I'm new to the site but plan on sticking around awhile. Pleased to meet other guys who knit.
Name: Just call me Gil
Location: Albuquerque, New Mexico
Chile color: Green with chicken, red with beef
Beer: Blue Moon belgian white when I can get it, otherwise a sam adams brown ale, or worst case scenario, a coors original. If they don't have any of those, or a decent bock-dopplebock-stout, I'll just get a gin and tonic.
Marital status: Divorced and cohabitating - two different women.
Knitting history: I do actually inherit knitting honestly by way of my great grandmother on my mom's side, and my mom herself, but it took a book to teach me how to get started. Once I got through the mandatory garter stitch scarf I did another one in a different width so I'd have one ladies and one men's, then went on to knit a pair of socks as my second project - they turned inside out at the heel flap, but I was able to repeat the error so they at least match. I did the beanie next to learn about decreases and color changes, then another pair of socks where I learned about stocking stitch, and now I'm working on a kind of freestyle cat blanket thing just because I needed a break from the DPNs. I haven't learned anything but the knit on (or purl on if the mood strikes me) cast on, mainly because I haven't seen the need yet. I'm sure that's in the future too.
Everything I'm doing is acrylic worsted weight right now - it's just easier when your learning. I will eventually try out some wools, but not until I feel more confident in not screwing up the project.
Anyway - glad to be on board, I'll probably see y'all in the chat room.