Knitting extravaganza and Arts Fest

August Meeting Annual Potluck
Time slips away quickly and our post for our August potluck meeting  was missed.  However, we did have a great time together and I took plenty of pictures.

Our ‘Annual Potluck’ meeting is really catered by Dante’s Restaurant in Berea and members supply desserts and beverages.  I have to many pictures to share that this post slow down the readers response time, so if you want to see all the wonderful knitted items we created for our Potluck contest, just click HERE.

Donna finished here gorgeous afghan.

2016 Berea Arts Fest

The Arts Fest is our annual fund raiser.  Members contribute 20% of all sales to our Guild.  We had an abundance of knitted items this year, and members were allowed to include crocheted items this year also.   We had fun mingling with our community.



Grindstone Knitters June Meeting

The Grindstone knitters have plenty of distractions while working on our knitted items for the upcoming Berea Arts Fest in September.

For our June program, Lora showed us how to make felted balls to add as decorations to our knitted projects.

We received a thank you card from Louise and her cats for our ‘thank you’ to Louise for being so generous to us with her time and effort.

More ‘Knitted Knockers’ were turned in for our 2016 charity project.
We have donated 110 pairs of knitted knockers so far !!!!

Here are some gorgeous finished items from Kathy, Beverly and Vicki.

Marilyn donated hats and scarves for Church Street Ministries charity.  Thank you Marilyn for you generosity!

Mystery knit revealed

Those who participated in the Guild Mystery knit-along brought their finished item to April’s meeting and had their names entered into a drawing for a prize.  It wasn’t until the item was fully constructed that we found we had knitted a darling  ‘Woodstock’.20160419_200127  Show and tell brought out some beautiful knits too.

Quite a few members have finished or are still working on what we call a Crazy Shawl.  They are made from Crazies Yarn which is soft and warm and wildly colorful.  No 2 shawls come out the same because the yarn skeins are all random with random lengths of color.


Grindstone Knitter’s Guild


President – Alberta Knaack
Vice Presidents – Lora Banks
Treasurer – Vicki Birchenough
Secretary – Tammy Mallet and Bonnie Lukcso

The Grindstone Knitters’ Guild is affiliated and recognized by The Knitting Guild Association (TKGA). The purpose of this local guild shall be essentially the same as that of the national organization, which is to provide education and communication
to advance the quality of workmanship and creativity in the members’ knitting endeavors.

We meet the 3rd Tuesday of every month
at the Mahler Museum in Berea, Ohio at 7:00 pm.  (starting times may change based on the Program for the month)
We will NOT have our monthly meeting if the Berea Schools are closed due to weather!

All knitters are welcome!
We invite you to attend a meeting – no obligation –
and then decide if you would like to join!

The Grindstone Knitters are involved in all levels of knitting, from beginner to advanced.

River Colors Studio joins Grindstone Knitters for Knitted Knockers

KUDOS and many thanks to River Colors Studio Yarn store in Lakewood, Ohio.
On the first Friday of August, River Colors Studio Yarn store generously offered a free skein of Cascade Pima Cotton yarn to anyone willing to knit ‘Knitted Knockers’ for breast cancer patients.  While I was there, at least one dozen skeins were handed out.  One skein can make about 5 ‘knockers’.

Please join us in our goal to fill a chest with Knitted Knockers.  We will continue to meet on the first Friday of every month from 11:00 to 1:00 at River Colors Studio, 387 Sloane Avenue, Lakewood, Ohio 44107 and knit ‘Knitted Knockers’.

These will be donated to University Hospitals (UH) Seidman Cancer Center who is very excited about this program and looks forward to handing them out for free to their breast cancer patients.

Completed ‘knockers’ can be dropped off at the Mahler Museum on the 3rd Tuesday of every month from 7:00 – 9:00 pm or at River Colors on the first Friday of every month from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm.

Help us fill our bucket!

The Grindstone Knitters Guild is working on a new charity project.  Our goal is to fill this chest with knitted knockers and present them to University Hospitals (UH) Seidman Cancer Center who will offer them free of charge to breast cancer patients.


We will have our collection chest at the Berea Arts Fest in September for anyone that would like to knit some knockers and help fill our bucket.

The pattern can be downloaded from the Knitted Knockers website.
Soft cotton yarn is preferred.  Just follow the directions and bring to our tent at Berea Arts Fest on September 13.