Hello y'all

Guys,

Good to be here and to all of you who have given me a warm welcome, thank you.

 I'm looking for help and inspiration and just looking for some good hang out time with everyone.

I'm currently trying to get together a group of guys in the Dallas area who want to get together as a knitting group.  So if you are interested email me at cjvandenburg@yahoo.com.

 Thanks again, and I hope we shall all become good friends.

 Chris

 

Completed Projects -- A Teddy Bear and Baby Eyelet Blanket

It's amazing what nieces and nephews can motivate me to do -- like knit stuffed animals and baby blankets!  Tongue out

As I put in my profile, my mom taught me to knit dish rags when I was about 5 years old.  So I did these simple, garter stitch dish rags off and on growing up until about the time I hit my early teens, then stopped knitting all together.  In my mid-twenties, I decided to pick knitting up again.  Rather than knit up something realistic for my skill level, like a garter or stockinette stitch scarf, I jumped right into a cable-knit sweater done flat, teaching myself from books.  Well, I worked on that for a few years off and on, completed the front, one sleeve, and about 1/3 of the back.  The poor thing lied fallow for ages, but I never threw it out.

Doctor Who Pattern Book

I acquired this treasure for $1 at the Schenectady Public Library's semi-annual used book sale this morning. Originally published in 1984, it contains a number of knit and sewn garments, objects and toys (see the contents page). The white v-neck in the links below is really quite nice.  But I think I'm going to knit a K-9 toy!!!

Here's some other pics.  You may have to copy and paste the text into your browser. 

The KGB (Knitting Group for Boys) -- Boston

description:
A new knitting group for guys who live in the Boston, MA area.  We've been meeting on the 1st and 3rd Mondays of the month, from 7-9 pm at Dado Tea in Harvard Square. Good times!  Send me a private message for directions, and to be added to the email list.

Location:
Harvard Square, Cambridge

Hi Guy's

Just thought I would post my first entry on this site. I have finished a pair of socks for myself and am currently working on another pair. Now the interesting part of this story it that I have started on the new pair of socks without my knitting guru sitting by my side, I have even done the heel flap and have now turned the heel without my knitting guru. She tells me "job well done". I am quite proud of myself! I just read the directions and did as it said to do, now that dosen't seem so hard, but I am glad to hav eread the pattern and done it without my knitting guru. Anyway, when I get a picture I will post it.

Komi Mittens

Here is a picture of my recently completed Komi Mittens (Traditional Russian Two-Color Knitting).  These are from "Mostly Mittens" by Charlene Schurch.

Komi Mittens

These were a whole hell-of-a-lotta fun. Check out more pictures and project specifics here: brooklyntweed.blogpot.com

Knit on!

What's In Your Knitting Bag?

What kind of knitting bag do you carry...and what do you carry in it?

 

I'll go first:

 

I have a black microfiber bag with  blue "J" embroidered on it.  I also sometimes carry a LL Bean boat and tote.  What's in my bag....

 

About 42 pair of half glasses to include 1 pair of half sunglasses.

A highlighter

Various pens and pencils

Chapstick

measuring tape

small multi color floral bag that was my mom's for my do-dads which include, needles, needle sizer, stitch holders,  cable needle, folding scissors.