I got my design sent in to MenKnit last week after the blocking fiasco, and the second looks just as good as the first did. And I just finished the fringe on the THIRD one, the one that my boss at the yarn store commissioned for a store model. I'll block it tomorrow and get it up to her on Tuesday before I head to Ohio for vacation. And another friend wants one for a Christmas gift for someone in his life too. (And yeah, I'm purposefully being a little cryptic about it, since I don't know if it's gonna get published. If it does, I'll make big squealy noises and point it out.)
Now I've just got the shawl and poncho for a friend in Michigan, a baby blanket for some friends, and then I get to work on my sweater. It won't be ready this winter, alas, but next winter, most definitely I'll be wearing my Galway Guy.
Since I know I'm safe to post here because he doesn't read this, I just need to share a tale of woe.
So I designed and knit a scarf for the upcoming issue of MenKnit. On Friday, I had wet it down to block it and had it wrapped in a towel to dry it out, and laid the towel across the back of our couch. I had a photo shoot on Saturday and was gone for about 3 hours for it.
In his defense, I didn't tell my partner what the towel was. He's also a compulsive Virgo, which means that he NEEDS to clean.
I got home from the shoot and sat down at my computer. About 10 minutes later, I turned around to look at him where he was crocheting on the couch. I noticed that the towel was gone. In the back of my mind, I also noticed that the washing machine was running.
Okay so I recently graduated college where I spent much of my time in Gender Studies. As a male knitter, the entire needle-work-world, especially knitting has fascinated me because it is a huge pocket of society that still suffers heavily from gender suffocation (or at least in the public sphere). I've been thinking a lot about how we (KNITTIN' MEN) have a great opportunity to make a difference. While I often find myself angry and frustrated with all of those people who so stringently cling to their gender expectations (so often unconsciously), I have to remember that many of them have not had those notions challenged and disproved.
I have been checking out this site for a few weeks and finally got around to joining today.
So, Hello all!
I was wondering if anyone in the New York/Philadelphia area was planning on going on the knitting cruise on Sunday, September 25th that The Point Knitting Cafe in NYC is hosting. I have already signed up with one of my knitting pals and thought it would be fun to meet a few of the folks on here. If you are going, drop me a note.
Also, I have been knitting with a group in the New Hope PA and Lambertville NJ for the past year and wanted to extend an invitation to anyone interested to join us. We are an official guild through tkga and meet several times a month. We also meet most Sunday nights at the Starbuck's in New Hope.
Well one jacket nearly finished just have to decide whether to use a zipper or some other type of closure,so started something else another jacket, onto the last sleeve.Also have started spinning again after many years,so there is the wool,alpaca and silk waitng to be spun which will mean deciding what knit up first,(and I have to find the time to go to work as well).
Keep up the knitting.
Hey - i'm new to the crowd. Got a quick question for anyone who may know of a really quality worsted weight cashmere that isn't too insanely pricey? Anyone have any trusted brands or weights they want to share? Thanks.
I've been a lurker here, but thought I'd write a quick HEY. I'm a knitter from Vermont, a children's book author and a teacher. I live with my partner of 16 years, 6 chickens and way too much yarn.
Several projects are next to the couch - a knitted teddy-bear on 2 circulars, a mohair scarf, merino mittens and a mohair shawl. I've been felting a lot, too.
Just ordered some Bagdad Blue from Peace Fleece and plan to make a hat for a friend. I've been knitting a lot since the war began.
Glad to be here!
This is my first entry and unfortunately it will have to be short. The semester is getting started this week and I have no current projects so I d' better getting knitting! More to come, I PROMISE!!!!
Blogs. Everyone has one, it seems. I feel like I'm somehow missing out by not pouring out my thoughts to the wide, wide web. And yet, at the same time, there's that little feeling nagging away in the back of my head that wasting space and people's time is an act of hubris (well, I am a reserved Brit, you know; ok, I'm a Brit at least).
Have just finished a prayer shawl for a very amazing nun friend of mine is is 60, blind and does Karate...It was my first go ant incorporating moss stitch and ended up looking really cool....but mu most exciting discovery has been finding out about freeform knitting, Have any of you guys heard of it? It is bloody amazing what you can do with it and what is really cool is that you can't really make any mistakes with it, as you don't use a pattern, you just knit by intuition, using a variety of yarns, stitches and even kneedle sizes. I've working on a piece that is eneding up looking really amazing, that I think will evolve into a bag, I'll try to post some pictures of it when , I've done a bit more.