Archive - Jul 26, 2006

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REAL MEN KNIT - the DVD

Well, actually the trailer for the DVD.

Check it out here: http://www.unconfinedmind.com/

It's all very exciting.  Some of our regulars, including Bill and Jeremy (Technocowboy), are featured in the trailer along with Kaffe Fassett and Brandon Mably.  I'm anxious to see if hmalbert's "antics" with a knitting needle made it through the editing process...two words: body piercing (he put it where?!)...it may have been too graphic for middle America, but I've got my fingers crossed.

It should be out at the end of August and will come with wool from Philosopher's Wool for knitting a cap.

Finally clogging along

Now that many of you clog boyz are already felting your creations, I've finally found out the sizes I need to make and bought enough yarn to make two pairs.  I came home from work this afternoon and got started on the first inner sole, which I'm doing in one strand of blue and one of light grey (hoping for a blue jeans effect).

I thought I'd pass along something that I found helpful when I made these clogs before.  First, I went through the entire pattern and underlined every occurrence of the center stitch, which is easy to recognize because it mostly occurs between two increases or decreases.  Then I marked the center stitch on my needles with a brightly-colored scrap of yarn so that while I was working I could easily verify that that stitch corresponded to the marked center stitch on the pattern.  I found it reassuring to have a landmark while repeatedly turning my work, rather than finding out further down the line that I'd miscounted and having to rip out several rows.

Patterns for Scarves in memory of mathew sheppard

 

Hi guys,

The pictures of Jared's scarf reminded me of a project I have on my want-to-do list.

This link is to a site with two scarves that were designed in memory of Mathew Sheppard. The patterns are free and I thought it might be something that the men on this website would be interested in seeing.

 

Ben 

 If the link doesn't work you can past this into your browser:

http://www.knitting-and.com/knitting/patterns/scarves/matthewshepard.htm