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. : )
Weekly knitting circle. Bring your knitting, share your creativity.
I completed my first sock. It was a lot of fun, and I'm pleased with the results, but not enough to finish the pair. I have enough yarn to make another pair so I'm going to start again with smaller needles. I did the first one with size 5 and am going to try 3's instead. There seemed to be a lot of open space in the stitches.
I also need to practice closing the toe so it looks a little neater, and I'm not happy with the instep. When I picked up the stitches on the side that shows in the picture, they were very loose. I've received some suggestions on how to correct that and will try them on my next sock.