I am just winding down from the retreat this past weekend. It normally
takes a few days to come back to "earth" so to say.
The Midwest Fall Men's Retreat is not one of your glorified ones of workshops etc. Its very relaxed. Primary interest is a great group of men who share their love for the craft.
My son showed me a pair of gloves he got today and conductive yarn was
used in the fingers so the wearer can use a cell phone without taking off the
gloves. I am going to do some research on this and write an article about it.
I was wondering if any of you guys have ever used conductive yarns? If so,
what did you make?
3 pair of socks finished. They will be given away for an Christmas Fair at my local hospital. I'm not used to knit socks with lace pattern, but these one I think was easy and fun to make. Its from Drops Design 130-19. I used Regia Sockyarn, the yellow is Trendpoint, the other to is in Sentimento.
Morning All, Well after completing 3 projects last week and raking leaves all afternoon, I decided to put a new project on the needles using yarn from my stash last evening. I chose Tanis Gray's "Fair Isle Peacock Hat" which is really a two stranded work using sock yarn. The pattern comes from Carol Sulcoski's book "Sock Yarn Studio".
Finishing up several projects. The socks are now done. Going to be a great weekend to rake leaves. Just in time. Have a fun couple of days guys. Regards, JRob
I had put the prayer shawl aside to do a rush job on a baby blanket for some friends I will see the week before Thanksgiving. I decided on a whim to knit them something and then worked my tail off for fear that it would not be finished in time. Instead I made it with time to spare....and watched a lot of Star Trek in the process.
If you're in Seattle, visiting, or just a pacific northwesterner by association, SMWK is still going strong. We have started a weekly Saturday morning meetup at Kaladi Brothers Coffee on Capitol Hill, and we are still meeting in the evenings on 2nd and 4th Thursdays.
To check our calendar, or just to keep up with your Seattle knitting friends, join our Facebook and Meetup groups.
Last night while watching TV I started the Vertex Cowl with the Stonehenge Crazy I purchased during our trip to Yale to visit our son. It was a free pattern that came with the yarn. It is a simple chevron stitch pattern. It was purchased at a great shop call Knit New Haven. Check it out if you're every in the area. Hope everyone is having a great weekend. JRob
Well Lobsters in the Cathedral is done. It was fun designing and knitting my first sweater not from a pattern. I am really pleased with the fit and the way it turned out. Hope you all have a great weekend and find a little time to knit. Regards to all my knitting brothers on this beautiful autumn day., JRob.