Mum's Cardigan

Well I made this cardigan for my mum on my "new" Passap DM80 machine. It is not really new but secondhand. Passap machines haven't been made for over 20 years. I brought it off a old lady who no longer had the need for it.

Being a double bed machine it can do ribbing without any hand manipulation so quicker to knit. Also can do a lot of patterns. It also does k:k stitch which is knit stitch on both sides of garment ( no purl side).

Time sure flies....

I can't believe it's been this long since I've visited. I like what you guys have done to the place. Finally realized that I've been way to busy and it's time to slow down and pick up those needles once again. I wonder if I still remember to turn a heel. Heck, I'm wondering if I remember how to cast on. Anyway, good to be back.

Recent work

It's been a very long time since I posted to MWK, although I have stopped by occasionally to see what all the guys have been up to. However, I see others are not posting either! I have a story to tell you about repurposing some yarn.

How do you handle being "odd man out" ?

How do you handle being "odd man out" because of the hobby (knit/crochet) that you enjoy so much ?? I really enjoy crochet and I read books for fun. These are not typical "masculine" activities. I love both of these hobbies, but I have to enjoy crochet pretty much as a loner because there are so few of us. I am a member of a local chapter of CGOA where I am the only male member. I really enjoy the group, but would like to find or start a men's group in Lake Couny, IL

Go where the yarn takes you.

Mike

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Registration for 2016 Seattle Men's Fall Knitting Retreat is open

Greetings MFKR Participants and Enthusiasts!

Registration is now officially open for the 2016 Men’s Fall Knitting Retreat. This year’s dates are Thursday, September 1 through Sunday, September 4.

Although there have been some facility cost increases this year, specifically food costs, we have endeavored to keep costs low. Registrations received prior to May 15 will be only $435. The same cost as last year!

Early Registration: $435 (March 1 - May 15)
Late Registration: $460 (May 16 - August 1)
After August 1: $485 (on a space-available basis)

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