Monthly Archives: August 2011

#knitchat 9/1: The Knitting Bucket List

Actually, the term “Bucket List” bothers me… just a little. This is perhaps because it is a reminder of our own mortality. Maybe I should think of this as more of my list of challenges I want to overcome while the rest of my life occurs. There I go candy-coating things again. On my “list” is knitting an incredibly intricate Estonian or Shetland lace shawl. On a larger scale, I’d like to knit some curtains.

Here are the #knitchat questions:

Q1) What skills (kniting, crochet or fibercraft-wise) are on your “Bucket List?” #knitchat

Q2) Any sweaters or projects on your Bucket List? Any epic dream projects? #knitchat

Q3) When you want to learn or accomplish a new skill what motivates you or keeps you going? #knitchat

 

DETAILS… DETAILS… If you want to know more about what #knitchat is and how it works

  • Where: Twitter (follow the #knitchat hashtag)
  • When: Thursdays on the date 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.

 

 

Crown Prince Shawl by Nancy Bush

 

 

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#knitchat 8/18: Lace Q & A with Donna Druchunas

This next #knitchat we will have a very special guest moderating: Donna Druchunas of Artic Lace fame. Donna a knit designer and author of some pretty fascinating books about knitting and specifically lace including Arctic Lace and Successful Lace Knitting: Celebrating the Work of Dorothy Reade.  What I love about her books and explorations is she delves into the origins of patterns and techniques. In the Dorothy Reade book she took a close look at an inspiring past leader in the lace knitting community who investigated and shared what she learned about the ethnic lace.

Donna is going to hold a Question and Answer session during 8/18’s #knitchat. Come to the chat prepared with a question or two about lace and lace knitting. Donna will share her expertise with us, the #knitchat community. Are you excited to learn more about knitting lace? I am especially if Donna is teaching.

You can follow Donna on twitter as: @Druchunas

You can visit and read her riveting blog Sheep to Shawl

Arctic Lace Book

DETAILS… DETAILS… If you want to know more about what #knitchat is and how it works

  • Where: Twitter (follow the #knitchat hashtag)
  • When: Thursdays on the date 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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#knitchat what makes a great social knitting experience?

I would not be the knitter I am today without the circle of people I’ve knit with in the past and present. This circle has become part of my ‘crafting family.’ During this knitchat we’ll talk about our experiences with social knitting.

Q1) Do you participate in a knitting circle or knit night? What’s you’re strongest motivation for joining in? If not, why not? Convenience? Distance or some other reasons?

Q2) Tell us what your social knitting experiences are like. What have you learned from social knitting. What makes a good social knitting experience?

Q3) Give a shout out to your local knit night or circle.

 

DETAILS… DETAILS… If you want to know more about what #knitchat is and how it works

  • Where: Twitter (follow the #knitchat hashtag)
  • When: Thursdays on the date 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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