First blog entry....

fredbare's picture

Just thought I would put a little bit about what I am up to at the moment. I am in the middle of a pair of socks for my friend Clare. I am using self patterning Opal wool which comes out in Purple and mottled stripes (right up her street!). My next project is to copy a rather nice knitted jacket that is in one of the shops here. I want to move away from just following patterns to the letter and move into adapting them to fit my requirements. You never know it might work, and if it doesn't then all I have to do is rip it out and start again. Feel free to drop me a line if you are bored I will get back to you as soon as I can.

Fred

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brance63's picture

Hey, it's good to have you

Hey, it's good to have you on board. I'm in a similar situation here in Kentucky. Not too many of us male knitters around (I've heard others exist but I have yet to meet another one!). My sister, dad, and I spent some time in your area this past summer. We ferried from Dublin to Wales and then trained to Minchinhampton to stay with friends. After that we spent a couple of days in London. Desperately want to return to the Cotswolds!!

Kerry's picture

Hi Ed, welcome to MWK. Now

Hi Ed, welcome to MWK. Now that you've announced yourself as a knitter, I'm sure you'll find other men who are knitters.

MMario's picture

Welcome Fred - funny thing

Welcome Fred -

funny thing - just about every knitter I know from the UK says there aren't many knitters in the UK - including the women. but about 80% of the people I know from the UK knit!

MMario - I don't live in the 21st Century - but I play a character who does.