2010 Men's Spring Knitting Retreat - workshop ideas?

MMario's picture

If I were to do a lace workshop at the MSKR what would people like to see included?

I mean I could blather on for hours, but I suspect people are going to want more something more along the lines of a short, concise workshop....

I'm tempted to just put together a bunch of templates and a couple of essays and tell people - peruse at your leisure and then email me....

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Kenny's picture

I actually would suggest a

I actually would suggest a "How to design Lace" class....

MMario's picture

hey! You know this stuff!

hey! You know this stuff!

mwkbloom's picture

I'm interested in charts. I

I'm interested in charts. I think. I heard a rumor that you should be able to visualize the finished lace by looking at the chart. I can do this with crocheted lace, but seems a mystery with knitted patterns. Am I missing something? Or do I need a drink first?

MMario's picture

It depends on the chart

It depends on the chart style; with some of them I see the pattern clearly; with others I have a harder time, and with some I don't see anything.

albert's picture

I always have a Martini at 5

I always have a Martini at 5 o'clock- shaken, not stirred.

albert's picture

The finer points of Voodoo

The finer points of Voodoo and conjuring works of art from holes?

You have reach reach black

You have reach reach black belt level before these secrets are revealed to you.

MMario's picture

Y-Space distortion of Plane

Y-Space distortion of Plane Surfaces

as a working title?

Sub-titled (or sub workshop) Effects of vector decreases on Y-space fabric

Now you've got me

Now you've got me interested. Pity I can't come to the retreat.

MMario's picture

I'm sure whatever I do will

I'm sure whatever I do will eventually be avilable through here and/or M2K2 and probably Ravelry.

MMario

albert's picture

Where's my damned aspirin?!

Where's my damned aspirin?!

MMario's picture

or Possibly some (Robert)

or Possibly some (Robert) Asprin?

albert's picture

The abundantly fertile

The abundantly fertile imagination from whence springs the lace!

MMario's picture

Knitting and Phenotypic

Knitting and Phenotypic Expression in Flatland Citizens.

albert's picture

You're dangerous.

You're dangerous.

YarnGuy716's picture

Bathering for hours about

Bathering for hours about lace doesn't sound like a bad idea to me. But then that will likely happen over the entire weekend.

Crafty Andy's picture

Visit Crafty Andy's Blog I

Visit Crafty Andy's Blog
I think you can do a basic Do you want to make lace and have people do a triangle. Maybe ideas for men prayer shawls or just plain shawls for men. How to chart a design in lace. I liked the Ideas from Joe. Lace is intimidating until you try something and then you say, Ah that's lace , is not that hard.

albert's picture

Andy, are you suggesting a

Andy, are you suggesting a discussion of lace followed by group sex?

QueerJoe's picture

I would like to understand a

I would like to understand a little about your design process if there's anyway you could codify that in terms of a workshop.
- designing circular lace using multiple repeating triangular patterns
- how to draw with lace
- how to keep a pattern circular
- clever little background mesh stitches that can easily be worked into a lace design
- a mind meld from Herbert Niebling

You know...just the simple stuff.

MMario's picture

Design Process A) dis-engage

Design Process

A) dis-engage brain

B) knit

C) put what you think you did on paper

D) get approx 4000 people to proof read and try to duplicate.

Repeat steps C & D as necessary. Step A is an essential, B is optional.

albert's picture

A beat too late: see below-

A beat too late: see below- (damned Voodoo!).

MMario's picture

I keep telling people it's

I keep telling people it's the Y-space hyper-ganglionic sub-space connections.

MMario's picture

Pie are round. Brownies are

Pie are round. Brownies are square. Cakes are cubicle or cylindrical. Donuts are Toruseseseseses. Tori? Tauri?

albert's picture

Only in the Y-Space

Only in the Y-Space hyperganglionic subspace; in Flatland they're merely utilitarian.