A lifelong passion

ManMadeKnits's picture

Salutations, everyone!

As you might read in my profile, I started knitting in Japan. After I sold all of my video games, I went to the 100 yen store and bought some needles and yarn. After seeing me struggling to learn from some diagrams on the internet, my host mother kindly called up another mother from the neighborhood--the mother of a boy who had started going to school again once he heard an American (myself) would be teaching English there. She kindly came over and taught me how to cast on, knit, purl, and make ribbing. It was so that my first scarf, a grey and black ribbed masterpiece, was born and a new passion discovered. Since getting back to school, my friend has been eagerly providing me with new things to try and this semester has produced 4 different hats and a felted satchel. Future endeavors include gloves, more scarves, and surely a sweater or two. I'm always looking for a challenge, so weird patterns are always exciting.

I don't know who will end up reading this, but I'm excited to meet other knitters, male or otherwise, in my future travels.

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Kilted Knitter's picture

Welcome... Great site to

Welcome...
Great site to belong to and lots of help. Also a great place to blow off steam when frustrated. Great succes to your knitting and glad to meet you!
Barry, the Kilted Knitter (yea I really do wear a kilt and knit.)

Seamus OBrein's picture

hey i thought i'ld let you

hey i thought i'ld let you know that i play world of warcraft as well... i'm taking a break from the game to finish up a sweater i'm working on... but i plan on returning within the next month...

server realm: trollbane
allegiance: horde
character: featherline
race: undead
class: warlock
lvl: 62

i have 8 other characters on the server and a banker as well... i don't mind making a new character on a diffrent server... but it does suck having to go from lvl 1 to lvl 70... hehehe... well hit me back some time... maybe we can log on and play together...

oh and welcome to the site... its great... i found a group to knit with in my area... maybe you can as well... gotta run... cheers mate...

quickly, bring me a beaker of wine, so that i may wet my mind and say something clever.
-aristophanes

stch's picture

Skip, Welcome to MWK.

Skip,
Welcome to MWK.

Another welcome to the group

Another welcome to the group here from me too. Post some pics of your stuff. We all like seeing those.

As for weird patterns, there's always the knitted thong, the knitted uterus, or the Elvis wig.

Elemmaciltur's picture

Sounds like you had an

Sounds like you had an exciting begin to knitting. :-) Glad you like it even more than WoW....it's definitely more productive. :-p Welcome to MWK!

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