Archive - 2013

March 5th

vplane's picture

Men Who Knit in Los Angeles?

(insert the sound of a pin dropping here)

Come on, I know I'm not the only one. Any of you fellow Angelenos (as opposed to Angelenas) interested in meeting up for some social knitting?

I'm in Echo Park, but I wouldn't be opposed to driving, say, 15 miles to get in some all-male knitting action once a month. Anyone? Anyone?

Bueller?

New York Built's picture

The Measure Of A Man

In my travels through the halls of the venerable Fashion Institute of Technology, a sad truth became apparent. I suspected that the corporate committee decisions regarding fit on a man were, and are, almost criminal. Mannekins are in abundance, all in womans size 6 or men's 40.

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Newies But Goodies

Whenever I hear the term "oldy BUT goldy", I reach for my revolver. Usually, to me anyway, it means what you hated then, you can hate now. Remember what-ever-the-hell-hiz-name-wuz? Almost as sad a thought as the poor boys and girls who haven't read, listened to, or seen anything created before 2005. You know...vintage stuff.

March 4th

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Raglan Coming Along

I've made a bit of progress on my new raglan sweater by Staci at VeryPink.com
http://verypink.com/2011/11/02/learn-to-knit-a-mens-sweater/

March 3rd

New York Built's picture

Husbear Beater

No need to explain further. The victor and victim theme ensues.

Need pattern? Go here http://web.archive.org/web/20051025041636/http://www.menknit.net/mag/MK1.pdf .

The Lover Tank by Sarah Briscoe

New York Built's picture

Summer Knit Now

What could be more tropical than a guayabera? I found this pattern in a fit of pique over the lack of summer-weight patterns for men. The original pattern was in a murky size of M/L...meaning wouldn't fit anybody.

JRob's picture

Weinstein's Raglan-Sleeved Henley

Good Morning All,

Hope you're all having a fantastic weekend. Spent yesterday repotting some of my bonsai in the morning, had a nice lunch with my wife at our one of our favorite spots and then quilt shop hopped in the afternoon and finished it off with a quick trip to my local yarn shop. We then spent a cozy evening in front of the fireplace together.

March 2nd

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Then It Hit Me...

The book, "Knitting Masterpieces" by Ruth Herring and Karen Manners, was way ahead of its time. I discovered it in a dusty pile of books on Atlantic Avenue in Brooklyn...and fell in love. These gals lovingly and with great vision charted 20 art masterpeices from Standing Bison cave drawings to...well, to this iconic image of my youth.

This is what is on my needles. I am in knitting bliss.

March 1st

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Meet Caden

Hey guys!

I'm excited to announce my latest pattern - a scarf in Quince and Company's upcoming e-book: Scarves, Etc. 2013.

It's the only "guy" scarf in the collection.

Check it out here on Ravelry: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/caden

It'll be available for purchase/download on 3/5/2013.

Kyle

vplane's picture

Knit/Crochet Meetup at Yosemite, Memorial Day Weekend?

Any of you planning to be in Yosemite National Park during Memorial Day Weekend? Yosemite, it turns out, is an awesome place to knit. (I blogged about it here.)