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Re: Lace Knitting

Jane Daniels
 

It was someone else who was doing lace doilies. As a general rule, I don't do lace.

The pattern is beautiful.

Jane

On Sun, Jun 2, 2019 at 3:57 PM Lucinda Shastid <jzygala@...> wrote:

Jane, I know you were knitting lace doilies for a while - I just found this pattern which is adapted from a doily by Herbert Niebling, using a partial circle.  I'm very tempted!

https://www.ravelry.com/discuss/a-place-to-kal-my-own/3904792/1-25

Lucinda



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Jane Daniels
2802 Deer Street
Mohegan Lake, NY 10547
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Life is better when you go outdoors!

Lace Knitting

Lucinda Shastid
 

Jane, I know you were knitting lace doilies for a while - I just found this pattern which is adapted from a doily by Herbert Niebling, using a partial circle.  I'm very tempted!

https://www.ravelry.com/discuss/a-place-to-kal-my-own/3904792/1-25

Lucinda

Re: Today's Meeting

Teresa Ambrose
 

Thank you Lucinda for the excellent report!

On Jun 1, 2019, at 2:43 PM, Lucinda Shastid <jzygala@...> wrote:

Susan was spinning what appears to be the last bobbin of her three-ply yarn for the final arm of her daughter's sweater.  The yarn is from her daughter's favorite Icelandic sheep.  Susan also brought a lovely blanket spun and woven from the wool of their sheep.  Nice going, Susan!

Charlene has been absent for a few meetings but came today, just in time to show off her shawl: garter stitch background with short-rowed lunettes of lace.  She also had lots of souvenirs from a trip to Paris that she took with her mother, including some stitch markers.

Pat brought an ultra-simple knitting project so she could watch the spinning.  Oops - the ultra-simple project was home on her couch.  Instead she brought a poncho knit with two strands of yarn in a cable pattern, where she was stumped.  Charlene used her stitch markers (from the Paris trip) to bring Pat back up to the current row of her knitting.

Lucinda was knitting in a dark yarn, on small needles, in barely-adequate lighting, but she managed not to express her feelings aloud.

Shelley stopped by to say hello but then had to leave.

Conversation included what we were working on; families (children, grandchildren, mothers and pets), planned vacations, future venues for these meetings, etc.



Graphing Knitted Directions

Lucinda Shastid
 

I just fund this - I'm sure half the world already knows about it: https://www.ravelry.com/discuss/tools/3912524/1-25

I find the stitch map especially interesting.  I'm perfectly happy with the grid charts that I grew up with, but maybe some day ...

Lucinda



Today's Meeting

Lucinda Shastid
 

Susan was spinning what appears to be the last bobbin of her three-ply yarn for the final arm of her daughter's sweater.  The yarn is from her daughter's favorite Icelandic sheep.  Susan also brought a lovely blanket spun and woven from the wool of their sheep.  Nice going, Susan!

Charlene has been absent for a few meetings but came today, just in time to show off her shawl: garter stitch background with short-rowed lunettes of lace.  She also had lots of souvenirs from a trip to Paris that she took with her mother, including some stitch markers.

Pat brought an ultra-simple knitting project so she could watch the spinning.  Oops - the ultra-simple project was home on her couch.  Instead she brought a poncho knit with two strands of yarn in a cable pattern, where she was stumped.  Charlene used her stitch markers (from the Paris trip) to bring Pat back up to the current row of her knitting.

Lucinda was knitting in a dark yarn, on small needles, in barely-adequate lighting, but she managed not to express her feelings aloud.

Shelley stopped by to say hello but then had to leave.

Conversation included what we were working on; families (children, grandchildren, mothers and pets), planned vacations, future venues for these meetings, etc.


Baby Time: DEGEN For Purl Soho + A Special Offer!

Teresa Ambrose
 



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Re: Upcoming Event: Spin/Knit-In - Sat, 06/01/2019 11:00am-1:00pm #cal-reminder

Jane Daniels
 

Sorry I can't make it. Wish we were still meeting on first Sundays.

Jane

On Wed, May 29, 2019 at 11:00 AM HanoverSpinKnit@groups.io Calendar <HanoverSpinKnit@groups.io> wrote:

Reminder: Spin/Knit-In

When: Saturday, 1 June 2019, 11:00am to 1:00pm, (GMT-04:00) America/New York

Where:Historic House, Hanover Hilltop Farm

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Description:

We'll meet in the Historic House (first building on the left) at Hilltop Hanover Farm this Saturday, 11:00 to 1:00.  Bring your fibery work, your lunch, your show-and-tell, your questions, ....
See  you then!



