Sunday, March 10, 2013



How’s it going? Long time no see! How long has it been since we’ve knit-2-together?

It seems like you’ve just been doing lots of ssk’s and yarn-overs, but maybe it’s time for you to consider casting on again with SMWK.

We’ll be swatching on Thursday and we can help you check your gauge. Let SMWK be your lifeline.

Even if you don’t nup or bauble, feel free to join us for some lighthearted ribbing.

Whether you’re a Twisted German, or have a long tail, meetups with SMWK can help keep your cables from getting crossed.

No matter if you’re straight stockinette or you prefer it through the back loop, come and slip some stitches with us this Thursday.

Remember. Knitting is not a solo pursuit. Double-knitting is way more fun.

Find us this Thursday, March 14, at Elliot Bay Cafe on Capitol Hill, from 7-9 PM.

See you then!

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Registration for Men's Fall Knitting Retreat 2013 is now open


A weekend knitting retreat!

For guys!

MFKR is in its fifth year, and has grown every year since its founding. Last year was the biggest Men's Knitting Retreat ever with over 40 participants, and we expect to exceed that number this year.

Though most of our participants are from the Pacific Northwest, we have had participants from as far away as Texas, North Carolina, Hawaii, New Zealand, and the UK.

MFKR (held in the Seattle area) isn't the only retreat. There's a Rocky Mountain retreat in Colorado, and East Coast retreat in New York, and a Southeast event in North Carolina.

The Men's Knitting Retreat Home Page is here:

The MFKR registration page is here:

And, finally, the Men's Knitting Retreat forum on Ravelry is here:

Check it out! This event is a great way to connect with other men who knit.

Mathematical Knitting

I'm a geek. I went to an engineering school and studied Math and Computer Science. The most math I do nowadays is to multiply the stitches per inch in my gauge swatch by my desired finished object size to see if it will work out, and I still sometimes get it wrong.

But, today I ran across this article in American Scientist:
Mathematical Knitting

Cool stuff!