KAL Breakdown

Chris Vandenburg's picture

Okie dokie boys, Here comes the tally so far and with that I will also spell out the pros/cons as I see them. (and remember I see the world through bourbon colored glasses.... all the way to the bottom of the glass I'll have you know!!!!!) And please correct me if I put you in the wrong place.

Ok..
Boxers: 6 people interested in this project.
Chris (being myself), Kenny, WillyG, Millard, (of whom I must measure for correct fit and gauge and must double check twice and who is also responsible for pushing the price of crawdads through the roof via that darn Saints thing or some such nonsense), AmBush (I didn't even have to guess on that one Aaron), and Scottly.

Clogs: 1 person interested but a talented man who could knit a slipcover for the Taj Mahal on a crowded bus if he put his mind to it with a bented pair of addies if he had to while kintting blind with pink eye.
Mr hugzzzz himself! (cheering round of applause!)

Felted Christmas stocking: 3 people interested but I only can count two as Bradley and Eric are still conjoined newlyweds that cannot be surgically separated. Let's pray for them. Along with them is Mitchpro8.

Now for those who I'm not sure about... there are:
Deceptive Cookie
JDCubed
Lars (who is just a spinnin' fool as of late and couldn't care less about us "muggles" Bless your heart.
Yarn guy... who sounds like he is sort of sick of clogs but not sure.
MMario I just don't know where to put you dude!

Now as far as the boxers are concerned. Both Kenny and myself have been trying desperately to get at least a discount on the price of the pattern. He called the company himself and it was a resounding "no". I went through my LYS and tried to do the same with the company rep. Nope, they is not goin' in for this ignunce. So therefore we would each have to buy our own pattern. The cheapest I've found. 5 bucks on the net. Which leads us to the clogs.

Clogs. Fiber trends pattern Ac33 (crap I hope that's right) anyway again around 5 buck for the pattern BUT normally readily available. (read no shipping cost) Please note that on this project there is an OLD pattern and a NEW pattern. The only change in the new is that it gives additional rows for a wide foot. And if your foot is that big. .... I wanna meet you!

Christmas Stocking. Pattern free but a fairly easy pattern that has it's good and bad points. It is knit flat then seamed up the back. If you have never knit socks before you can see just how a sock goes together, I think, more easily. Drawback.... not challenging for the more seasoned knitter.

So....... There you have it... Let ME know if you want to vote for one project or I am even up to doing all three as a KAL! If fact it would be interesting to have three patterns going at one time and look at the results, triumphs and tortures of each project. What worked for some, what part of the pattern sucks y'all know what I'm talking about. It's a great array of skills and budgets.

Do you want to vote on it????

Be warned... I am going to set a date.

Love y'all and thanks for being so interested and supportive of this online community,

Chris

Comments

DeceptiveCookie's picture

Sorry I've been MIA!

Sorry I've been MIA! Traveling for work and whatnot! I vote for the boxers... I mean... we ARE a men's knitting community and what could more thoroughly male than boxers? Unless someone has a pattern for a Codpiece =-D

OKknitguy's picture

Ok, I haven't been on MWK in

Ok, I haven't been on MWK in forever. I've kinda been a ravelry junkie. What the heck are we talking about! Clue me in and I'll try to jump in wherever. Boxers sounds fun, though I prefer thongs myself. Let me know the rules and regulations and count me in on whatever the heck Chris is doing!

?Robert Kevin in OKC

Chris Vandenburg's picture

Robert, Doing a knit a

Robert,

Doing a knit a long... baby and I'll write to you and clue you in.

Kisses,

Chris

Joe Moore's picture

I'm willing to try boxers.

I'm willing to try boxers. I've done hats, scarves, and socks. Boxers seem to be the next logical thing to do!

HuskerChub's picture

OK, I'm in for boxers as

OK, I'm in for boxers as long as I don't have to do too much rewriting of the pattern to make them fit. And I will not be modeling them, unless you all want to go blind...and not in the easy, enjoyable way your mother's warned you about.

