WWKIP 2014

About 20 of us gathered quite informally at the Guthrie Green in downtown Tulsa Saturday afternoon for our contribution to World Wide Knit in Public Day 2014. Some bits and pieces of the gathering….

The Talimena Shawl

We’re thrilled to add The Talimena Shawl to our Lost City Knits pattern selection.We think you’ll enjoy it as well. Running 54 miles from Talihena, Oklahoma to Mena, Arkansas, the Talimena Drive provides evidence for the saying that you shouldn’t go to southern Oklahoma at night, because in the dark you’d miss the beauty. The…

Conversation With A Non-Knitting Word Person

Chris, just making conversation while waiting for Denise to finish a row: “So, is that stockinette or garter stitch?” Denise, just wanting to finish a row: “This is stocking stitch.” “So that is stockinette, right. Same thing.” “Yes. Same thing.” “So why not say ‘stockinette’?” “I pretty much did. They’re synonyms.” “Fair enough. So…what is…

Training

The Ravellenics Games begin tomorrow and I’ve been having a dickens of a time with the long wait between deciding the pattern and yarn for this years event.  I’ll be participating in the Cast On Trapshoot, or as a friend calls it, the Cast On Crapshoot. The goal for COT is to complete 30% of…

Mayfest 2012 Recap

Ah, dang. I meant to write a nice little blog post about how great Tulsa Mayfest was several days ago and somehow the week slipped by and now the weekend has slipped by as well. To catch up… Last weekend was Mayfest, not just any old Mayfest but Tulsa’s 40th Mayfest International Art Festival. It’s…

Goal oriented thinking.

While the blog has been silent for two weeks, the blogger has been knitting. Knitting like a woman possessed some would say. I’ve been wearing my silk Aeolian a lot lately and have been eager to finish the green silk Laminaria that I cast on in mid-March. The joys of knitting with silk lace yarn…

Climbing Rose Mitten Kit

The recent season premiere of Mad Men had many people buzzing. It’s such a popular show that Newsweek celebrated the return of the series with an issue chock full of 1960’s style advertising. As I flipped through the pages, enjoying the ads and all of the photos accompanying the articles I had to smile. That…