dare to be fuzzy

Finally got around to taking some photos of the scarves I've been working on... tripple stranding in stockingnet stitch with the wonderfully irredescent EROS ribbon yarn and EYELASH from Trendsetters (it's the same as GGH's FANCY). Debbie Bliss Baby Cashmerino round things off with a soft light warmth. All three yarns are made in Italy, land of beautiful things.

I call my combos Burnished Autumn, Electric Cherry-Blossom Wine, Sapphire Dusk and Emerald Verge.

Penitent Knitters

Get a start on knitting the project before heading off to a Gay Superbowl Party (the Oscars) in the evening.  Drink some coffee, show your stuff; try and name the movies where knitting takes place in a scene.  There are plenty of them - even though the scene may be fleeting.

Boys who Knit Too

Chicago Tribune
2/1/05

These knitters can take the needling
A special boys-only class finds young men mastering a skill and ignoring the teasing

By Lisa BlackTribune staff reporterPublished February 1, 2005

As he walked into his first "For Boys Only" knitting class, Will Conrad joked about showing his feminine side, but within minutes the Northbrook teenager was intently watching how to "cast on," or loop the yarn onto the needle.
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Boyz Night --NYC

Knit NY shuts down every Friday night at 9:00 for Boyz Night.  Except for our two hostesses, the fabulous Vanessa and Siobhan, No Girls Allowed.  There are usually between 10-20 guys of all ages and all skill levels.  It's BYOB and usually runs until at least midnight.We have also set up a Yahoo Group for Boyz Night and upcoming field trips.  Visit us at http://groups.yahoo.com/group/KnitboyzNY  to get on the list.

Can't swing a cat…

Well, I survived my first foray to the Stitches West convention in Santa Clara this weekend. Went down there on Amtrak's Capitol Corridor since I thought CalTrain was still upgrading rails on weekends. A nice ride down with plenty of knitting time.

I don't think I've ever been around so many women in one place before... Stitches was just crawling with the fairer sex... spotted the odd long suffering husband or boyfriend carrying bags of yarn trailing behind their gals or waiting in line at the cash registers while their significant other foraged for yarn.