Charlotte Knitting Group

Tuesday, August 29, 2006


The Meetup group is no more as of Sept. 1st so start looking here for any location or time changes to the current meetup schedule! We are indeed still meeting weekly!

Tuesdays: Borders Books at Northlake Mall 7pm - ?
Wednesdays: Books-a-Million at Cotswold Mall 7pm - ?

Come join us!

Wednesday, August 09, 2006

Knitting Tues, August 8th (Panera, South Charlotte)

This is somewhat atypical - the South Charlotte S&B group also used to have its gatherings listed on the Meetup list but I think complications arose when we modified the schedules. I think it didn't allow for there to be two meetups on a single day. (The South CLT S 'n' B currently meets every other Tuesday at the Panera Bread around the I-485 and South Tryon area).

Anyway, if this post is deemed inappropriate, I can remove it, by all means.

Just wanted to mention that there was a nice turnout last night at Panera - If I recall correctly, we had 6 'regulars', 3 new folks, one potential new recruit who just happened to stumble on us while she was there, plus we got to meet Jessica's significant other :) We threatened to get him his own needles and yarn. I don't know that he was overly enthusiastic about that!

Monday, August 07, 2006

All them ruffles..

Hi all, May here.

I got a newsletter from Lion Brand, announcing their new yarn called Ruffles. I thought this would be an interesting way to cheat when going for a ruffled look. The yarn looks like a webbed / knitted tape. The pic on the right is an example ruffled scarf from made from the yarn. You can get the pattern for it on Lion's website but you have to have registered with them to get it (free registration).

You knit through the yarn instead of having the yarn wrap around your needles.

Here's a page from their website demonstrating it.

I'd be interested to hear feedback from anyone who's tried it!