I'm still working on my knit tie. It's 16" now (40" to go). The novelty of watching the pattern emerge from the self-striping yarn is gone, but has been replaced by tracking the length by counting the repeats in the pattern. I've figured out exactly how much each repeat in the pattern adds to the length and I check the measurement at the end of each one. So far, it's dead on...2.25" I've got about 4 inches to go before I work my decreases and start on the skinny end. It's long enough that I was able to tie a modified half-windsor and get some idea of what it will look like when it's actually tied. Very cool. I've been taking my time with it, carrying it around in my brief case and working on it in waiting rooms and on my lunch break. Now, I'm anxious to get it finished and actaully wear it to work. I'm going to pick up the pace and try to do 3-4 inches every night.
Join us at 7:00 each and every Tuesday at the world-famous Cafe Macondo located at 3159 16th St. between Guerrero & Valencia.
Will be teaching my first improvisational hat class on Sunday the 30th. A four hour workshop. The idea is to show how to use left over stash and different types of crown shaping.
Have been having fun working up examples - three needle bind off, fair isle, combining leftovers from around the home.
Giving it at my local yarn shoppe in Philadelphia. We shall see how many sign up for it. With the snow we are expected to get this weekend, it might be the impetus for people to take it.
Bring your knitting, bring your creativity, drink some java.
Last week was great about 12 guys showed up and Vanessa (our honorary boy) was a great host. They may be looking to switch to another night, but until then its Friday's at 9:00. BYOB.
I ran into a friend from art school yesterday... this makes the third ex-CCACer I've run into this week. I went to the California College of Arts and Crafts in Oakland, CA from 1990 to 1994.
Sandy, who I ran into, turns out to also knit... in fact, his sister, Christina owns Article Pract the yarn store near my house!
I also received an envelope from Article Pract the other day when I got home from work. I was puzzled as I hadn't signed up for any mailing list there. Turns out, my friend Karul in NY had gotten me a gift certificate for my birthday (turned 37 on the 10th, very binary). This might provide the impetus to try knitting with cashmere... I love my enablers.
Why should the West Coasters have all of the fun. Knit New York had been running Boyz Night each Friday from 9pm--? They apparently lost the guy who was running it and cancelled it last week. A friend asked them to run it this week, so we are showing up and see if we can figure out a way to keep it going. Pass on the word if you know any NY'ers.Thanks
The revolution continues...
Men return to knitting, week after week...
This is a weekly drop-in gathering. Come join us!
Since the Three Dollar Bill Cafe is closed on Martin Luther King Jr Day, we have an invitation to gather at the home of Martin H. instead.
Martin is the partner of one of our newest knitters, Lance.
Bring some snacks and nibbles and our hosts will provide refreshments (tea, coffee, sodas...)
74 Castro St, behind Davies Medical Center. Just up the hill from the Castro MUNI Station.
Woo Hoo, I finally got the wool fiber I was working with spun and plyed into at least 117 yards of 2 ply yarn. I lost count at 117 yards but it is at least that. That's a lot of yarn. Then my next step is to dye it in a rainbow colourway hopefully. Just got these gaywool dyes to work with in daisy, orchid and cornflower. Can't wait to see how it comes out. Then I got to make something with it, which will probably be some hats. Since that is what I usually make or maybe one of those multidirectional scarfs. Not sure yet but will let you know. : )