I'm Leon. I'm new and my Mom says I'm special.

Hi I'm Leon and .... I'm a knitter. Or is it not "that" kind of group?
I have signed on, looked around and found my way here. I live in Wellington, New Zealand.
During the day I work in an office and at night I knit... with a little crochet on the side.. but who doesn't.

I am looking forward the sharing some ideas and stories with all of you.


aussieknitterchris's picture

Hey mate and welcome,

All that lovely merino/possum mix...I bet you you knit sum awesome stuff....

BTW real men knit....crochettings for pussy's Ha Ha Ha

I'll be in Wellington in five weeks...is there any really good shops to pick up locally made skeins?...any info would be appreciated...

Enjoy the site...it's a top bunch of blokes here...they have been very helpul to me....even the girly one's who crochet...

Chris..wildly knitting...always!

...wildly knitting...always!

NonStopAndrew's picture

Hello and welcome! Prepare for an addiction to the best knitting site out there. I have been to the others, check them at most once a day, and they just do not compare. I would rather talk to the guys on here, very few of whom are close to me physically, than listen to the ramblings of the hundreds of women on other sites that live in the same city as I do. If you ever want to be part of a gossip mill that sometimes talks about knitting, there is a site for this...it starts with and "R." Not to say I don't love that site for the thousands of free patterns, but I have so little time to knit right now, it isn't even worth going there. Hmm, the frustration with my current lifestyle is showing through...

mrossnyc's picture

Welcome to MWK! This is a great site, the guys here are very supportive and you'll probably find yourself laughing quite a bit at some of their comments. Start posting pics of your work!

Looking forward to hearing more from you!

chipsir's picture

Welcome to the site, look back over some of the blogs and you will see what we are all about and yes I am one of those "girly" types who crochet lol. We have some of that Possum mx in my LYS put haven't tried it yet. Looking forward to seeing your projects.

scottly's picture

Welcome Leon! All though I'd knitted for years when I found this site I feel as if I didn't know what I was doing until I got here. Can't wait to see some of your stuff.

MMario's picture

Welcome Leon....

setle in, make yourself comfortable. This is a great site to spend time at.

MMario - I'm not divorced from reality - we're having a trial separation

crmartin's picture

Welcome to MWK, looking forward to seeing/hearing more from you.



purlyman's picture

Hi Leon - welcome aboard!! So with all that working during the day and knitting at night, when you find time to sleep?


daveballarat's picture

It's not all northern hemisphere on this site... some of us are from the right side of the globe... and not necessarily perceived as being DownUnder... it's all perspective...
I'm an Aussie... but living in Turkey... Not sure that many Kiwis have found their way to this site... you might be the first of many... let's wait and see.

Istanbul, Turkey


canie's picture

Hey Leon
Welcome to the site , NY. here and all the people on here are great ,so enjoy and make alot of new friends Bobby

steve kadel's picture

my mom says i'm special too, but i think she means "challenged."

welcome. sometimes it is "that" kind of group. those are fun days. other times, it's about knitting and stuff. those days are all right too. it's a fun supportive group from all walks of life and around the globe. i think there is at least one other kiwi on board somewhere.


all i know of love, is love is all there is

we put birds on things

MMario's picture

Sometimes it's "that" kind of group?

You mean

we have .....


MMario - I'm not divorced from reality - we're having a trial separation

steve kadel's picture

oh, i thought he mean dirty. but then, i always fill in blanks with that answer ;)

all i know of love, is love is all there is

we put birds on things

Parrot's picture

Welcome . . this is a great bunch of guys that share so much about themselves . . knitting, fiber arts, personal, ramblings, thoughts, etc. I'm sure you will find a good place here. It is amazing to me how many commonalities are found here from guys all over the world.

My LYS has done well with the possum fiber; started selling it last year. Knitters and weavers alike have enjoyed using it.

Have fun here . .


Joe-in Wyoming's picture

Welcome, Leon! We are indeed a grand group of fellows and I have found this site a great community of knitters. We have lots of fun and even talk about yarn and needles once in a while. Enjoy!! -- Books, knitting, cats, fountain pens...Life is Good.

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

Welcome Leon. You humor is already entertaining!

BuduR's picture

Hi Leon! and we probably are "that" kind of group. We just don't know it yet.
MWK's Token Estrogen-American

MWK's Token Estrogen-American

YugiDean's picture

Welcome! I haven't picked up crochet yet, although I do have a hook. I keep telling myself I'll learn "tomorrow." BWA HA HA HA HA!

Look forward to hearing your posts.

...er....reading them.

"Men can starve from a lack of self-realization as much as they can from a lack of bread." --Richard Wright


Kerry's picture

Welcome Leon, good to have another Australasian onboard.

Thomasknits's picture

Welcome! Like you, Knitting is certainly my wife, but crochet is the mistress. I always have that slight tinge of guilt when spending time with crochet...like I'm cheating on my knitting. :-)


NonStopAndrew's picture

Lol, I have always thought of crochet as a boytoy you rarely see. It isn't really cheating, as long as the wife isn't around... I don't think this bodes well for the fidelity of my relationships.