--
Jane Daniels
2802 Deer Street
Mohegan Lake, NY 10547
(h) 914-245-1250 (c) 914-471-5545 jdhikes@...

Life is better when you go outdoors!

Upcoming Event: Spin/Knit-In - Sat, 06/01/2019 11:00am-1:00pm #cal-reminder

HanoverSpinKnit@groups.io Calendar <HanoverSpinKnit@...>
 

Reminder: Spin/Knit-In

When: Saturday, 1 June 2019, 11:00am to 1:00pm, (GMT-04:00) America/New York

Where:Historic House, Hanover Hilltop Farm

View Event

Description:

We'll meet in the Historic House (first building on the left) at Hilltop Hanover Farm this Saturday, 11:00 to 1:00.  Bring your fibery work, your lunch, your show-and-tell, your questions, ....
See  you then!

Re: Meeting Date changes effective starting in June

Teresa Ambrose
 

Thank you Jane. 

On May 24, 2019, at 11:21 PM, Jane Daniels <jdhikes@...> wrote:

The Spin-Knit Group will be meeting the first and third Saturdays of the month The farm is not open on Sundays and there is no county employee on site as county requires.

Once the farm stand is closed for the season, we will need to figure out what to do.

Jane Daniels.

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Jane Daniels
2802 Deer Street
Mohegan Lake, NY 10547
(h) 914-245-1250 (c) 914-471-5545 jdhikes@...

Life is better when you go outdoors!

Meeting Date changes effective starting in June

Jane Daniels
 

The Spin-Knit Group will be meeting the first and third Saturdays of the month The farm is not open on Sundays and there is no county employee on site as county requires.

Once the farm stand is closed for the season, we will need to figure out what to do.

Jane Daniels.

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Jane Daniels
2802 Deer Street
Mohegan Lake, NY 10547
(h) 914-245-1250 (c) 914-471-5545 jdhikes@...

Life is better when you go outdoors!

Re: Yarn Dominance

Teresa Ambrose
 

Interesting and nice effect! 


On May 23, 2019, at 1:37 PM, Lucinda Shastid <jzygala@...> wrote:

I think this hat is made by knitting for an inch or so with color A in the left hand and color B in the right hand, and then switching them.  Certainly it was linked to a discussion of that. 

Yarn dominance means that the yarn in your left hand is more prominent than the yarn in your right hand.  (Something to do with which yarn comes up from underneath as you knit the stitch.)

https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/stripe-domination

An interesting pattern technique.

Lucinda


Yarn Dominance

Lucinda Shastid
 

I think this hat is made by knitting for an inch or so with color A in the left hand and color B in the right hand, and then switching them.  Certainly it was linked to a discussion of that. 

Yarn dominance means that the yarn in your left hand is more prominent than the yarn in your right hand.  (Something to do with which yarn comes up from underneath as you knit the stitch.)

https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/stripe-domination

An interesting pattern technique.

Lucinda

Re: Farm Fest Demo?

Lucinda Shastid
 

Just in case you were looking forward to this, it won't occur this year.

Lucinda



-------- Forwarded Message --------
Subject: RE: Farm Fest Demo?
Date: Tue, 21 May 2019 15:28:47 +0000
From: Hilltop Hanover Farm <info@...>
To: Joe Zygala and Lucinda Shastid <jzygala@...>


Thanks, Lucinda. We are not holding Farm Fest this year.

 

Best,

Shanyn

 

From: Joe Zygala and Lucinda Shastid <jzygala@...>
Sent: Monday, May 20, 2019 1:49 PM
To: Hilltop Hanover Farm <info@...>
Subject: Farm Fest Demo?

 

Hi, Shanyn.  We used to demo spinning at the Farm Fest.  Do you want us again this year?

Lucinda

Update on registering for Rhinebeck Workshops

Lucinda Shastid
 

OT - Historical Fiction Bloopers

Lucinda Shastid
 

I had to share this!  I'm re-reading a wonderful Kindle book: https://www.amazon.com/Medieval-Underpants-Other-Blunders-Anachronisms-ebook/dp/B00958628C/ref=sr_1_fkmrnull_1?crid=21DZZOALO88EG&keywords=medieval+underpants+and+other+blunders&qid=1558355940&s=gateway&sprefix=medieval+under%2Caps%2C127&sr=8-1-fkmrnull

If  you click on the cover of the book in your web browser, the "Look Inside" feature will open.  I love the first few chapters, and they're free.  I feel so smug when I read it ("They didn't know something that simple?") and so shocked ("They didn't know something that simple?").

