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February 19th, 2005

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Boys who Knit Too

Chicago Tribune
2/1/05

These knitters can take the needling
A special boys-only class finds young men mastering a skill and ignoring the teasing

By Lisa BlackTribune staff reporterPublished February 1, 2005

As he walked into his first "For Boys Only" knitting class, Will Conrad joked about showing his feminine side, but within minutes the Northbrook teenager was intently watching how to "cast on," or loop the yarn onto the needle.

February 15th

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the past two months of knitting

brought to you by Flickr.

Mom's cabled scarf:
cablesMom   Dad's cabled scarf: cablesDad

Wait! There's more...

February 13th

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Can't swing a cat…

Well, I survived my first foray to the Stitches West convention in Santa Clara this weekend. Went down there on Amtrak's Capitol Corridor since I thought CalTrain was still upgrading rails on weekends. A nice ride down with plenty of knitting time.

I don't think I've ever been around so many women in one place before... Stitches was just crawling with the fairer sex... spotted the odd long suffering husband or boyfriend carrying bags of yarn trailing behind their gals or waiting in line at the cash registers while their significant other foraged for yarn.

February 12th

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Knitted ELVIS wig!

I'm sure you've all been searching for this pattern...
a knitted ELVIS wig hat!
http://www.theshed.co.uk/elviswig.html

February 11th

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erasure?

How can I explain, when there are few words I can choose?

Well, it's not that there's few words, just not a lot of time to compose and arrange those words to summarize my knitting since before Xmas. Where to start?

Looking through the images on my camera, it's been lots of gift knitting. I don't know if I'll get around to posting images...

February 8th

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Hats and Handbags

You might enjoy looking at this on line exhibit of Hats and Handbags by friends and students of Prudence Mapstone.

http://handbags.knotjustknitting.com
http://ifthehatfits.knotjustknitting.com

Wonderful colourful work!

Bill

February 7th

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Now taking requests...

Well gents, I finally got around to laying out some promo cards for MEN WHO KNIT.com. Today at work, I'll be seeing about minting some buttons too.

For those of you interested in starting or publicizing your own local chapters and meetings, send me a private message on here with the details and I'll make up a layout for you and send it to you as a PDF you can print and distribute.

Once I have the buttons done, I'll put up some photos and get you guys a price on covering the production costs so you too can proudly declare to the world that you are a man who knits!

Though the best and m

February 5th

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Yarn Search, pleas for help...

I've been trying to track down some GGH Fancy eyelash yarn in the bronze/deep copper hue and seem to be coming up short.

Anyone anywhere know of a good yarn store that ships and carries GGH Fancy?

January 25th

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"Knitting on the Edge"

I mentioned at the "Men Who Knit" gathering tonight ... that the book "Knitting on the Edge" by Nicky Epstein....is available from Hamilton Books at the discounted price of $19.95...plus shipping...
Bill

http://www.hamiltonbook.com/hamiltonbook.filereader?41f7472f00f08b662725424d3615064d+EN/products/4145569

KNITTING ON THE EDGE: Ribs, Ruffles, Lace, Fringes, Flora, Points & Picots.
By Nicky Epstein.
 
Comprehensive and indispensable reference guide to 350 types of edgings and decorative borders. Features styles that will work for any yarn and any size needle that will allow knitters to customize their designs into one-of-a-kind creations. Fully illustrated in color. 168 pages. Size 11 x 81⁄2 inches. Published by Sixth&Spring.

January 23rd

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Knit and the whole world has an opinion...

I knit on the BART train, I knit standing in line, I knit at sidewalk cafes... and it seems that folks are more than happy to strike up a conversation with you... either they're knitters themselves or they're admiring the piece you're making...

Knitting seems to help bring down social barriers to talking to strangers and I think it's cool. A nice smile or compliment is a little thing but has such a great impact on one's disposition. It can really make your day.

It's also nice to share one's experience with knitting... not to sound too New Agey and hippy-dippy, but it is very gratifying to be reknitting the social fabric in our community through a simple and satisfying craft.