|Sent on:||Thursday, January 10, 2008 4:29 PM|
Something?s waiting for you...
First off, sorry about the previous email. I accidentally hit the
"send button." Second, I have been getting a lot of emails from
beginner knitters asking if our "little" knitting group is right for
them. To that, I say, come one, come all. We are a diverse group of
knitters, with probably half of our members being relatively new to
the knitting craft. All you need to come to a meet-up are needles,
yarn and PATIENCE. Knitting can be rough at the beginning, but it
really is easy once you get the hang of it. I swear!
So, in the effort to help bring you newbie knitters into the fold, I
am declaring our second January meet-up, "Knitting 101." Between 7.15
and 8.15 PM, the assistant organizers and I, and any willing meet-up
member will gladly teach any beginner the basics of knitting (i.e. >
the knit cast on, the knit stitch, and binding off).
Assuming this meet-up is successful, I am thinking of adding another
meeting for the 24th of January, "Knitting 102." What do you think?
Good idea? Please let me know by going to >http://knitting.meetup.com/937/polls/
and placing your vote.
At the last meet-up, the legendary "Barbara" honored me with the
gift of the Stitch 'N Bitch Calendar 2008. I was beyond flattered
but, unfortunately, already owned a copy. So, in the spirit of giving,
I would like to announce the first PARK SLOPE KNITTING CIRCLE
CONTEST. The winner will be awarded the calendar. Contestants will
have two weeks to make 4 by 4 inch squares out of sport or light
worsted weight yarn (US 5 to 8 needles). Prizes will be awarded to
the person who knits the most number of squares and the most inventive
square. The instructions on how to construct the squares will be
given at the meet-up, but can be found here. It will kick off at the
next meet-up, at 8.30 PM, so no cheating by starting early.
Once completed, I hope to construct a blanket and donate it to a
As always, take care,