I have a friend who, because of serious infections resulting from heart bypass surgery in January that never healed, underwent leg amputation above the knee yesterday. He's 81 years old and he's a wonderful person. I thought I'd make him what is called a stump sock...yes it sounds crass, but he's okay with it. He won't ever have a prosthesis because of his age, overall health, and his f*cked up insurance company who dropped him, so now he is a ward of the State of Florida as a Medicaid patient.
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).
Any men who knit in Columbia, SC or the surrounding area?
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.
Hello find this Men ´Bathing suit ano 1938 on the net and make me one
so nice to wear. smile
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.
Shows how long it's been since I logged on. Heck, I had to change my location though it's been 2+ years since we moved. The site looks very different, but I still see the old faces that I love. I hope you've all been well in my absence and thank you Darrel for carrying this site onwards and upwards.
Sorry if this is misplaced, but I'm not sure what these ads are, but I'm pretty sure they don't belong on a blog about knitting and I want to make sure neither the blog or the user's account has been hacked.
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.
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)