Monday, May 31, 2010
I went to the East Coast Men's Knitting Retreat 2010. I may be posting some pictures later on , but it s not going to be today I don't know if it is going to be sometime this week or never. I have posted some pictures on Flickr, feel free to look. If I had taken your picture and you did not want it taken and you did not speak up when I asked, twice mind you, you can still get your picture taken off the public sites, just sent me a personal e-mail. I do not need to know why you want it taken off, it is your choice and I will respect it. They say a picture is worth a thousands words, you got my picture I can not say a word.
The MSKR 2010 was the worst experience I have ever had in a retreat, that is for sure. Unless there are improvements on the venue I will not be visiting my brothers on the East Coast Any time soon. Don't let my experience, which is personal create a bad impression of the venue. I did not expect to have any of the issues I encountered , and I definitely did not know how to handle it. So if you have ever been in a situation like that there are two or three ways you can handle it, hopefully things will improve and they are improving from the feedback of my experience.
Thanks for stopping by.
Friday, May 28, 2010
Tuesday, May 25, 2010
Tuesday, May 18, 2010
I am so glad that I am part of this movement and of continuing the craft with my brothers in needles and hooks. Yep even though it says is a Men's Knitting retreat with do Crochet and Spin. If I was going to summarize what I get from these retreats, I will have to say is the fun of being with other guys in a different environment. We are a vast group of men from all walks of life that enjoy the craft of Knitting , Crocheting and Spinning, even some weaving has sneaked into the place. I will be teaching two classes, one of them is the Crochet For Knitters, which will be very basic crochet, but as fundamental as the stitches and how to use crochet if you want to in a piece. The other class is Portuguese Style Knitting using Andrea Wong's Techniques. Andrea was very kind and donated some yarn and DVDs to the Retreats, Yes there is some for the Men's Fall Knitting Retreat, to be on Dumas Bay Center, for more information visit the Mens Knitting Retreat Website and find out more. We are having Retreats all around the world and if you want to organize one, please go to the website and connect with us. I am hoping to share some pictures with you while at the Retreat and maybe even a video. Thanks for stopping by!
Tuesday, May 11, 2010
The Goddess Shawl is an inspiration from the Goddess Athena, yet all you Goddesses and Gods out there may wear this shawl. It is a very fast Knit as well and it blocks fantastic, depending on your desire of how big you want this shawl and how detail you want it to look.
I like rectangular shawls a lot, and this kind of gives it a prayer shawl look, but you can use it for anything that your heart desires, from strolling by the banks of the River, to sitting down by the fireplace in Your house.This is done in Lion Brand Fisherman's Wool with a gauge of 3 stitches an inch on seed stitch unblocked.
I like the way it wraps around, so it may be used as a scarf in a more denser version , by folding it upon itself lengthwise.
I enjoy sitting to read and keeping my shoulders warm. Made for the Goddess Athena, but allowed to be worn by mortal men and women, it will be up for sale on the side bar real soon.Thanks for stopping by.
Sunday, May 09, 2010
This is the Goddess Shawl and there is a Scarf alongside it, but I have not tested the pattern yet. This Shawl Pattern is fun and has a very creative stitch definition. It is to be blocked lightly, and it comes from few stitches grows up and comes down again to the the start. Anyway this is my newest creation and it is definitely a Shawl that any woman can wear with pride, but don't let my words stop you, any male can wear this shawl even I will be making one for myself. Thanks for stopping by.
Wednesday, May 05, 2010
It may be called a Prayer Shawl
I love the way it drapes on 100 % Fisherman's Wool
Well Back to my reading, but before I do. I want to thank Naomi once more for her invaluable help. I also want to thank my Ravelry Group and the Men Knitting Retreats for their inspiration. I want to thank the Muses for their kind visit and while they are here I shall continue to design . I have two more patterns in mind, but this time is for women. The Patterns are for sale if you are interested, look for them on the sidebar, Thanks for your support and for stopping by.
Tuesday, May 04, 2010
Andrea Wong was very kind and donated some of her DVDs and some yarn to both retreats. I hope you like the picture and I am going back to finish this guy up. Thanks for stopping by.
Saturday, May 01, 2010
One of the options to bind off a project is doing it the way Jeny described it. JSSBO is a wonderful way to give your project a great termination that has some elasticity and is different. Like Elizabeth Zimmerman would say, it will not make your bind off sleazy, but just loose enough . A video demonstration from me to also include in my patterns is what you get here and a view of some secret project I am swatching. Thanks for stopping by!
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