8.30.2007

old dogs, new tricks

men's knit night part one.




last wednesday we had our first session of knitting night down in the hood. that's right, in my town there's an ikea, david beckham at the home depot center, and a bunch of skogs knitting. well, there's one skog knitting and two learning. but i must say, they've caught on quite quickly, check out roy's progress by the next day:



he started the night before at my place and got almost an inch and a half done, after putting down his practice swatch and cast-on for the first time for knitting in the round. not bad to attempt for a first project, eh? by the end of the night i didn't have the heart or the energy to tell him how crappy his ribs were, he concentrated so hard at getting the rhythm down...he actually knew it but we were all too tired to verbally acknowledge it, so the next day he frogged the whole thing and started fresh:



and by friday:



he's been doing great with decreasing for the crown, and i even showed him how to transfer from circs to dpns. tonight is session two and we'll get that puppy off the needles. we've got two more interested in learning tonight and by the time i'm through i'll have a men's knitting circle even if i have to create one from scratch myself!!

11 comments:

Roy said...

OMG! I am famous!!!!

Jason said...

hi, I'm a friend of Roy's and he sent me here. His knit hat looks great on him. With the tricky lighting, he looks kinda hardcore gangsta...you know, if it weren't for the 8 shades of pink in the hat.

Dave said...

Way to get proactive, dude! Built it, and they will come. :-)

Tracy said...

I love that you started an all guys knitting group! And way to go on teaching Roy to knit in the round - what a brave and talanted lad (yes, you are famous). It took me forever to acutally make something other than scarves!

Charles said...

Can i join youguy's Knitting group?
When youguys next meeting?

Oh Roy! He will be a great knitter!..He learn fast and even he can frog his knitting!
It is great to se Roy fast learner!

kasiaiscarly said...

you gotta do what you gotta do! bravo for your 'from scratch' approach :)

JollyEwe said...

WOW! You must be a great teacher to have someone knitting a hat right off the bat, and doing it so well. BRAVO!

KnitXcorE said...

nothing better than some dapper boys knitting!

Tallguy said...

That's terrific! Yes, sometimes you have to start your own group, so it's just the way you want it.

EZ starts off her beginners with a hat in the round! It's all knit, so a simple project -- she gets into purling in the next lesson. I have to agree with her too! You got some keeners there.

royfenn said...

hi

Kyle Kunnecke said...

wow a great first project - I'd love to meet up with you too for a knitting group... get in touch if you are going to plan one :)