Establishing a Presence

Stephouche's picture

I've been getting back into knitting in the past few months. It was prompted by a visit from one of my older sisters, who'd taught me to knit when I was 10. We were in a quilting and yarn shop and we were walking through the yarn section. I was bemoaning the fact that I didn't have a "presentable" neck scarf. By "presentable," I meant something simple. The next thing I knew she was knitting me a neck scarf from Black Sheep wool.
I was inspired and knitted a couple of Swifter cozies for my Swifter.
I've been looking for men's cardigans in the local department stores and menswear stores and figured the only way I was going to have the cardigan I desired was to knit one myself, and the search was on for a "classic" cardigan pattern.
Searching the local stores proved to be a bust. I was in a crafts store complaining about the lack of men's sweater patterns and a woman came up to me and pointed me to Ravelry, which led me here.
I found a pattern on Ravelry which looks sufficiently "conservative" and "timeless" and isn't too challenging.
I'm back to knitting.


WillyG's picture

Woot! Good luck with your

Woot! Good luck with your sweater! Several years ago my mom realized I was serious about knitting and gave me all her old knitting stuff from her alternate universe as a teenager. (She doesn't strike me as a knitter in the least nowadays.) Along with some plastic needles and a pattern for those funny slippers with a pompom on the top was a vintage book of mens sweater patterns by Reynolds. Many of them I still find rather attractive. I haven't knit any of them yet, but some day I may.

Joe-in Wyoming's picture

Welcome. We are a great

Welcome. We are a great group and a wonderful resource to tap into. -- Books, knitting, cats, fountain pens...Life is Good.

rc_in_sd's picture

Welcome, Stephen - you've

Welcome, Stephen - you've found a great group of supportive guys!