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Next Meeting: FREE KNITTING LESSONS!

If you saw the entry that used to be here: APRIL FOOLS. I got complaints, so here is the real poster:

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CNAP 4 – May 21st Wrap-Up

This past Thursday was our 4th meeting. A lot of regulars showed up, as well as a few new people. One the new people, Nicole’s friend Billy, started to customize a stack of postcards to resemble different CNAP members, as well as the Phog owners.

Ptom the Pterodactyl

Ptom the Pterodactyl

 

Messages for Tom

Messages for Tom

Phrank the Phish

Phrank the Phish

Messages for Frank

Message for Frank

Nicole delivered the postcards to Frank. Photo by Darren.

Nicole delivered the postcards to Frank. Photo by Darren.

I’m not 100% sure where the postcards came from, but I think Alicia brought them. They’re funny because the back says this:

Umited Kingdom

someone should tell this Peter Haddock fellow to use a spell checker. or you know, just look at the 5 words before printing...

Knitting with a Loom

Nicole brought a knitting loom again and started knitting a "slouchy hipster hat".

Casting Off Lesson

She also taught Darren how to cast off. Congratulations on finishing your first project, Darren!

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Ashley helped me put tags up on the bottom of the bike racks outside of Phog. Jimmy was about to lock his bike up, but he patiently waited until I was done, which was much appreciated. Photo by Darren.

Lauras been knitting these sweeeeet owls! she gave me this one & i love it so much. Laura, you need to make an army of these and get rich. Do it. Photo by Elisha.

Laura's been knitting these sweeeeet owls! she gave me this one & i love it so much. Laura, you need to make an army of these and get rich. Do it. Photo by Elisha.

Billy was working on postcards, Cassia was writing, and I was drinking, obviously.

Billy was working on postcards, Cassia was writing, and I was drinking, obviously. Photo by Elisha.

Group shot by Elisha. Thanks!

Group shot by Elisha. Thanks!

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After CNAP, Darren & I went to see some Media City films next door. Afterwards, we waited for Dan & David to get back from a show in Detroit. We sat here knitting for a while. It was nice. We got a lot of attention, though, lol. Photo by Darren.

So the weather is starting to get damn nice outside. There has been talk of moving CNAP outside for a portion of the meetings to allow for underaged crafters to take part. I think even crafting out front (if there is a small enough group of course) would be cool too. Many people commented on the row of us hanging out knitting in front of Phog, so it would definitely boost awareness of the existence of the group. We could even channel our inner Girl Guides and craft Sit Upons to you know, sit upon, Thoughts?

Thank you to Darren and Elisha for letting me use some of their pictures!

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New Author+Knitting Lessons!

Hey Oh CNAPers! This is Sam and I’ll be making sure this blog gets updated regularly with pictures and meeting information. Right now I have no time for a real post, so I’ll just let you know what will be up at the next meeting.

THURSDAY JUNE 4TH – WE’RE LEARNING TO KNIT!

A lot of our members already know how to knit, which will be fantastic for what we have planned. At basically every meeting, there are at least one or two people who say I WISH I COULD KNIT, BUT IT LOOKS SO HARD. We are coming to your rescue in two weeks! By the end of the night, you will (probably) know the basics of knitting and be well on your way to making sweaters and giant afghans. 

If you want to learn how to knit, we ask that you obtain size 5mm straight knitting needles (4.5 or 5.5 would be fine too) from a store or a friend or your grandma. Utilize your resources! We recently got a donation of yarn from a lovely lady, so if you’re not able to buy/find yarn on your own, there will be some at the meeting for you to use. If you’re planning to purchase needles, they’re around $5 at Walmart/Zellers/Michaels/Etc, and yarn is also around $3-6. 

If you read this, and you’re interested in learning how to knit, comment here!

See you there : )

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Twice a month!

As you can tell by the flyer in the sticky post, starting in May, we will be meting twice a month, on the first and third Thursdays.

Hope to see all of you there!

Here is the link for the facebook event

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