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September 11th, 2005

I want to be certified

As a knitting instructor after having completed a w/e course @ F.I.T. I have to do 30 hours voluntary teaching to be fully certified

I'll clock in a few hours at the Knit Out in Union Square next month.
The instructor was great, Arnetta Kenney. Yes, I was the only guy!
I'm going to sign up for a 6 week course with Arnetta to knit that sweater I've put off making for lack of confidence.

September 10th

Craig's picture

GOOD BYE

September 8th

Probably uncool...

Hey all:

My good friend Mattie is just dying to get into this site, but has had incredible difficulty in doing so.  Both he and I have scoured this site looking for a help desk - him more than I - but have had trouble finding some such.  Anyway - if you're reading - I've pasted his email below - thanks for your help in advance!

I'm trying my hardest to get some help with the menwhoknit.com website. 
I'm not getting any email from the server.  I can request a new
password
that never comes.  I can even register as a new user, but I never get
any email to tell me the new user's password.  I can't post to any of
the forums to ask for help since I can't register or login.   Would you
do me a big favor and, if you're a member, login and post this to the
site stuff forum?  Anyone can contact me for help at
wholycrapthisisfrustrating@flamingbear.com

September 6th

Real Men Knit video

New video in the works - REAL MEN KNIT!

I am an independent video producer and have decided to concentrate on two of my favorite subjects: knitting and men. I have knitted forever myself and through the years have known one or two men who knit but now that it's a growing past-time and passion for many more and I am excited about exploring it in my part instructional/part inspiration video.

I'm looking for men of all ages and types who might be interested in being interviewed for the video. I am putting together a light-hearted segment of stories, opinions, etc. from men who knit so the more variety I can find, the better. I am in central California and plan to travel around the state in the next few months, as well as a trip to Toronto at the end of this month. Unfortunately my budget is not going to allow me to travel the country state by state, but if I find a proliferation of interesting knitting guys in a particular location, I'll try to get there.

September 5th

Craig's picture

Stripes in The Round

I was going through some notes that I have and found this handy hint.

Knitting Jogless Stripes in the Round:

(This only works if you have a minimum of 2 rows per stripe)

Knit 1 round of the new colour.

When faced with the first stitch of the second round: pick up a loopof the first colour from the preceding row an place it on the left needle. Knit together both the first stitch of the new colour and the picked up stitch of the previous row. Continue knitting around.

September 4th

Craig's picture

Just posted some links

Just posted some links I think I am going to have to change that pic of me I look a bit psychotic

Darrel's picture

Web Links Are Back

I got the web link section working again, but unfortunately had to trash all of the links.  It's pretty sparse now, but I know all you internet-enabled knitters have amazing bookmark collections and I encourage you to post your favorites on the site for everyone's benefit.  I'll be adding more, as well!

September 3rd

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It's DONE.

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.

September 2nd

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New book in the works!

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:

http://www.knittingheretic.com/menwhoknit/

September 1st

Knitting for Katrina survivors

 Hi guys

I have a couple of baby blankets that I knitted earlier this year & some cute Ann Norling hats. I want to donate them to the folks in need down south. I'm waiting to hear back from Americares as to where to send them. I can't be the only one among us who has finished and/or near finished projects that ould be of use.
If any of you want to support this please let me know and I will pass on the information as and when I get it.
best,
Martin