Kiwi James's blog
Hi guys. I'm planning a trip to the UK and New York in about three months time and my trave agent is telling me that I can not take knitting needles of any sort (metal/bamboo/wooden) on any aircraft.
For all the Men Who Knit in Sydney, Australia... I'm heading your way soon! My partner and I are popping across the Tasman to check out the Melbourne scarf festival and then spending a few days in Sydney where I'll be attending the SSK knitting group on Saturday July 7th. It would be great to catch up with other male knitters while I'm there.
Just thought I'd let you know that Kiwiknitter and I had a blast last week at the Knitter's weekend. We were definitely in the minority as "Men Who Knit" but more than made up for it by being two of the most visible knitters. On the Saturday afternoon we decided to avoid the crowds and knit together upstairs at the New Dowse gallery... but gallery visitors kept lining up to talk to us about our knitting. I guess in reality we became a live, interactive exhibit at the gallery. Everyone was impressed by our knitting ability and the projects we were working on and they applauded us for knitting in public.
This photo is of me competing in a speed knitting competition during the weekend. I only planned on watching the contest but got too close to the action and had needles and yarn thrust at me and was told to sit down and cast on! I didn't win the contest... but I can honestly say I was the fastest guy in the competition. The fact that I was the only guy is quite besides the point. If you look closely you can see that I was proudly wearing my Men Who Knit badge.
Thanks go to Kiwiknitter for taking the photo.
Kiwi James here. Just thought I'd introduce myself and say hello to the group. I'm a 36 year old avid knitter living in Greytown, New Zealand.
Some of you may have come across my blog Fibre Alive at some stage. This morning I appeared on National television to help promote the knitters weekend which is being held in Lower Hutt this weekend. If you want to check out the clip you can go to www.tvnz.co.nz and type in the key words good morning which will take you to the homepage of the show. From there you need to click on the tab 'watch the show' It will be available until 9am NZ time tomorrow morning (12/06/07).
It's great to be a part of the online community of men who knit!