OK, since Thunderhorse54 has gone there, when you sock-stitchers "rock out with your sock out," what are your socks-ual preferences? Are you a hardcore "top-down daddy," or an insouciant "toe-up twinkster"? Or do you swing both ways? Or something else? (Neither from top or toe but sideways?) None of the above: perhaps you are a-socks-ual?
Well, I started knitting socks, from the top down for my first pair. I am using the magic loop method. However, I hate, hate, hate doing the traditional slip stitch heel. I hope there's a different method out there for when I try the next pair. And where do I find the brilliant colors used by Crafty Andy and others? I don't find anything like that around here.
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Well, after several delays -- and some plain old laziness -- I finally finished the Cary Grant pattern. Other than his cleft chin (Groucho had his mustache, glasses, and cigar; Bette Davis had her "eyes"), he doesn't have any physical characteristics that stand out. So I'm not sure how good a likeness this is.
A hearty southern greeting to the male knitters of the Southeast! I think I finally am beginning to figure this whole thing out so....It's time to start planning the Southeast Men's Knitting Retreat 2013 !!!
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Now that the new Dr. Who has been announced...Peter Capaldi...I wanted to share another cute little Dr. Who Moment. In one of the episodes in the 6th season, I noticed that in a bar setting, he was reading a knitting magazine. Of course, it would by my first instinct to put a knitting magazine in a bar...not!
In thinking about the Men's Rocky Mountain Knitting Retreat, I realized I should probably offer some advice on traveling with yarn. Here's the blog (a day before it get's published on knittingman.wordpress.com) for you to peruse. Let me know if you have any other travel tips!