Anyway, if you need a good laugh, here it is.

Lucinda

Sheep and wool fest in rockland tomorrow

Irene Marks <imchanging@...>
 


Hi Guys
There is a fiber festival in chestnut ridge ny tomorrow.  This is run by the woman I’ve told some of you about who does natural dyeing with plants surrounding her place.  Sounds like fun!
Irene


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Re: Yes I knit, but this physicist is taking it a bit far

Lucinda Shastid
 

Congratulations, Jane! and Karen!

By the way, what is a "countably infinite number"?

Anyway, it's an interesting article and Karen obviously learned well from her mother.

See you tomorrow,

Lucinda

On 5/17/2019 5:17 PM, Jane Daniels wrote:
My older daughter is mentioned in the first paragraph but she is not involved with the knitting project.

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/05/17/science/math-physics-knitting-matsumoto.html?searchResultPosition=1 

Jane

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Jane Daniels
2802 Deer Street
Mohegan Lake, NY 10547
(h) 914-245-1250 (c) 914-471-5545 jdhikes@...

Life is better when you go outdoors!

Re: Upcoming Event: Spin/Knit at Hilltop Hanover Farm - Sat, 05/18/2019 11:00am-1:00pm #cal-reminder

Catherine C.
 

planning to come!

Yes I knit, but this physicist is taking it a bit far

Jane Daniels
 

My older daughter is mentioned in the first paragraph but she is not involved with the knitting project.

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/05/17/science/math-physics-knitting-matsumoto.html?searchResultPosition=1 

Jane

--
Jane Daniels
2802 Deer Street
Mohegan Lake, NY 10547
(h) 914-245-1250 (c) 914-471-5545 jdhikes@...

Life is better when you go outdoors!

Re: Upcoming Event: Spin/Knit at Hilltop Hanover Farm - Sat, 05/18/2019 11:00am-1:00pm #cal-reminder

Teresa Ambrose
 

I love my ChioGoo or however it’s spelled. I have the interchangeable set. I find other cables curl and I am fighting with them when I use them. 

🦋
What we 
think 
we become. 
Buddha

On May 17, 2019, at 8:25 AM, Shelley Reid via Groups.Io <shelweb@...> wrote:

I’ll write myself a note to bring in a few samples. 

Shelley
On May 17, 2019, at 7:59 AM, Lucinda Shastid <jzygala@...> wrote:

Aha!  Thanks for the <muttered> warning.  So I want a size 1, probably.

I's swatching with a 16" needle but will need a 24" for the body. 

Would you be able to bring size 0 or 1 or 2 in whatever you have?

(I'm doing a circular swatch by knitting over, sliding the stitches back to the beginning of the swatch and letting the yarn drape loosely behind the swatch.  This gives me knit-only on a small swatch.

On 5/17/2019 7:25 AM, Shelley Reid via Groups.Io wrote:
Hi Lucinda—

Keep in mind that some brands (cough<Knitpicks>cough) have higher tolerance in their sizes—meaning that one size six needle might not be the exact same diameter as another size six.

I’ve never stressed about needle sizes, because the gauge you get with the project yarn determines the outcome. 

I’ve got Knitpicks and Hiya Hiya interchangeables, but now prefer Chiaogoo fixed circulars (red lace) because of the join and the cable.  Handsome Fibers has good service and super-fast shipping, and they typically have a percent-off discount under Coupons.


Shelley

On May 16, 2019, at 6:25 PM, Lucinda Shastid <jzygala@...> wrote:

On Saturday, I'm going to need advice on circular needles to buy.  Does anyone have a needle gauge that is precise?  Mine is an old metal Boye(?), and my Knitpicks needle points are too large for one size and too small for the next one.

Also, I'll be asking for suggestions on what brand to get.

Thanks in advance,

Lucinda

On 5/15/2019 11:00 AM, HanoverSpinKnit@groups.io Calendar wrote:

Reminder: Spin/Knit at Hilltop Hanover Farm

When: Saturday, 18 May 2019, 11:00am to 1:00pm, (GMT-04:00) America/New York

Where:Classroom Building, Hilltop Hanover Farm

View Event

Description: We'll meet in the Classroom, the third building on the left, at Hilltop Hanover Farm this Saturday, 11:00 to 1:00.  Bring your fibery work, your lunch, your show-and-tell, your questions, ….

See you then!