Joined last week and thought I would say hello. I am NOT a man, but I hope you guys don't hold it against me! I am a designer who is VERY interested in designing men's knits and hope to learn from all of your experiences. I think the current availability of designs is pretty slim, and would like to work on changing that.
I was wondering if any, some or all of you guys that are retired or not so retired or working par time , if you get together during some daytime hours in the city of San Francisco for coffee and stitches. I will like to meet with other guys for that here in the City, maybe you do it in other cities, I will like to hear from all of you.
I was planning to go to the center today and work on my scarf. I decided to wait until next year. I have been very busy with a new crochet group on MSN http://groups.msn.com/crochetdepot . This is part of what I do. I am still knitting my scarf and got some nice yarn from a store in Daly City call Beverly's Crafts? Anyway it is a big store with lots of yarns, I will remember that for next time.
Some of you knew Grannyguy, from Crochetdepot.org. He was my friend and the friend of a lot of you. He wanted to learn how to knit, I did webcam training with him, but I was not a good teacher, we laughed he could not cast on as I taught. Today I am a bit sad, Scott and I developed a fast friendship, we liked each other a LOT. Nevertheless we were flirting friends. His health has not been very good, I called him every day to cheer him up. I was not able to talk to him since Tuesday, last nite he came to visit in a dream to tell me he died. I was disturbed by the dream and woke up, and he was sitting by the side of the bed, then he vanished. I loved him very much I wanted him to join this site. He will be missed, but will be present in our memories for all times. Thanks for the opportunity to express my emotions. Andrito ama a Tito.
As I post this there is one user online (moi) and 24 guests!
I was inspired by a friend of mine on the net, http://colamanknits.blogspot.com , his sweater gave me the inspiration for this scarf which I may bring to the Community center to continue my work with the inspiration of the other peple as well. Anyway it is on of the projects I have for the holidays along with my hats.
I have never had a pretty christmas tree in my own home, so this year I decided I would try to change that. Here is a knitted bow ornament I just finished making. It was really simple. Just cast on 5 stitches and work stockinette stitch, or if your lazy you can do it in garter stitch. Keep knitting until it's the length you want and then just simply tie it in a bow and hang it on your tree. This one was done with some Red Heart Christmas yarn.
A few days ago I mention that my buddy and I are working on our website. Well we are still working on it, but if you would like to get a preview of it at it's TEMPORARY ADDRESS... you can go here: http://coolguysknit.100webcustomers.com/ . Also check out my other blog at http://david34.blogspot.com/ to see my ugly christmas tree that I'm trying to make pretty, and see a new cap I just finished.
It was around this time last year that my neighbor and her 90+ year old mother taught me the knit stitch. I just finished my third scarf for a friend who will be visiting next week ( I am slow). Tonight I sat down with some yarn and a book and taught myself the purl stitch. Yes, I only knew the knit stitch but it was enough for me at the time. Like learning the knit stitch my arms are sore from new learning but I know this will pass. While I was able to figure the stitch out I am not sure how I should be holding the yarn so that it flows. Think I will call on my neighbor again for some advice. Afterall, she is 70ish and has been knitting a long time.
This is a scarf I made in 1997, I also knitted a sweater with the matching colors. It was a very beautiful sweater. Very Heavy. It had all kinds of yarn, from Icelandic Wool, to some mohair to acrycic. I may get motivated and make some sweaters, I want to buy those detachable circular needles. Does anyone has them, the ones you change the tips, How will you rate them.
I’m glad to see more men knitting. Eventually this will lead to an increase in the availability of men’s patterns as various publications begin to realize that more and more men are defying stereotypes and picking up the needles and demanding something interesting to knit for ourselves. I was looking through the January 2006 issue of Creative Knitting last night, and they only featured two patterns for men. The hat was okay. I might knit it this summer when I’m wondering what to do with all my odds and ends of cascade 220. The sweater, however, was another sweater designed by a woman for a woman to knit for her man. It wasn’t exactly something I’d knit for myself or even wear if some woman did knit it for me. These sentiments are typical for almost every knitting publication or pattern book I look through. I realize these publications won’t change until their marketing departments can begin to measure in dollars the amount of men looking for good patterns. But in the meantime, where does everyone get his patterns?