First Post

kevslocum's picture

Well, this is my first time posting on this site. It only took me a week or so, haha. I wanted to wait so I could take some pictures of the work I did over my school's winter break on some bodies. These were the first sweater and jacket I've done so far. The sweater was just a simple one-seam that looks like it's knit in a rib stitch, but it's crocheted, where the jacket was done in simple rib and stockinette stitches.

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ronhuber's picture

Those are great sweaters. It is hard to believe they were you first sweaters. Congrats.

Bill's picture

Beautiful work!!!
Welcome to the group!

PaulJMC's picture

Welcome to the site mate.

That jacket is fantastic!

This site is such a great place for encouragement and support...and some incredibly accomplished creative types who can get you out of nearly any technical difficulty!!

Paul (one of the souther hemisphere ones!)

In cielo non c'e vino...beviamolo sulla terra!

Welcome, I see you got on here. The Jacket is great, the sweater is very nice.

murfpapa's picture

Welcome! I saw that sweater and thought, "That is totally cool. I know several coworkers that would want one." Then I saw the jacket. Forget the sweater - they can go buy one somewhere. I want that jacket! Great work, mister.

Craig's picture

Welcome to the group.
That jacket is fantastic

Have been knitting for years. I knit continually then will try another craft, but will return to the needles.

PieintheSky88's picture

Welcome! Your work looks great. I've been working on my first sweater, myself. Keep us posted on your work =)

*All an actor has is their blind faith that they are who they say they are today in any scene.*
~Meryl Streep

*All an actor has is their blind faith that they are who they say they are today in any scene.*
~Meryl Streep

RickeScott's picture

Welcome to the group. I also like your hooded jacket!

jessemkahn's picture

i'm with murfpapa, that's one hell of a hoodie!! nicely made and nicely modeled.

albert's picture

Excellent work!

QueerJoe's picture

You can't imagine how difficult it is for some of us to bring a project to completion in a way that makes it look as fantastic as your two "firsts".

You picked a spectacular model for both garments...I think you'll fit in perfectly here at MWK.

Welcome and thanks for the inspiring post.

kevslocum's picture

Thanks everyone for your comments. I'd like to be able to have more time to work on my projects, but since school just started, I'll have about half of what I used to. So these two projects that took about a week together would probably take me two or three.

"Second, I will wear roller skates and leg-warmers!" "You should be as current as today's headlines!"

MMario's picture

Anyone else feeling inadaquate? Those are his first projects of that type, took him only a week total....and turned out superb....


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

Yep, me too.

Kenny's picture

Yeah, I hate him!!!! LOL

TomH's picture

Amazing. Keep up the great work!

steve kadel's picture

i like them both. welcome to our happy site

all i know of love, is love is all there is

we put birds on things

Joe-in Wyoming's picture

Very nice work. That hoodie is very good looking. Perfect for that yarn and color. Keep up the good work. -- Books, knitting, cats, fountain pens...Life is Good.

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

Aaronknits's picture

Sweet work! That hoodie looks so comfy!

Welcome to MWK!

That is great work on your first two projects. Good job sir.

Tom Hart's picture

OK, I’m officially gobsmacked. You are clearly going to be a knitter to watch. Well done! I hope that this work brings you all the good things that it has brought to so many of the rest of us. All the best.

Darrel's picture

Welcome to the site!

Very nice work indeed... Like everyone else, I can't wait to see your future projects!

NonStopAndrew's picture

1. I officially dislike you already.
2. You need to magically turn 18 so I can make jokes about you.
3. Your first sweater is so much better than the pattern that I chose for mine, we are just not even going to talk about it.
4. You live WAY too close to a whole bunch of cool movie related things, and this is another thing I dislike you for already.

Anyway, welcome to our little gig. We love it here, even though I have been working too hard lately to really read what has been going on, let alone have time to knit. I look forward to many pretty pics from you.

Cairo's picture

Hey, that's a really good job, considering they're a couple of your first projects! is the jacket by any chance the Saturday Morning Hoodie from the Lion Brand website? I've been knitting for a while, but I still haven't gotten the nerve to try a sweater of any sort! Good job.