We have the room at Campbell Library on November 3rd from 10am to 3pm. [Update: we can stay till 5:30 if we want.]
Let's expand the theme to include charity knitting. If you have yarn and/or a pattern ready for a charity project, bring it along and work on it. Or bring your patterns and ideas for discussion.
The other theme is still about the ribber. If you have a ribber and are willing to pack it up and bring it along as well as your machine, please do. Or just watch some ribber demos. We'll cover basics like setting up and casting on, and I'll demonstrate a fisherman's rib hat which works well for charity projects. We can cover some other ribber patterns too.
Or if you aren't ready to use a ribber yet, we can do some single-bed techniques too, such as how to get a nice cast-on edge with hand-manipulated ribbing, and some stockinette-only hats. We can also continue the discussion from last time about making neat seams, which we'll need for charity hats. Bring a tapestry needle if you want to practice sewing seams on knitwear.
You can still bring whatever project you want. Or just your machine, its manuals, tools and some yarn. And any questions; ribber based questions or demos are encouraged today, but anything goes.
10:00 Setup, beginner questions.
10:45 Show and Tell
11:15 Demo: Ribber part 1: Adrienne
setting up the ribber
1x1 cast on, knit some rib, transfer to main bed.
11:45 Demo: Charity items: Margaret
preemie hats, adult scarves, mittens, paneled blankets.
12:30 Lunch break. Bring a sandwich for yourself, or we're very close to the coffee shop and restaurants on Campbell Avenue.
1:30 Demo: Ribber part 2: Adrienne
making the fisherman's rib hat, as suggested by Diana Sullivan here: http://diananatters.blogspot.com/2009/11/new-video-warm-childs-hat.html
5:15 Pack up. Apparently the group that booked the room after us has cancelled, so we can stay after 3 if we want.
If you don't already own a machine, let me know and we'll see about bringing a loaner machine for you to try out for the day.
A donation of $5 per person is requested to cover the cost of the room and meetup fees.