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Math4Knitters, Crafty Living: Show 146

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Lara Neel - The Journal Gazette
I don't know why I felt the need to kind of roll up the cloth for the picture. Sorry.

Math4Knitters, Crafty Living: Show 146

This week, I share a pattern for a super-simple slip stitch burp cloth and chat with Kay Gardiner, of Mason-Dixon super fame.

Cartridge Rib Burp Cloth

This pattern is so easy I'm almost embarrassed to show it to you. But, everyone needs mindless knitting that someone will puke on later, right? Right?


Kay and I talked about knitting, Mason-Dixon knitting, and (for too long, I'm afraid) my obsession with the fact that I can't see Eastenders anymore. Sorry, non-Eastenders folks. If you stick it out, Kay lays down some cotton jersey love, so at least you get a little reward.

Upcoming Fort Wayne Event

The Fort Wayne Flax and Fleecers' Spinning Guild is offering a workshop for handspinners on Friday and Saturday, November 16 & 17, 2012 at the Swinney Homestead, 1424 W. Jefferson, Blvd., Fort Wayne, IN 46802. The hours are from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day.

Friday's workshop will be: "Sweet Feet: Spinning for Socks." This workshop will help participants spin yarn to create socks that feel better and last longer. Beginning-level spinning and knitting experience is necessary.

Saturday's workshop will be: "Woolen or Worsted." This refers to the way in which fiber is drafted during spinning to create airy and fuzzy yarns or smooth and dense yarns or anything in between. Beginning spinning experience is necessary.

All participants must bring a working spinning wheel.

The workshop instructor is Kate Larson, an experienced handspinning and knitting instructor who has taught extensively in central Indiana and around the country. Kate has published numerous articles in spinning and knitting publications and manages the Spinners' Connection blog at She can also be found at

Cost is $55.00 per workshop, plus $20.00 materials fees for each day.

Deadline for registration is October 31, 2012. Workshops will be held at the Swinney Homestead in Fort Wayne. Contact Julie Davidson at teaselhill at gmail dot com to register.