QueerJoe's Knitting Blog

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Knitting Magazines I always try to pick up the latest magazines, and I probably have most issues of Knitters, Vogue Knitting and Interweave Knits from

Happy Day Nothing more exciting than getting a good deal. Principles of Knitting Having read so much about this famous knitting reference, I’ve always been

Travels As most readers know, I’m currently stationed in Albany, New York for work and I drive three hours up here each week from my

Overbooked On Thursday, someone asked me what I had planned for the weekend and I responded that I didn’t think I had anything. Boy was

Where the HELL are you? When it came down to trying to catch up on my knitting or writing about it, the knitting won out.

Fiber Sense Understanding fiber and fabric and color is a something that someone seems to either have an aptitude for, or doesn’t. Maybe Fiber Sense

Visiting Out-Laws The brother, sister and niece-out-of-laws have left, the house is tidied up and the cat feels safe to roam the house again. Knitting

Visiting Family The knitting niece will be visiting with my sister and brother-out-of-law this week. In-Laws, Out-of-Laws For those of you who aren’t aware, Thaddeus

Knitting Newbies For me, folks who are new to knitting can be some of the most frustrating or some of the most exhilarating people I

Who Am I? Many of the folks who read my blog have a pretty good sense about what kind of guy I am. How I

Knitting Personalities I often say that the personality required to get elected as president of the United States is one that most U.S. citizens wouldn’t

QueerJoe Returns Vacation isn’t quite over, but I’m back home and blogging again. Vacation First of all, vacation has been great. Two weeks away from

Blog Vacation Blog vacation starts today, and blogging will resume at the end of next week. Vacation Knitting First of all, I decided that I

Busy Who would have thought that my time off could be busier than my days at work. Getting Ready Getting ready for vacation has been

Time Off Time off from work allows me to do the things I enjoy most. Relax, sit on the beach, read, and of course, knit.

Completion The dichotomy of completion in knitting for me is feeling the emptiness of no longer having a project around, but also the satisfaction of

Bouncing Around Doing mindless knitting can make it hard to get back to a more complex project. Multiple Projects With my mindless scarf knitting this

Browser Issues It’s sad when the technology of writing a blog takes longer than the activity about which the blog is written. Donegal Revisited For

Gratitude When you know how nice it is when someone is grateful to you, doesn’t it make sense to express gratitude as often as you

Inspiration When I’m inspired, the best I can do is to inspire others. Donegal First of all, I finished Donegal. This sweater was started around

Conflicts of Interest Of course I get personal gain from my blog. Why else would I write one? Full Disclosure I get an enormous amount

Overtaken No surprise that Wendy has vaulted to the lead in Roscalie compared to my progress on Donegal. Knitting Pace Actually, I am somewhat relieve

I am SUCH a Hypocrite All that talk about not needing validation flew right out the window today. I’m a REAL Designer I just had

Knit Whining Whining about knitting is like whining about your spouse. You know you’re in love, and the whining is just one way of demonstrating

My People Sometimes when I’m joking with friends, I will discuss the gay, lesbian and transgendered population as “my people”. Knit Meet Up This weekend,

Gifts for Knitters You may have noticed I’ve included a countdown button from my birthday in the left panel. Let it never be said I

Focus Damn It! I’m having one of those periods in my life where I set sights in one direction only to be distracted seconds later

I Wanna Be Vishnu Rama, what I could do with 4 arms and hands. Pulled in Many Directions I want to work on all my

Blogger Void It has just come to my attention that one of my fellow male knitters and bloggers, Khebhin has died recently. His enthusiasm and

Passion or Obsession With me into my knitting and Thaddeus into foraging for mushrooms, some might say it’s definitely obsession. Codependent Behavior For those of

Humble Pie Let it never be said that I’m not open to feedback. Fiber Ignorance As an impassioned knitter, my first reaction to the “are

Exhibitionism Much of the impetus for me to knit and to blog is the exhibitionism factor. Knitting in Public I just love showing off my

Blog Controversies Controversies always contain a hook that reaches out and compels people to jump into the fray. Religion I wanted to clarify one of

Odd Yarn Habits Okay, here’s where I fess up to odd yarn habits that I have. Balling Yarn No, it’s not THAT odd. I mean

Weakling All my life I’ve been a weakling. It’s a good thing I can run like hell. New Sweater Design I couldn’t stand the pressure

QueerJoe Doppelganger An attractive, gay, male knitter in my own town that I’ve heard about for years, and never met…until yesterday. The Mysterious Marcus It

Slow Progress I can’t imagine how Wendy makes so much progress on her Fair Isle sweaters…she makes me look bad in comparison. Donegal Work is

New Starts How amazing that I can be sidetracked so easily by a simple trip to my local yarn store. Yarn Store Visit I stopped

Finishing Finishing a garment well can make all the difference in terms of how I enjoy the result of my knitting. Sara Cardigan The worst

Worst Case Scenario I’m usually pretty lucky when it comes to things turning out better than expected. Not this time. Major Setback It was no

When Knitting Sucks There are sometimes that knitting is just not fun. But to paraphrase a bumper sticker, even a bad day knitting is better

WIP – Work in Progress What does “in Progress” really mean. Is there a set rule of how long it’s been since the project has

Blogger Controversy I’m convinced that there are some people that are just “walking upsets” waiting to happen. Blogger Contributions After my blog rules caused such

Blog Owner Error Some days, I should not be allowed to use a safety razor. The day I posted the last blog entry was one

Back to Work I’m starting to think the universe is trying to conspire to keep me away from knitting and blogging. New Work Assignment I

Knitting Design Knitwear design for me is like when my thoughts come way to fast for me to actually say them, except knitting is even

Knitting Questions A few questions have been asked either in comments or via e-mails recently. Some have also requested that I provide technical details of

Blog Rules I am most glad to see the intelligent opinions about the last blog post.  I appreciate that not everyone likes the rules, or

Blogging Blogging, or Knit Blogging in particular, is getting WAY too popular. Readers It amazed me at the beginning of my blog experience, that there