Now that we’ve learned about all the fabulous wool there is to knit with, we want to touch it all! Bring your favorite skeins of wool and wool blends to pass around (don’t worry, you’ll get your yarn back at the end of the meeting). We’re especially looking for yarns from Texas indie dyers and yarns that have been purchased from previous Houston Fiber Fests. Also, bring your stories about different wool yarns you’ve knitted with – the ones you loved, the ones you hated, and the ones you just couldn’t put down.
Get the wool truth! SoCK will gather for the final program in our series dedicated to understanding different fiber types and the best use for each type of wool. Knit while you watch and jot down things you’ve learned for future reference! If you haven’t joined us for the first two programs, don’t fret! You’re still welcome to attend and join us for this final session.
Get the wool truth! SoCK will gather for the second (of three) Craftsy class viewing that will help you get a nuanced understanding of different fiber types and the best use for each type of wool. Knit while you watch and jot down things you’ve learned for future reference!If you didn’t join us for the first two viewings, don’t fret! You’re still welcome to attend and pick up where we are in the series!
Get the wool truth! SoCK will gather for the first (of three) Craftsy class viewing that will help you get a nuanced understanding of different fiber types and the best use for each type of wool. Knit while you watch and jot down things you’ve learned for future reference!
It’s time for our annual holiday party at WC Mercantile! We will have a catered brunch provided by our very own Brandy Graessar. Activities will include shopping, stitch marker swapping, and a gift swap/steal game. For the stitch marker exchange, bring 25-30 stitch markers to swap.
For the Gift Swap/Steal Game, bring a wrapped knitting book that if bought brand new
would be worth $20 – $30. But feel free to bring a gently used book that you found at Half-Price Books or that’s been languishing on your book shelf.
Participation in the stitch marker exchange and the Gift Swap/Steal Game is not required.
We will meet at the Starbucks at Spring Cypress and Highway 290, in front of the Best Buy. All those who want to carpool, meet there before 9:00 a.m. We will then condense into a smaller number of cars. If you want coffee, arrive early to make sure you have plenty of time before the carpool leaves.
The days of boring stitch markers are over! This month we’ll be learning how to make our own. SoCK’s own Keena Kang will be demonstrating multiple techniques to make your stitch markers.
Lobster claw clasps
4mm jump ring
6mm jump ring
10mm jump ring
Charm/accent beads with holes at both ends
Charms with a hole at 1 end
2 inch head pins
Round nose pliers
Have you ever wondered about the origins of knitting? Stopped to think, who came up with the idea of taking two sticks and some string and making a sock? Just how old is knitting? What were the first knitted items? Wonder no more. Come learn about the beginnings of knitting through the medieval period. Learn about where knitting began and what people in the dark ages knitted. There will be pictures of pieces from the medieval age, reproductions, and patterns based upon historical pieces. All taught by a noble woman from the 1300s.
Due to a number of technical difficulties, we will not be watching the remainder of the “My First Lace Shawl” Craftsy class. But never fear! For those of you wondering how to block your beautiful shawl, we got you covered. In June we will be holding a Round Table discussion on blocking. We will be discussing all the different ways to block projects (pinning, steaming, ironing, dryer) and which method works best for which type of fiber. So bring your blocking knowledge, questions, and that crumpled shawl that’s been banished to the back of the yarn closet.
Last month we were supposed to watch supposed to watch lessons 4 & 5, but technical difficulties prevented us from watching the lessons. So this month we’ll be watching them.
You do not need to purchase the class to attend the meetings, but if you want to view it on your own time, or if you want the pattern, you do need to purchase the class. Make sure to purchase it from the Craftsy link on the KANG website. (KANG gets a portion of the proceeds for every class purchased that way).
The schedule for the classes is: