Let’s knit pussy hats in NYC. I’ll teach you
posted December 19, 2017 9:32 AM   RSS | iCal | +googleCal

Thu December 21 at 5:00 PM, Private home, memail for address
59 E 8th St, New York, NY, USA (Map & Directions)
I can teach you how to knit pussy hats. We can maybe collect hats for distribution before the March.
If you can tie your own shoes, I can teach you to knit. Please plan to bring 100 grams of worsted weight yarn and size 7 or 8 circular needles, 16 inch length. If you want to make a thicker hat, choose 100 grams of bulky yarn and a 10 or 10.5 circular needle, also 16 inches.

Evenings are good for me.
posted by bilabial to Meetup (28 comments total) 2 users marked this as a favorite

I would love to get a knitting lesson! I have a huge pile of yarn from past crocheting; all I have to do is get knitting needles. Weekday evenings are ok, as long as it's uptown. (I work in NJ, so I could do 7 midtown/downtown as long as it's not deep on the LES.)
posted by computech_apolloniajames at 4:52 PM on December 19, 2017


Perhaps this Thursday? Near NYU, close to the West 4th street station? Hopefully that would be far enough in advance of Christmas and then maybe another next week? If near the West 4th Street Station is ok, and a friendly cat is tolerable, then I'm house sitting in a space that would be good for knitting. Can host up to ten knitters on sofas. Would also be happy to do open house style from say 5-11 for folks with different work hours. You'd need to me-mail me for the address though.
posted by bilabial at 8:19 PM on December 19, 2017 [1 favorite]


This week is all booked up, but after Christmas I'd be into it if there's another go-round.
posted by Miko at 2:20 AM on December 20, 2017


Sounds fun. I also knit and I'd be happy to help newbies, too. I crocheted most of my pussyhats last year, so I could help people make that version, if they prefer.
posted by LiliaNic at 4:24 AM on December 20, 2017


I'm interested! Thursday works for me!
posted by starlybri at 4:50 AM on December 20, 2017


I'd LOVE to do this but this Thursday I can't. I'll be on the lookout for the next one. I also knit and can teach.
posted by sockermom at 5:03 AM on December 20, 2017


I can bring extra yarn and needles!!
posted by larthegreat at 7:04 AM on December 20, 2017


is this somehow from last year or is there a new big march I'm not aware of?
posted by lalex at 8:11 AM on December 20, 2017


new march.

I don’t have any info about the New York march, I just keep cranking out pissy hats because I want everyone who is resisting in some way to make themselves visible. I know that’s not safe for everyone, but it gives me feelings that I’ve only seen two or three other people with pissy hats this winter. I wear mine every day now.
posted by bilabial at 8:18 AM on December 20, 2017


Oh neat! Sorry, my brain is shot.
posted by lalex at 8:27 AM on December 20, 2017


Mine too!
posted by bilabial at 8:59 AM on December 20, 2017


Sorry, I just realized that I already made plans for tomorrow evening. If you decide to meet again in the future, please let me know!
posted by LiliaNic at 7:50 PM on December 20, 2017


After tomorrow I'll make another event for next Thursday as well. Anyone who can come tomorrow, just me-mail me for the address.
posted by bilabial at 9:19 PM on December 20, 2017


Can't make it, but a question - what March?.....
posted by EmpressCallipygos at 4:29 AM on December 21, 2017


This is such a great idea. Thank you for doing it.
posted by zorseshoes at 7:57 AM on December 21, 2017


I can make there around 7 if you all will still be knitting then ad if there are going to be extra needles. I don't have any way to buy any near my office.
posted by computech_apolloniajames at 10:38 AM on December 21, 2017


I can pick up circular needles at downtown if you tell me the size you want. Do you also need yarn? I have ball of cascade and can pickup something, also at downtown yarns. Probably would be 15-20 for cascade plus a needle. I’m house sitting so I don’t have my stash to dig into.
posted by bilabial at 10:50 AM on December 21, 2017


I have a yuge bag of yarn of varying weights, and would be happy to reimburse you for the needles.
posted by computech_apolloniajames at 11:38 AM on December 21, 2017


And no I don't know which size needle I will need. 😂
posted by computech_apolloniajames at 11:40 AM on December 21, 2017


Do you have yarn with you? Do you need yarn? Do you knit if you are generally a tight or loose knitter?
posted by bilabial at 12:07 PM on December 21, 2017


Of course. I’m going to teach youbto knit. Bring your yarn and we’ll figure you out! Don’t fret.
posted by bilabial at 12:12 PM on December 21, 2017


I will bring whatever extra needles I have lying around.

I'm aiming to show up around 6pm, pending no work explosions.
posted by larthegreat at 12:17 PM on December 21, 2017


We have yarn. Bring if you have. But don’t worry if you don’t.
posted by bilabial at 12:30 PM on December 21, 2017


There’s a cranberry buttermilk bundt cake, an electric kettle for tea, a black cat who likes snuggling and begging for snacks (she’s on a diet but she’s not actually staaaaarving) and pink yarn.

If you’re coming and you haven’t me-mailed me for the address, please do that.
posted by bilabial at 2:09 PM on December 21, 2017 [1 favorite]


Can't make it this week after all - if it can happen again after the holidays I would love to join. Enjoy!
posted by Mchelly at 2:24 PM on December 21, 2017


Work exploded, but I'm heading there now! Will be there by 6:45/7pm
posted by larthegreat at 3:02 PM on December 21, 2017


Thank you! That was very enjoyable and I even remembered to breathe.
posted by computech_apolloniajames at 7:35 PM on December 21, 2017 [1 favorite]


Thank you all for coming! Breathing is the hardest part of knitting. I’ll post another for next week. Can’t wair to see your progress, and get more people started.
posted by bilabial at 7:34 AM on December 22, 2017



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