Stringchronicity Episode 17: Knits for Men

Posted February 11, 2011 by Maire in Hobbies / 1 Comment

Listen Here!

We are out of quarantine!  Self-imposed, of course, but it gave me quite a bit of time to knit…
I had a birthday, and we got snowed in!  Oh noes!  The three books I mention were bought at Shelf Life Books, Calgary’s newest Independant Bookseller.  Support your independant local businesses!  The books: On Tender Hooks by Isabel Samaras, Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte and The Picture of Dorian Grey by Oscar Wilde.

Things I mentioned off-hand:

The song “Wuthering Heights” and blanked on the singer.  It was Kate Bush.  My bad…
Terry Pratchett’s Discworld series
Bike Snob: Systematically & Mercilessly Realigning the World of Cycling by Bike Snob NYC (Eben Weiss)
Kobo, Kindle and other e-readers
Shipwreck Shawl
Beadspinner: Beadalon Spin & Bead
Beadspinner Tutorial on the Knitgirllls website
Signature Needle DPNs

On the Needles (kinda)

No new progress on the February Lady Sweater or the Noro Two-Row Shawl
MIL’s Socks by Sue Grandfield: The February Socks are off the needles!
“Secret” Sock: Something I’m working on developing.  No details available at this time.  I can tell you that I’m working with the Lorna’s Laces Shepherd Sock Multi in Robot Overlord.

Knitting for Men

I review Knits Men Want by Bruce Weinstein.  I also look at it from my own point of view as a person whose grandmother seemed to know exactly what it was you had to do to get a guy to wear a hand-knit sweater.


Challee, who left us a really nice review on iTunes
Check out the Knitviews videocast by Kristin!

Outro music:

IKEA by Jonathan Coulton


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