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June 20th, 2006

JPaul's picture

KNIT A RIVER VOLUNTEERS

Okay everyone!

This is the place to sign in and log your hours for the Knit A River fundraiser!  (See my posting titled Gerard and everyone else)

Simply by participating in Knit A River, you can help us earn a grant for WaterAid.  BIG THANKS HERE to Gerard for bringing this fantastic event to our attention and being the inspiration for this Knit Along.  Here's what you need to do!

1) Sign in here:  Reply to this topic with your name (first name is fine) so we know who is participating.

2) Knit blue squares for Knit A River (That's the point, after all!) Keep track of how many hours you spend on your volunteer knitting.  It's the honor system, so no rounding up to the nearest half-hour.

June 19th

Gerard Allt's picture

knit a river

This is a gentle request. 

Can any of you lovely gentlemen help with any promotion for the knit a river campaign?

I've done a lot of promotion in myspace.com and the take up has been fantastic with knitters offering to help by taking posters to their local yarn stores or knitting groups.

Do any menwhoknit think they might also be able to do anything like this? If so let me know. I'd be extremely grateful. There is a poster available, pdf and hard copy.

Thanks a million, happy knitting.

June 18th

A sphere

I *think* this belongs in this forum (let me know if I'm way off).

I'm looking for a pattern, or a formula, or even a basic principle that wil enable me to knit, or at least figure out how, to knit a sphere.

 Thanks!

Gabriel's picture

Differences!!!!

Ok I think I have found one internet difference between "most" male knitters (no offense to our non-gay brothers) and "most" female knitters.....it is that our "Favorites" list looks something like...Brooklyntweed,Big Muscle,Bitter Purl,Big Muscle Bears,DancesWithWool,KnittingGarden,& The Daily Drool....ya think????

Just noticed and thought I would share....Have a great Fathers Day Daddies!!!

 

June 16th

Addi Express

Addi Express:  Amazon.de have just notified me about the Addi Express Knitting machine that they're selling.  More of a small gadget really.  Knocks out both tubular and straight knitting.   Amazon are selling it for Euro8.95 (about £5) whereas an American site is selling them for $199.95! Has anyone tried this gadget; what have they made and what do they think about it? 

June 15th

Dinner with Debbie Bliss

I just wanted to let you all know that I had dinner with Debbie Bliss tonight. Stitch Therapy, a fine yarn store in Brooklyn arranged it. I was lucky enough to sit next to Debbie a fellow Brit!

She really was delightful answering questions throughout the dinner that about 15 folk attended. I wish that I had had my photo taken with her but it seemed a bit weird at the time. She will be at Seaport Yarn tomorrow morning. It was really interesting hearing her talk about her designs, stitches, yarn choices etc. A very special person & not at all a super star.

I'll meet next time I'm in London & get that photo taken. 

June 14th

JPaul's picture

500 REGISTERED USERS!!!

Hey All,

Did everyone notice that we now have 500 registered users on MenWhoKnit.com!!!!  Woo-HOoo!!!!

I just wanted to take a minute to mark this milestone and to recognize Darrel for his work in launching the site, maintaining it, and constantly adding improvements.

I also wanted to say a big thanks to all of you who have registered on the site and who keep coming back.  This site would be nothing without an active membership.  We're lucky to have members who are not only active, but who are inquisitive, talented, supportive, funny, prolific, passionate, adventurous, etc, etc.  I can think of dozens of other adjectives, but I'll just close this up by saying that my knitting life has been enriched by the friends I've made here.

June 11th

Yarn substitution

I'm considering making a vest (waistcoat) from a "vintage" (30s? 40s?) English pattern which calls for 11 oz. of worsted-weight yarn.  I prefer working with finer yarn and needles and have no problem with modifying the pattern to suit my smaller gauge, but I'm not sure how much wool to buy.  Can I substitute 11 oz. (300 g.) of fingering-weight yarn for 11 oz. of worsted and have about the right amount?  I know I'm not likely to find if for 7 d. per ounce as mentioned in the pattern, so I'd like to have some idea of how much to buy.

June 9th

atravelingknitter's picture

Help!!!

Help Please!  I am trying to find a simple beret pattern done in finger wieght yarn. having no luck I made one and it looks like a homeless person I will be that homeless person!! on the street, so if you see me say hi and nice hat. please if any one has a good pattern the beret is for a friend going through chemo. ( now you can see why I wouldn't give him the homeless hat, although I have no pride, he does) Thanks

June 6th

Loose stitch problem

Ok guys... I've got a problem that, frankly, I don't know what to do to fix. Whenever I go from a knit stitch to a purl stitch, that knit stitch always seems to be loose and misshapen and there tends to be a gap between the two. Now, the gap isn't a huge issue for me because the "rib" (so to speak) generally hides that. But the loose knit stitches are the bane of my knitting at the moment. I've tried tightening them 10 ways from Sunday and I still can't get them even. I don't know if it's something weird like the angle I purl at, but it's always when I go from knits to purls. Here's a picture. Any ideas?