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September 10th, 2006

madhatter7zero's picture

A New Mobile Chat Community For Male Knitters Only

Hey guys I just started a new mobile chat group on upoc.com that is strictly for male knitters only.  I thought this would be something fun for those of you who enjoy text messaging on your cellphones.  It is a private group.  You will have to send request to join and wait for my approval.  I did this to keep the group safe and fun.

Here's the address for the group if your interested:  http://upoc.com/group.jsp?group=maleknitters  

 For those of you not familiar with upoc.com and mobile chat communities you can go here ---> http://www.upoc.com/help.jsp#moreInfo to find out what upoc is all about and how to use it.

Blocking?

So, I am approaching the end of a project, and I've...well... I'm a blocking virgin, but I anticipate a need for it with this project. I was wondering if you delightful gentlemen could help me out. Be it tutorials, directions, tips, tricks, anything, it will be much appreciated.

Thanks! 

September 9th

charmingbilly's picture

another 'interstitial' project.

i've started yet another 'interstitial project' as a break from mitered squares and the amazing-never-will-be-finished hooded pullover.  i bought some Aurora "under the ice" ribbon-type yarn from Yarn Bee and i think i'm in love!! i've never used something that takes such big clunky needles(size 15) before:  they go "klack-klack" and not "click-click"  anyways, i decided to knit it up as a scarf for a friend.....this stuff is too "glam" for a cranky old guy like m'self to pull off, anyway.  started last night just working a littl

September 6th

Serge664's picture

Yup, i'm cool... in a nerdy kinda way

I was all excited when my store got Not Another Teen Knitting Book by Vickie Howell.

 I bought it the 1st day it was on our shelves and immediately decided to whip up the cool nerdy v-neck vest on my knitting machine. I was planning to substitute the yarn, and while working out the calculations, I found a typo.

 I emailed the publisher and Vickie emailed back confirming that I caught a mistake.

So... If you are working this sweater vest, the needles called for are 10.5, not 8 as listed in the pattern.

In the end, I decided that the pattern would end up too snug for me to wear at work and could not be worked on the machine. Instead, I created my own version on Knitware Design. Made the back last night, hope to complete it this weekend.

Is machine knitting cheating?

Monoped's picture

Go vest young man.

Now that winter is over (in the southern hemisphere) I think my run of beanies is also at an end. So now I'm looking at knitting my first item of clothing that's not a hat or a scarf & I'm thinking VESTS!

So, do any of you wondeful fellas have/know of a good vest pattern? I'm after something that's fairly plain & easy to knit (I can always jazz it up with my yarn choice) preferably using a worsted/heavy-worsted weight yarn. Any help/links would be greatly appreciated.

Monoped

Billbear's picture

SE Animal Fiber Fair

For those in the area, this is a great event.

 http://www.saffsite.org/page.php?page=home.htm

 

 

October 27, 28, 29

WNC Ag Center just outside Asheville NC.

Lots of fun! 

September 4th

GrammarCop's picture

Knitting in public

I'm a copy editor and page designer for a daily newspaper. On the days I work nights (yeah, I'm aware that sounds odd), I bring my knitting bag to work with me so I can knit on my lunch and then again after deadline, when I'm waiting for the presses to start. The other day, I was alone in the lunch room, trying to remember how many stitches I'd just purled, when one of the press guys came in to use the vending machines.

"Hey," he said, "you knitting?"

"Yeah ..." I said.

hizKNITS's picture

Clogging standstill

clogsJohn, I'm still clogging-along, or at least I should be. I put these down in July and only got them out to photograph today. All that remains is to attach the sole to the second one, close the centers and tack away. When I did a pair a few years ago, there was no problem with the felting, sole or bumper.

Hopefully I can get these finished and felted for the boyfriend before Halloween!

September 3rd

What are you making for holiday gifts?

I've started a third scarf as a gift; one of the many I hope to churn out by December. It's Sept now, so I hope it's okay to bring up the holidays amongst the guys here. Laughing See my blog for a pix.

Kerry's picture

Lace

Mike, thanks for your lace tutorial, I am relatively new to lace knitting but my partner, Clive, has been knitting Shetland cobweb lace shawls for years. If the garment design and colour is appropriate, I don't see why men shouldn't wear it.

This winter I have knitted myself a lacy design scarf which was very comforting around my neck on cold, windy days, and one of my many WIP is a lace design by Sharon Miller from Heirloom Knitting in a wool yarn by Margaret Stove, the New Zealand lace guru.