we are famous!

kylewilliam's picture

OK... I don't read (Russian?) - but some of the MWK boys are featured in this blog:


I saw MMario, Aaron, myself, Craig...

anyone know how to translate? I'd love to know what they are saying!


Craig's picture

The link does not seem to work

Have been knitting for years. I knit continually then will try another craft, but will return to the needles.

chipsir's picture

I clicked on recent events and got an encoded page but by hitting shift ctrl alt at the same time and clicking on the x all was revealed, it took a long time to down load. Unfortunately I don't speak Russian lol.

Kerry's picture

If you go to the above site, then use Google translate, you get a reasonable translation of the Russian. It's all about men breaking out of stereotypes and knitting. It mentions the MWK mentioned above with links to their blogs. hope this helps.

Bill's picture

I thought Kyle was using the royal "We"...but he was actually talking about the group...LOL

WillyG's picture

Thanks for the note, Kyle! And thanks for the translation tip, Kerry! It was a bit rough, but I got the same idea from it that you did.

Geez, I remember the days of college when we called the worldwide web the "Information Superhighway." Hahaha, how things have progressed!

potterdc's picture

"He's not just knitting, but still comes up to a svyazat." Who knew? :-)

Think less, enjoy it more.

WillyG's picture

Yeah, I get that all the time.

CLABBERS's picture

For Google translator, try
Then copy and paste the Russian text in the box and it should automatically detect Russian as the native language. The translations are a bit difficult to decipher, but some are pretty manageable.
Congratulations, boys, on the fame! I think it's neat that knitting men are being noticed around the globe.

MMario's picture

yup - kinda neat.

MMario - I'm not divorced from reality - we're having a trial separation

Masala's picture

Wow, that's a trip to see many of your names on the page! Not to forget the beautiful pieces that they gave credit to. Cheers, Sid

Joe-in Wyoming's picture

This is great. Congrats to the lads mentioned and now I can [hopefully] remember how to get things translated. -- Books, knitting, cats, fountain pens...Life is Good.

Books, knitting, cats, fountain pens...Life is Good.

potterdc's picture

Bad translation, Joe, or poetry? Edit just a bit and it reads like ee cummings:

"Profoundly mistaken misconception
That knitting is a hobby only lady.
Men also knit, more like knitting
and what a man!

Knitting should not be attributed to gender things!

Speak, men and knitting are not compatible
- it's like to say that a woman can not play golf.

Stupid sexist stereotypes
must be deferred
on both

Think less, enjoy it more.

Darrel's picture

That's awesome!

Fave quote (and pic): "I and my friends on knitting (knitting boys) in boxers, but we still knim and socks tied"