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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

Jewish Women Why is it that so many women in the knitting community are Jewish? Background Having worked briefly in a yarn store, I noticed

Recovery Being sick really sucks, but being sick on my birthday weekend was really lousy. Birthday Weekend I got home on Friday night from Baltimore

Celebrating an Aging Queen’s Birthday The older I get, the less important birthdays seem to be. Birthday Gifts Every year, my mother gets me some

Birthday Knitting Today, right around now, I turn 44. I took a picture of myself to commemorate the occasion. I’m so grateful for good genes.

Oh My Goddess For those of you who read this blog because of the well-thought-out writing style, you may want to skip today’s entry. Schedule

Knitting – The New Denial How many folks would listen to a raving lunatic on the street screaming about UFO’s and give him credence? How

Meeting a Curmudgeon Who would have thought meeting a curmudgeon could be so much fun. Sunday VisitingMy Tomato Factory/Simply Knit friend Kathy and I got

New Project Progress Still not sure I’m liking the new cardigan design. Color MoronSome folks have an innate sense of color. They can balance colors,

Mercury In Retrograde Despite the fact that it’s not, it should be. Communications IssuesBased on Antonio’s vast understanding of the astrological world, Mercury is NOT

Booby Prize I have always had an incredibly bad memory for certain things. Thank goodness for folks who remind me. Contest – AgainAntonio, the second

Willie Warmer Pattern For those of you who are interested in making a Willie Warmer, I have asked my web-friend Robert if I could post

Happy St. Patrick’s Day Normally I renounce my Irish heritage at this time of year. Who wants to be associated with the drunken spectacle that

Queer Knit Blogging It’s great how popular knit blogging is becoming. QueerKnit Blog RingIt’s been a while since I took a spin around the QueerKnit

Vacation Memories Nothing makes my day more than being reminded of my time in Cancun. Cancun ColorsI’ve always been attracted to vibrant color combinations…especially when

Blog Contest So Far I have gotten a few entries to the contest so far. Amazing how resourceful some folks can be. Additional Contest RulesThere

Blog Contest Here is your first chance of hopefully many opportunities to win great prizes by showing off your knowledge of QueerJoe and things that

Men Who Knit Please don’t tell me men are about to become the next HYUK (What does the “H” stand for?…YUK is Young Urban Knitters,

Knitters’ Significant Others How does a guy who’s never picked up a knitting needle become such an expert at knitwear? Goods and BadsMy partner, Thaddeus,

Knitting Deliveries I may have been on vacation, but the post office wasn’t. I got two great packages while I was gone. Marianne IsagerEven though

Home and tanned Vacation was great. I won’t bore you with the details, except to say that that weather was perfect every day and we

Off for the week… This will be my last post before I fly out tomorrow morning (early) for vacation. Packing That word, “packing”, sure has

Lousy Snow I hate cold, winter, snow…etc., etc., etc. What the hell am I doing living in Pennsylvania? Earflap Cap AgainI finished a tester version

Valentine/Birthday Weekend All-in-all, a very busy weekend for knitting and family related aspects of my life Earflap CapThe finished hat came out great, but too

Changing Course Okay, here’s where you really get to see how I work. Jockstrap, Sweater Design Swatch, Earflap CapAs the Sister Sweater came to completion,

Global Knitting Knitting can make for a very small and comforting world. Marianne Isager I mentioned in an earlier blog entry, after my friend Kathy

The Design Process In trying to explain to Thaddeus what I was working on, I realized I have a very specific design process I use.