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Monday, January 5, 2015

Get Ready To Thrum

(I got busy over the weekend and neglected to post and send this.  Sorry for the lateness of the info.)

At the meeting THURSDAY, 1/8 (that's this coming Thursday, three days from today) Laurie's going to teach us how to knit thrummed mittens.  She was working on one at the December meeting, it's got those little tabs of wool inside that keep your hands toasty warm.

We need to do a little prep-knitting so we're all ready to go when it's learnin' time Thursday night.

Laurie says,  "For the January thrumming technique we will knit a small swatch.

Each person should bring the following:

1) small amount of wool yarn
2) small amount of roving in a contrasting color (about 1/4 of an ounce) if you have it
3) straight or double point knitting needles - any size ok, but recommend size 5 to 7

To save time at the meeting, please cast on 20 stitches and knit 4 to 6 rows in stockinette stitch.  If you're knitting in the round on DPNs or Magic Loop, cast on 30 stitches and knit 4 to 6 rows in stockinette stitch.
If you do not have roving, JoAnns carries Patons Classic Wool Roving for about $6.99.  One skein provides more than enough to complete a pair of mittens.  I will bring extra roving to the meeting , so do not feel you have to buy a skein of this just to try out this technique!"

My fingers are freezing at this very moment.  I could use some thrummed mittens right now... although they might interfere with the typing.  See you Thursday at 6:30.

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