Men who Knit in all 50 states

kylewilliam's picture

After the Men's Knitting Retreat, I have been thinking seriously about compiling a collection of stories and interviews featuring knitters and fiber artists from all 50 of the United States. While this is a very premature request, I wanted to find out among you who might be interested in sharing who they are, how they began to knit (where they learned), etc. etc. -

This project will hopefully record our section of the arts and crafts community and showcase our diversity throughout the country as well as document the current specifics that we may see as relevant... things always change, so I think it'd be neat to get our stories down on paper...

If you're interested in participating, please send me an email here or through my website - www.kylewilliam.com or the website for the project: www.knittingmeninamerica.com ... thanks!

and while I am sure I'll get multiple entries from some states, I am glad to accept everyone - and as time goes by I will edit as needed. For now, all I need is a report of interest :)

also please include your private email so I can contact you, and indicate the state you're "claiming"... and if you have a blog or website, give that info too so I can find out more about you! :)

Thanks!!

Comments

montanason's picture

I was born in Montana and

I was born in Montana and have lived in several states. My family is all in Washington State so that is more like home to me. I did go to high school and college in Nevada. Now I'm living in New York City. Would love to be a part of such a wonderful idea.
Phillip Rolfe
montanason61@yahoo.com
prolfe@nycballet.com

Jim L's picture

Hey! I know it's getting

Hey!

I know it's getting late, but I'm in South Florida. Be happy to help!
Jim

brucedow's picture

Do you need any

Do you need any "Ex-Pats""?

Am an American (lived in Seattle, WA; San Diego, CA; New York, NY -- but now living and
working in Canada...

kylewilliam's picture

you're welcome to

you're welcome to participate - send an email to knittingmen@yahoo.com with the info required (name, emails, blog, websites, MWK and/or Ravelry ID's, etc. etc. and a short statement about you and your knitting) and we'll get you in the list.

it couldn't hurt! :)

Kyle
www.kylewilliam.com

TravelGuy's picture

Alaska. I haven't seen any

Alaska. I haven't seen any other male knitters yet!!

here's another Colorado...if

here's another Colorado...if the others fail to help you...I won't fail you...I promise....well mostly.....

bryanbryan's picture

Would be glad to help. Bryan

Would be glad to help.

Bryan from Ohio.

mysterJay's picture

If you need more Colorado

If you need more Colorado (and who doesn't?), I make myself available.

that is if there isn't an

that is if there isn't an age requirement ;p

I know someone already

I know someone already claimed the wonderful state of Massachusetts but if weeniezoom wouldn't mind sharing I would love to participate :D

Sorry I'm jumping in on this

Sorry I'm jumping in on this so late, but I don't see a Tennessee listed yet, so I might be of some assistance there!

Thomasknits's picture

It looks like you've got

It looks like you've got someone from Georgia already...I'm from Athens, Ga.
-Thomas

FiberKevin's picture

I'm a new member and new to

I'm a new member and new to knitting (yesterday!!) and crochet (last weekend!) and I'm from New Jersey, the Garden State! I'm loving these new skills! Can I join in?
Kevin

kylewilliam's picture

absolutely!

absolutely! :)

Kyle
www.kylewilliam.com

ccasey31's picture

West Virginia here, I would

West Virginia here, I would be more than happy to participate

kylewilliam's picture

awesome! thanks!

awesome! thanks! :)

Kyle
www.kylewilliam.com

robinscw's picture

I've lived in a city that's

I've lived in a city that's 1/2 VA and 1/2 TN for 25 years so I'd happily be the Virginia or Tennessee guy.

legalmoose's picture

I know you said "50 States",

I know you said "50 States", but please don't forget about those of us in DC (or the territories). :-(

kylewilliam's picture

DC and Puerto Rico are

DC and Puerto Rico are included! :)

Kyle
www.kylewilliam.com

Hey, Ohio here. I would

Hey, Ohio here. I would love to participate and think it is a great idea.

KnitOneSipTwo's picture

Hi Kyle, I grew up and spent

Hi Kyle,

I grew up and spent the first 32 years of my life (24 of them knitting) in Michigan. If you need anyone from there, I'm happy to help!

John

kylewilliam's picture

thanks, John - the more the

thanks, John - the more the merrier!

