I was given a very generous gift certificate to the fabulous store Barneys here in Manhattan. I had no idea what to buy & didn't want to just buy something for the sake of it. I looked around and found several nice shirts, Comme de Garcon, Burberry, Gucci, real high end stuff. anyway my b/f spotted a black cashmere jumper that was in my price range & what do you know it was the design from Knit:1, men's issue fall/winter 2005. Designed by John who works @ The Point! It's the one with the dropped stitches. What a coincidence. It was made by a company I've never heard of Lutz & Patmos. You can see it on their website if you're interested.
The move from indy to dallas has changed my "cool guy shag" into something closer to a "homeless guy fro."
I could get a haircut, but i think it is just the excuse i need to make more hats.
I just made the "Manly Slip-Stitched Hat" from the book Just Hats.
I used 2 strands of wool ease instead of kool wool (it is what I had around)
I think it turned out pretty well. I am very pleased with the rows of V's and _'s.
I just finished sewing up this jumper today and I wanted to share it with MWK friends. This is a Paton's pattern, knitted with Aussie wool Cleckheaton "Country" 8 ply. The stitch pattern is a basket weave; the colour is a lovely sage green. It took me 3 months from start to finish. I found the stitch pattern tedious because of the constant changing from knit to purl stitches. This also posed a challenge regarding gauge.
I enjoyed this project because I tried some new techniques. First, I mucked around with the pattern in order to make it more fitting to me and not just conforming to the directions. During the last 3 months I've lost over 2 stone and that gave me some challenges. I am pleased with the fit and now that I've tasted freedom from a pattern, I want more!
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There were almost 25 people to our knitting club on Thursday. We met at a pub called The Salisbury, St Martins lane. The pub is right in the middle of town, sandwiched between Soho and Covent Garden. We had a really good night. We got lots of blue squares - I've begun to tell people that they should work on their own projects too! But Louise told me that a blue square is great to knit in the pub - she like a little glass of wine like me!
Apart from Craig, myself and Graham there were no other men. I'm not sure there are many male knitters in the UK.
My next campaign is to find them and out them.
Hello To whoever reads this...
I am have been knitting now for nearly two years as one of my hobbies. I do not know many patterns to Knit as of right now, but I do make great scarfs and dish clothes.
Some may ask how I found out about this page... Well to tell the truth my mom found out about it from the priest at her chruch who is also a knitter and told her about this site...
Well I guess this is all for now.
.......................or is this homepage scewed up?
I've been bothered by the bright silver finish on the Addi turbo needles...it's blinding to my old eyes... searched and found a product that turns them charcoal grey! ...it's a liquid called "Blacken it" used to antique model trains and tracks. Got it from Micromark.. www.micromark.com. I just cleaned the turbo needles to get rid of finger grease...and dipped them in the bottle...then rinsed. ...they're now a warm charcoal grey colour. it doesn't rub off or stain... Bill
Thought I would post this article I came across online- seems a UK art student knitted a full size ferrari for her honors degree. The artist is quoted as saying:
“I get men admiring the racing lines and old women look at the needlework.”
How sexist -- and look at those crummy seams down the middle of her windows :)
Here is my latest project just hot off the circulars. Now all I need is somewhere to wear it!!! Hopefully it will be cool enough to wear to church next Sunday. Some of the old dears know I knit so they will be impresssed, I hope. The pattern for the body was originally "wedged" shaped but as I no longer have a "school boy" figure I modified it to suit a more fuller waist!