hizKNITS's blog

Officially killed

Grandcarriage killed meMy Sock Wars death has arrived. Actually, I traveled to Portland this past weekend and met my killer, Grandcarriage.

Thanks, Bob, for killing me with such handsome gray socks.

For the next 30 days I'm going to go on a knitting fast. It's NaNoWriMo time! I've failed to complete it for the past two years... here's hoping for a new result (a minimal RSI)!

Clogging standstill

clogsJohn, I'm still clogging-along, or at least I should be. I put these down in July and only got them out to photograph today. All that remains is to attach the sole to the second one, close the centers and tack away. When I did a pair a few years ago, there was no problem with the felting, sole or bumper.

Hopefully I can get these finished and felted for the boyfriend before Halloween!

miss-taken identity

I was finally able to view MenKnit, the second issue. For whatever reason, my Mac at home doesn't see some of the fonts. That's why I'm thankful for my office and this here computer...

12.26.05

One thing was surprising... the photo of Mark (of MarQ1) looks a lot like me (of hizknits.com).

Mark, I'm so sorry they put that photo there. While, I often shave my head, currently, I'm much hair-ier.

submissive

Who knew submission could feel so good?

This past summer, when the men's issue of Knitty was announced, I considered throwing my hat in the ring. Procrastination and other knitted distractions never got the sketches and swatches made into a completed item. However, my jaw droppd when I saw a very similar pattern that did get published. I still believed in my pattern, specifically, one innovative element.

Then, the good fellows at MenKnit were getting ready to publish their inaugural issue. Some hasty knitting, a flurry of emails, and a fast-approaching deadline saw the birth of my dream, save some felting. The next thing I knew, I was in Poland and Eastern Europe for three weeks, and there was no way I could felt across the ocean.

first foray into freeform

It's been a long, long time since I've been on here. I've been out of the country for the past three weeks, but that's not to say I didn't get any knitting done!

Since I was travelling, I didn't want to bring a big project (like the aran that's begging to be finished) or something complex (another self-designed piece).

DominikaSo, I grabbed a bunch of different yarns, one set of circular needles and assumed that I'd find some downtime to whip out some hats.

an arm-full

second sleevea very productive week, indeed. since my last post, I'm twenty rows shy of finishing the second sleeve.

now that I'm back into the swing of things, it's time to get a-designing. knitty.com's men's issue was a disappointment, as far as number of male designers. I know we're out there, but I recognize my own lack of a contribution.

I tip my hat off to those of you who submitted, whether or not you were published. thank you for representing our gender. I also tip my hat to those who've engaged knitty's editor.