On The Go Again
It never ceases to amaze me how everything seems to come together. Even when it never looks like it will. I’m all set for the 2019 Men’s Fall Knitting Retreat at Easton Mountain. So tomorrow, I’ll be on the go again.
Knitters, Crocheters and Bears – Also On The Go
35 yarn-enthused men will descend again on Easton Mountain in Greenwich, NY this Thursday. It’s another opportunity for me to get very excited about being part of the men’s fiber community.
Have you ever noticed how many “bears” there are in that community? I honestly love watching groups of burly men knit, crochet, weave, tat, etc. and also dispel stereotypes.
Like last year, this year’s retreat coincides with the Adirondack Wool & Arts Festival in Greenwich, NY. So many of the guys will be seen on Saturday at the festival.
If you’ve never been, it’s a very nice event. Lots of local animal farms are represented as well as local spinneries and vendors. Great indie dyers and products available, but not overwhelming big. Nor is it overly crowded. Yet.
One of the other things I like about the Fall men’s retreat is that we don’t do workshops. Instead, we have attendees with expertise in specific areas host “Expert Tables.” This year, I’ll be hosting an expert table on German Short Rows/German Twisted Cast-On and also a table on Carding Wool (hand cards and drum carding).
Interestingly enough, the coordinator of the retreat will be doing an expert table on Card Weaving (also known as Tablet Weaving). This past weekend, I was shocked to find this at our local flea market.
It’s a box of 100 cards for card-weaving from School Products. I was astonished to find this at the flea market! Hopefully it will start off a few guys on a new hobby.
This got added to the pile of items that will be jammed into my car tomorrow morning as I take off for Easton Mountain.
The Knitted Cross Stitch Scarf was completed rather quickly (it was almost finished in my blog post on Friday).
It honestly surprises me how not garish this color combination turned out. This stitch pattern has a fantastic way of blending colors in the best possible way.
You may have guessed by the featured photo for this blog entry that I also finished knitting my second Baby Surprise Jacket.
I LOVED the bright, vibrant colors of this yarn. And you can see it magically transformed into the shape of a baby jacket.
After very carefully weaving in all the ends (see the clippings above) and sewing up the two short seams on this garment, I have a VERY bright and colorful baby jacket.
A nice fast and interesting knit, I really like this pattern and will probably make a few more. But for my next WIP, I started an Interlocking Crochet Scarf instead.
Only on the second strip of about a dozen or so, so I’ve got a lot of work to do. And honestly, I don’t do much work while at the Men’s Knitting Retreats.
I’ll try to post a couple of times while I’m in Upstate NY, but I won’t promise anything.