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November 23rd, 2005

Darrel's picture

The grammar of knitting

Before I was a college-dropout, I was a linguistics major and find great delight in regional variations in language.  While making flash cards for one of English students, I realized that the past tense of knit can either be knit or knitted.

I was wondering if you good people would indulge me and reply back whether you "knit a scarf yesterday" or if you "knitted a scarf yesterday" and where you're from.

Here's how I conjugate it in the past tense:

I knit a scarf yesterday.
You knit a scarf yesterday.
He/She knitted a scarf yesterday.

Inspiration!

Greetings from the land of NASCAR and barbecue wars.  I'm a librarian in North Carolina who's trying to start a knitting group for teens.  The girls are responding but the guys are slow to buy in.  I'm posting a flyer with "Man Enough To Knit Strong Enough To Purl" and photos of men of various ages knitting, but I could use some suggestions.  I'm over 50.  Any ideas on what might appeal to the younger crowd?  Thanks in advance for your insights.

November 22nd

Billbear's picture

Does this happen to everyone?

Um, well I have started a new project which really is just a scarf but working with a different textured yarn which is the new part.  I also just bought more needles, a pattern and yarn for another project and i have some other yarn for another project that I am thinking about.  Starting to get piles of knitting things.  Is this a disease I have caught??

Hi

     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.

    It is refreshing to be in the company of other knitters who enjoy and respect their chosen art, and I have really been happy with everything I have seen here so far. I am not here to sell myself or anything, just to see what you guys are doing and learn if I can.

November 21st

Crafty Andy's picture

Daytime Knitting in San Francisco

 

Hi Everyone: 

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.

 

Andy 

Crafty Andy's picture

Stitch at the LGBT Center

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.

 

 

November 18th

Crafty Andy's picture

Of craftiness and sadness

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.

Billbear's picture

WOW

As I post this there is one user online (moi) and 24 guests!

November 17th

Crafty Andy's picture

Holiday Scarf

 Xmas Scarf

HI Everyone:

 

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.

madhatter7zero's picture

My Knitted Bow Christmas Tree Ornament

Knitted Christmas Tree Bow Ornament By DavidI 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.