The Victoria and Albert Museum has a Kitting page...with free patterns...
most from the 40's... and many from the second world war...
pay attention to the "old" neeedle sizes...
As a knitting instructor after having completed a w/e course @ F.I.T. I have to do 30 hours voluntary teaching to be fully certified
I got the web link section working again, but unfortunately had to trash all of the links. It's pretty sparse now, but I know all you internet-enabled knitters have amazing bookmark collections and I encourage you to post your favorites on the site for everyone's benefit. I'll be adding more, as well!
Here's a great opportunity to be involved in a new book!
Annie Modesitt (the knitting heretic) and Drew Emborsky (the crochet dude) are writing a book called Men Who Knit (and the Dogs Who Love Them).
They are looking for stories about men who knit! THAT'S YOU!!!
They are also looking for knitters to help knit the sample sweaters and other projects for the book.
All the information you need is here:
I'm sure this is old news for most, but Men Who Knit was mentioned in an article in the recent manly issue of Knitty.
WYSISYG is back! I've installed TinyMCE and it's available for all to use. Safari and Opera compatibility is limited, so if you are a Mac or Opera user, your best best is to use Firefox or disable the Rich Text Editor in your user profile. Underneath each textarea, you can also disable rich text editing on the fly.
This will be my first posting, and I am so excited to begin classes to learn how to knit. Doing a bit of research on the subject within my circle of friend's here in the bay area, I found out people are under many misconceptions on the hobby itself.
1.) "Hey I'm not 60 years old drinking ice tea in
a retirement home somewhere!"
- I have found a huge sub-category of youth and
adults that are serious knitting freaks. I own at least
3 homemade scarves, 2 wool caps and a pair of mittens
made from some good friends in there 20's. Actually
it has become quite the fad in Burning Man circles here
It is with great pleasure and a sigh of relief that I annouce that the software which powers Men Who Knit, Drupal, has been upgraded to its latest revision.
The only thing which is currently lacking from the previous site are the weblinks. That section of Drupal was completely rewritten and will take a bit of work to restore, but it should be done soon.
Some new features are the ability to syndicate parts of the site, such as your blog or message forums. We can also bring in content from other sites via RSS, so if you know of some good content available via this method, let me know!
I made some changes to the web server to enable "Clean URLs" which you'll notice result in a much prettier looking URL in your address bar once you make your first click after logging in. This makes it easier to forward links to others, as well as making the site more search-engine friendly.
I've done some minimal testing and haven't come across any errors yet, but please send me a message if you experience any weirdness (e.g. pages not found) while using the site.
I'm also planning to upgrade the software the site runs on, but have been reading some horror stories of the process, so I'm taking time to plan things accordingly to minimize any downtime.