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.
I finished this up last week and gave it the wash and block over the weekend. I finally got around to taking a picture to post on it. The sweater is the Sampler Sweater from Simply Beautiful Sweater For Men. The grey yarn I purchased last year at our knitting guild's annual yarn auction. It came in 2 very large skeins and was unmarked. It is a single ply, loosely spun worsted weight wool.
is anyone interested in a bit of charity work?
Knit A River is the best petition you'll ever knit! It's a great way to help some of the world's poorest people and share your love of knitting. It's also a great way of using the oddments of blue yarn that are cluttering up your stash.
Knit A River is a unique campaign by I Knit for Wateraid. We need knitters to produce as many blue squares as possible and send them to us so we can sew them together to make a river. The river will (hopefully) flow through London (and more) carrying the message WATER AND TOILETS FOR ALL.
There are currently 1.1 billion people who do not have access to safe water.
I run a knitting group, I Knit London, the UK's only male run knitting group. I was interviewed with a member of the group by Tiscali earlier this year. They have put the video on their website...
allow me (and tiscali) to introduce myself...
let me know what you think, I'd love to hear your comments.
I was sitting by our knitting stall in the East End of London on Sunday, happily knitting away with the big needles and plastic bags when who should approach with an enquiring mind but Alexander McQueen.
Now, I don't know if he's a knitter (whaddya think?) but I remained chatty and aloof - I was only knitting a large plastic bag sheet to hang at the back of the stall for a bit of colour, but if he's got knitted carrier bags in his next collection I'm gonna sue!
I recently received in the mail Vogue Knittings Stitchionary Volume 2- Cables. I thought it was going to be another lame book. Silly me forgot that Vogue is fabulous all around. I suggest everyone who loves cables and fun moving patterns pick this book up immediately.....maintenant, as we say in Quebec.....:)
I encountered a woman at a flea market on Saturday offering baskets of recycled yarn, which she confirmed was obtained by ripping out knitted garments. She was purposefully vague about where she buys them, but told me she has learned which brands are most likely to yield long continuous lengths of yarn. It was all quite clean and neatly wound with a mechanical winder, though she would not make any representation as to the fiber content, weight or yardage. WYSIWYG. The yarns I bought immediately melted when subjected to the flame test at home, and I imagine that mos
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.
I started making the thong. I have gotten to the front pouch. I must admit that part of the intstructions are a little confusing but I may have figured it out. We'll see though when the pouch is done. No, I will not model it here, not with my dunlap. LOL.
I had to draft out the shape of the monogram relief myself on graph paper, but it really wasn't too difficult. Thankfully, the letter 'M', which is the first letter of my boyfriend's last name, was pretty easy as well as symmetrical, which is important because the coasters are meant to be reversible. The 'M' is in reverse-stockinette on the right side and stockinette on the wrong side.