Establishing a Presence

Stephouche's picture

I've been getting back into knitting in the past few months. It was prompted by a visit from one of my older sisters, who'd taught me to knit when I was 10. We were in a quilting and yarn shop and we were walking through the yarn section. I was bemoaning the fact that I didn't have a "presentable" neck scarf. By "presentable," I meant something simple. The next thing I knew she was knitting me a neck scarf from Black Sheep wool.
I was inspired and knitted a couple of Swifter cozies for my Swifter.
I've been looking for men's cardigans in the local department stores and menswear stores and figured the only way I was going to have the cardigan I desired was to knit one myself, and the search was on for a "classic" cardigan pattern.
Searching the local stores proved to be a bust. I was in a crafts store complaining about the lack of men's sweater patterns and a woman came up to me and pointed me to Ravelry, which led me here.
I found a pattern on Ravelry which looks sufficiently "conservative" and "timeless" and isn't too challenging.
I'm back to knitting.


rc_in_sd's picture

Welcome, Stephen - you've found a great group of supportive guys!

Joe-in Wyoming's picture

Welcome. We are a great group and a wonderful resource to tap into. -- Books, knitting, cats, fountain pens...Life is Good.

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

WillyG's picture

Woot! Good luck with your sweater! Several years ago my mom realized I was serious about knitting and gave me all her old knitting stuff from her alternate universe as a teenager. (She doesn't strike me as a knitter in the least nowadays.) Along with some plastic needles and a pattern for those funny slippers with a pompom on the top was a vintage book of mens sweater patterns by Reynolds. Many of them I still find rather attractive. I haven't knit any of them yet, but some day I may.