Submitted by Jillie on Thu, 2006-04-27 11:04
So here I am. I started reading this blog about 6 months ago when I added it to my knitting page on My Yahoo. I have a daughter 9 who knits, and a son who is 7 that has just learned. Imagine the surprised faces at my daughter's Tae Kwon Do calss when he sat on the side lines and whipped that out!
I wish it wasn't that way. i am sure you guys have experienced similar looks. Gawd. I use knitting in my meditation practice. The repetitive stitches and rythmn of the needles helps to clear my head. Currently I am working on a Shepherd Jacket from Peace Fleece. For those of you who have never checked out their website, please do at hyyp://peaclefleece.com I am also working on a basketweave shawl. I haven't gotten into anything too heavy yet. My grandmother taught me years ago. I have stopped and started, stopped and havenow been knitting for about 5 years. I consider myself still a novice b/c I really haven't ventured into anything real difficult yet. Getting there. Nice to be here.
Submitted by Jeff1201PA on Thu, 2006-04-27 08:27
Here's my latest creation, another dishcloth. I really like this pattern, and it's so easy: knit 5, purl 5! I think I shall try the next one with smaller squares (knit 3, purl 3) and see what develops... keep your needles crossed for me.
Submitted by jflood on Wed, 2006-04-26 11:24
Hey guys! There are great things happening out there, thanks for always keeping the site busy with new projects and inspiring topics.
I wanted to post a pic of my most recent sweater: its a heavily modified version of the Urban Aran Pullover from Paton's Street Smart. The original pattern is written for women, but I reworked it into cardigan version that is more male-friendly.
Submitted by charmingbilly on Tue, 2006-04-25 10:56
i don't know if'n it is the heat and humidity but i'm on a hat rampage. just a basic hat pattern i think from Sally Melville.....unfortunately, my co-workers steal 'em when they are finished. *sigh* i like this pattern because it is soooooo basic but forgiving so i can try some really stupid things but i now know a lot more things NOT to do, eh? anyways, y'all be good and stuff. i'm tempted to offer some thoughts on knitting as a lay service at church.......something 'bout how it's good for the soul since in one small part of the universe one gets to impose a little order. also, knitting in the round has to be a great metaphor for life don' it? just round and round sometimes not remembering exactly where you are or why?
Submitted by norfolk n good on Mon, 2006-04-24 19:42
As promised guys. A pic of my first sweater. Its not all that I know, but Im chuffed with it. Learned a lot by making it and know how to do things differently next time. Haven't blocked it yet but will get around to it.
Steve liked it. I think he was just being kind though.
Am working on another similar although this one is ribbed and in a different colour. Will post as soon as its finished.
A big thanks to all you guys who made me feel so welcome.
Submitted by Aaronknits on Sat, 2006-04-22 21:03
These are a selection of some of the collars I've done and donated to Italian Greyhound Rescue to sell. They made their debut at the Italian Greyhound Rescue table, part of the All About Pets Fair at the Empire State Plaza this weekend. I had to work fast at that table to keep up with replacing collars that sold! I know there are so many people that hate the fun-fur and eyelash yarns for human wear, but it makes for some mighty attractive pooch accessories. Since so much of what I used for these was either given to me or was on sale for ridiculously low prices, it kept the costs down. I have to do up more for our monthly adoption awareness table at one of the local pet supply stores.
Submitted by norfolk n good on Fri, 2006-04-21 21:11
Just sitting here looking on tinternet wondering if im the only one who loves to knit and hey presto I stumble on this fantastic website where I can meet and chat to other members of the male knitting club! fantastic!
Am just taking a little break between sipping wine and starting another sweater while harry potter is getting almost burned by a big horney dragon. (lucky Harry!)
As you may have gathered I am new to this website and really very glad I stumbled across it. I have looked at some of the pix of the things you guys have made and have to say that I am really impressed! I myself have just finished making my first sweater, a gift for my partner that he hasn't seen yet. Im sure that he'll love it. As I said im just starting another sweater and really loving knitting it. Its one of the ones where you sit and knit for an hour or so and before you know it you have knitted almost the first side. The wool I'm using is denim ultra by Sirdar and its fantastic! Knits up really quickley. Will post pictures soon if anyone is interested.
Submitted by Jeff1201PA on Fri, 2006-04-21 18:58
This is where I will keep the details of my knitting projects and photos as well.
A little background for all who will read this, I started knitting about 2 months ago, after I lost my job. I wanted to learn something that would keep me busy and occupy both sides of my brain. One day, I saw a Learn to Knit kit that teaches how to knit cat toys at Target. It came with a video and everything you need to make a few cat toys. I have enjoyed knitting a lot so far, and I'm glad to have found a community of other men who are into it as well.
So far, I can only knit and purl in the English-style. I can do simple increases & decreases, although I'm having trouble making the "invisible" increase (mine are plainly visible). I have made all 3 of the cat toys the kit taught me (the fish, the mouse & the ball) and I started knitting dishrags.
Submitted by zZigzZag on Thu, 2006-04-20 00:10
This is not the sort of project that would normally appeal to me, but it was a special request by a friend who positively assured me that she would actually wear such a hat. More than once. In public.
In a what-was-I-thinking-in-the-middle-of-the-night moment, I started knitting with worsted weight yarn on US 2 needles, producing a fabric which stands on its own and could possibly be substituted for Kevlar. To make things worse, I used dpn's because I didn't have any circular needles in that size. Very soon I had to move one quarter of the stitches to a holder because they were falling off the needles, and I became rather adept at substituting needle for holder on every round.
Submitted by Joel on Wed, 2006-04-19 13:10
I just finished felting my second hat, and wanted to post some photos. The first is a tiny little brimmed hat. I made it small to start so as not to use too much wool if it didn't work out. I was very pleased with the results and am going to do a full sized one just like it. The second was the Garden Hat from the book "Felted Crochet." It was huge before felting. My daughter Kate tried it on for the before picture. I was pleased with the results, but I don't think I'll use the same yarn again. It was crocheted from Brown Sheep Lamb's Pride Worsted. It's 30% mohair, so the final product is extremely fuzzy. My older daughter, Erin, loves the fuzz, and the hat is for her, so it all turned out for the best. I'm going to add a band of embroidered ribbon to finish it off.