I say knitted the boxers it

I say knitted the boxers it way more fun

Johnhansen-tarbox's picture

I'm in for boxers, as long

I'm in for boxers, as long has they have big boy sizes 2-3X. Not all of us are thin an svelte.

jdkcubed's picture

Boxers!!

Boxers!!

Zilla's picture

Well I could be talked into

Well I could be talked into Boxers

Chris Vandenburg's picture

KEVIE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! IT'S SO

KEVIE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
IT'S SO GOOD TO SEE YOU!!!!!! Going to do Buli tomorrow... hope you can possibly make it and we can catch up!

Chris

Zilla's picture

Wish I could... My day is

Wish I could... My day is filled with board meeting for the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence we are getting started here. But we do need to catch up!!

Kev

Bill's picture

more importantly...can you

more importantly...can you be talked out of them???
(grin)

rc_in_sd's picture

It sounds too fun to pass

It sounds too fun to pass up. I flaked on the last KAL, but count me in. My top two choices would be either a pair of socks or the felted clogs (Andy's recent post was really inspiring!). But shorts would be fun, so I'm in regardless. I've already started "measuring" my "inseam" and I keep getting different results. Anyone else having this problem?

donbucknla's picture

Well, I'll put my 2 cents

Well, I'll put my 2 cents in. Reading through your list started me thinking about socks! Don't know why really, other then I've never knitted socks and it seems they might be more practical than knitted boxers. My vote is for SOCKS!!!!!

Kilted Knitter's picture

As a Kilt wearer don't have

As a Kilt wearer don't have a need to have a pair of knitted shorts, But would love to see all you model them!

dannvictoria's picture

I'll do the boxers if that

I'll do the boxers if that man in the pic posted before comes with them - or at least they make me look like him

philC's picture

The pattern says it requires

The pattern says it requires two balls of one color and one of another. That could be tricky.

Kenny's picture

did you get the pattern

did you get the pattern already?

philC's picture

Nah - just looking at the

Nah - just looking at the page that Bill posted.

Kenny's picture

YEah, the boxers that bill

YEah, the boxers that bill posted aren't the same. but we can do either one either way.....

TheKnittingMill's picture

I mentioned to Chris

I mentioned to Chris yesterday that there is also a free pattern on Knit Picks for boxers. There is a female version as well for the ladies among us (be you male or female--we don't judge here). They are more shorts than boxers, but look simple and don't require color changes.

http://www.knitpicks.com/patterns/Sweetheart_Shorts_Pattern__D50549220.html

If some sissy tried to kick my ass I would say, "Hey, Mary, go knit me a sweater before I slap you in the face!”
--Eric Cartman, South Park

Chris Vandenburg's picture

(still looking for my

(still looking for my tape................)

Of course we judge around here!!!!!!!!!! Take Aaron, Lars, Tallguy, Bill, YOU!, Kenny, Queer Joe, Joe in New Jersey (Pieinthesky88), Mr. Huzzz himself and a host of others I cannot under the influence of Tuaca can name at the moment... But if I didn't "judge". .... how would they/you know that I love 'em! Acutally I love y'all. Everyone has been great around here..... but there are certain people I am getting more fond of.....

I shall leave it there,

Chris

Bill's picture

I don't think I'd wear

I don't think I'd wear knitted shorts...but knitted full length pants might be great to lounge around in...sort of like sweats...it's cold enough much of the year in San Francisco to actually wear them.
I think horizontal stripes of wild colours in a cotton yarn would be fun...

KnitMark's picture

The shorts are kind of

The shorts are kind of scary-challenging looking, but if you guarantee that I'll look like the model when I wear them, I'm in.

Chris Vandenburg's picture

Mark, I promise that you

Mark,

I promise that you will look exactly like the model!!!!!!!! As well as I myself if you will close one eye and squint with the other then try and look over the back of your head! Yep then we will look exactly alike. And just what has HE got that we don't??? We have the same eyes, ears, nose, mouth..... I'm sure about that... I counted them!

