Greetings From Nampa Idaho :)

Well well well... a bunch of boys who knit. We have always been around. Just takes the internet to bring us together.

Hi, I'm Gnosis. I live in Nampa Idaho (for now). How I got here I'm not quite sure. Hoping to move to the banks of the Snake River soon. I've liked knitting all my life but never had much time to devote to it until now.

I've been getting ready for the upcommig move by knitting things for the kitchen and bath. A very good way to get into practice and learn new stitches. Been having a blast. One thing I like to do is find interesting scarf patterns, ditch the scarf idea and use it for a discloth/towel/wash cloth instead. I'm currently working on one called "Dragon Skin". Torn though as it would also look good on the back of my chair. Hey?.... what do you call those things you put on the back of chairs anyway? You know ? Those little clothes where you lay your head back to rest?

When it's done I'll post a pick.

Anyway, Thanks for being here guys!



cacunn's picture

Welcome to a great grow of friends.

cacunn's picture

I understand that the thing on the back of chairs is called an "antimacassar." It was used to protect the chair from the macassar oil use by men on their hair.

CLABBERS's picture

Welcome to the group. There are really wonderful guys here. Another name for the antimacassar is "doilie". My grandmother used to crochet them. Welcome!

MMario's picture

Oh my, the victorians would argue with you! Though the antimacassar could possibly be considered a type of doily they would never have been called a doily. Even though they might be identical the victorians classed things quite rigidly by use...doily versus table topper versus antimacassar

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

Gnosis's picture

yeah.. so ihiker ... gues those aren't panties their a jock strap ok!? (just kidding)

scottly's picture

Oh good, another knitting boy! Welcome, and don't forget to post picts I would love to see your stuff.

Antimacassar were used to keep macassar oil (a Victorian hair gel of sorts) off the backs of chairs in the 1800s. Any excuse to be pedantic ;-).

Gnosis's picture

LOL, So when they are on the back of Spinster chairs is that just "wishfull thinking?"

Crafty Andy's picture

Welcome to the Men Who Knit!

Joe-in Wyoming's picture

Welcome, neighbor...We are a great group of fellows [and a few women] who are a great source of information, inspiration, and plain fun. I hope you enjoy the site as much as i do.

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

bobinthebul's picture sounds like some obsolete historical political camp or religious group. Anabaptists, Monophysites and Antimacassars...

Welcome to the group!