Kyle
www.kylewilliam.com

knit_knot_eat's picture

I'm in New Jersey. Please

I'm in New Jersey. Please don't hold that against me.

kylewilliam's picture

gotcha! :) and I won't hold

gotcha! :) and I won't hold it against you hehe

Kyle
www.kylewilliam.com

californiatarheel's picture

Hey Kyle! Do you still need

Hey Kyle!
Do you still need South Carolina?
hope so...
Jonathan

kylewilliam's picture

I need you - thank you!!!

I need you - thank you!!! I just sent you an email..

Kyle
www.kylewilliam.com

I am in Massachusetts, if

I am in Massachusetts, if you don't already have someone....
Matthew

RickeScott's picture

Nebraska here. I'd be glad

Nebraska here. I'd be glad to take part.

kylewilliam's picture

thank you - I added you to

thank you - I added you to represent Nebraska!

:)

Kyle
www.kylewilliam.com

madhatter7zero's picture

I can represent Alabama if

I can represent Alabama if your looking for someone from that state. My mom taught me how to crochet when I was around 10 and I taught myself how to knit when I was 11.

www.earthtodavid.com

If you need anyone from

If you need anyone from Virginia, I'm your man!

kylewilliam's picture

I have you listed as

I have you listed as Virigina :)

Kyle
www.kylewilliam.com

If you want more than one

If you want more than one per state, you can put me down for IL or MO, your choice.

kylewilliam's picture

I signed you up - you can

I signed you up - you can mention all the states when you do the questionnaire - and we'll figure out the best place for you :)'

Kyle
www.kylewilliam.com

steve kadel's picture

kyle, i know you have plenty

kyle,
i know you have plenty from ca, and even one or more from pa, but of course i woudl glad to write

kylewilliam's picture

I'd love to include you any

I'd love to include you any way I can... email me at knittingmen@yahoo.com with your info so I can be sure to get you on the list...

:)
Kyle
www.kylewilliam.com

thairapist's picture

Hey Kyle Put me down for

Hey Kyle
Put me down for Connecticut.

kylewilliam's picture

thank you - you're listed as

thank you - you're listed as CT - can't wait to hear about your job and the "therapy" you provide for your clients... I can only imagine what people tell their hair stylists!!!

Kyle
www.kylewilliam.com

phantomknitter's picture

Hey there... I don't know if

Hey there... I don't know if there are many from the land of enchantment but I am 100% New Mexican and more than willing to help!

"I'll publish right or wrong; fools are my theme, let satire be my song." --LB

Albuquerque.... I was

Albuquerque....

I was following a wascally wabbit, and I lost him here. (Boy, I bet that dates me, if anyone gets it at all)

MMario's picture

YOu forgot the left turn,

YOu forgot the left turn, didn't you?

kylewilliam's picture

perfect! thank you - I added

perfect! thank you - I added you...

keep 'em coming, boys... we're getting there!!

Kyle
www.kylewilliam.com

ksmarguy's picture

If you need it, I'll be

If you need it, I'll be Kansas. :)

kylewilliam's picture

perfect - that's one more

perfect - that's one more state down - thank you! :)

Kyle
www.kylewilliam.com

StuartWS's picture

I'll be on your mind in

I'll be on your mind in Georgia....(there are actually several guys on MWK in the greater Atlanta Area)

Stuart

kylewilliam's picture

you're in... :) thank

you're in... :) thank you!
Kyle
www.kylewilliam.com

rjcb3's picture

Maine here! Home of Chellie

Maine here!

Home of Chellie Pingree and her North Island Designs series and, of course, Bartlett Wool...

)O(
Robert

kylewilliam's picture

wonderful - thank you for

wonderful - thank you for representing Maine!!! Kyle
www.kylewilliam.com

MasonM's picture

I live in Florida when not

I live in Florida when not out truckin' around. I've done a couple of magazine interviews and would be happy to help out with your project.

Mason

Linux: because a PC is a terrible thing to waste

rmbm612's picture

Kyle, I've lived my first 38

Kyle,
I've lived my first 38 years in Iowa and the past 21 years in Minnesota. I'll volunteer for either state.

Good luck with your project.

Bill

rmbm612@aol.com