Thursday, January 25, 2007

In the cold, cold night

On a freezing cold tuesday night, an intrepid group of knitters mosied along to the teahouse with a wide variety of projects.

We had a pair of second jumper sleeves taking shape, a wavy shawl, the turning of a sock-heel being made to look easy, and a collection of scarves including a group of first-time knitters making impressive progress.
The baby knitting faction was represented by a moss stitch baby blanket and a cute baby hat.
More unusual projects included a stuffed cat teddy, a pair of ballet-like slippers, a pocket market bag, a pair of mini socks for a teddy, and a snood (I hadn't heard of that before).
We also had some adventures in crochet, with me attempting to understand the geometry behind crocheting flat circles.

Next week Jan is planning to demonstrate how to knit the famous Mobius scarf (http://www.planetshoup.com/easy/knit/scarfmb.shtml), and asks people wanting to give this a try to bring along a long circular needle(~80cm), and if you can cast on 100 stitches(or half the desired length of your scarf) beforehand this will help speed things up. Yarn-wise, she suggests 5mm needles and chunky yarn. Should be fun!

Thanks to everyone, I had a great time and hope to see you all again next week :o)

Man-with-pointy-sticks Hugh.

3 Comments:

Anonymous Hugh said...

With respect to the Mobius scarves, that should have been the *full* length of the scarf.
Sorry 'bout that.

4:20 pm  
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