Archive - Apr 2012

April 14th

CLABBERS's picture

To Block or Not To Block

I finished the front and back of the vest. It was not nearly as difficult as I first imagined. I certainly did learn a lot though. I tried out the mattress stitch as several of you recommended and it works like a charm. Even my wife was impressed with how slick it works when you pull on the ends and she has been an embroiderer and cross-stitch guru for 40 years.

April 13th

Top Ten Men in Knitting

April 12th

scottly's picture

Finally got to wear my vest and...

It's been done for month and this is the first day that it's been cool enough to wear an alpaca vest. I have to say though, I thought I looked OK when I stepped out of the house this morning. White button down, nifty tie, brown dress slacks, brown and OD tweed jacket and of course my nutmeg colored vest not so freshly off the needles. Ralf said I looked cute - but he always says that.

April 10th

CLABBERS's picture

Breaks in yarn

I am now on my third skein of Lionbrand Fishermen's Wool, Oak Tweed yarn. The first skein had three breaks in the yarn that were deep inside the skein. Two of them were tied with really big and sloppy knots. The third was simply a break, no effort was made to tie it. The second skein was a bit better, only two knots.

Crafty Andy's picture

A little Crochet for Men Who Knit

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April 9th

Bradferd's picture

Men's Rocky Mountain Knitting Retreat

Hello All,

Sorry, I didn't get this posted sooner!!!

Frank and I just wanted to let you know we are excited that registration is now open for the 2012 Men's Rocky Mountain Knitting Retreat. Instead of me invoicing you, just click the BuyNow button from this page: (Just cut and paste this into a browser window!)

April 8th

AKQGuy's picture

Happy Easter

Not quite an Easter Bonnet, but it's as close as I'll be getting.

rnaderjr's picture

Birthday sweater

Just finished a sweater for my brother's birthday coming up in June. Not only will he not wear it anytime soon, it's a long shot he'll wear it at all since we live in Arizona. Anyway, thought I'd share.

April 7th

CLABBERS's picture

Vest Progress

Hi Guys,
Thanks to all of you for answering some of my novice questions. I am making progress on my first vest. The back turned out well and the front is growing nicely. I have them pinned down for the photos, but not blocked yet. I thought it would be best to block them both at the same time.

clneeley's picture

Happy Holidays.

Happy Easter to those who celebrate Easter, Chag semeach to those who celebrate the Pesach (next year in Jerusalem!) and a plain ol' happy Sunday to all others. Peace be with you all!