I cannot quite contain my excitement that there is a forum for Men Who Knit! I started knitting a couple of years ago when I saw a call in the Minneapolis paper for volunteers to knit preemie baby caps for Save the Children. Nancy, my companion (we are the original Will & Grace...together 17 years!) went and bought all of the yarn and would cast on for me and we, together, made 75 caps. All of the sudden, I couldn't knit one more cap and I found myself bored with Knitting and Purling, so I bought Knitting for Dummies and started making cables...started on a scarf, then matching fingerless gloves, then beanie caps in every color, then sweaters for my best friends, Pete (Shihtzu) and Vincent (Lab,Boxer mix). Then I decided to make myself a sweater. In two years, I've made 27+ mostly for myself, but also for Nanc, my mother and father and Nanc's manicurist, too (she fell in love with one of my sweaters that Nanc wore to an appt.) I recently discovered Alice Starmore and have completed two of her sweaters and am currently working on Henry VIII from Tudor Roses. BTW, what's up with Starmore? Apparently she detests Americans (I am not so wild aout them myself right now, especially Bush, but I don't want to get started in a political rant). I've spent a small fortune trying to acquire her books on EBAY. A Scottish Collection went for 600+! I didn't win that one, thank Buddha!
I look forward to communicating with all of you! What a pleasure!
I am a piano player/singer. I love to read and workout, watch movies and I don't mind television either, anymore, now that I have discovered the joys of knitting. Nanc is a television addict and also enjoys having my company in the evenings so now that I am knitting, I am content with absolutely mindless programming. It's a wonderful thing! I am HIV+ for 20 years and incredibly healthy...never been sick a day! I am single for the past 4 years having ended a LTR that broke my heart into fragile pieces. I can't say I've sworn off dating, but it sure seems like I have since I haven't gone on a date since Brian and I parted ways. If I had to define my spirituality, I would have to claim a possible affinity for Buddhism (I love yoga), but I find the other "tall tales" to be a little on the "hard to swallow" side of things. I guess that really makes me agnostic with a definate tendency towards athiesm.
I will be sharing pictures of my projects. Thank you all for everything the future holds.
Your new friend,