I guess I should start by introducing myself. My name is Wil, I'm a 20 year old student in Portland Oregon. I attend Reed College and am a Psychology Major.
I started knitting almost three years ago. The woman who was doing the costume design for the High School musical put the first needles in my hands. I progressed slowly (as most do) and quickly gave it up when I came to college. There, my HA (Housing Advisor, similar to RA) taught me how to crochet. I found it easy and fun to get into, but it quickly got boring (there is only so much you can do). So I came back to knitting, and with my experience crocheting, I was able to knit continental, thank god.
I have been playing around with the "russian join" since I ran across it on Kennys (KC78) blog a few weeks ago. I really like the results.
So last night there came an opportunity to use it again. I made the loops, wove in the needle, pulled the loops through, clipped the excess. Great looking join.
NOW IF ANY OF YOU GUYS KNOWS HOW TO KNIT WITH THE YARN TAIL... CONTACT ME!!
P.S. We have over 20 guys in the clog-along. Thanks for y'all getting behind this.
I just got my Options needles from Knit Picks and really like them. If you want to read a summary/ review/ pictorial of them you can head over to my other blog:
And yes Chris, I will join you in the Clog-along. Though I didn't know you were organizing anything like that, I did get the size 13 needles just for the clogs, so why not join in!
tiscali have put a link to a video called 'men who knit' on their front page which is really exciting. The more it is downloaded the more attention men knitting in the UK will get.
I'm hopeing to start a boys knitting club in the near future, this community has inspired me.
A few of us guys around here namely, Warren, Luke, Gabriel and myself have decided to do a Clog-Along using Fiber Trends AC-33x pattern. They're fast, easy and make a great gift for yourself or someone in that oh so up and comming Christmas season.
The plan is to start Monday June 17, and keep everyone abreast of our progress, problems and frustrations. We'll keep the cussing for our PM's. This is neither a contest nor a race merely a good ol' cyberspace knit-along.
So join us if you are interested. We would love to have as many guys who want to knit these up to be involved.
I'm going to start a group in the Niagara Peninsula in Ontario, Canada. There are many ideas under consideration, but I thought I'd ask for some feedback. Could you go to my blog and complete the poll? Thanks.
I got a MWK button badge, woo hoo!
I've attatched a picture of the first blue square to arrive from the MWK team. Thanks to John in San Francisco for this one.
Thanks also to everyone there who has embraced the Knit A River project, we're really excited and encouraged by your efforts....
can anyone help with a pattern for a 3D spider?
I've started to make one and it's going well but it would be great to have a pattern to compare it to.
Do any of you guys have girl knitter friends who would be interested in joining the sister site Women Who Knit?