New kid in town

Hi everyone--

I've been reading some of the posts here, and this seems like a great site, so I hope to have fun knitting with you all.

About me: Have been crocheting and doing knitting looms since I was about 5 or 6. Taught myself to knit proper after college. Love dinosaurs, science fiction and disaster movies.

Current projects: a poncho for my wife, baby booties for the little one on the way, (just finished the kid's first crocheted blanket), a ribbed sweater with snakey cables up the arms

About me and knitting: I have never actually followed a knitting pattern, except for the one I made up myself. I love crocheting because you just stick the hook wherever you please and make some more loops. Plus it's really fast. However, I've been getting much better at knitting, and I've been working on cables and lace patterns, so it's not so boring anymore.

Biggest project ever made in a public place: I crocheted a rug out of old t-shirts on the subway in NYC.

I'll post some pictures of projects later.

Tranny-saurus Rex

Ex libro lapidum, historia mundi.


KilgoreTrout's picture

Welcome to the site, TSR! Looking forward to checking out that rug...

If wishes and buts were clusters and nutes we'd all have a bowl of granola.

Chris Vandenburg's picture

Well a big welcome howdy Texas!

You couldn't have stumbled into a better online community than right here. Personally I have made some close friends here and I'm sure you will too. There is a lot of talent lurking in this bandwidth and it's all yours for the asking. So just jump on in and yap at us. We don't bite; well not more than twice anyway.

Congratulations on the baby. (jeez, goes to show ya a guy will do anything for another reason to knit)


PS. Rug outa old t-shirts huh? Let's see... if I got out all my old shirts I bet I could end up with wall to wall carpet.....yeh........

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

rjcb3's picture

Yay and welcome!

That is so awesome that you're knitting for the babe and for your wife!

I do A LOT of baby stuff -- I knit for a charity group among other things...if you'd like, I'll share a few patterns with you.


Frank's picture

I'm with Kilgore! Can't wait to see your work.

The t-shirt idea reminds me of when Darrel knit a scarf out of VHS tape.

tranny_saurus's picture

VHS tape--haven't thought to try that one yet, although I've been thinking of a way to use all those plastic bags from the grocery store. Really, I've been using what I could find since I was a kid. Old underwear and socks knit up pretty well, too.

potterdc's picture

Welcome! Would love to see some of your crochet work. I know how to crochet, I have crocheted...but I haven't seen projects that really peek my imagination and interest and really haven't explored it much, so please show and tell!

Jonathan in DC

Think less, enjoy it more.

Think less, enjoy it more.

potterdc's picture

PS: check out these coats knit from white and black trash bags by my friend Katherine in Maine:

Think less, enjoy it more.

Think less, enjoy it more.