I just wanted to give a shout and say hello to everyone. I just joined this site but I have been watching many of your blogs while I waited for approval. I must say that I am amazed there are so many men who knit! The projects you have been showing have been absolutely amazing! I'm a beginner myself. I've been knitting for maybe a little over three years now and mostly just in the winter. I have made a ton of scarves, some hats, a dog sweater, a child's sweater, and right now I have an afghan on one set of needles and a men's sweater on another. I started the sweater years ago, but I just haven't been motivated to work on it. The afghan I started around New Years and I have three out of five strips done. Anyway, I'm in SE Wisconsin. Right on I-94 between Madison and Milwaukee. I can't wait to start showing off my projects as I grow and learn as a knitter. Something that I thought of to request from you guys. I was wondering if when others post pictures of their projects, they might include a picture of the non-public side of your project. It might give me a better idea of how some things are made. Just a thought. Take care!