Friday, June 29, 2007

Knitting with men

Today I've been to a knitting happening here in Milan, a "Knitting with guys" meeting held in the Modern art museum cafe at La Triennale. I went there with a friend blogger, Aelred, who wanted to learn the magic art of knits and purls.

The meeting was organized by Grignasco Knit and the knitting stylist Giuliano Marelli, every participant had a wool skein a pattern and a pair of lovely knitting needles.

My friend had the time to familiarize a bit with casting on, knitting and even a bit of purl. Marelli helped him nicely, showed him three ways of casting on, and followed his progresses. Very very sweet. Many old ladies were really amiable too and curious about a young guy interested in knitting. The atmosphere was cheerful and we had a good time.

Nice evening! Now I'll have to check on Aelred to see if he remembers something and if he will practice a bit the knitting lessons ;-)

Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Knitting on the go

This week end I've been to a two-days party with some other Italian bloggers of the network. We had a lot of fun playing in the pool, dancing and chatting, but I didn't forget my knitting schedule! ;-)

I've also finished the second half of the Brea Bag, which is - with y own surprise - smaler that the first half! DOH! Anyway I don't care, I'm knitting the middle section and hopfully next week edn it will be over :-)

Monday, June 18, 2007

Knit, knit, no purl

I've spent the week end knitting and I'm pretty proud of the results. Tonight watching Tv I've finished the other half of the Brea Bag and on Sunday I've finally begun the first scarf for the Homeless in Vik's initiative.

To speed up the scarf making, before the weather becomes too hot to touch the wool, I've opted for a vertical striped scarf, all worked in Garter Stitch. The texture so far is very soft and funny. I'll post a pic tomorrow (the image here is from Google Images ;-).

Besides that, the pima poncho is slowly progressing as well and I intend to focus a lot on knitting this week. I must complete at least a scarf before the outside temperature turns to 35° C (announced for Wednesday!) otherwise I'll have to wait for the Fall season and give my scarves to the homeless in the northern hemisphere...

Sunday, June 10, 2007

Knitting all together in Milan

Yesterday the w.k.i.p.d. was a real fun! I had the chance to meet a lot of lovely knitters and crocheters, learn some news techniques and chat a lot. My dog Valda even learned how to knit! Check the pics of Valda knitting and the ones of the w.w.k.i.p.d in Milan! :-)

Monday, June 04, 2007

Preparing for the w.w.k.i.p.d.

And you? Will you join?