rooboy2000's blog

my blocking board

A big thanks to all of you that offered suggestions and links to making a blocking board i followd your suggestions but ultimeately i used a combination of surfaces to create my ultimate blocking board. I started by using 2 x 600mm/ 900mm frames cork boards and then to add extra depth and fill in the depth difference between the cork and the frame i added a layer of cardboard from a old packing carton that fitted perfectly within the frame, i then purchase 2 yoga mats from a discount store and layed them to add a waterproof layer and then finally covered them in Gingham to assist in squaring up the peices on the board. check it out!! I think that it work beautifully and i saved about $200 in shipping

Blocking boards

Greetings from down under fellas! I was wondering if you have any suggestions for Blocking boards i found a great board at but when i enquired about shipping costs to Australia it came in at just below $200 USD. Do you guys know any other products that could be shipped cheaper or made here in Australia. perhaps you have a board that i can make???? look forward to hearing from you.
kind regards Arron

My first fair isle beanie

Hi guys have been enjoying reading all the happenings at "MEN WHO KNIT" Since my last post i have been busy travelling with work and recently got to meet with Gerard at I Knit LONDON it was great to meet a member who has used his passion to open a store and assist water aid with knit a river. But by far the best thing to come from this site has been my friendship with Jesse KIWIKNITTER who emails me most days and has become a valuable and wonderful friend. Together we are learning to become the best knitters we can be. We are both working on Fair isle... This is my first attempt which took me almost 3 weeks to complete and was ripped out 4 times I am very happy with the result and think that now that i have got the basic figured i really want to perfect this technique. Thanks to all of you out thee who inspire me through your craft, especially Jesse !! Arron
Sorry about the photo its not that clear but i hope that you get the idea.

Opening an online store!!

hi guys! haven't posted anything lately as i've been busy knitting a sweater with Jesse "KIWIKNITTER" he has been supporting me and lending advice!! Will post a picture when finished. I'm just in the research stage of starting up an online wool store servicing the Australian market and was wondering if anyone has any advice Jesse thought that there were a couple of MWK members who had done just that!! Would love to hear from You!! Regards Arron

Thanks for all your welcome messages!!

Thanks again guys! I have been overwhelmed by the number of guys who have welcomed me to the group in the spirit of sharing i'm adding a pic of 2 beanies that i recently completed they are fairly basic by the standard i have seen on this site. The original pattern was the london beanie found on the internet however i found that it puckered on the crown so i added a knit row between every decrease row and that solved the problem. Thanks to you guys i'm being inspired to add a fair isle trim to my next beanie project. great to be here and nice to meet you all.
kind regards Arron

Greetings from Australia.

Hello gentlemen, wow i'm so excited to have stumbled across your site what a wonderful resource. I'm addicted to knitting and now your website as i read as much as i can to catch up on all the news and projects . I was wondering if there are any other fellow aussies out there? Looking forward to chatting and sharing with all of you out there!! Arron,
aussie, aussie, aussie, oi, oi, oi,