Archive - May 2007

May 22nd

MMario's picture

avoiding "Your post has been queued for moderation"

Any clues as to what is triggering this Darrel? Things we should avoid?

May 21st

A new hobby

Well hello all. My name is Stacy and I am going to make knitting my new hobby. I have always wanted to knit I just never had the coiurage to give it a try. Being that it is known to be something that only women do. But then I saw the book Knitting With Balls and said well what the hell am I waitng for.
So the first thing I did was register to this site. I have not even bought supplies yet. Speaking of supplies can some through a list at me. You know of a new knitter should start out with. Well that is it hope to get my first project on here soon.

May 20th

Elemmaciltur's picture

What's up with MWK?

The last couple of times I tried to post anything here, I got a message saying that it had to be reviewed first by the moderator and will be published....but up to this date, nothing had been published.

So, what's up with that guys? Has it got something to do with the fact that I blog about my recent buys and stash enhancement with referrals to the dyer or where I got the yarns from that the posts aren't being published, because they're deem as advertisement? Or is it the fact that the post was uber-long? If then, why does MWK have a truncate version of the post available at all?

If so, then why not say something to me instead of just keeping quiet about it and not publishing my posts? I'm really unhappy about this. I mean, I spent time writing up those posts not just for them to be thrown away without any reasons being voiced to me.

The least I'd like to ask for is for some explanations.

May 19th

kiwiknitter's picture

Knitpicks vs Addi

I've been hearing lots lately about the Knitpicks circular needles kit. It looks pretty nice and I'm wondering what others have to say about it, especially in comparison to the Addi Turbos. I have a huge investment in the Addi Turbos but my objection is that the memory of the coiled cable is too strong and even with the hot water method of relaxing them, they still revert to the coiling. I like the Knitpicks idea of having a goodly selection in a smallish case. The difficulty with their product is that the smallest needle size is the 3.5 mm and lately I am using even smaller sizes. I also understand that the tips are quite sharp and I wonder about that. The bamboo set looks nice but I never use bamboo any more. Anyone care to give their opinions?

http://www.tapestrycraft.com.au/catalog/product_info.php?cPath=21_1017&products_id=13604

http://www.knitpicks.com/needles/knitting_needles.aspx

http://www.knitpicks.com/circular+knitting+needles_NL300302.html

Seamus OBrein's picture

congrats...

we hit 900 members today... we are growing in numbers... soon there will be thousands of us on the site... cheers m8s...

BronxKnit's picture

Modern Knitting for sure

So today sweetie will be going off for a long distance sailing race (well only 60 miles or so, but still longer than anything she has done before in race mode) and I will be staying home nursing a sore jaw back from a root canal. We were chuckling about it, how the traditional roles had been reversed; how modern and progressive of us. I suppose I should make her sailing socks or something warm to wear on the rail but then she is a MUCH better knitter than I. So today a brave Boyf watches impassively as his sweetie goes off to do battle on the high seas of Long Island Sound, knitting the only thing to sooth his worried mind; a true panacea for all that ails, well that and hot tea.

Have a great weekend y’all

Knitting (and dry!) in the Bronx

May 18th

Bill's picture

INSPIRATION!!

this is a brilliant series...

http://www.chrisjordan.com/current_set2.php?id=7

I'm sure you'll enjoy it.

...many of the pictures would make great fabric prints.

Bill

MMario's picture

WAY OT

an article on my Dad was published in my parents local paper today:

it's here online at least for a few days.

Progress!!

Modest but steady. I completed a hat down to the last stitch reduction on dpns. Hat #2 is on the needles. YEE-HAH!!Thanks to all who gave help/encouragement.

May 17th

madhatter7zero's picture

Send Me Your Knitting Site or Blog Address

Hi guys!

Haven't been around in awhile. I've been really busy with all my crafting and redesigning my website. I am wanting to add a page to my site that has links to other websites and blogs created by other men who knit. It seems like every day online or out in the real world some people still think that knitting is a "girls only" thing to do. That is why I want to put this page of links together so that people can see that it is not just a girls thing. So if you would like your link included on my page all you have to do is send me the address to your site or blog to krazy4root@yahoo.com and please put "Add My Knitting Site (or blog)" in the subject line so that I won't think your mail is a potential spam and accidentally delete it. Crochet sites are welcome as well. Thanks, David - www.sleepyroot.com