I hope you are all doing well. I don't know about you, but being a knitter has made me appreciate NY winters more. The worse the weather, the more reasons I have to stay inside and knit up a storm. Besides, would I really need that luxuriously soft and warm alpaca scarf if I lived in San Diego? I say bring on the cold weather. With the right gear, you can be nice and toasty in any weather. Plus, wool is water repellent!.
There is no meeting this week, but don't think the asst. organizers and I are just sitting by relaxing. For you fabulous knitters, we have two things. First, Knitting in the Round 101 will be held next week on the 20th. In this mini-lesson, I hope to cover the basics (how to cast - on, join the circle, and make a simple hat). In terms of supplies, you will need 16 in length circular needles, worsted weight yarn and DPNs in the same size as your circulars. I will have extra needles on hand in case you don't have any. If you are interested in either being a student or a teacher, please email me. Already, Molly has volunteered to instruct someone.
Second, we are having a last minute easter egg contest! That's right... you read it correctly, E...A..S...T...E...R E...G...G...S. We are asking all you knitters to make adorable egg. Click on the link here
for the pattern and more pics. The person who makes the most adorable / creative egg will win something courtesy of etsy.com. The pattern, stuffing, laughs help and encouragement will be provided at the next meeting. You provide the needles, yarn and positive disposition. The eggs are knit flat and mattress stitched up. It can be easily completed during a single meet-up. If you are interested, please email me.
a) Christina, organizer of the meet-up "Craft Haus", is looking for teachers with expertise in quilting, pattern-making, fabric painting, spinning, jewelry making, knitting, crochet, etc... She is willing to offer MONEY to teachers, especially if they can do more than one craft. Contact her if interested.
b) The Textile Study Group of NY is sponsoring a lecture by Ann Clarke on March 19th at 7 pm. Ann is a knitter who creates one-of-a-kind wearable art (coasts, jackets and hats) using wool yarn that is knitted, felted pieced together by hand and embellished with needlepoint. Go to www.tsgny.org
for more details.
c) Smiley's Yarn Store in Queens is having a sale from Monday, March 10th through Saturday, March 15th.
d) The Point Cafe in Manhattan has a new colors of my favorite yarns, Misti Alpaca and Malabrigo.
e) Two meetings ago, several knitters were commenting on the scarf I was knitting (see pics above). It's the "My So Called Scarf" pattern and the pattern can be found here