October 2005 I took a fair isle Christmas stocking class from our local yarn shop. After completing the class and finding out that I like to fair isle I started a sweater for myself. Last week I submitted the sweater to our local county fair, not only did I win first place in the knitting division, but I took best of show. Took me by surprise, I've only been knitting for 16 months. Had to laugh when I overheard a women telling her daughter "a man knit it".
Just thought I would brag alittle, male knitters rock!
I would just like to send my sympathies to those that loved and lost as a result of the dreadful events 5 years ago today. I will personally be taking time out to sit and remember all those affected by the attack on Twin Towers. You will all be in my thoughts.
Hey guys I just started a new mobile chat group on upoc.com that is strictly for male knitters only. I thought this would be something fun for those of you who enjoy text messaging on your cellphones. It is a private group. You will have to send request to join and wait for my approval. I did this to keep the group safe and fun.
Here's the address for the group if your interested: http://upoc.com/group.jsp?group=maleknitters
For those of you not familiar with upoc.com and mobile chat communities you can go here ---> http://www.upoc.com/help.jsp#moreInfo to find out what upoc is all about and how to use it.
So, I am approaching the end of a project, and I've...well... I'm a blocking virgin, but I anticipate a need for it with this project. I was wondering if you delightful gentlemen could help me out. Be it tutorials, directions, tips, tricks, anything, it will be much appreciated.
( this was sent to me... I have nothing to do with it) ...a great opportunity for anyone who designs knitting/crochet patterns. Accord Publishing is gathering designs for their Knitting Pattern-a-Day and Crochet Pattern-a-Day calendars. Bella Web Design, Inc. and Accord Publishing are looking for new and creative designers to contribute to the 2008 Knitting Pattern-a-Day and Crochet Calendar-a-Day publications. We are looking for 320 submissions by January 1, 2007. If you are interested, please go to and submit your design and at least one image (If you can't take a picture of it, you can send it to Accord Publishing and they will take one for you).
i've started yet another 'interstitial project' as a break from mitered squares and the amazing-never-will-be-finished hooded pullover. i bought some Aurora "under the ice" ribbon-type yarn from Yarn Bee and i think i'm in love!! i've never used something that takes such big clunky needles(size 15) before: they go "klack-klack" and not "click-click" anyways, i decided to knit it up as a scarf for a friend.....this stuff is too "glam" for a cranky old guy like m'self to pull off, anyway. started last night just working a littl
I am looking for a pattern for a hunter hat: The kind that hunters wear, with the fold up or down ear flaps. Has anyone ever seen one?
I don't see any recent posts about this, but I may have overlooked it/them. Just in case....today (09/08) is the close of signups for the Sock Wars!
The main site has been updated since the post above, that is here at Yarn Monkey's Hurry! Go sign up! They've already announced prizes! (Did someone say prizes?!)
I was all excited when my store got Not Another Teen Knitting Book by Vickie Howell.
I bought it the 1st day it was on our shelves and immediately decided to whip up the cool nerdy v-neck vest on my knitting machine. I was planning to substitute the yarn, and while working out the calculations, I found a typo.
I emailed the publisher and Vickie emailed back confirming that I caught a mistake.
So... If you are working this sweater vest, the needles called for are 10.5, not 8 as listed in the pattern.
In the end, I decided that the pattern would end up too snug for me to wear at work and could not be worked on the machine. Instead, I created my own version on Knitware Design. Made the back last night, hope to complete it this weekend.
Is machine knitting cheating?
Now that winter is over (in the southern hemisphere) I think my run of beanies is also at an end. So now I'm looking at knitting my first item of clothing that's not a hat or a scarf & I'm thinking VESTS!
So, do any of you wondeful fellas have/know of a good vest pattern? I'm after something that's fairly plain & easy to knit (I can always jazz it up with my yarn choice) preferably using a worsted/heavy-worsted weight yarn. Any help/links would be greatly appreciated.