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My blog post about the 2012 Men's Spring Knitting Retreat

Hi guys, I wanted to share my blog post from today about the 2012 Men's Spring Knitting Retreat. It's hard to believe that it was almost two weeks ago already. If you've never been to one of the Men's Knittting Retreat before, I strongly encourage you to go at least once. It truly is an experience you won't forget. There's a link in the blog post to the Men's Knitting Retreat Website with a list of upcoming events. Check it out!



A little segment on our local Fox channel's evening news

This was shot last month at Trumpet Hill, my favorite LYS. I'm uneasy having my picture taken, so having a TV camera pointed at me was actually downright frightening. But still, I'm always happy to advocate for and encourage men who knit. I think the final piece came out quite nice.



What comes around goes around…and comes back around again

A week or two ago I saw a young woman sporting a beehive hairdo. This woman was maybe in her mid 20’s and it wasn’t any disheveled Winehouse-esque look either. She was quite well dressed and her beehive was well done and perfectly in place. It sparked a brief discussion amongst the person I was with about fashion trends that have come and gone over the decades and some that have come back again. Acid wash jeans, leg warmers, the peasant skirt, and of course bell bottoms all came to mind.

Happy Thanksgiving Everyone!

I just wanted to take an opportunity today to give my thanks to all men who knit no matter where you are. Thank you for your devotion to the craft, for sharing your knowledge, and for supporting and inspiring men everywhere to be creative with yarn and needles. Thank you for sharing your project successes and the failures, the joy and the pain in your lives, and for being a part of this great community.

One thing leads to another

It’s no surprise that practicing one craft can lead to an interest and desire to learn another, especially with fiber related crafts. Many people who started with crochet have learned to knit and many who started with knitting have learned to crochet. There’s a lot of crossover between the two. My love of spinning definitely arose from my love of knitting, and more importantly, knitting with natural fibers. From there I have developed a healthy appreciation for the art of carding and combing spinning fiber to the point where I’ve invested in tools to help me with that task.