Yarnies? Fiber-Enthusiasts? Woolers?
More and more I’m finding that we need a word to describe knitters, crocheters, spinners, weavers, tatters, lace-makers, etc.
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As one of the founders of the Men’s Knitting Retreats, the name of the retreats has come back to haunt me often. Are crocheters also invited? Does attending require that I learn to knit even though I currently spin? I can knit, but I prefer weaving…will there be anything for me at the retreat?
To be clear, the Men’s Knitting Retreats are open to any guys who care to explore yarn arts/crafts with like-minded guys. We’ve had workshops for spinning, weaving, tatting, crochet, Tunisian crochet and even nalbinding. And also, knitting.
I’ve considered renaming this venture to Men’s Fiber Retreats, but I don’t think that has a lot of appeal.
I’ve also tried (not very successfully) to discuss a broad spectrum of people who enjoy working with yarn here on the blog. I’ve never come up with any term that I thought was satisfactory.
Please take a moment and vote on a term that we can all agree on to define us as a group. Then I’ll work on getting the U.S. to switch to the metric system and have all needle sizes in millimeters (or millimetres if you prefer).
While they knit up quickly, I must admit, I am tiring of making the Double-Layer Stocking Caps. So I picked up the Garter Striped Scarf (in natural white and variegated colored stripes).
Since I only have this much of the variegated yarn left:
…the scarf won’t be overly wide, so hopefully I’ll finish sometime soon.
I did also complete three things concerning the Double-Layer Stocking Caps:
- I completed one more cap in reddish color yarn.
- I made a couple of pom-poms from left over yarn.
- I wrote up a free pattern for the hat and pom-pom.
Here’s the Ravelry link to the free Double-Layer Stocking Cap pattern. It also includes a short pom-pom tutorial.