Men who Knit in all 50 states

After the Men's Knitting Retreat, I have been thinking seriously about compiling a collection of stories and interviews featuring knitters and fiber artists from all 50 of the United States. While this is a very premature request, I wanted to find out among you who might be interested in sharing who they are, how they began to knit (where they learned), etc. etc. -

This project will hopefully record our section of the arts and crafts community and showcase our diversity throughout the country as well as document the current specifics that we may see as relevant... things always change, so I think it'd be neat to get our stories down on paper...

If you're interested in participating, please send me an email here or through my website - www.kylewilliam.com or the website for the project: www.knittingmeninamerica.com ... thanks!

and while I am sure I'll get multiple entries from some states, I am glad to accept everyone - and as time goes by I will edit as needed. For now, all I need is a report of interest :)

also please include your private email so I can contact you, and indicate the state you're "claiming"... and if you have a blog or website, give that info too so I can find out more about you! :)

Thanks!!

Comments

Crafty Andy's picture

Visit Crafty Andy's Blog If you have to many entries from California, I can come in from one of the Terrritories aka Puerto Rico, I don't think there is anyone else from my home "State/ Territory". DO yo have a questionaire?

asgalbraith's picture

If you need someone from Upstate New York, I'd be interested.
Antony "DoAn"

kylewilliam's picture

I have you listed for NY - thank you!! I have a few people for some states, but I think the more the merrier....

:)
Kyle
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Kyle
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kylewilliam's picture

I already put you down for Puerto Rico :) - and I am still gathering interest - and once I have everyone line up I'll be sending a list of questions to each person...

so far, I have
Louisiana
Michigan
North Carolina
Pennsylvania
Washington (State)
and Puerto Rico - *andy!*

I hope I have Missouri as well but I'm waiting for a return email...

I haven't decided where I'll call "home" - it could be Indiana (where I consider my childhood home), Kentucky (where I was born) or California (where I live) - it could also be Tennessee (where I went to college) - so I will just reserve that if it's necessary... I'm HOPING that I'll have enough men interested men so that I don't have to be included...

Thanks!

Kyle
www.kylewilliam.com

Kyle
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I think that's a fantastic project! Put me down for Alabama!

"Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind." Dr. Seuss

kylewilliam's picture

you got it - Alabama!
Kyle
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Kyle
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Jaxom's picture

Just a thought from here in the UK (51st State) lol. Have you thought of including a pattern from each of the men in the 50 States?
Perhaps it could be in the State's Colours or something that reflects the climate of the State. I'm sure that men in Alaska knit very different items to those living in Florida.

kylewilliam's picture

I did think about it - and thought that it would mean 50 designers and not just knitters... I might do a call for entry of afghan squares or something from each of the artists - but that's for down the line... for now, I'm really looking for the average "everyday" regular (haha) knitter/artist who happens to be a guy... I think there's magic in the everyday story and I want to do what I can to record those stories before they're gone... a project like this might become a piece that helps other guys realize that knitting is a great way to express creativity... and is not just for niches that they'd normally associate it with..

but AWESOME idea :) thanks! (wanna move to the US and be mr. Alaska or Montana... or Virginia?) hehe

Kyle
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Kyle
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grandfatherknits's picture

I wanna be Mr Oregon!!

David

kylewilliam's picture

I love you! thank you, Mr. Oregon!!

:)

Kyle
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Kyle
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WonderMike's picture

You are SOOOOOO Mr. Oregon!

Raymiew's picture

I'll do West Virginia. I don't think there are any other WV guys on here.

kylewilliam's picture

thanks! - I added you :)

Kyle
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Kyle
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Aaronknits's picture

You can put me down for New York as well.

kylewilliam's picture

I have you listed - thanks :) -

(this is FUN!!!)

