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1  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: All Twisted Up Yoga Socks *with pattern!* on: June 06, 2011 09:15:56 PM
These are great!
2  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / Re: Internet Cross Stitch Sampler! on: January 19, 2010 07:59:39 PM
I'm totally going to do one of these, but with Dvorak and probably a few other adaptations since I like to tinker.
3  CANADA / Ontario / Re: Waterloo/Kitchener/Cambridge crafters? on: August 01, 2009 06:48:06 PM
Quote from: sidneyandreka
I am new-ish to K-W also and looking for other crafters but haven't really been successful in finding a group or meetup - anyone know of anything like this???  I mostly sew/reconstruct and bead although I have been trying (with mixed success) to get into knitting.

There are a bunch of them in the area that meet in different places at different times. They were set up as knitting groups but as far as I've seen anyone is welcome to work on any other craft there as well. I cross-stitch at the meetups more than I knit. Are you on Ravelry? The Waterloo and Wellington group on there keeps a page updated with all the meetup details. I'll quote what's on it now if you're not:

Quote from: Waterloo and Wellington Ravelers Group
Kitchener-Waterloo Knitters Guild - Monthly Meetings

    * 7:30 pm, 2nd Tuesday of each month September-June. Doors open a bit earlier, I think, for library access, etc.
    * Meetings as of Fall 2009 are at First United Church, corner of King & William in Uptown Waterloo.
    * Membership required, but guests may attend 1 or 2 meetings for a small fee.
    * Web site is http://www.kwknittersguild.ca, with directions, newsletters, etc.

Tuesdays KnitnChat

    * Tues nights, except for Guild night
    * Venue Change please stay tuned for updates , possibly not going on for the summer.

All Strung Out Knit/Spin Night/Afternoon

All Strung Out is hosting weekly Knit Nights on Thursday evenings, and Knit Afternoons on Saturdays from 1-3.

Purls of Puslinch

    * Purls of Puslinch meets at the Aberfoyle Community Centre on Hwy 46.
    * Third Thursday of the month, not during the summer.

Shall We Knit

    * Shall We Knit has a KnitnChat night Fridays, which at times I think begins early afternoon and goes to whenever Karen kicks everyone out.
    * See the LYS page for address and contact info.

Chapters Waterloo

    * Knit Night at Chapters Waterloo
    * 7:00 pm, 2nd Tuesday of each month at Chapters in Waterloo
    * Meeting is held in the store.
    * No membership required, just drop in!

Cambridge Starbucks (multiple!) KnitnChats

    * Both MONDAY and FRIDAY morning meet-ups are now at the Starbucks at Hespeler Road and Sheldon Drive. 9 or 10-ish, until folks have to be elsewhere.
    * There are two somewhat ad-hoc Knit meets going on at Cambridge GATEWAY Starbucks (Sportsworld area). In general, folks seem to gather Saturday Afternoons, 3 pm -ish. Starbucks staff (others are welcome) are getting together on the first and third Tuesdays of every month, 7 to 10 pm (or thereabouts).
    * Please check the Cambridge. threads on the group for the latest. The Page only updates when the mod gets news.

Creative Sewing Centre

    * 1375 Weber St. E., #21, Kitchener (746-0910)
    * in the HiWay Centre Plaza
    * Alternate Friday nights from 6 - 8 pm
    * Yes, from the title a sewing store, but I have been told Cathie, the owner, has brought in some really fine yarns and is willing to order on request.

Yarn Indulgences KnitnChats

    * Friday afternoons 1-4:30
    * Saturday 1-3:30
    * At Your Kitchener Market, Upper Level.

Greenwood Quiltery KnitnChat

    * 2nd and 4th Thursdays of the month
    * upstairs in Gallery space
    * help available for projects from Greenwood workshops, but all welcome.
    * Please see LYS page for address

Uptown Waterloo Thursdays

    * Informal K&C is meeting Thursdays at Matter of Taste in Waterloo Town Square OR in Waterloo Park for the summer, when weather is nice.
    * Check out the discussion board for weekly chatter and updates on location.
    * Thursdays, from after work until they close at 8 pm, or later at the park.
    * No outside food or drink at the cafe, but bring whatever you like on Park nights for KnitnPicnic.
4  CANADA / Ontario / Re: Kitchener-Waterloo on: February 13, 2008 02:56:33 PM
The only ones I know of are Michael's, Cloth & Clay and Len's Mill Store. I use all three for various things. Micheal's for cross-stitch stuff, Cloth & Clay for Koigu and Regia, Len's Mills for the rest.
5  FIBER ARTS / Spinning: Discussion and Questions / Re: What wheel do you have on: April 17, 2007 01:08:26 PM
I'm waiting for my Louet Victoria to arrive. It won't be here until Friday (maybe Monday if the post office hates me) but I already know I'm going to love this wheel. Everything about it is perfect for what I want to do with it.
6  CANADA / Ontario / Re: Kitchener-Waterloo on: April 17, 2007 11:57:33 AM
I'd love to! I'm on King & Ezra, so we could meet at UW somewhere since it's pretty central, if that's alright with you.

I don't have any free time until next week since I have my last exam in two days and have birthday plans this weekend. If you want to meet on weekends I can't until the 5th since I'm moving to Cambridge next weekend. But after that it's all good. I take the bus back and forth to Cambridge a lot, so it won't bother me at all to go the other way. I volunteer at WPL twice a week so I'll be playing on the bus a lot anyway.
7  CANADA / Ontario / Re: Kitchener-Waterloo on: April 17, 2007 07:30:54 AM
Socks are difficult only if you try to understand them on the first go. When I learned I was at home with no internet and a sock pattern from the ball band of the yarn I was using. In several places I got confused and wondered if I was doing it right, but there was no one around to ask so I just followed the pattern to the letter and it worked.

Once I understood the basic construction I've been able to crank out socks from memory. They're really easy once you get through that first time.

Legwarmers are even easier, because they are just a long knitted tube. You can add stitch patterns or ruffles and such but the body of the thing is just knitting around in circles.
8  CANADA / Ontario / Re: Kitchener-Waterloo on: April 16, 2007 11:16:18 AM
There's the Herrschner's on Victoria St. but they mostly sell acrylics and such, though they do have some wool and sock yarns that Michael's doesn't carry.

Knitwerx has a stall at the Farmer's Market in St. Jacobs. I've gotten Addi Turbos from them for $5 cheaper than anywhere else.

Oh, there's also Yarn Bird in Elora but I haven't been there yet.
9  CANADA / Ontario / Re: Kitchener-Waterloo on: April 16, 2007 08:55:56 AM
I wouldn't worry too much. There isn't a club for crafts at UW but it's easy to start one.


There's also a local knitting guild and a spinning guild, both within a 15-minute walk from either campus.
10  CANADA / Ontario / Re: Kitchener-Waterloo on: April 16, 2007 07:51:15 AM
I'm willing to teach you any/all of it if you like.

I have a couple spindles that are definitely portable, and within a week I'll have a folding spinning wheel that is also extremely portable. I went with my spinning class to Wellington Fibres which is just outside of Elora and bought some roving there. Other than that I've purchased online. I like Crown Mountain Farms because they have a selection of very bright colourways that are named for songs from the '60s. and it's perfect for socks. I am addicted to knitting socks.

I'm graduating from WLU this June, and going to Western for grad school in September, hence why I won't be here after that. But I'll be living in Cambridge for the summer and volunteer in Waterloo, so I'll definitely be around.
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