Archive - 2005 - Forum topic

April 7th

Knitting Wiki?

First off, for those of you who don't know what a wiki is, start off here, and then keep in mind that that site you're reading? It's probably one of the most successful wiki's around. In short, a wiki is a website that's open and editable by anyone (or, at minimum, any member) of the website. Think of it as a giant group blog.

Anyway, in short, what I'm looking for is a wiki that could active as a living repository of all things knitting: Techniques, tips and tricks, stitch patterns, information about materials, different knitting styles, etc, etc. Basically, a free, live, open knitting book that could be edited and contributed to by any member of the site, where we could all deposit the various knitting tidbits we've collected.

March 30th

venneman's picture

Can't wait to really leaern this

I literally picked up my knitting needles for the first time last night... I had signed up for a beginner's class, had to reschedule, and the rescheduled class was cancelled (I was never on the list, so they didn't have enough people). Out of sheer frustration, I went to the bookstore & picked up knitting for idiots. I also visited several websites & found some great little video clips that have at least gotten me started. I've knitted a few rows, unraveled, and started again several times. This is fun, and I can't wait until I stop screwing up!

February 19th

augustb's picture

Boys who Knit Too

Chicago Tribune
2/1/05

These knitters can take the needling
A special boys-only class finds young men mastering a skill and ignoring the teasing

By Lisa BlackTribune staff reporterPublished February 1, 2005

As he walked into his first "For Boys Only" knitting class, Will Conrad joked about showing his feminine side, but within minutes the Northbrook teenager was intently watching how to "cast on," or loop the yarn onto the needle.

February 12th

Bill's picture

Knitted ELVIS wig!

I'm sure you've all been searching for this pattern...
a knitted ELVIS wig hat!
http://www.theshed.co.uk/elviswig.html

February 8th

Bill's picture

Hats and Handbags

You might enjoy looking at this on line exhibit of Hats and Handbags by friends and students of Prudence Mapstone.

http://handbags.knotjustknitting.com
http://ifthehatfits.knotjustknitting.com

Wonderful colourful work!

Bill

January 25th

Bill's picture

"Knitting on the Edge"

I mentioned at the "Men Who Knit" gathering tonight ... that the book "Knitting on the Edge" by Nicky Epstein....is available from Hamilton Books at the discounted price of $19.95...plus shipping...
Bill

http://www.hamiltonbook.com/hamiltonbook.filereader?41f7472f00f08b662725424d3615064d+EN/products/4145569

KNITTING ON THE EDGE: Ribs, Ruffles, Lace, Fringes, Flora, Points & Picots.
By Nicky Epstein.
 
Comprehensive and indispensable reference guide to 350 types of edgings and decorative borders. Features styles that will work for any yarn and any size needle that will allow knitters to customize their designs into one-of-a-kind creations. Fully illustrated in color. 168 pages. Size 11 x 81⁄2 inches. Published by Sixth&Spring.

January 22nd

james's picture

The more the merrier

Ok . . . I'm sitting here in St. Louis, Missouri and I'm jealous! I read messages about groups getting together in SF and NY and I wonder how I might get something going here. There are a number of 'stitch 'n bitch' groups that meet in various parts of the city, but they're all women. I'd love to get a group going for men. I know there are men who knit here--I've seen them in yarn shops! If anyone has any ideas of how I might go about getting something started, I'd be grateful for your thoughts.