Archive - May 2007 - Blog entry

May 18th

BronxKnit's picture

Modern Knitting for sure

So today sweetie will be going off for a long distance sailing race (well only 60 miles or so, but still longer than anything she has done before in race mode) and I will be staying home nursing a sore jaw back from a root canal. We were chuckling about it, how the traditional roles had been reversed; how modern and progressive of us. I suppose I should make her sailing socks or something warm to wear on the rail but then she is a MUCH better knitter than I. So today a brave Boyf watches impassively as his sweetie goes off to do battle on the high seas of Long Island Sound, knitting the only thing to sooth his worried mind; a true panacea for all that ails, well that and hot tea.

Have a great weekend y’all

Knitting (and dry!) in the Bronx

May 18th

MMario's picture


an article on my Dad was published in my parents local paper today:

it's here online at least for a few days.


Modest but steady. I completed a hat down to the last stitch reduction on dpns. Hat #2 is on the needles. YEE-HAH!!Thanks to all who gave help/encouragement.

May 17th

madhatter7zero's picture

Send Me Your Knitting Site or Blog Address

Hi guys!

Haven't been around in awhile. I've been really busy with all my crafting and redesigning my website. I am wanting to add a page to my site that has links to other websites and blogs created by other men who knit. It seems like every day online or out in the real world some people still think that knitting is a "girls only" thing to do. That is why I want to put this page of links together so that people can see that it is not just a girls thing. So if you would like your link included on my page all you have to do is send me the address to your site or blog to and please put "Add My Knitting Site (or blog)" in the subject line so that I won't think your mail is a potential spam and accidentally delete it. Crochet sites are welcome as well. Thanks, David -

May 16th

Knitting tips

thought I'd pass this on. The following url is for a German website, under Knitting tips there is a list of pdf pages in both German and English which people may find useful.
Happy knitting,

Crafty Andy's picture

2007 a year for Recycling

Three years ago I crocheted an afghan and this year I decided to frog the afghan. From that yarn I will make it a knit Afghan project. The yarn is Plymouth Yukon.

I have taken all the yarn out and even though knitting is supposed to take less yarn than crochet, I believe this project will take more yarn. I am making four panels and each panel takes aroound 8 hours to knit.

Here is the pile of yarn.

The Other Andrew's picture

Who Will Be Number 900?

I only joined recently, but even as a new member I've seen this site grow since I started. As of writing this the tally of registered users says 899.

Who will be number 900?...

MMario's picture

service unavailable?

hmmmm, maybe it's just me..., or maybe it's just that post.


nope, it appear that one can CREATE a new entry, but reply to is kaputzki.

not to see if edit works.

addendum - 4:04 Eastern time

I'm not sure either - things were real wacky for a while and now again.- maybe something to do with the spam-storm the internet had today.

5/11 11:22 am

okay - this is beginning to bug me. Lars just posted a reply - why can't I?

dwerthe's picture

Two Color Hat

Hi y'all,

I've logged onto this site every day for over a month now and am loving it. I've been inspired by many of the projects I've seen and have knitted up many of them after reading and seeing them.

I do need help though. I am knitting the brioche hat from Weekend Knitting by Melanie Falick, desinger of the hat is Wendy Easton. It's on page 66 of the book and here's my problem. In the Crown rounds, specifically Crown Rnd 2, the instructions are confusing cause the stiches I have on my needles are not the same as described in the book.

Has anyone else had difficulty with this pattern? Help a new guy out, I'd really like to finish this hat so I can knit another one. It's really an amazing looking hat.

Regards, David

May 15th

rbthntschl's picture

15 days to Disney

Apparently, I and BF will be the only ones from this esteemed body making the "Pilgrimage to pay homage to Tinkerbell (if you believe in fairies, clap your hands)" aka Gay Days. Though the thought crossed my mind that I could refer to it as "Fairy Fest" what with Tinkerbell, Maleficient,Cinderella's godmother and all the other Disney characters of that ilk hanging out with all the gays. Guess the purple sock is staying home.

Luv 'n' Stuff
Bob in Fort Lauderdale
Where the boys are...but they don't knit...poor things