MWK 2009 Calendar

Calling all photogenic camera hams... Yes, you, with the shirtless profile pic! I'm talking to you!

We've joked about creating a MWK calendar over the last couple of years and, given that there are a few others on the scene, I think now is a good time to act on it! It's also going to be a charity project and we'll be donating most of the profits to a group or organization that we select as a group.

It's a easy project with wide appeal and there's great opportunity to help raise some money for a good cause. Now, given that this is for charity, we need to raise some big bucks! Here are some ideas on how to do that:
- find a printer willing to donate services in exchange for gratuitous advertising
- persuade local yarn stores to stock them
- create some ad units for print and online advertising
- outreach to knitting publications and podcasts to aid in promotion
- excellent photos of legitimate male knitters (no hotties who can't purl!)
- each of us commit to selling a certain number of calendars

The use of "hottie" was purely intended for comedic value, I assure you. You don't have to be beautiful, but you must be in an interesting, well-composed, knitting-themed photograph. Use your artist's eye... This could get on Oprah!

Everyone can help! Re-read that list above and think about what you can do to make this project a success. How can we raise $10,000?

If you're interested in being a MWK Calendar Guy or wish to help out with the planning and execution of what's sure to be a fun, meaningful project – raise your hand and say it!

YugiDean's picture

He still sits atop the fake, lighted palm tree keeping watch for burglars. He has jumped off at me a few times but insists he's NOT out to get me...he keeps saying his tiny eyes just make it hard to distinguish between me and an intruder. I'm not sure I believe that YSP. LOL

"Men can starve from a lack of self-realization as much as they can from a lack of bread." --Richard Wright

"Men can starve from a lack of self-realization as much as they can from a lack of bread." --Richard Wright

Kerry's picture

Have you sent your photo in yet Tim, I think you'd make a good calendar guy :-)

teejtc's picture

I haven't submitted anything... If it were a daily calendar maybe, but I wouldn't subject anyone to a full month of this mug!


Grace and Peace,

ttoad6889's picture

I'd love to but gotta get a hold of a camera!

I'm just alittle new at knitting-I learned to knit to make my daughter a bag graduation. Unfortunately, I did the bag in colors I like, she didn't. I'm being forced to do her another bag, obviously not by her. It'll be another shock for christmas-maybe

Darrel's picture

You can do either... email them to me or post them in the gallery, whichever you prefer!

Jaredsfa2004's picture

I say give some of the hotties 3 months go get good and HOTT, pecks in order and six pack instead of one pack...and then we'll see...

I wish I had seen this thread earlier! I won't have time to put anything together for it! Damn...

"Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind." Dr. Seuss

Thomasknits's picture

This thread has obviously gotten a lot of us started thinking about nude knitters...mmmm.


Darrel's picture

Ok all you wanton, flirty knitting men... Sadly, this just didn't come together as tightly and quickly as it needed to in order to get this going.

At least we're all a little friendlier with one another now, right? :)

TomH's picture

But it was fun while it lasted. And I think Bill gets the prize!

NonStopAndrew's picture

So here is an idea: MWK Calendar 2010.
We would have a whole year to get buff, get tan, and get good photos.

Thomasknits's picture

Great idea...I'd love to show of a years worth of work on my abs...


Darrel's picture

I'd be happy to see what would happen if I paid even a week's attention to mine... Uh-oh... here comes the MWK Fitness Challenge!

Thomasknits's picture

Ok, that's a super awesome idea...


Jaredsfa2004's picture

I'm up for it...MWK Fitness Challenge!!!!!!!!!!

beardnpipe's picture

Hand raised, "IT".

I'd be willing to help. Not model material but I could help behind the scenes somehow.


brujo's picture

so did you guys end up making a calendar?
and where is the MFKN 2009??