Monthly Archives: February 2011

#Knitchat – 2/24 – Fiber Festivals & 3/3 – Crazy Knits

Hello #knitchat followers. I’m going to do something different here and front-load discussion topics & questions for the next two weeks.  Also, if you have other ideas for questions please add them to the comments. We can see if we can adjust the existing questions or add your questions if there’s time.  Also these questions can be saved for future discussion.

2/24 Questions: Fiber & Yarn Events

Question 1) What are your local fiber events? Do you attend?

Question 2) If you did attend a fiber event? What was your experience there? What did you learn?

Question 3) If the sky were the limit and you could travel for a fiber event or class where would you go? What would you learn?

Question 4) Any events that you’re planning to attend? Would you or are you meeting other yarnies there?

3/3 Questions: Crazy Knits

Question 1) What’s the most out of ordinary thing you’ve knit or like to knit?

Question 2) Share any examples of crazy knit things you’ve seen (whimsies, art objects, yarnbombing, etc.)

Question 3) Why do you think people knit crazy things?

 

DETAILS… DETAILS…

  • Where: Twitter (follow the #knitchat hashtag)
  • When: Thursdays on the dates listed above at 6:30 PM PST/9:30 PM EST (1 hour)
  • Who: Me you and other Twitter Knitters/Crocheters & Fiber-crafters
  • How: Need a primer on Twitter Chat… check this out: What does this Twitter chat thing look like?
  • How: to post photos – 5 ways to share photos on Twitter
  • How: to shorten your links. Simply paste your link into the field in http://bit.ly/ and shorten it. Copy and paste this link into the twitter feed.

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Why I love Tunisian Crochet

  • It’s easy to quickly create a surprisingly gorgeous textured fabric for bags, cushions, washcloths, skirts and even jackets.
  • Using a variety of hook sizes and weights of yarn you can achieve fabrics that range from dense to very delicate with a nice drape.
  • Fabrics made with variegated yarn like Poems, Noro, and handpainted yarns are stunning when created with Tunisian crochet.

 

I’m teaching Tunisian Crochet in a 2 hour workshop at the Naked Sheep Knitshop. This is an opportunity to learn the basic stitches as well as how to increase and decrease in Tunisian crochet.

We’ll even learn how to magically create ‘knitted’ or stockinette-type fabric using this crochet technique.  The class details fees and locations are posted below. Equipment and supplies can be purchased at The Naked Sheep Knitshop with a 10% discount 1 week before class begins.

Come join us.

 

Beginning Tunisian Crochet
with Natalie
$25
Tunisian Crochet

Some call Tunisian crochet a marriage between knitting and crochet. Tunisian crochet produces a lovely and very sturdy fabric that can be used for many objects including garments and home decor. In this class, you will learn to use a Tunisian crochet hook to make 4 different stitch patterns.


When: Saturday (March 12) 1:00-3:00pm

Where: The Naked Sheep Knitshop 2142 North Killingsworth, Portland, OR 97217 503-283-2004

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Episode 22 – Art for Fiber’s Sake

Somehow this episode became all about art inspired knitting or the other way around.

I talked about my current sweater projects and knitting a new skirt for myself. I also share about my first attempt at freeform crochet.

We’re available on both iTunes and Podcast Alley. Just check for “Cloudy with a chance of Fiber.”

Episode 22

My first attempt at freeform crochet

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#knitchat: Where do you get your knitting inspiration?

Sort of going to the ‘introspective’ path with our knitting this week. We always start with introductions. But then discuss what inspired and continues to inspire our craft and projects.

Also, if you’re new to tweeting and twitter chat. I’ll be posting some learning resources below. Do feel free to post photos of things if you’d like. I’m linking here to a number of resources/tutorials for how to post photos if you’re interested, and how to use link shorteners if you want to share online resources.

 

QUESTIONS for #knitchat 2/10/2010

Q1) Who or what inspired you to start knitting or crochet? Tell your story.

Q2) Where do you get your inspiration for projects? Mainly magazines? Ravelry? Someone wearing a beautiful sweater in the supermarket?

Q3) Do you pick projects based on color, texture, functionality, aesthetics?

DETAILS… DETAILS…

  • Where: Twitter (follow the #knitchat hashtag)
  • When: February 10th. 6:30 PM PST/9:30 PM EST (1 hour)
  • Who: Me you and other Twitter Knitters/Crocheters & Fiber-crafters
  • How: Need a primer on Twitter Chat… check this out: What does this Twitter chat thing look like?
  • How: to post photos – 5 ways to share photos on Twitter
  • How: to shorten your links. Simply paste your link into the field in http://bit.ly/ and shorten it. Copy and paste this link into the twitter feed.

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