The return of the prodigal knitter

TheKnittingMill's picture

Hey gents! It's been a while since I've posted, but looking over recent entries I've noticed it's sort of a theme. (",) I spent some time in Guatemala doing some medical mission work with DWB and made it home just in time to spend the holidays with my family. I've been knitting daily and have a new pattern coming out 1-11-11...

NOT Mr. Rogers' Cardigan...
NotMrRogers

NMRC5

NMRC9

NMRC2

I've also been creating some digital collages and posting them on Ravelry periodically. Here's one that's apropos to us gents in case you didn't get a chance to see it on Rav...

MaleKnitters

I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday and I wish you a great new year!
Mill

Comments

mrossnyc's picture

welcome back! I like your

welcome back! I like your new sweater design.

TheKnittingMill's picture

Thanks Michael!

Thanks Michael!

Kerry's picture

Nice cardigan Mill, and a

Nice cardigan Mill, and a fun collage. Good to see you back.

TheKnittingMill's picture

Nice to be back--thanks

Nice to be back--thanks Kerry!

Joe-in Wyoming's picture

Cute, Mill. Since Fred

Cute, Mill. Since Fred Rogers may be a relative, I can say that I take it in the humor intended. Good to see you. -- Books, knitting, cats, fountain pens...Life is Good.

TheKnittingMill's picture

Sorry Joe...completely a

Sorry Joe...completely a joke. I watched him every day as a tike and he's done wonderful things in the advancement of the field of pedagogy and children's programming. The pattern title is in contrast to another upcoming slim-fitting modern version of his iconic red cardigan. (",)

Mill

New York Built's picture

I like the back

I like the back design...reminds me of Mid 1800's design using an inserted diamond in the back to shape the garment to a wide, thick back. Quite interesting.

Good to see you here.

If I have a little extra money, I buy yarn, fiber books, and knitting supplies. I get food with what's left over.

TheKnittingMill's picture

Thanks Mark! I'm assuming

Thanks Mark! I'm assuming from your pictures you have a similar problem in fitting into "off-the-rack" sweaters and jackets as my Dad and I. I have a 52" chest and a 34" waist with only modest shoulders, but big arms. My Pop (pictured) has a similar build, but with even narrower hips/lower back with a bit of a beer gut (or as he refers to it--"a shed for his tool"...LOL). The main focus of this pattern was customization of fit of ALL male body types (in opposition to the industry's production of omnipresent linear silhouettes).

New York Built's picture

You have grasped the issue.

You have grasped the issue. I have little tolerance for the assumptive clothing sizes available. I find, as you probably do, that with my build, nothing off the rack fits well. I have a nice niche business started, making hand knitwear for bodybuilders and large-as-life men.

If I have a little extra money, I buy yarn, fiber books, and knitting supplies. I get food with what's left over.

smalltownknitguy's picture

Glad you are back. Great

Glad you are back. Great Cardigan! I have a pattern coming out soon as well, just waiting publication date from Skacel!

TheKnittingMill's picture

Thanks....congratulations!

Thanks....congratulations!