Archive - Forum topic

December 8th

Gabriel's picture

Weekly Topic #1 "FIBER SNOBERY"

Gentlemen, (and lady lurkers)

Martin put me up to this, so here goes!

Here is a question to ponder....Is there something about  fine, high-end natrual yarns and fibers that does, in fact, enhance the knitting experience....or is it just as pleasurable to knit with man-made fibers? The real question...are you a fiber snob and why????

Talk amongst yourselves....and then let us know

November 26th

Darrel's picture

Members List

I've changed the way the members list is displayed.  It's now done in a columned, tabular format allowing you to sort by several criteria.  While certainly more attractive, I thought it might help folks find other nearby knitters via the sorting ability.  Enjoy!

Darrel's picture

Adding Images

In an effort to make it easier for you to add images to your posts as well as share other images you might have, but not necessarily want to write a lot about, I've added a new feature to the site.

If you look under the Create Content menu, you'll see a new option labeled "image" which you can use to add an image to the new image gallery, which is linked from the main menu.  I've created a few categories to get us started, but if an image you have doesn't fit, simply put it in the uncategorized section and I'll create a good place for it and move it there.

Once you've uploaded an image, you can also add it in to one of your posts.  To do this, simply browse the image gallery to find your image.  Once located, right-click on it and copy the link to that particular image.  When writing your post using the WYSIWYG editor, there's a little icon in the toolbar with a tree.  Clicking that will pop-up a box for you to paste the image link in to.

Darrel's picture

Supporting Men Who Knit

A number of you have written me in the last couple of months expressing your gratitude and asking about how you can help support the site.

 
Firstly, the best way to support the site is to keep coming back and interacting with us. Without an active user base, this site would lose its purpose.  In the last year, we've grown significantly both in numbers and talent and I hope you've all made as many new friends through the site as I have. What we've created here together is unique and very special.
 
While I do have a few ideas up my sleeve that are coming soon, in the meantime you can help out with the costs by shopping through the affiliate links on the sidebar or on this page.  If you shop regularly at a particular site and they have an affiliate program, let me know and I'll try to join.  I've been waiting weeks for applications to the programs of several yarn stores, but haven't yet received a response.

November 23rd

Darrel's picture

The grammar of knitting

Before I was a college-dropout, I was a linguistics major and find great delight in regional variations in language.  While making flash cards for one of English students, I realized that the past tense of knit can either be knit or knitted.

I was wondering if you good people would indulge me and reply back whether you "knit a scarf yesterday" or if you "knitted a scarf yesterday" and where you're from.

Here's how I conjugate it in the past tense:

I knit a scarf yesterday.
You knit a scarf yesterday.
He/She knitted a scarf yesterday.

November 21st

Crafty Andy's picture

Daytime Knitting in San Francisco

 

Hi Everyone: 

I was wondering if any, some or all of you guys that are retired or not so retired or working par time , if you get together during some daytime hours in the city of San Francisco for coffee and stitches.  I will like to meet with other guys for that here in the City, maybe you do it in other cities, I will like to hear from all of you.

 

Andy 

November 15th

Where does everyone get their patterns?

I’m glad to see more men knitting. Eventually this will lead to an increase in the availability of men’s patterns as various publications begin to realize that more and more men are defying stereotypes and picking up the needles and demanding something interesting to knit for ourselves. I was looking through the January 2006 issue of Creative Knitting last night, and they only featured two patterns for men. The hat was okay. I might knit it this summer when I’m wondering what to do with all my odds and ends of cascade 220. The sweater, however, was another sweater designed by a woman for a woman to knit for her man. It wasn’t exactly something I’d knit for myself or even wear if some woman did knit it for me. These sentiments are typical for almost every knitting publication or pattern book I look through. I realize these publications won’t change until their marketing departments can begin to measure in dollars the amount of men looking for good patterns. But in the meantime, where does everyone get his patterns?

November 13th

Elad Fox's picture

Need help finishing these scarfs

Well, my wife taught me to knit and then went on a trip with her sisters for a couple of weeks.Anyway I stayed home and have knit us each a scarf. I was able to bind off and finish the end of the scarfs but I am not sure what to do with the tail of yarn left at the beginning of the scarf. It looks like I better not just cut it off or it will unravel. Thanks for any help!

Elad 

November 12th

chat Box

 My computer says 11 guests online & 2 members. anyone want to chat?

November 11th

Bill's picture

Kilt socks

I'm knitting kilt socks for my son...the first sock was a reject because it was too tight at the top when I tried it on...so I started over and added two more cables and it's fine.....

I've adapted a basic sock pattern... and it took a while to determine how many extra stitches were needed to accomodate the cables.
...now I can do variations in the cable designs and have fun!
 
I'm using a double strand of yarn on #5 needles ...and will switch to single strand and smaller needles for the foot... just as soon as I finish turning the heel...(I hope)