Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Old Pueblo Knitters Guild

OPK Monthly meeting

October 16, 2014  9:30am

St. Philip's in the Hills church

4440 N. Campbell Ave.

Tucson, AZ  85718

A presentation on October 16 by Becky Dupree will answer all your questions about Ravelry: what it is and how to use it, how it can make your life as a knitter or crocheter more productive and enjoyable, and much more. Start gathering your questions now for the October meeting so that Becky can help us all become more comfortable with this free, online site, so that we can become even better at our craft!
We will also be having a stash sale of some nicer high end yarn. The yarn is already set up in kits for shawls,scarfs and socks.

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

You make clothing using sticks and string. You can handle what the day may bring.

Weaving in the Round is all the rage these days. Check back for our class schedule!

Looking for a way to use up your Sari Ribbon Yarn scraps?

"Lead with your right "
Nope, not dance lessons today (and to be honest, if you saw my moves, you would be very grateful I was not handing out dance tips. I seem to be rather rhythmically challenged)
One of the things we are really proud of with our wheels is that you do NOT need to use your hands to get them started. You can be straight into your spinning without having to let go of your fiber. A little press with your foot and they are off. However, there is a trick!
Through clever and deliberate engineering, a bunch of testing, and possibly even a little luck, our wheels all start really easily . Here is the disclaimer before I tell you how to do though, it won't happen 100% of the time but it will be very close OK?
So here is what I do, make sure the right hand pedal is at the top of it's stroke when you stop. When you want to go again, simply lead with your right foot. A gentle press will get the wheel and flyer spinning in the forward/clockwise direction.
I find that with a bit of practice (like 15 minutes, not 3 weeks), the wheels can be started without my hands in any direction I choose. Give it a go if you were not already aware, see how it works for you.


Thursday, October 9, 2014

Spinning Group Meets This Afternoon…

Change the word man to fiber artist.

“I do not think there is any thrill that can go through the human heart like that felt by the inventor as he sees some creation of the brain unfolding to success . . . Such emotions make a man forget food, sleep, friends, love, everything.”
― Nikola Tesla