Archive

November 26th, 2005

Darrel's picture

Members List

I've changed the way the members list is displayed.  It's now done in a columned, tabular format allowing you to sort by several criteria.  While certainly more attractive, I thought it might help folks find other nearby knitters via the sorting ability.  Enjoy!

Darrel's picture

Adding Images

In an effort to make it easier for you to add images to your posts as well as share other images you might have, but not necessarily want to write a lot about, I've added a new feature to the site.

If you look under the Create Content menu, you'll see a new option labeled "image" which you can use to add an image to the new image gallery, which is linked from the main menu.  I've created a few categories to get us started, but if an image you have doesn't fit, simply put it in the uncategorized section and I'll create a good place for it and move it there.

Once you've uploaded an image, you can also add it in to one of your posts.  To do this, simply browse the image gallery to find your image.  Once located, right-click on it and copy the link to that particular image.  When writing your post using the WYSIWYG editor, there's a little icon in the toolbar with a tree.  Clicking that will pop-up a box for you to paste the image link in to.

Darrel's picture

Supporting Men Who Knit

A number of you have written me in the last couple of months expressing your gratitude and asking about how you can help support the site.

 
Firstly, the best way to support the site is to keep coming back and interacting with us. Without an active user base, this site would lose its purpose.  In the last year, we've grown significantly both in numbers and talent and I hope you've all made as many new friends through the site as I have. What we've created here together is unique and very special.
 
While I do have a few ideas up my sleeve that are coming soon, in the meantime you can help out with the costs by shopping through the affiliate links on the sidebar or on this page.  If you shop regularly at a particular site and they have an affiliate program, let me know and I'll try to join.  I've been waiting weeks for applications to the programs of several yarn stores, but haven't yet received a response.

November 25th

Billbear's picture

Flying with Needles

Just wanted to know what experiences people have had getting onto a plane with their knitting.  I have heard that wooden needles are okay but the metal ones are not.  I would hate to get to a gate and have them say I can't take it on.  Thanks!

November 24th

If you could would you open a Yarn Store?

Yes
77% (59 votes)
No
14% (11 votes)
I would but there are too many!
5% (4 votes)
Are you crazy, the knitting fad will end and I'll loose the shirt off my back!
4% (3 votes)
Total votes: 77

November 23rd

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