Archive - Jul 2012 - Blog entry

July 31st

knitlady's picture


I'm new to this site, so if I make a mistake please correct me.

I am part of a knit/crochet group in Harlem, New York. The members there are friendly, artistic, and sharing. Saturday I witnessed how a man and little girl were welcomed, and taught to knit.

scottly's picture

New cast on added to my repertoire

Channel Island cast on. I love the loose sloppieness of it - reminds me if a deckled edge on rag paper. It will probably evenout a bit after blocking but I hope not too much. It did take me a while to get the hang of it but after watching the YouTube vidio about sixty times it finally clicked. It's pretty much fun once you get the hang of it.

July 30th

JRob's picture

Knitting & The Olympics

What fun watching the games and knitting away......


July 29th

rnaderjr's picture

Watermelon shawl

Finally finished this piece for an August birthday gift for my 15-year-old niece. She loves pink and has a summer birthday. When I ran across this pattern, it made me think of a slice of watermelon. I hope she likes it.


July 28th


Hello fellow MWK,

scottly's picture

Allyson's socks

My friend Allyson's birthday is next week and these are for her fresh of the needles and blocking, as you can tell. I have to say that with this particular color way of Zauberball Crazy there doesn’t seem to be a way to get a pair of socks out of one skein that look even remotely alike.

July 27th

AKQGuy's picture

A Knitting Update: Poquito

So, believe it or not, in all the other hectic craziness that has been my life the last bit (I think an insane part of my brain likes it like that), I have in fact been knitting.

I got these done for myself, which I am loving.

July 26th

Eiain's picture

My First Hat

I decided to take up knitting and wanted to start slow, and although I have bought Stephen Wests Old Forge to make, I decided to make a few things like kids toys etc. However I thought enough of the kids things, and made this, my first ever hat.

July 24th

Joe-in Wyoming's picture

Rocky Mountain Men's Knitting Retreat 2012

Another great time was had by all who attended this year's Retreat. It was a smaller group than last year - 13 vs. 20 - but the company and camaraderie were in no way diminished. We had a long field trip on Friday but the gorgeous scenery of Rocky Mountain National Park and other areas of Colorado when we took various breaks more than made up for it.

July 22nd

bobinthebul's picture

Yarn Bombing in Istanbul

Found an interesting article in today's newspaper; it deals with the local take on yarn bombing as well as local attitudes toward men knitting. Translation below the article.