Monthly Archives: December 2011

#knitchat Saturdays: 12/31 Launching Selfish Knitting Month

The New Year is almost here, but some of us may have started “Selfish Knitting” after the Holiday gift-giving a little bit early. In this knitchat we’ll start thinking or planning what we want to knit in January. Don’t forget to vote for the Knit-a-long (see link below):

#KNITCHAT QUESTIONS:

Q1) Do you have plans for Selfish Knitting Month? What do you really want to knit? Patterns? How does it feel to be “done?”

Q2) What skills do you want to learn this year? (Note we will also use this time to share resources like books, videos, websites, & information with each other)

Q3) Have you voted for the #knitchat Knit-a-long (KAL) pattern on Ravelry? http://www.ravelry.com/discuss/knitchat/1949519 Do you plan to participate?

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

  • Where: Twitter (follow the #knitchat hashtag)
  • When: UK/US – December 31, 2011 – Saturday 8:00 AM PST / 4:00 PM London time.
  • 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. Some Twitter aps actually automatically shorten the links for you.

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UK #knitchat 12/10 – Our First Transatlantic Chat

Hello everyone!

This is our first chance to chat with each other via a #knitchat on Twitter and I’m looking forward to it. Everyone grab a cup of tea and a pastry, biscuit or cake. Since this the first UK/US knitchat I thought we’d keep the discussion fairly simple and focus mainly on introductions and what we’re excited about learning (knitting-wise).

Please note I’m toying with the idea of hosting a Google Hangout instead of a Twitter chat in the same time slot (Saturday 8:00 AM PST) either the end of December or the beginning of January. If you are interested in participating in this or any other Twitter chats please follow me on Twitter. I am @cloudynatknit.

If you need a primer on how #knitchat works on Twitter please refer to the “DETAILS… DETAILS” section below. I’m not sure how many folks will join but there are a lot of folks the stream of tweets could get fast. It’s okay. Sometimes even I cannot keep up, but I do read the tweets the following day using Storify or http://hashtags.org/knitchat

#knitchat discussion questions:

Q1) Introductions: Name, Location, Ravelry ID (or nickname), Website, blog, podcast, etc.
Q2) What’s currently on your needles or hook right now?
Q3) What are you excited about learning (knitting-wise)? Anything you’d like to master?

 

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

  • Where: Twitter (follow the #knitchat hashtag)
  • When: UK/US – December 10, 2011 – Saturday 8:00 AM PST / 4:00 PM London time.
  • 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. Some Twitter aps actually automatically shorten the links for you.

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#knitchat 12/8 Travel knitting

Traveling with your knitting isn’t always easy when you have a difficult time trying to decide which project or projects to bring with you. Also if you’re traveling by plane you often wonder what’s safe to bring with you. The TSA has officially noted that you can bring your knitting needles on the plane with you, cutting devices however, are another story. This knitchat will be dedicated to knitting on the go.

Knitchat questions for discussion:

Q1) Any general suggestions for travel knitting this Holiday season?

Q2) What types of patterns do you like to knit when you travel? Any pattern suggestions?

Q3) What sorts of tools do you bring with you during travel? How do you transport your projects?

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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From Marmota's Dress Diaries

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