Thursday, September 13, 2012

Jogging Along

Last Monday's Program meeting featured Stockinette Melissa B teaching us how to do jogless joins.  If you haven't noticed, when knitting in the round and switching colors, a little jog will form.  That's because knitting in the round is essentially a spiral and when you add a new color it will be 1/2 of a row higher than the previous row.  Melissa shared two techniques for fixing this which is a great skill to have in your arsenal.  I got to check out the new digs at Christ Community Church and they are perfect for us.  I overheard lots of comments about what a luxury it was to have air conditioning and a table to work on.  Very nice.  To find the place you have to kind of head for the cafe (yes, there is a cafe; it wasn't open that night but how nice to have a cafe on site), then go around to the left to some main doors. The main doors are across from a room called Brock and also room 13.  If you see Brock and room 13, turn around and go through those doors and then upstairs.  Thanks for the great program, Melissa, and the nice handouts.  If you're interested in learning more go to YouTube and search for jogless join and there are several videos to show you how to do it. 

 Pam E. on the left there also learned to use double points for the first time!

 The funny thing about this piece that Melissa is showing is that this is how not to do it.

 Jude, Jude, Jude.......

 Beautiful jogless joins