Kyle
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Kyle
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Bill's picture

Sounds like fun!
..I'll participate from San Francisco.....(I'm one of the men in the "Real Men Knit - The DVD "

kylewilliam's picture

I'd love to have you participate... I'm sending you a message now :)

Kyle
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Kyle
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Kilted Knitter's picture

I'd like to be of help!
I'm from Michigan, but I used to live in California, and alos Rhode Island for a short preiod of time. HOpre this can be of some help.
Barry-the Kilted Knitter

kylewilliam's picture

I don't have anyone from Rhode Island yet - how long did you live there? (and where's your "hometown?") - send me an email - kyle@kunnecke.net - let's try to figure out the best place to put you...

;)

Kyle
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Kyle
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rc_in_sd's picture

You'll probably have more Californians than you need, but I'd be happy to submit something for consideration. I learned to knit from my Grandfather in Texas - in case you have trouble covering that state.

Buzzboy's picture

Hey Kyle, i'll help with Illinois

kylewilliam's picture

yeahhhh!!!
:)

Kyle
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Kyle
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eyedoc's picture

Sign me up for Kentucky! This sounds like fun!

Shawn

kylewilliam's picture

you're in! :)
Kyle
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Kyle
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Asplund's picture

Got anyone for Georgia? I once spent a couple of hours at the airport in Atlanta! Seriously, it sounds like a great project and I look forward to reading more about it. Good luck!

asplundknits.blogspot.com

kylewilliam's picture

you're too funny. I WISH I could include you - the whole twined knitting art would be great to include... but I must restrict this to the United States... :(

Kyle
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Kyle
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hsfg's picture

Hi, Colorado here.....I'm in !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

kylewilliam's picture

yo'ure in... :) I still need your personal email

Kyle
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Kyle
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Mnjack's picture

Would be happy to be your North Carolina man.

kylewilliam's picture

you're listed ... and in Ashville - so beautiful this time of the year... :)

Kyle
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Kyle
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SKHolt's picture

Another one from North Carolina. Would be fun to do this!
Stan

kylewilliam's picture

got it - thanks! :) Kyle
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Kyle
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Pinecone's picture

Hey Kyle, another New Yorker here. I'd be glad to participate. Thanks, John

kylewilliam's picture

you're on the list - thank you!!

Kyle
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Kyle
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WLMSHR's picture

I'll be the Show Me State - Missouri!

kylewilliam's picture

thank you chuckie! I have you down for Missouri...

Kyle
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Kyle
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rmbm612's picture

Kyle,
I've lived my first 38 years in Iowa and the past 21 years in Minnesota. I'll volunteer for either state.

Good luck with your project.

Bill

rmbm612@aol.com

kylewilliam's picture

thank you - I need you for Minnesota :)

yeah!!! another one :)

Kyle
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Kyle
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MasonM's picture

I live in Florida when not out truckin' around. I've done a couple of magazine interviews and would be happy to help out with your project.

Mason

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rjcb3's picture

Maine here!

Home of Chellie Pingree and her North Island Designs series and, of course, Bartlett Wool...

)O(
Robert

kylewilliam's picture

wonderful - thank you for representing Maine!!! Kyle
www.kylewilliam.com

Kyle
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StuartWS's picture

I'll be on your mind in Georgia....(there are actually several guys on MWK in the greater Atlanta Area)

Stuart

kylewilliam's picture

you're in... :) thank you!
Kyle
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Kyle
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ksmarguy's picture

If you need it, I'll be Kansas. :)

kylewilliam's picture

perfect - that's one more state down - thank you! :)

Kyle
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Kyle
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phantomknitter's picture

Hey there... I don't know if there are many from the land of enchantment but I am 100% New Mexican and more than willing to help!

"I'll publish right or wrong; fools are my theme, let satire be my song." --LB

"I'll publish right or wrong; fools are my theme, let satire be my song." --LB

kylewilliam's picture

perfect! thank you - I added you...

keep 'em coming, boys... we're getting there!!

Kyle
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Kyle
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Albuquerque....

I was following a wascally wabbit, and I lost him here. (Boy, I bet that dates me, if anyone gets it at all)

MMario's picture

YOu forgot the left turn, didn't you?

MMario - I'm not divorced from reality - we're having a trial separation
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/MMarioKKnits/

thairapist's picture

Hey Kyle
Put me down for Connecticut.