I knit with wire! We all knit with wire! Twenty-five people turned out for the BLKG meeting in St. James Park last night to learn how to knit a shawl pin with wire. The knitting's pretty much the same as regular knitting but there were a few changes particular to the medium--like you can't tension the wire through your fingers like you do with yarn yarn--and you have to tug the knitting away from the needle every once in a while so that the stitches form and you can see what you're doing. Andy had two choices of shawl pin kits--multicolored and pearls--it was hard to choose, both made pretty shawl pins.
We had varying degrees
of traumatic wire tangling around the circle but Andy was a calming help
with her trusty cardboard tube that she used to recoil the misbehaving
wire and get the project back on track. Our kits even included a little
dowel so that when we're done knitting we'll have a shawl pin ready to
use. Thanks, Andy, that was very thoughtful.
What a fun program!