It’s almost time for this year’s Knitters’ Day Out event in Summerdale, PA (on the campus of Central Pennsylvania College). I’m registered for 2 classes next Saturday:
Patent Stitches with Merike Saarniit
Supplies: Sharp scissors; blunt tapestry needles (large & small); calculator; pen/pencil/eraser; notebook & paper; stitch markers; flexible tape measure; crochet hooks of various sizes.
1 oz light/medium colored yarn and 1 oz variegated/multi colored yarn in smooth worsted wt or slightly heavier. Straight needles and 16" or 24" circular needle (or double points) in size appropriate to your yarn.
Material Fee: None
Prerequisites: Beginner level skills plus increase, decrease, and follow simple patterns
RIB-IT, RIB-IT with Dottie Kurtz
Supplies: LIGHT-COLORED SMOOTH worsted weight yarn, needle size 7 or 8 (your choice of straight, double pointed
Material Fee: None
Prerequisites: Can cast on and bind off, knit, purl, do yarn overs, decrease, and follow simple patterns.
Kris and I are planning to go up Friday evening to check out the marketplace. Of course, we’ll take this opportunity to have a nice dinner out beforehand. She has a lead on a (new?) Lebanese place in Camp Hill that we’ll try.
Part of the registration fee is knitting a cap for Caps for Kids. Here is mine: Poor teddy bear- this really isn’t his best look. I wanted to try a new technique on this hat: the jogless stripe. I first read about this on Grumperina’s blog (see her entry on Spiraling for details) and have wanted to try it on socks ever since. Specifically, I thought this would be a neat way to use some handpainted or self-striping yarn paired with a solid yarn. I still haven’t tried it on socks, but here it is on a hat.
I could also make another hat if I wanted to. These balls of Valley Yarns Sugarloaf yarn were 50 g each to start with; I have 20 g of gray remaining (plus another full ball) and 29 g of green.