Hello there everyone!

I just wanted to give a shout and say hello to everyone. I just joined this site but I have been watching many of your blogs while I waited for approval. I must say that I am amazed there are so many men who knit! The projects you have been showing have been absolutely amazing! I'm a beginner myself. I've been knitting for maybe a little over three years now and mostly just in the winter. I have made a ton of scarves, some hats, a dog sweater, a child's sweater, and right now I have an afghan on one set of needles and a men's sweater on another. I started the sweater years ago, but I just haven't been motivated to work on it. The afghan I started around New Years and I have three out of five strips done. Anyway, I'm in SE Wisconsin. Right on I-94 between Madison and Milwaukee. I can't wait to start showing off my projects as I grow and learn as a knitter. Something that I thought of to request from you guys. I was wondering if when others post pictures of their projects, they might include a picture of the non-public side of your project. It might give me a better idea of how some things are made. Just a thought. Take care!


Crafty Andy's picture

Chris Vandenburg's picture

Welcome aboard!!!!!

Let me tell you that you have come to the right place. You will find many, many friends on here and most of all a all out s**t load of knowledge, talent and help. I'll tell you, just shout out and you will get all the help you need.

Again, a big hello,


"If a man has cream at home in the refrigerator he won't go out looking for 2% butterfat"
............Erma Bombeck

"If a man has cream at home in the refrigerator he won't go out looking for 2% butterfat"
............Erma Bombeck

albert's picture

Welcome! I suspect that many of us have a project or two "on hold". You always have the option of frogging the sweater and reusing the yarn for something you are more likely to finish.

Mnjack's picture

Welcome. I have found this group to be very helpful and supportive. I think we all have "unfinished projects. I know I do, I have a sweater, nearly finished, a lace scarf that I just put on hold to make some lace curtains. One day they will all get finished. Enjoy the group and once again welcome.

QueerJoe's picture

I'd just like to join in the welcoming party and support everything the guys have already said...but it sounds like you knew most of this already!

Glad to have you in the MWK group.

donbucknla's picture

Welcome to our group from another Wisconsian. Is that what we're called? Just moved here from Los Angeles and living in Madison. You should come visit us at the Sow's Ear in Verona sometime. And like everyone else has said, this group is great and very supportive.

Kerry's picture

Welcome to MWK.

scottly's picture

Welcome, I can't wait to see your stuff and to hear of your knitting exploits.

Bill's picture

glad to have you with us!

stch's picture

Welcome to MWK.

Joe-in Wyoming's picture

Welcome...it is a great bunch of fellows [with a few women] and a grand community to belong to. -- Books, knitting, cats, fountain pens...Life is Good.

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

atravelingknitter's picture

Welcome I have been away for along time and don't know why? There is a lot of great support on this site and I am glad to be back and see new faces like yours
Knit on!!
A Traveling knitter

A Traveling knitter