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Men's Knitting Circle - Philadelphia, PA

description:
Knitting Circle for the fellas to get together, have fun, and share the creative process. It meets once a month on the last Tuesday of the month.

Location:
Joe, 1100 Walnut (@ 11th Street), Philadelphia, PA

Darrel's picture

Knitting Masochism

I decided to teach myself how to knit continental-style today. I've got the knits down, but I think I'm twisting my purl stitches. Maybe I'm wrapping the yarn the wrong way... I'm using the videos at KnittingHelp.com to guide me along.

 
Let's focus on the good! The strangest thing is getting my left hand to get used to performing fine motor-functions. This can only be a good thing, I'm sure. I notice my little finger doesn't get much exercise when typing, so perhaps knitting while allow it to join the ranks of useful fingers. I'm hoping that getting this figured out will lead the way to some fair isle work. I don't think I'll get the "reindeer in a tutu" sweater done this year, though.
 
The weather in Juárez has suddently turned very cold. While fumbling through the box of winter clothes, I realized that I have no scarves for myself; I gave them all away. No one ever told me it occasionally snows in the Chihuahuan Desert.
 
Moss StitchI've been going through my stitch dictionary to find something with an interested texture. I have been eyeing the staggard brioche rib, but I do love a moss stitch scarf (pictured left).
 
I've never knitted the staggared brioche rib before, but it certainly looks nice in pictures. When I knit up a swatch, I'll post a picture because I can't find one online to share.
 
In addition to something nice looking and warm, this scarf will also be the project I force myself to knit entirely continental style. I hope I speed up soon or I'm going to be a cold boy for awhile.  I also want an ear hat with flaps, something like this one, but I'm still searching through patterns to hack up.  I'm thinking of throwing in a motif or mosaic pattern to spice it up.
 
What I'd really like is for my knitting fairy to appear and make this all by morning... Brr!

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Crafty Andy's picture

Scarf coming along

I think that one of the things that I like about kniting is the time it takes me to do certain things.  Patience is required to come up with the design and colors for such a simple item as a scarf.  Here is the progress so far.  I like long scarfs and this one looks like it may be one of those.

Step Two Xmas Scarf 

A hat I donated to New Orleans

Just finished

Darrel's picture

Members List

I've changed the way the members list is displayed.  It's now done in a columned, tabular format allowing you to sort by several criteria.  While certainly more attractive, I thought it might help folks find other nearby knitters via the sorting ability.  Enjoy!

Darrel's picture

Adding Images

In an effort to make it easier for you to add images to your posts as well as share other images you might have, but not necessarily want to write a lot about, I've added a new feature to the site.

If you look under the Create Content menu, you'll see a new option labeled "image" which you can use to add an image to the new image gallery, which is linked from the main menu.  I've created a few categories to get us started, but if an image you have doesn't fit, simply put it in the uncategorized section and I'll create a good place for it and move it there.

Once you've uploaded an image, you can also add it in to one of your posts.  To do this, simply browse the image gallery to find your image.  Once located, right-click on it and copy the link to that particular image.  When writing your post using the WYSIWYG editor, there's a little icon in the toolbar with a tree.  Clicking that will pop-up a box for you to paste the image link in to.

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