Let’s Stay Connected!

Hi Everyone – It’s been almost a year since I upgraded our website to allow members to upload photos/videos of their latest creations, along with their thoughts, comments (and poems!). Happily, a few of you did contribute and it was heartwarming to stay in touch and share. This website upgrade is up for its annual renewal. Although I suspect by the summer or fall we will be meeting in person again, I’ll keep the upgraded status of this website for another year to allow members to upload photos/videos of their latest creations, as well as comments. This will replace the attempted “forum,” which didn’t take off too spectacularly. It was cumbersome.

Hope all of you are well.



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Hey, SFV Knit Clubbers!

I’ve set up this page so we can keep in touch during this time of the Covid-19, mandated social distancing and “SAFE AT HOME” guidelines!

I’ll kick off the conversation by saying that I’ve been using this time to work on my  hand knit and crochet UFO’s with a glass of cabernet sauvignon by my side .  Alcoholism scares me, as I witnessed a relative totally go down the tubes with it, but on this evening when they are saying 50% of Californians might get the virus, it’s a fun diversion.  I promise to not let it get out of control, and will not get near my knitting machine unless I am absolutely sober.  It helps that my husband does not drink.

We can continue to “show and tell” by posting our latest creations in the comments below, as well as share our concerns, experiences, and insights during this surreal time.

Stay safe, and leave a comment below!!!



Here are some links favored by the LA SFV Machine Knitters:

About Knitting Machines

Alaskan Maine-iac

Angelika’s Yarn Store

Country Knitting of Maine

Daisy Knits



Knitting Paradise – machine knitting section

Little Knits – discount yarns

Needles of Steel – Anatomy of a Punchcard


Newton’s Yarn Country

Roberta Rose Kelley

Tom the Machine Knitting Guy

Virtual Knitting Machine Museum

youtube: weaver’s knot – demonstrated by Ana Petrova

youtube: “Ask Jack” – Knitting Machine Maintenance

Monthly assignments are given to members to serve as refreshers for experienced MKers, and an opportunity for newbies to learn.

February 2016 Cast-On/Short Row Rags

March 2016:  Tuck Premie Blanket/Dishcloth

April 2016 p.1p.2:  MK Hems

May 2016  p.1,  p.2:  Tension Swatches

June 2016 p.1p.2:  Baby Sweater

July 2016 (no meeting)

August 2016 (no assignment)

September 2016 (no meeting)

October 2016:  Knitting a Neckline, both sides at the same time

November 2016:  hand manipulated stitch patterns

December 2016 (no assignment)

January 2017:   1×1 and 2×2 ribbing

February 2017 (no assignment)

March 2017:  Fairisle swatch for “Cut & Sew” demo

April 2017:  Sew red “Cut & Sew” line on Fairisle swatch

May 2017:  Use your body block size to draw out an mk pattern

June 2017:  Cut-and-Sew Bands

May 2018: Making Picot Edges