QueerJoe Age 29


I’ve always been able to be very diplomatic when I needed to be.

I’ve never been a big fan of confrontation, especially in the workplace.

However, in an on-line world, I seem to enjoy interesting bickering and controversy. Perhaps it’s the safety of hiding behind a lifeless computer monitor or perhaps it’s the freedom of being able to express myself more freely in a much more open and dynamic world.

Either way, I encourage thoughtful debate, even when it pisses people off.

Knitters Review – Summer 2005

Knitters Summer 2005

Overall, there are 18 patterns for US$5.95. There are some nice designs, but not a single man’s garment ( unless afghan’s and pillows would be considered a men’s garment). And plenty of eyesores. I feel this issue was a waste of money

Parchment Leaves – Maureen Mason-Jamieson – Simple and boring
4 Corners – Knitter’s Design Team – Hideous rag
Lilac Wrap – Angela Juergens – A furry very lilac partial afghan
Lilac Top – Knitter’s Design Team – Simply boring and bad color
Pinon Shell – Dana Hurt – Nothing of interest here…move along
Plaited Poncho – Knitter’s Design Team – Badly executed version of a very bad garment
Mesa Verde – Kathy Cheifetz – Not overly interesting, but not awful
Chaco Stripes – Knitter’s Design Team – Interesting design for an afghan
Whispering Rose – Katharine Hunt – Bad color, nice design
Painted Desert – Uschi Nolte – Not an awful use of expensive ribbon
Aguave – Katharine Hunt – The nicest garment in the issue
Squash Blossom – Kay Dahlquist – Most unflattering, ugly design in the issue
Bolero Blue (cover) – Maggie Jackson – Dumpy and silly looking
Sunset Wrap – Denis Powell – A wrap in worsted weight cotton…uh, no
Turquoise Jewel – Jean Frost – Not an awful design in a very bad color
Latigo – Elsebeth Lavold – Simple and interesting
Abalone – Deborah Newton – Sweet Jesus this is bad!

Readers’ Comments/Questions
Barb B. mentions “In spinning I personally seem to spin either a woolen/worsted or a worsted/woolen.”

I tend to believe that my spinning produces a woolen/worsted yarn, whether the fiber has been combed or carded. I like the combination. It’s seems to be strong fiber, but still soft. Now I just have to work on making it a little loftier.

Overall, I was quite impressed with the snarky comments on the last entry. I also loved how Sean ends his comment with “namaste”. The sentiment behind “namaste” as a greeting is always a good reminder for me to see the godly qualities of others. Especially after having reviewed the Summer Knitters.

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