Each year, participants of the Men’s Spring Knitting Retreat volunteer to lead workshops at the retreat.
Knitting Expertise Shared
We have amazing spinners, weavers, knitters, crocheters and designers who show up to the retreat each year, willing to share what they know with the guys who attend.
Some of the more popular workshops have been Lace Blocking, Weaving on a Rigid Heddle Loom, Designing Knits that Fit, Sock Heel Architecture, Tunisian Crochet, Choosing Colors That Work Together, Intro to Double-Knitting, Crochet Edging, etc.
It’s amazing what the guys come up with each year…especially since each workshop is 3 hours long and we really don’t have the facilities to delve into the messier workshops, like dyeing.
If you could attend, what workshops would you like to see?
Current Knitting and Spinning
I finished the Biased Garter Scarf using my hand-spun, and I’m quite pleased with how it turned out.
I also finished the spinning the Mohair/Shetland singles from Mindy and started spinning some unknown wool that I will ply it with.
The unknown wool is being spun thicker than the mohair/shetland blend..I think it will create an interesting yarn when it’s all finished. I’ll certainly have enough of it.
Regarding my afterthought heel, Leslie suggests, “For an afterthought heel, try doing the same thing as a toe, just decreasing to the final number rather than increasing. K2tog and SSK make a very nice heel, one stitch from the edge.”
That’s exactly what the pattern called for, and I might pull out my heel and re-do it that way. We’ll see how ambitious I am.
Thank you all for the well-wishes on my kidney stone saga…I’m feeling quite well now and will have my final visit with the Urologist (hopefully) next week.