Moebius Hat

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I always wanted to knit a moebius strip. I did one in college, but it was before I had circular needles, so I had to do it on 7″ double pointed needles, so it ended up too big for a ring but too small for a bracelet.

Now I have circular knitting needles in lots of sizes, and a person named Cat Bordhi has figured out a much better way to cast on a moebius strip than I did in my dorm room in 1972. So when I had lots of yarn left over from the sweater I made last year, I knit myself a moebius hat.

I had originally planned to cast off only half the stitches and with the other half knit a top, but I had a new project calling to me, so I cast it all off. The ribbing makes it cover most of the top, and it wouldn’t be a super-warm hat in any case.

News of the week of September27, 2022

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Schedule

We meet on Tuesdays at 7:45 pm at the home of Wendy Goble and Richard Schmeidler in Arlington Center. Please let me, Wendy, and Richard know if you want to come.

NEFFA

It sounds like a critical mass is interested in performing at NEFFA, so I will be putting in an application in the next couple of weeks.

I set up a page for our application last year. If you’re interested in performing, let me know, and let me know of any suggestions for improvement.

News of the week of September20, 2022

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Schedule

We meet on Tuesdays at 7:45 pm at the home of Wendy Goble and Richard Schmeidler in Arlington Center. Please let me, Wendy, and Richard know if you want to come.

NEFFA

If we want to perform at NEFFA, we have to put in an application by October 30. Last year, we decided we wanted to perform if and only if NEFFA was live, and it turned out to be virtual. So if we have people who want to do it, we could put in the same application. Or of course, if people have better ideas, we could put in a new application.

I set up a page for our application last year. If you’re interested in performing, let me know, and let me know of any suggestions for improvement.

News of the week of September 13, 2022

Meeting Reports

August 16, 2022

We did not meet, with too many people out of town.

Schedule

We meet on Tuesdays at 7:45 pm at the home of Wendy Goble and Richard Schmeidler in Arlington Center. Please let me know if you want to come.

Sad news

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Figure 1: Barney, picnic on the Esplanade, circa 1996

Barney Gage, a member of this group from its inception until he moved to upstate New York to care for his father, died last month. My plan is to write something more with more pictures, later. But we have missed him.

News of the week of July 26, 2022

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Schedule

We meet on Tuesdays at 7:45 pm at the home of Wendy Goble and Richard Schmeidler in Arlington Center. Please let me know if you want to come.

News of the week of July 5, 2022

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Schedule

We meet on Tuesdays at 7:45 pm at the home of Wendy Goble and Richard Schmeidler in Arlington Center. Please let me know if you want to come.

News of the week of June 21, 2022

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Schedule

We meet on Tuesdays at 7:45 pm at the home of Wendy Goble and Richard Schmeidler in Arlington Center. Please let me, Wendy, and Richard know if you want to come.