Archive - Jun 2007

June 27th

Kiwi James's picture

G'day mate...

For all the Men Who Knit in Sydney, Australia... I'm heading your way soon! My partner and I are popping across the Tasman to check out the Melbourne scarf festival and then spending a few days in Sydney where I'll be attending the SSK knitting group on Saturday July 7th. It would be great to catch up with other male knitters while I'm there.

FredSC's picture

About the shawl

wow! thanks for the great comments!

here's a photo of the entire piece as some of you requested.

the shawl:
Pattern: Swallowtail by Evelyn A. Clark (Interweave Knits Fall '06 ).

knitanddestroy's picture

back in the fold

It has been far too long. New hobbies have arrived, and a slight obsession with brewing beer took some necessary funds away from knitting. However, I'm back with great urgency. There is a sweater that I offered as part of an auction. This, however, never got done. I am resolved to make it before this year's auction (noting that a one-year layover is less than awesome). Thought I would share something that I found on youtube a long time ago - rather humorous.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M6ZjMWLqJvM

Enjoy, and be well.
j

Swapping stash

Basically we wanted to swap or trade knitting stash and didn't want to have to pay to do it. So we made this http://www.stashswap.com

It only went up last week, but we hope you like it, it'd be good to get some more chaps involved.

Cheers now, and have fun.

MMario's picture

Clerical Stole

I am almost done with a clerical stole I knit for my nephew's ordination. (11 am, saturday - he will be ordained a Deacon in the Episcopal Church)

Red wool, sport weight from Black Oak Wool of Dundee NY (I think they are out of business now)
Knit on size US 3 needles.

about 4 inches x 110 inches, with eyelet lace designs for about 16 inches either end.

All I have left to do is finish sewing the backing on, then steam blocking it.

I posted pictures out in my folder at Knitted lace.

MMario's Gallery

June 26th

YugiDean's picture

Periwinkle (if you're interested)

I got a lot of compliments about my doggy, so I thought I'd share this with you all. I know it's not particularly knitting related, but apparently some of you love dogs, sooo...

http://www.flickr.com/photos/roopyfoo/sets/72157594323219079/

It's a set of photos of my Chihuahua Periwinkle...taken with a camera that's pretty stellar.

Enjoy, and thanx so much for all the compliments and praise!!!!! It means a ton!

~Joshua

MMario's picture

OT RANT!!!

goddamn sizing! I'm looking for some new garb - and I'm beginning to think that sizing charts are written for munchkins.

I know I am a-hem! as they say, "large" - but I'm sorry, an XL shirt should be more then a 40 inch chest! And when a cuff circumfrence of 6 inches (my wrist is 9 inches) is described as "generous" - I'm sorry; they are not fitting real people.

when you add in the long arms (I take a 37 inch sleeve) and the short legs (30.5 inch inseam) I **deTEST** clothes shopping.

June 23rd

Tallguy's picture

Necessary equipment

I was looking through a few things on eBay, and located this piece of equipment, which I feel is very necessary for anyone that handles a bunch of yarn -- and that's just about everyone here!

#270136440613
New Wooden (Birch) Swift Yarn Winder Umbrella Medium
los angeles, CA, United States
US $6.50

That's a very good deal for this item, but take into consideration the shipping to you as well. Don't everyone bid on this and boost the price up too high!! NAYY

June 22nd

Kiwi James's picture

New Zealand Knitter's Weekend

Hi everyone,
Just thought I'd let you know that Kiwiknitter and I had a blast last week at the Knitter's weekend. We were definitely in the minority as "Men Who Knit" but more than made up for it by being two of the most visible knitters. On the Saturday afternoon we decided to avoid the crowds and knit together upstairs at the New Dowse gallery... but gallery visitors kept lining up to talk to us about our knitting. I guess in reality we became a live, interactive exhibit at the gallery. Everyone was impressed by our knitting ability and the projects we were working on and they applauded us for knitting in public.

This photo is of me competing in a speed knitting competition during the weekend. I only planned on watching the contest but got too close to the action and had needles and yarn thrust at me and was told to sit down and cast on! I didn't win the contest... but I can honestly say I was the fastest guy in the competition. The fact that I was the only guy is quite besides the point. If you look closely you can see that I was proudly wearing my Men Who Knit badge.
Thanks go to Kiwiknitter for taking the photo.

Bill's picture

Creepy!

knitting contest...
http://www.publishersweekly.com/blog/670000267/post/580011058.html

Click on "the concept just... killed me"

http://www.karinslaughter.com/knitsit/knit.html

however...the pdf patterns might be useful without the contest...