ESSS meetings and activities:
July 17 - 10:00 am-1:00 pm - Virtual ESSS General Meeting
July 11 and 25 -12:30 pm-3:30 pm virtual Sit 'n Knit (this, of course, is our regular time for Sit 'n Knit so even if you aren't able to join the ongoing social knitting on Zoom we hope you will join us for the regular Sit 'n Knit time). Click here for more information
Wednesdays- 6:00 pm-10:00 pm -WIP club (use the Daily Social Knitting Zoom link-see below) Bring your WIP for the WIP challenge: get help and encouragement to finish (or even frog) it.
Daily Social Knitting - Details here (must log in to see)
Note that in addtion to our daily social knitting, we have Sit 'n Knit on the second and fourth Sunday of the month
Other upcoming events of interest:
July 10, 11, 17, 18, 2021 - Stitches at home
July 15-18, 2021 - Virtual Vogue Knitting Live
August 6-8, 2021 - Stitches Expo at home
September 9-12, 2021 - Virtual Vogue Knitting Live
September 11, 12, 18, 19, 2021 - Stitches at home
October 7-10, 2021 - Virtual Vogue Knitting Live
October 8-10, 2021 - Stitches Expo at home
November 6,7,13,14, 2021 - Stitches at home
November 11-14, 2021 - Virtual Vogue Knitting Live
December 9-12, 2021 - Virtual Vogue Knitting Live
January 7-9, 2022 - Stitches Expo at home
February 5, 6, 12, 13, 2022 - Stitches at home
April 2, 3, 9,10, 2022 - Stitches at home
May 13-15, 2022 - Stitches Expo at home
June 11, 12, 18, 19, 2022 - Stitches at home
In Person Events:
March 3-6, 2022 - Stitches West 2022-Sacramento, CA
Note: Although XRX had hoped to hold Stitches SoCal, 2021 in Pasadena they have decided that they will be unable to do so. Stitches West 2022 at the new venue in Sacramento will likely be the next in-person event. See the Stitches Event's update about in-person events in 2021 and 2022 here.
A message from Pres. Sarah W.
As warned last month the hot weather is here and for those of you that like to plan early here is your first warning there are only about 165 days until Christmas!!
This month is important for the Guild as it marks the 30th birthday for the Guild. As you will see in the newsletter while we cant celebrate in person yet we would like to have our own online Birthday Party so bring your favorite drink and your favorite shareable lunch to the zoom meeting - we can socialize and have some fun. There may even be prizes!!
As discussed via email (two recent email blasts) joan W is scheduling appointments for July 17 at her house for Brandy's Yarn giveaway. The details for signing up are in the email I sent out with the newsletter or the earlier email blast. I know she has had some interest so contact her before the 17th if you would like to come and see what is on offer.
"Zoom Room" hours for social knitting
Monday-Thursday 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday 2:00 pm -10:00 pm
(Happy Hour starts at 4 pm on Fridays)
Saturday-Sunday 9:00 am-10:00 pm
Click the envelope below for a sample of the latest
Monthly Cable newletter
For members, a full copy of the newsletter is available here.
Some suggestions from Sarah S. on :
Staying Sane--Ways to Stay Connected
By now, most of us are feeling the strain of being stuck at home with only a quick trip to the grocery
store once a week. We all know a fortunate few that have been able to continue working either
remotely or on-site as an essential worker. For the rest of us, we find ourselves both out of work
and without our normal social interaction we rely on to maintain our sanity. Fortunately we have
access to a myriad of online social media platforms to help us stay connected with the world outside
our own four walls. I wanted to remind everyone of some of the opportunities that are available.
Keep in mind this list is in no way exhaustive and they are not necessarily all available for free.
• Ravelry – Search for new groups to join that might have discussion threads on non-yarn topics. I’m a member of a crochet & bread baking group. Just be sure to keep your posts thread appropriate.
• Local Yarn Shops – Many local shops have adopted the Zoom platform to host their regular sit & knits. In some cases they may try to accommodate a portion of their planned class schedule on a modified basis.
• Local Yarn Shops, Part 2 – Many shops have continued to offer online shopping or phone ordering for curbside pick-up. In limited cases, you may be able to speak more in depth with an employee or shop in-store with proper PPE and social distancing, depending on where you live.
• Teachers/Designers – Many teachers, whether full-scale platforms such as Craftsy or individual teachers such as Edie Eckman, have increased their library of online classes and/or offered discounts on certain classes. In some cases, they will send out a discount code in their email newsletter. Designers have been offering their newest patterns free for a very limited time after publishing.
• ESSS Guild – By now I hope everyone has taken the opportunity to log into the ESSS Guild Zoom Chat. Sarah W opens it every day at 8:00am Pacific Time and it remains open until 10:00pm Pacific Time. It is open to all currently active members of the Guild. Some times are more popular than others, but this is a good place to get help on a project, catch up on the ever changing rumors for conventions such as Stitches, get ideas for dinner this week, or just chat about how you’re feeling.