Wednesday, January 11, 2006

Knit & Crochet, Annapolis Group Report

As a way of tapping into some of the fun things that are going on in our knitting and crochet groups that meet all over the D.C. Metro Area, I'll be posting short reports from the various groups. Here's the first one from the Annapolis group:

Knit & Crochet, Annapolis

Meeting Date: Second Monday, every month
Meeting Place: Borders Café, Annapolis Mall
Meeting Time: 7:00pm until closing

January 9, 2006 first meeting of the New Year. What a turn out! We had 18 people show up for showing and sharing (lots of scarves) and ripping. Much excited talk about seeing family over the Holidays and talk of projects to be made in the coming months. It was really great to see everyone, especially those who hadn’t been able to join us in a while. And a big welcome to the newcomers.

A project of interest that we discussed is the FLAK Project by Janet Szabo of Big Sky Knitting. FLAK = Follow the Leader Aran Knitalong. This is a step by step knitalong in which you are taught to knit an Aran Sweater to fit your own dimensions. It’s being designed from the top down, starting with saddle shoulders, you start off by choosing your yarn and needles and then instructed to SWATCH your patterns. This includes swatching the filler stitches and the cables you would like to adorn your sweater with. This Knitalong started January 1st but there’s still time to jump on the bandwagon. For more information go here:

http://www.bigskyknitting.com/FLAK/knitalong.html

This would be a fun sweater to knit with a friend or two!

There was also a bit of talk about a Knitalong within our group of doing a scarf in intarsia. More on that one at another date.

As always, it was great fun and we thank Borders for allowing us to use the Café. So until next month,

Genia
Clickin’ on the Severn
http://www.geniaknits.blogspot.com/

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Blogger luckyinky said...

Hi Evelyn, Here's an update on the Orphan Foundation of America Red Scarf Project. Could you post for your readrs? Einstein Bros. Bagels has teamed with the OFA and is a national drop-off location for the red scarves. The week of Jan. 22-28 they will give one free bagel to every DC-area needleworker who drops off a scarf or WORKS ON A SCARF IN THEIR STORE. You will need a "coupon" for the bagel, which is downloadable for free online at www.orphan.org. Here are the DC area Einstein's locations:
6244 Little River Turnpike, Suite A Alexandria VA
8542 Connecticut Avenue, Suite A Chevy Chase MD
9490 Main Street Fairfax VA
2984 Gallows Road Falls Church VA
3556-D South Jefferson St Falls Church VA
3500 Plank Road, Suite A Fredericksburg VA
1111 Jefferson Davis Hwy Fredericksburg VA
531 Quince Orchard Road Gaithersburg MD
19114 Montgomery Village Ave Gaithersburg MD
1230 Elden Street, Suite A1 Herndon VA
14402 Baltimore Avenue Laurel MD
1829 Fountain Drive Reston VA
8397 Colesville Road Silver Spring MD
8317 Old Keene Mill Road Springfield VA
3310 Crain Highway Waldorf MD
1815 Wisconsin Avenue NW Washington DC

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