What Spinning Has Taught Me About Knitting
This month we again welcome Kelly Locke (spinner, weaver, knitter, beekeeper, math professor at Hartnell College in Salinas and podcaster of Two Ewes Fiber Adventures) as our program speaker. Kelly writes:
I’m a Spinner (with a capital S) who reluctantly became a weaver and a knitter. Now I also think of myself as a Knitter (with a capital K). With spinning as my background, I’ve found that I think of yarn a bit differently than many knitters. From ply structure and twist angle, to fiber content and sheep breed characteristics, my spinning experience impacts my knitting. I’ll talk about the various influences that spinning has brought to my knitting and share information that can lead to better yarn and project choices.
We all enjoyed Kelly’s program on plying last year, and I know that we will benefit from her talk on spinning and knitting this year. She might even give us a spinning demo. Hope to see you there!
Dates and Locations:
The NIGHT MEETING will be on Tuesday evening, July 10, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the Fireside Room at St. Stephen’s Lutheran Church, 2500 Soquel Ave. (Dinner beforehand for those who wish at Jeffery’s on Soquel.)
The DAY MEETING will be on Thursday, July 19, from 10:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. at Vintage Faith Church (aka The Abbey), the large brick church at the corner of Mission and Highland. From Highway 1 North, Highland is the first right after the light at the top of the hill where Highway 1 merges into Mission Street. Parking lot is the first right turn off Highland. From Highway 1 (Mission Street) South, turn left at the light on Walnut to Escalona. Turn right on Escalona to its end at Highland. Parking lot is across Highland. Enter through the Office; our meeting is straight ahead in The Fireside Room. (Lunch afterwards for those who wish at Zachary’s downtown on Pacific Avenue.)