October 3rd monthly meeting at Sycamore Hospital at 7:00pm

October 3rd Meeting Topic:
The educational piece of our October 3rd meeting will feature Steve Lawrence known as SteveL on Ravelry. If you haven’t met Steve you are in for a treat.

He will be discussing best practices for Intarsia knitting as learned through The Scarf Project. He will touch on what distinguishes intarsia from other color work knitting, knitting techniques needed, yarn management, charts, lessons learned, and more. Steve has received permission from Lucy Neatby -LucyN to share a portion of her DVD “Intarsia Untangled” as part of the presentation. Steve says he will do his best to encourage each of us to try intarsia knitting or challenge ourselves by taking intarsia to the next level.

Be sure to check out the projects and notes that Steve has on Ravelry.  http://www.ravelry.com/projects/SteveL

And on that very same day you will want to watch Dr. Oz! Take a look at this short blurb about the show that day: Men Who Knit on Dr. Oz
“Greetings fellow knitters. Just wanted to let you know that a couple of weeks ago the Dr. Oz show contacted me about MWK. They were working on a segment about MWK (in general) and asked for pics and info. I just got word today that the segment will air on Wednesday, October 3rd. Check your listings to see time. I can’t wait to see what they prepared from what I sent to them! We are making national TV.”  (MWK is the Men Who Knit Ravelry Group)

7 thoughts on “October 3rd monthly meeting at Sycamore Hospital at 7:00pm

  1. Thanks for stopping by Darrel! I was so excited when I heard that Dr. Oz was going to have a segment on his show about men who knit on the same day that Steve was to be our featured presenter, I thought, “well how cool, finally some serious conversation about the benefits of knitting that men might listen to and some men get credit for!” I hope the conversation comes back to that!
    Steve Lawrence did an incredible job at introducing himself and intarsia knitting to a room that, for the last 10 mins of his presentation, hardly breathed! We were having some technical difficulties and there was such keen interest that no one moved a muscle as they honed in on the story.
    Welcome to you, if you are in this general area, we would invite you to come and be part of our guild. You would be welcomed warmly!

  2. (I can’t figure out how to move this — so I will repost for now: )

    I would like to introduce myself,Gary Kennedy of http://www.garykennedyintarsiaknittingpatterns.com

    I would love to offer your group a free design to download from my site – just enter the coupon code : craftclub
    in the box provided on the check out page of the site – you can choose from over 400 designs – I would be so interested to hear what my friends in the US thought of intarsia projects.Do take a quick look at the ‘large Photo gallery on the homepage for some great images.

    During the 80′s and 90′s we were the leading company worldwide producing intarsia knitting patterns (picture knits) – we had a customer base at that time of 70,000 knitters.

    After retiring around 13 years ago,travelling,parenting ,living in southern France,the rainforest of Australia and the far east,this week I am launching a new intarsia website which I hope will breathe some new life into this style of knitting.We are talking currently with the UK Hand Knitting Association about link ups and will be featured on the Craft club UK website very soon.

    Our past booklets which were only £2.50 each back then are still sought after by collectors today on Ebay and Amazon sometimes selling for £20.00 – £50.00 each , so with the renewed interest in knitting I hope to appeal to our past collectors and the new generation of knitter.

    I would be happy to hear your thoughts

    Best wishes


  3. Thanks for the offer of a free pattern! I’m looking forward to doing the Fair Isle Teddy Bear! 🙂

  4. I ordered and have the Bus sweater pattern. Hope to start next year. I have Knit Gary’s designs before those were/are in magazine format Noddy comes to mind. were as I have no idea where they are hiding in the roooooom.

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