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It is the mission of the Bay Lakes Knitting Guild to give knitters of all skill levels the opportunity to get to know other knitters, to learn new techniques, and to share their ideas, resources, and talents with the community.

Friday, July 11, 2014

Knitting in The Park with Wire and Beads

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!

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