Annie Modesitt Knitting Retreat

June 17 - 19, 2005,  in Stratford, CT , Connecticut Knits :Spring Retreat will  host Annie Modesitt, author of "Confessions of a Knitting Heretic" for a wonderful weekend of instruction, knitting, sharing, relaxation,  inspiration, and fun.  This retreat location is conveniently located near the Stratford train station for those of you who would rather knit as you travel instead of drive.  For information on this and the upcoming fall retreats you can email us at info@fabricofliferetreats.com. or check out our web site at www.fabricofliferetreats.com

Penitent Knitters

Bring your knitting, share your creative process, drink some coffee.  We won't meet on June 5th as The Yarn Harlot will be coming to Rosie's Yarn Cellar  to give a reading and signing.  Check rosiesyarncellar.com for details.

Oh my god, I get a blog?

Greetings from South Miami, not South Beach.

Please bear with me as this is my first foray into blogging.  I've heard about these things but never thought I'd actually be doing one.  First, a little of an introduction.   I'm Bob, originally from the Philadelphia area.  I lived in Jersey City for 11 years before moving to Florida in 1998.  I'm just shy of 40 years old but I'm told I look much younger.  I started knitting in December, 2003.  I had originally planned to re-relearn crochet but the knitting store never had enough interest in the class.  I still have the washcloth that was my first ever project.  It makes a great coaster on the computer station.  Since then, I have completed 3 other washcloths(2 knit, 1 crochet), 2 scarves, a pair of baby booties and 2 pairs of kids socks.  The socks ended up in an orphanage in Russia that my knit shop supports.  The rest were gifts.   What I'm working on now is:

My first Pattern... a HAT!

After getting the hang of knitting in the round and doing simple decreases, I thought I'd experiment with making my own hat pattern.

I saw the basket weave/checkerboard pattern on a scarf at Article Pract and decided to adapt it to a hat.

Hope the directions make sense... feel free to email me for clarification.

Cast on an even multiple of 10 sts (eg. 80) on a set of round needles.

Start knitting in the round with a 2 x 2 rib (K2, P2, repeat).

Once you have about 2" of rib, work one round of knits.

Pattern:

R1: * K5, P5. Repeat from * till end of row. Make sure you mark the beginning of the row with a stitch marker.

Need mens hat patterns....

hello!   ...help is much appreciated!!!

I'm an expert knitter who has been asked by a guy to do a commissioned hat for him.... in two colors.  There are not enough men's hat patterns out there!   I can design something if i have to, but i'd rather at least see some interesting possibilities first... all i can think of are either blah...(like taking a ski cap and doing it in stripes).... or a little silly... (like a pointed Andean hat with ear flaps, which works on some people but not on others, if you know what i mean).   Any suggestions, pleeeeeeeeeeeease????  :D

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