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.
Join the revolution... return knitting to its ancient male roots...
Come learn, teach, share...
Come join in the Monday Night Knits on big comfy sofas... show off your latest projects, ask for tips and advice.
7pm every Monday at the Three Dollar Bill Cafe, Market @ Octavia.
While working on my very first knitting project, a simple scarf with a straight knit row after row after row... with the occasional yarn change for stripes... I felt the need to try something else, something different.
I learned to purl continental and learned a really easy but impressive looking waffle stitch pattern to start another scarf...
And then I started a simple hat, knitting in the round. All the other kids were doing it so I decided to give it a go.
I decided to make the hat ribbed with a basic 1x1 rib (knit1 purl1)... I fould myself modifying my finger configuration and knitting process to work with the knit one, purl one pattern.
Weekly knitting circle. Bring your work, share your ideas, feed your caffeine habit.