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Joining the pimping process with Technocowboy

My pattern in Menknit magazine follows Technocowboy's entry.  It is on page 15 and is a scarf using the fisherman and old shale patterns. 

Quite delighted with the way it turned out.

The next deadline is October 30th.  If any of you guys have patterns, particularly sweaters - send them in.

One Gansey down.. 100's to go....

It's finished.

Having made this sweater in the traditional style, I'm going through a bit of a 'getting used to" curve of how the sleeves feel being a tad short and this is definately the first sweater I've ever owned that was tight, however I happened to finish it on one of the first cold snap nights and now I see why old fishermen loved this style. It really does keep the wind out and trap the heat in the textured patterns. This has me pacing to start on the Aran now since it has more detail and heavier yarn.

And speaking of starting on the Aran, After working with size 4's dpns, and finishing with size 2 dpns, working on size 8's now is like working with telephone poles, or trying to use kindergarten pencils for chopsticks. Not to mention swapping from gansey weight wool to authentic Aran weight wool, is like working with rope now. It could be worse though, my wife has started her eyestrain project today. She's working on a Faroese lace shawl with size 5's and lace weight yarn. No thanks. Working on yarn the weight of dental floss, I'll pass.

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Pimpin' it!

The first issue of MenKnit is out!  I'm on page 14!  :D

Orange Crush - cont.

I finished the back of my sweater, and am pleased with the way it turned out.  I've posted a link to the picture.

http://photobucket.com/albums/a83/suttonjp/?action=view&current=OCback.jpg

I'll get started on the front after supper this evening.  I'm hoping to have it finished by November.  I'm using size 11 needles, so that shouldn't be a problem.  I've discovered that I really dislike working with anything bigger than a size 9 needle and prefer a 7 or smaller.

Howdy from Texas!

Howdy everyone!

 

I'm relatively new to knitting.  I find it very relaxing, especially in the car while riding along country roads.  I started knitting scarves and small throws and now I am currently knitting baby booties and a bonnet for my partners sister.  She's having twin girls around Dec. or Jan.  I've all of a sudden developed in interest in baby clothes.  I don't know if anyone has the same problems I do with making things for people but I feel I'm giving a part of me away.  It's hard to part with some of my creations.

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first foray into freeform

It's been a long, long time since I've been on here. I've been out of the country for the past three weeks, but that's not to say I didn't get any knitting done!

Since I was travelling, I didn't want to bring a big project (like the aran that's begging to be finished) or something complex (another self-designed piece).

DominikaSo, I grabbed a bunch of different yarns, one set of circular needles and assumed that I'd find some downtime to whip out some hats.

Light at the end of the tunnel!

I can see the light. It's getting so close I can nearly walk thru it. I'm sure you know the one I'm talking about, the light at the end of the tunnel telling you that you are almost done with a difficult or long project. In my particular case I'm nearly done with a 'slightly modified" version of a Gansey sweater from Beth Brown-Reinsel's book Knitting Gansey's. I made a few changes from her original designs to fit my bizzare tastes. But as I can tell that's what making a Gansey is all about, making one different from the last one you made. The kids and wife have already gotten in line for any future ones I crank out as well. Though I hope to do the next one in something more traditional than Lion Brand. I was thinking something more like Poppletons, but please comment if you know anything better to do a traditional "Seamans Iron" Gansey in.

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N.Y. Knit Out

I'm happy to read that Martin had such a good time at N.Y. Knit Out yesterday. Obviously the difference in our responses comes from the fact that he was an active participant while I was a passive observer. I was expecting to see a lot more "knitting as an Art form" than I did. (This is New York City, after all.) The weather didn't cooperate. It was much too sunny and hot in the City to want to be touching wool, and Union Square is not the green oasis I remember it being the last time I was there. I came away remembering three or four items that I saw. One, a big, "thingy" poncho in browns, as handsome and impressive because of the man who was wearing it as it was in itself. Another favorite of mine was a woman's hat that seemed to be made of preserved newspaper, with a (perhaps) chrochet hat-band.

Orange Crush

It took 3 tries, but I finally got a good start on the back of my first sweater.  I'm knitting the orange zip-front cardigan from the 1st issue of Knit.1.  I'm using the suggested yarn, Wool-Ease chunky in Pumpkin.  (It's not as bright as it looks in the picture.)  It's very exciting to watch it take shape.  I've got about 10 more rows before I start shaping the arm holes.  I'll post more as it moves along.

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Men's Knitting Circle in Philadelphia

On Tuesday, September 27th, the first Men's Knitting Circle kicked off in Philadelphia.  Eight male knitters attended, some I knew, some I did not.  It went over well and we are meeting again the last Tuesday of October (the 25th).  Plenty of creativity in the bunch. 

I followed advice for various people and advertised it and talked it up in Philadelphia and various websites.  MenWhoKnit and PhillyKnitters as two, the local yarn shoppes, the PGN, various stores.

Interesting note is that the owner of establishment told me that several women asked if they could attend, and he explained that it was for the guys and that they could start one on another evening.  No disrespect to the ladies but the idea is for the fellas to have a place to sit, knit and enjoy each others company and share the male focused creative process.

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