Glad you're in,

Chris

scottly's picture

Boxers!!!!!!:-) And everyone

Boxers!!!!!!:-) And everyone has to swear an oath to send a picture of them modeling the end product.

MitchPR08's picture

Im still voting for the

Im still voting for the Christmas stocking, not as challenging indeed, but there are some Norwegian style colorwork patterns I've been dying to try and I'm not confident enough in my abilities to knit a full-fledged regular sock...plus, it would be my first time felting too. Can one even do stranded work on felted items? Hmm...something to think about...but anyway..I vote stocking...or we could just change it to regular socks...that would be fun for everyone.

Darrel's picture

I think I'm gonna have to

I think I'm gonna have to vote for boxers!

Chris Vandenburg's picture

Weaving, spinning.....

Weaving, spinning..... whatever. Lars you have to show me some more pics.. you are doing some really nice work.

Loves ya!

Chris

Chris Vandenburg's picture

welll...................

welll................... ummmmmmmmmmmmmmm ... ok! We can call them that if you want!

Big hug and a smooch from the Lone Star,

Chris

MMario's picture

Chris said: MMario I just

Chris said:

MMario I just don't know where to put you dude!

A common failing.....*snicker*

I tend to Kibitz a-long (it's still KAL!)

I'm running as fast as I can trying to keep 3700 plus peoples happy over at M2K2; put together SOMETHING coherant (it's the coherant part that is the problem) for the spring retreat in may; figure out what I'm gonna do for the Old farts and Rustic Tarts retreat in June; plan for the time travel in July and August; finish the Winter MMYstery adesign and web-publish it; and whip up something for my Summer MMstery KAL, plus get that test knit.

And then there's the 30 somthing things that have actually MADE it onto my list....

philC's picture

Gotta say - I'm tempted by

Gotta say - I'm tempted by those shorts. In more ways than one. ;)

phil

Aaronknits's picture

I'm voting for boxers!!!

I'm voting for boxers!!!

Ok I will join in on the

Ok I will join in on the shorts. I can give them to my son for Christmas. I think it's his turn for the shorts and socks this year anyways. Where do I find the pattern! Well, you did shout ANYONE!

Linens2lace
http://linens2lace.blogspot.com

Chris Vandenburg's picture

HOT DAMN!!!!!! We have are

HOT DAMN!!!!!! We have are first (at least mine) female KAL'er!!!!!!!!!!! Hon, I welcome you with open arms and a shot of Tuaca! That ups the tally to 7 for the shorts. And what does your son look like? Oh, never mind..... he probalbly does text messaging and all that other crap.

Glad to have you aboard!

Chris

Ok dudes.... (not to demean you miss Linens this is just a testosterone challenge) Y'all gonna let this lady out knit y'all??????? (That should get 'em)

Honestly and sincerly, I'm glad you are with us. Write me a PM and let me know about yourself. I am always interested in people and their lives. EXCEPT Aaron! Winks and hug to you mister!

Chris

TheKnittingMill's picture

Ummm, do I need my inseam

Ummm, do I need my inseam measured for boxer shorts? The things they just don't teach ya!

If some sissy tried to kick my ass I would say, "Hey, Mary, go knit me a sweater before I slap you in the face!”
--Eric Cartman, South Park

Chris Vandenburg's picture

YOU DO! And don't knock it

YOU DO!

And don't knock it till you tried it C@@@A$$!

"If a man has cream at home in the refrigerator he won't go out looking for 2% butterfat"
............Erma Bombeck

Bill's picture

More! More! I love reading

More! More!
I love reading Chris's posts!
...maybe I'll have to send more bourbon...or a bigger glass...

Chris Vandenburg's picture

AND A BIG PS!!!!!!! ANYONE

AND A BIG PS!!!!!!! ANYONE AND EVERYONE FEEL FREE TO JOIN IN ON THIS THING! A KAL IS A FRIENDLY THING!