I need a change from socks.

I'm almost done with the second of the Fibonnaci socks. (Pictures tomorrow, I'm having technical difficulties!) I'm also about to turn the heel of the second blue/multi sock. That will leave me with lots of leftovers for a pair of random striped socks.

One of my friend's best friends has just had a baby girl. He summoned me to rescue this poor, but well-loved, little girl from being smothered in pink. So I have a skein of hand-dyed green/yellow cotton rayon yarn and am planning to make EZ's Baby Surprise Jacket.

After all it's never too late for a Fashion Intervention. Just call me Queer Eye for the Cute Baby!  I will post pictures of the mutant alien dishcloth jacket when it's done. I'll have a working camera by then I hope -- I've just ordered a new one.

Dinner with Debbie Bliss

I just wanted to let you all know that I had dinner with Debbie Bliss tonight. Stitch Therapy, a fine yarn store in Brooklyn arranged it. I was lucky enough to sit next to Debbie a fellow Brit!

She really was delightful answering questions throughout the dinner that about 15 folk attended. I wish that I had had my photo taken with her but it seemed a bit weird at the time. She will be at Seaport Yarn tomorrow morning. It was really interesting hearing her talk about her designs, stitches, yarn choices etc. A very special person & not at all a super star.

I'll meet next time I'm in London & get that photo taken. 

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Stripes

colors

Stripes were easy to learn, once I got the tension right at the yarn switch.  I must've forgotten something very basic, as I somehow lost a stitch at the end of a row twice.

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clogs before

these clogs are in tre colors red sole whit bumbers - blue over - and green cuff all in dusted colors LOVE PALLE send you a pic when I get them felted

howdy

Hi guys nice to find a site of other men who knit. I learned to knit about a dozen years ago. I put down my needles for a few years but started to knit again last year when my daughter was pregnant. The pics are of one of my recent projects - it is an all seed-stich sweater I made for my granddaughter Sadie Mae.

 Its made from a debbie bliss pattern. I made it out of a really funky novelty yarn I found at a Joann's craft store. The yarn has a metalic thread that runs through it so it is all sparkly. This jacket is my homage to the one Judy Garland wore at her ' 61 Carnegie Hall concert (I figure what fun is it having a gay grandpa if you don't flaunt it a bit).

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How do you keep unworked stitches until ready to knit them?

On metal safety pin-like holders
49% (45 votes)
On double-ended needle with end caps held in place with a tension strips/springs
5% (5 votes)
On an unused circular needles longer than the area being held
8% (7 votes)
On a piece of waste yarn
31% (28 votes)
Other
7% (6 votes)
Total votes: 91
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500 REGISTERED USERS!!!

Hey All,

Did everyone notice that we now have 500 registered users on MenWhoKnit.com!!!!  Woo-HOoo!!!!

I just wanted to take a minute to mark this milestone and to recognize Darrel for his work in launching the site, maintaining it, and constantly adding improvements.

I also wanted to say a big thanks to all of you who have registered on the site and who keep coming back.  This site would be nothing without an active membership.  We're lucky to have members who are not only active, but who are inquisitive, talented, supportive, funny, prolific, passionate, adventurous, etc, etc.  I can think of dozens of other adjectives, but I'll just close this up by saying that my knitting life has been enriched by the friends I've made here.

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Sampler Sweater

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I finished this up last week and gave it the wash and block over the weekend.  I finally got around to taking a picture to post on it.  The sweater is the Sampler Sweater from Simply Beautiful Sweater For Men.  The grey yarn I purchased last year at our knitting guild's annual yarn auction.  It came in 2 very large skeins and was unmarked.  It is a single ply, loosely spun worsted weight wool.

SW Michigan men's group

Anyone in SW Michigan want to strat up a men.s group. I live in the Kalamazoo area. Just let me know if your interested. I have a place that is willing to let us meet there.

I Knit London meeting

description:
A group of knitters meeting in a pub or public place in Central London every second Thursday evening for knitting, chatting, drinking...boys and girls are both welcome!

Location:
National Theatre square, South Bank, London

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