Darrel's picture

Supporting Men Who Knit

A number of you have written me in the last couple of months expressing your gratitude and asking about how you can help support the site.

 
Firstly, the best way to support the site is to keep coming back and interacting with us. Without an active user base, this site would lose its purpose.  In the last year, we've grown significantly both in numbers and talent and I hope you've all made as many new friends through the site as I have. What we've created here together is unique and very special.
 
While I do have a few ideas up my sleeve that are coming soon, in the meantime you can help out with the costs by shopping through the affiliate links on the sidebar or on this page.  If you shop regularly at a particular site and they have an affiliate program, let me know and I'll try to join.  I've been waiting weeks for applications to the programs of several yarn stores, but haven't yet received a response.

Billbear's picture

Flying with Needles

Just wanted to know what experiences people have had getting onto a plane with their knitting.  I have heard that wooden needles are okay but the metal ones are not.  I would hate to get to a gate and have them say I can't take it on.  Thanks!

If you could would you open a Yarn Store?

Yes
77% (59 votes)
No
14% (11 votes)
I would but there are too many!
5% (4 votes)
Are you crazy, the knitting fad will end and I'll loose the shirt off my back!
4% (3 votes)
Total votes: 77
Darrel's picture

The grammar of knitting

Before I was a college-dropout, I was a linguistics major and find great delight in regional variations in language.  While making flash cards for one of English students, I realized that the past tense of knit can either be knit or knitted.

I was wondering if you good people would indulge me and reply back whether you "knit a scarf yesterday" or if you "knitted a scarf yesterday" and where you're from.

Here's how I conjugate it in the past tense:

I knit a scarf yesterday.
You knit a scarf yesterday.
He/She knitted a scarf yesterday.

Technical Articles

      Several Tech articles available in pdf format for free download. We will be adding more every other month. ENJOY! Also, if there are specific articles you would like to see, please either let me know or e-mail one of us on the design team from the site.

Inspiration!

Greetings from the land of NASCAR and barbecue wars.  I'm a librarian in North Carolina who's trying to start a knitting group for teens.  The girls are responding but the guys are slow to buy in.  I'm posting a flyer with "Man Enough To Knit Strong Enough To Purl" and photos of men of various ages knitting, but I could use some suggestions.  I'm over 50.  Any ideas on what might appeal to the younger crowd?  Thanks in advance for your insights.

Billbear's picture

Does this happen to everyone?

Um, well I have started a new project which really is just a scarf but working with a different textured yarn which is the new part.  I also just bought more needles, a pattern and yarn for another project and i have some other yarn for another project that I am thinking about.  Starting to get piles of knitting things.  Is this a disease I have caught??

Hi

     Joined last week and thought I would say hello. I am NOT a man, but I hope you guys don't hold it against me! I am a designer who is VERY interested in designing men's knits and hope to learn from all of your experiences. I think the current availability of designs is pretty slim, and would like to work on changing that.

    It is refreshing to be in the company of other knitters who enjoy and respect their chosen art, and I have really been happy with everything I have seen here so far. I am not here to sell myself or anything, just to see what you guys are doing and learn if I can.

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Daytime Knitting in San Francisco

 

Hi Everyone: 

I was wondering if any, some or all of you guys that are retired or not so retired or working par time , if you get together during some daytime hours in the city of San Francisco for coffee and stitches.  I will like to meet with other guys for that here in the City, maybe you do it in other cities, I will like to hear from all of you.

 

Andy 

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Stitch at the LGBT Center

I was planning to go to the center today and work on my scarf.  I decided to wait until next year.  I have been very busy with a new crochet group on MSN   http://groups.msn.com/crochetdepot .  This is part of what I do.  I am still knitting my scarf and got some nice yarn from a store in Daly City call Beverly's Crafts?  Anyway it is a big store with lots of yarns, I will remember that for next time.

 

 

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