I got my design sent in to MenKnit last week after the blocking fiasco, and the second looks just as good as the first did. And I just finished the fringe on the THIRD one, the one that my boss at the yarn store commissioned for a store model. I'll block it tomorrow and get it up to her on Tuesday before I head to Ohio for vacation. And another friend wants one for a Christmas gift for someone in his life too. (And yeah, I'm purposefully being a little cryptic about it, since I don't know if it's gonna get published. If it does, I'll make big squealy noises and point it out.)
Now I've just got the shawl and poncho for a friend in Michigan, a baby blanket for some friends, and then I get to work on my sweater. It won't be ready this winter, alas, but next winter, most definitely I'll be wearing my Galway Guy.
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.
Since I know I'm safe to post here because he doesn't read this, I just need to share a tale of woe.
So I designed and knit a scarf for the upcoming issue of MenKnit. On Friday, I had wet it down to block it and had it wrapped in a towel to dry it out, and laid the towel across the back of our couch. I had a photo shoot on Saturday and was gone for about 3 hours for it.
In his defense, I didn't tell my partner what the towel was. He's also a compulsive Virgo, which means that he NEEDS to clean.
I got home from the shoot and sat down at my computer. About 10 minutes later, I turned around to look at him where he was crocheting on the couch. I noticed that the towel was gone. In the back of my mind, I also noticed that the washing machine was running.
Okay so I recently graduated college where I spent much of my time in Gender Studies. As a male knitter, the entire needle-work-world, especially knitting has fascinated me because it is a huge pocket of society that still suffers heavily from gender suffocation (or at least in the public sphere). I've been thinking a lot about how we (KNITTIN' MEN) have a great opportunity to make a difference. While I often find myself angry and frustrated with all of those people who so stringently cling to their gender expectations (so often unconsciously), I have to remember that many of them have not had those notions challenged and disproved.
I have been checking out this site for a few weeks and finally got around to joining today.
So, Hello all!
I was wondering if anyone in the New York/Philadelphia area was planning on going on the knitting cruise on Sunday, September 25th that The Point Knitting Cafe in NYC is hosting. I have already signed up with one of my knitting pals and thought it would be fun to meet a few of the folks on here. If you are going, drop me a note.
Also, I have been knitting with a group in the New Hope PA and Lambertville NJ for the past year and wanted to extend an invitation to anyone interested to join us. We are an official guild through tkga and meet several times a month. We also meet most Sunday nights at the Starbuck's in New Hope.
Well one jacket nearly finished just have to decide whether to use a zipper or some other type of closure,so started something else another jacket, onto the last sleeve.Also have started spinning again after many years,so there is the wool,alpaca and silk waitng to be spun which will mean deciding what knit up first,(and I have to find the time to go to work as well).
Keep up the knitting.
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