Stop the madness!

The final two patterns (Pinky and Numbers) in the Man Issue of Knitty have been posted.  They're not linked from the main site as of this writing.  I have to say that I'm not surprised.  The designs, while strong, solid designs, were incredibly disappointing.  I'm not so sure if I'm more disappointed in Knitty (who could only go with what they had submitted) or in the designers (meaning the fact that the vast majority of submissions were from women, thereby making me disappointed in the men who knit -- of which I'm one myself and therefore just as culpable).  I'm curious as to what the reasons behind the lack of submissions by guys (I didn't because I didn't have enough faith in my abilities as a designer), but I can certainly hope that the upcoming inagural issue of MenKnit will be a much more satisfying effort by the male knitting community.  


I have an idea for a design but have never ever done anything like this before so probably won't make the deadline for this issue. I'll have to knit a trial item & see if it works as I imagine it too. Plus I need to get the yarn & needles tomorrow as the idea came to me as I was sitting on the subway on the way home.Trouble is the camisole top has to finished first as my friend arrives from England next weekend. She's a flight attendant for British Airways so I'll get to see her Saturday evening & Sunday morning. she'll be flying back Sunday afternoon. A quick turnaround! I don't know how they do it what with all the time zone changes.

"They say best men are moulded out of faults; and, for the most, become much more the better for being a little bad." William Shakespeare, Measure for Measure