Calling all Kiwi and Aussie knitting blokes! I just heard on David Reidy's "Sticks & String" podcast about the New Zealand Knitters' Weekend on 15-17 June in Wellington on the North Island. It is sponsored by KnitWorld (a chain of yarn shops) and it sounds like a lot of fun. There will be celebrity speakers, workshops, competitions, stash-trading, charity knitting, Stitch 'n' Bitch along with a special 3 hour session just for blokes called "Knitting With Testosterone", led by James Herbison of the FiberAlive blog fame. The costs are very reasonable and I, for one, intend to be there. Here is the link:
Since it's so inexpensive for Aussies to fly to New Zealand, maybe some of you guys from Oz will come over and join us? I'm keen to meet other men who knit and wouldn't it be cool to actually meet some of the MWK regulars!
If I can ever possibly figure out how to post an event for June on MWK, I'll do that. I can't suss how to move forward in the calendar. Anyone know how?
I don't know if I should be posting about this, but on the podcast from www.stashandburn.com, they talked about www.ravelry.com - which is an awesome online program/community that will (when it's launched) allow us to track WIP's, and FO's, our stashes, keep track of needles, books, find patterns, and others who are knitting the same pattern (maybe same type of project) - I haven't been given access to it quite yet - you have to sign up with your email and blog address - but I'm very excited to see what it's all about. check it out and get in line if you wanna be part of it from the start :)