Treasure From the Local Library

Knitfoo's picture

This past weekend, I made a trip to our local library to try and find some knitting resources. To my surprise, I found a great little "gem" amongst the collection. The Manly Art of Knitting by Dave Foungner is a 64 page books. that gives a brief history of knitting, basic stitch instructions and projects. He has some unique projects, like using a garden hose to create circular needles to knit a horse blanket, or using two shovel handles to knit a hammock out or yellow rope.

You have got to love the cover shot, I guess this is what cowboys do while watching the over the flock.


MasonM's picture

I've seen someone in a humor video knitting a hammock using cut and sharpened pool cues.

Thanks for the tip, I'll have to find that book and give it a read.


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TomH's picture

Would love to find that book. May have to search out our library.

tranny_saurus's picture

I know that the Minneapolis Public Library has this book as well. Some very unique items.

Aaronknits's picture

There's a couple of used copies for sale on Amazon. $75 and $99 respectively. Bit too steep for me!

ronhuber's picture

I am familiar with the book as well. I live in London for a few months in the fall and in the spring. I have sent you a private message.

kiwiknitter's picture

This is a great little booklet. I posted about it on MWK almost a year ago. It seems to keep making its presence felt here - a part of men knitters' history that doesn't want to be ignored!

Never trust a man who, when left alone in a room with a tea cozy, doesn't try it on.  ~Billy Connolly

Asplund's picture

What a treasure! Never thought I'd consider being a cowboy if I should want to change jobs, but evidently it's an option! Asplund