open 9am to 2pm M-F and 9am-noon on Saturday. Free use of cutting tables and sewing machines and time to hang out with other creative individuals. 

  • Prince Memorial Library in Cumberland, Sit & Knit – Wednesday 6-7:30 pm 

  • Rosemary’s Yarn Shop, Rte. 302 Windham – Sundays 5-7 pm, Wednesdays & Thursdays 10 am -12 noon, free 

  • Scarborough Public Library has knitting time from 10 am -12 pm every Saturday.  Address is 48 Gorham Road. For more information call 883-4723, option 4 
  • South Portland Public Library KnitChat! occurs Tuesday evenings at 6pm and Friday mornings at 10am.  
  • Pints and Purls occurs on the last Wednesday of each month from 7-10pm at Foulmouthed Brewing, 15 Ocean Street in South Portland
  • Panera Bread at 75 Topsham Fair Mall Road in Topsham, ME, every Tuesday at 4:30
  • Fiber and Vine, Norway, Maine - Tuesdays 3-6pm
SHOW AND TELL (September)
Click on the images to see a larger version (some browsers). 

Special Offers 

Halcyon Yarn 

Halcyon Yarn in Bath has partnered with us!  We are now part of their Guild Rewards program.  

Make sure you mention Lighthouse Knitters Guild when ever you make a purchase at Halcyon Yarn and they will support the guild with 5% of all purchases at the end of the year.

Advertising Opportunities

Do you own your own business, or know someone who does?  Here is an opportunity to advertise at really low rates, and help our Guild grow.  Our newsletter is shared with membership and on our website. 

Annual rate is $50.

And you get a 20% discount on your advertising rate ($40 annually) if you offer our Guild members any discount on your products and/or services.


2018-2019 Officers 

President - Jenn Fleck 

Vice President - Julie Nye 

Secretary - Rachel Herald 

Treasurer - Jackie Lambert 

Public Relations – Autumn Nye

Don't forget to follow us on Ravelry and Facebook (link below) for news and photos. Please contact one of us if you have ideas to share or other special requests, or if you would like to volunteer to teach a lesson at an upcoming group session!
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