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The judgement seat...

...is also a hot seat, at least in this kind of weather. Into the 90s again today, with high humidity and little breeze. Today was the day I promised to judge knit and crochet pieces for the county fair, so off to the fairgrounds at 9 am. Mary, the supervisor, was waiting for me and knew who I was even though we'd never met in person before. Easy, I was the only male judge in her division, Home Economics.

We started with the crochet work, and the only hard judgement call I had was to rank six crocheted afghans. Managed that and wrote suggestions to all the creators. Plowed ahead through several smaller categories, then had to pick best in show for crochet. It went to the best afghan, which was really a nice piece of work.

Scarf #1 down...

Hey everyone, I am thrilled to announce that I just finished my very first sacrf!  ...I think it turned out pretty well for having basically taught myself. 

Needles to say, I have begun yet another scarf (I'll do one more before branching out into something more complicated, any suggestions?).  I found that I didn't know what to do with my hands for the three days between projects.  I am truly obssesed! 

A word of thanks to everyone for thier kind advice, I am finding this site to be a priceless resource!  

...Which brings me to my next question....

Glad to be here, Men!

Good evening, men.  I've been knitting for some time, but have just recently discovered the joys of knitting socks!

Of course, I expect to be motivated to push myself into other areas of knitting once I hear and see what you all are doing!

When's the next chat, by the way?

Gene 

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Scheduled General Chat . .

Thanks to everyone who took the time to respond to the poll about a scheduled chat session.   55 people voted . . double what I had expected . . and 51% indicated that they either want a scheduled chat or often check the chatroom when they log on to MWK.

So, the first scheduled GENERAL CHAT will be scheduled for this Thursday, August 3rd, 10PM  EASTERN- until whenever.  This way, hopefully, you will know that if you log into the chatroom then, someone should be here to chat with you.  Chat about whatever you like.  It will just be a way for everyone to meet, especially the new members.

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Gentle Reminder boys!

Hi guys!

I know I have been pretty quiet for the last few days, got my reasons, but going to do the clog chat tonight at 10pm eastern, which means 7pm pacific and who's on first???..... Lars will let me know. 

 And welcome to all the new guys out there!!!  You'll love it here.  Write me... I can tell you who to avoid! hmm

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New to Knitting

Hello everyone! Just a little bit more about myself: I am completely new to knitting - I just started teaching myself today, haha. I have been crocheting since I was about 8 years old, but as I grew older I began to form an interest in knitting as well. So I began researching it and here I am. I guess I'm off to a decent start. I guess having some history in crocheting helped out a little.

I am exicted to be a part of this new community! I was happy to have stumbled across this website. I look forward to getting to know many of you.

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"beautiful art made with knitting"

hey guys, i stumbled across this webpage while i was surfing around tonite. i have no idea who created this art, or what the parent site is for, but i thought the knitted items were great from an artistic standpoint. please be aware that the subject matter may not be suitable for children....

http://www.yumlum.com/galleries/knitwear/knitwear_art.htm

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my weekend job

Hi everybody,

Here is what I did over the weekend.

I painted on a skein of yarn, a combination of a silk lace, merino wool and mohair. Could not wait to knit a sample. Look for yourself.

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yarnaholics anonymous

I am here to say, that I am a yarnaholic.  I admit that I am powerless to yarn.  Yarn has interrupted my life, deleted my savings, driven away suitors... My life is controlled by yarn.  I hear the siren call of silk, wool, alpaca, linen, mohair... I am weak and unable to resist.

 That being said , I just picked up some lovely yarn at a sale yesterday , and only went 3'x over what I planned to spend.  SO, my goal for next month is to have a rummage sale, and whatever I don't absolutely love out of my QUICKLY GROWING STASH (I love that word...it sounds like you could hide it in a drawer... I couldn't hide my stash in a UHAUL!) I will sell.  Unfortunately, what I will sell probably won't interest male knitters: mostly badly advertised mohairs and some novelty sold on e-bay.  Not very butch stuff.

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Knitting-in Ends

I decided to try something new (for me) and to knit-in the ends of the wool when I start a new ball.  I find the method very simple to do but I don't like the way it looks on the right side (a little uneven, lumpy, just wrong).  First, I knitted-in both strands (old and new) but that was absolutely unsatisfactory so I took it out.  Then, I tried knitting-in just on strand and that was better but still not acceptable.  I'm not knitting tightly and am trying to accomodate the strand(s) on the back side.

Does anyone have experience doing this and can you give me some suggestions so that it looks fine on the right side of the work?  It would be nice to have one less step to do when finishing a project.

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