Guys can knit too dangit.

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Re: Guys can knit too dangit.

Postby korri » 25 Jan 2010, 13:53

When I knit in the round, I never feel like I'm getting anywhere... I'm currently making a scarf out of a fun yarn that makes it all loopy when its knitted. I'll post a picture when I'm finished!
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Re: Guys can knit too dangit.

Postby Rikadyn » 25 Jan 2010, 16:40

tak197 wrote:When you say knitting steel, I think chainmail work.


correct...though, use something like 30 swg or so wire ya'll could get away with normal knitting...
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Re: Guys can knit too dangit.

Postby JohnyMcmuffin » 25 Jan 2010, 16:50

AlexanderDitto wrote:Also I cast on for a hat because I need more hats, but I think my circular needle is too long, I have to stretch the darn thing to get it to reach end to end. I don't know if I should just break down and buy a set of double pointed needles... :/ Also I dislike doing anything in the round, always feels like I'm not doing it right somehow, or my rows won't line up or something.


I personally really like knitting in the round. You end up with a lot less seems to sew up, and it's kinda cool to watch a hat or glove emerge fully formed from your needles. I personally always use double points for my knitting in the round and find them great for the task, though I admit this particular bias comes directly from my mother.
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Re: Guys can knit too dangit.

Postby Chemistring » 25 Jan 2010, 19:17

Alja-Markir wrote:Image

Morgan's new series, Man Crocheting?

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Craft fail! That's knitting! (Sorry Alja) :mrgreen:

I love knitting in the round, so much less sewing up to do. Also a big fan of double pointed needles for small things like socks, circular needles are good for larger objects in the round or knit flat.

Rikadyn, I wondered after I replied if you meant chainmail, viking knit wire was another possibility. I've taught myself a bit of both, they're fun but hard on the hands! Large pieces of mail are more fun than a slinky.

SilentBobCDN, the scarf is looking awesome! I would probably stab myself with the needles if I had to do a scarf's worth of 1x1 ribbing, so kudos to you. My big scarf project was an entrelac scarf made out of Noro Kureyon...I refer to it as "the scarf that ate Calgary". It was 9.5 feet long after blocking, and has probably grown a bit since then. I lurve it. (for anyone wondering, entrelac is the technique korri used to make the squee-able baby blanket she posted. Looks like basketweave)
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Re: Guys can knit too dangit.

Postby Alja-Markir » 25 Jan 2010, 19:27

Yeah, it probably is, but Cooking and Crocheting seemed like a closer fit. Though Man Knitting matches sylables better.

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Re: Guys can knit too dangit.

Postby Chemistring » 25 Jan 2010, 19:48

Alja-Markir wrote:Yeah, it probably is, but Cooking and Crocheting seemed like a closer fit. Though Man Knitting matches sylables better.

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Then I think the phrase you're looking for is...

MAN HOOKING! HAAARH!

Why don't I have an image to go with this? :cry:
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Re: Guys can knit too dangit.

Postby Alja-Markir » 25 Jan 2010, 20:10

Zing!

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Re: Guys can knit too dangit.

Postby SilentBobCDN » 25 Jan 2010, 23:02

Chemistring wrote:
Alja-Markir wrote:Yeah, it probably is, but Cooking and Crocheting seemed like a closer fit. Though Man Knitting matches sylables better.

~Alja~

Then I think the phrase you're looking for is...

MAN HOOKING! HAAARH!

Why don't I have an image to go with this? :cry:


What do gigolos have to do with crocheting?
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Re: Guys can knit too dangit.

Postby SilentBobCDN » 03 Feb 2010, 01:16

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Yay more progress! At this rate, I should get it done just as it gets warm here.
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Re: Guys can knit too dangit.

Postby Chemistring » 05 Feb 2010, 21:16

SilentBobCDN wrote:Yay more progress! At this rate, I should get it done just as it gets warm here.

Isn't that always the way? I like the subtlety of the striping so far, looks great!

You'll have to do a fashion shoot to show it off when you're done. 8)
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Re: Guys can knit too dangit.

Postby MomoNo » 07 Feb 2010, 18:38

SilentBobCDN wrote:Image

Yay more progress! At this rate, I should get it done just as it gets warm here.



That looks really awesome for someone who's just learned!
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Re: Guys can knit too dangit.

Postby SilentBobCDN » 09 Mar 2010, 20:13

http://silentbobcdn.blolol.com/scarf/

The scarf is finished!... finally.

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I'm pretty happy with how it turned out, the length of it is between 6 and 7 feet, and the main bit of it is decently straight, with the beginning and end flared out a little bit. Got lots of complements on it when I brought it with me to work today.
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Re: Guys can knit too dangit.

Postby korri » 10 Mar 2010, 06:49

it looks great! The beginning and ends tend to flare out because there's nothing pulling them straight.
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Re: Guys can knit too dangit.

Postby Chemistring » 13 Mar 2010, 20:44

korri wrote:it looks great! The beginning and ends tend to flare out because there's nothing pulling them straight.

If I remember right, this scarf is done in 1x1 ribbing, so if you don't use a cast on/bind off that duplicates the ribbing the edges will flare. Not that it matters, because you have a kick-ass scarf!

Very nice work, and good choice on the yarn colorways! As much as I like Noro yarns, some of the color combinations are a bit much (although this pattern is a good choice for balancing the colors).

So...what's next on the needles? :mrgreen:
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Re: Guys can knit too dangit.

Postby SilentBobCDN » 15 Mar 2010, 09:02

I have no idea. Maybe more scarves, but for other people this time. I'll have to do some searching for other patterns and such.

A friend of mine got a doctor who jacket (www.abbyshot.com). I could make him a doctor who scarf, but it wouldn't fit with the jacket...
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Re: Guys can knit too dangit.

Postby AlexanderDitto » 15 Mar 2010, 11:53

I've been working for the last week on a Doctor Who scarf. My hands are about to fall off, but in just a few days of frantic knitting I've managed to finish 3/4 of it. I heartily recommend it! Garter stitch works up so fast, and it's very satisfying, and I could strangle a horse from 30 feet away with the thing. :mrgreen:

I'm going to be wearing it to PAX, I think. :B
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Re: Guys can knit too dangit.

Postby Tally » 15 Mar 2010, 15:53

SilentBobCDN, that scarf looks great!
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Re: Guys can knit too dangit.

Postby SprintToTheFinish » 15 Mar 2010, 17:10

Knitting with meat.
Just thought I'd throw that out there.
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Re: Guys can knit too dangit.

Postby SilentBobCDN » 15 Mar 2010, 17:51

Cube steak?
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Re: Guys can knit too dangit.

Postby SprintToTheFinish » 16 Mar 2010, 15:25

Yes! That's the field of thought we need within more often here.
Or possibly bacon weaving..

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