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July 2nd, 2006

altivo's picture

Brief introduction

Hi, everyone. I've had this link sitting in my mailbox for a couple of months, but only got around to investigating today since I needed something to write about in my guild newsletter. Since I'm editor, I get to fill up space when things slow down in the summer.

Ok, so, about me: I've been knitting on and off for about 44 years, give or take a few. Mostly on for the last ten or so. I also weave, crochet, sew, and spin. Here's a sample of what I've been doing lately. The yarn is a handspun two ply from a dyed roving of Polwarth wool, very soft and warm. The scarf (since finished, but no photo of the finished item yet) is done in the old lace pattern "feather and fan," two repeats across plus garter stitch borders. Finished size 9 x 52 inches.

bought jumper

I was given a very generous gift certificate to the fabulous store Barneys here in Manhattan. I had no idea what to buy & didn't want to just buy something for the sake of it. I looked around and found several nice shirts, Comme de Garcon, Burberry, Gucci, real high end stuff. anyway my b/f spotted a black cashmere jumper that was in my price range & what do you know it was the design from Knit:1, men's issue fall/winter 2005. Designed by John who works @ The Point! It's the one with the dropped stitches. What a coincidence. It was made by a company I've never heard of Lutz & Patmos. You can see it on their website if you're interested.

July 1st

Serge664's picture

Manly Slip

The move from indy to dallas has changed my "cool guy shag" into something closer to a "homeless guy fro."Manly Hat

I could get a haircut, but i think it is just the excuse i need to make more hats.

I just made the "Manly Slip-Stitched Hat" from the book Just Hats.

 

I used 2 strands of wool ease instead of kool wool (it is what I had around)

I think it turned out pretty well. I am very pleased with the rows of V's and _'s.

 

Darrel's picture

Spammers

I've been trying to weed out the casino/porn/student loan spammers, but would appreciate your help in monitoring the site.

If you see something that's out of line, please send me an email at darrel@menwhoknit.com with the username and/or URL to the offensive content and I'll take care of it.

Thanks to those of you who have been reporting incidents of this nature. Let's keep a clean site, ladies and gentlemen.

Gerard Allt's picture

I Knit London

There were almost 25 people to our knitting club on Thursday. We met at a pub called The Salisbury, St Martins lane. The pub is right in the middle of town, sandwiched between Soho and Covent Garden. We had a really good night. We got lots of blue squares - I've begun to tell people that they should work on their own projects too! But Louise told me that a blue square is great to knit in the pub - she like a little glass of wine like me!

Apart from Craig, myself and Graham there were no other men. I'm not sure there are many male knitters in the UK.

My next campaign is to find them and out them.

June 30th

New Here

Hello To whoever reads this...

 I am have been knitting now for nearly two years as one of my hobbies. I do not know many patterns to Knit as of right now, but I do make great scarfs and dish clothes.

Some may ask how I found out about this page... Well to tell the truth my mom found out about it from the priest at her chruch who is also a knitter and told her about this site...

Well I guess this is all for now.

Knitting Rocks

Michael 

Chris Vandenburg's picture

Is it my computer?

.......................or is this homepage scewed up?

June 29th

Aaronknits's picture

Pattern help needed

I'm still plugging away at the Leo's sweater pattern from knitty.com.  It's taken me quite some time to get as far as I have.  Not only am I a slow knitter, and don't have time to knit every day, but I have been taking breaks from it to work on smaller things too.  I'm also taking my time with this project because it's not for me and I want it to be as close to perfect as possible.   

Anyway, I have a question regarding the pattern instructions that I'm hoping you good gents might be able to shed some light on and provide some guidance.  I am at the point of the neck shaping on the front piece.  Here's the text of the pattern with the lines highlighted where I have some confusion:
Armhole Shaping
BO 6 sts at beg of next 2 rows, then 2 sts at beg of foll 2 rows. 113[129, 137, 153, 161] sts
Working dec rows as per Shaping Note above, dec 1 st at each end of next 1[4, 6, 7, 9] rows. 111[121, 125, 139, 143] sts
Cont in rib patt until piece measures 6[6.5, 6.5, 6.5, 7] inches from beg of armhole shaping, ending with a RS row.

Neck shaping
Next Row [WS]: Work across 46[51, 52, 59, 60] sts, BO center 19[19, 21, 21, 23] sts, work rem 46[51, 52, 59, 60] sts
Right side
Next Row [RS]: Work in patt as set to last 5 sts, k2 tog, k3.
Next Row [WS]: P3, p2tog, work in patt as set to end.
Work these 2 rows 9[10, 10, 11, 11] times more, then work first row 0[0, 0, 1, 1] time more. 26[29, 30, 34, 45] sts
Work even until piece measures 9[9.5, 10, 10.5, 11] inches from beg of armhole shaping, ending with a WS row.
Next row [RS]: BO 6[7, 7, 8, 8] sts, work to end.
Next and all foll WS rows: Work even in patt as set.
Next row [RS]: BO 6[7, 7, 8, 9] sts, work to end.
Next row [RS]: BO 7[7, 8, 9, 9] sts, work to end.
Next row [RS]: BO rem 7[8, 8, 9, 9] sts in patt.
Reattach yarn and work left neck and shoulder to match right neck and shoulder, reversing all shaping, using k2tog tbl and p2tog tbl decs in place of k2tog and p2tog.

June 27th

Bill's picture

Black Addi Turbo needles

I've been bothered by the bright silver finish on the Addi turbo needles...it's blinding to my old eyes... searched and found a product that turns them charcoal grey! ...it's a liquid called "Blacken it" used to antique model trains and tracks. Got it from Micromark.. www.micromark.com. I just cleaned the turbo needles to get rid of finger grease...and dipped them in the bottle...then rinsed. ...they're now a warm charcoal grey colour. it doesn't rub off or stain... Bill

Knitted Ferrari

Thought I would post this article I came across online- seems a UK art student knitted a full size ferrari for her honors degree.  The artist is quoted as saying:

           “I get men admiring the racing lines and old women look at the needlework.” 

How sexist -- and look at those crummy seams down the middle of her windows :)

 

http://www.thesun.co.uk/article/0,,2-2006270608,00.html 

http://www.ananova.com/news/story/sm_1879263.html