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Demo On Circular Knitting Possibilities June 2, 2010

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Linda Jensen Demo's at Newton's Spring Seminar, 2010

Hey there, ya’ll.  I am taking a break this week (after yet another great Garage Sale Memorial Day Weekend).  I have to prepare a demo on Circular Knitting for my Torrance Craftsmen’s Guild this Thursday.  When I do a demo, you know I have to go all crazy and show up with things you would never dream of – but this takes imagination, having the right equipment and of course, TIME TO MAKE ALL THOSE SAMPLES !! 

I will start with, of course, circular knitting needles, which is what everyone expects.  I have a Baby Cocoon made, but I will need to start another and get it to a certain point where I transfer to double point needles (DP’s) to show how it gets finished.  OK, really tame for me at this point.   I will also show off some hand knitted mittens done only on the DP’s and one of my “Shawls Gone Wild” using the circular needles to accommodate the large number of stitches at the final edges. 

Then I will break out the I-Cord machine to show how to make decorative cording (great for felting designs).  Next, I plan to use the Wyr-Knitter to demo how to knit silver or gold jewelry wire while adding beads to make a pair of earrings, necklace or bracelet.  I have today to make that sample and the Wyr-Knitter was just a little bit fussy and ended up with breaking my wire, so as a back-up, I bought what looks like an old “Knitting Knobby” at Michael’s and will try it manually to see if I can get better results.  They have these in two sizes by Susan Bates – I got the larger size and more jewelry wire in a slightly heavier gauge.  This will be a real experiment, but I just wanted to show off all the things that knit circular.

Then, I will move to the “toy” circular knitting machine that Mattel makes for kids.  I will try an scarf on that one since there are only about 20 needles. 

Finally, I will knit a rolled brim hat on my Addi-Express King-Sized circular knitting machine which I got off EBay from the distributor in Germany.  These are fun to do, so I will do a different color brim to show how to tie in yarn and finish off the top using waste yarn, a length of main yarn and a tapestry needle.

All in all, I will have to move fast because I have planned so many things, but I want to give the folks some good ideas and show what is available out there.

I was happy to see Newton’s put some pictures out on their website of the Spring Seminar.  They gave me an opportunity to demo when one of their demonstrators could not make it.  I have copied the page which has me on it, showing off my “Belle-isimo” sweater (I have got to write that one down and get it tested by Rachel Lund, a member of my Cone Connection Knitting Guild – I promised her to do it, but haven’t had time to yet because of all my downsizing activity).  It’s beautiful bell-shaped bottom and sleeves flatter any figure, so I must get that done.

OK, got to get knitting – I always think, hummmm…do dishes or knit?  Knitting wins.  Hummmm….do laundry or knit?   OK, maybe laundry wins that time.  Clean up house or knit?  Samples, here I come!!



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