Mon, 12 January 2009
Episode 17: Go West, Young Man (33:49)
The very first Men's Knitting Retreat was held in the Spring of 2008 and featured the hard work of QueerJoe and KnitterGuyTed. The Fall 2008 event was held at the Point Bonita YMCA in the Marin Headlands and the manly magic was in full effect. The event was November 7-9, 2008 and this audio features interviews with two of the instructors: Brian Kohler (professional designer with Skacel), and Harry Wells (President of Humboldt Handweavers and Spinners Guild). But we start things off by chatting with Ted Myatt aka KnitterGuy (organizer and co-creator along with Joe Wilcox aka QueerJoe of the Men's Knitting Retreats).
The Men's Fall Knitting Retreat 2008 was blown away by the extraordinary swag we received from the following folks: Article Pract, A Verb for Keeping Warm, Briar Rose Fibers, BrooklynTweed, Danny Oulette Designs, Hansigurumi, HelloYarn, KnitSonya, Knotty Naomi, Oceanwind Knits, Perchance to Knit, Schoolhouse Press, Shelridge Farms, Spinning Loft, Tactile Fiber Arts, Unique Sheep, Wild Geese Fibers, and Yarn Nerd. We're so not worthy!!!
Skacel has given us a handsome entrelac scarf pattern designed by Brian Kohler, MFKR attendee and instructor. The prizing includes 3 balls of Skacel's new felted yarn called Loft. To enter, simply tell us how the world would be a better place if more guys knit. A winner will be randomly selected from all entrants.
DEADLINE FOR ENTERING IS JANUARY 31, 2009.
A big thank you to everyone who listens, reviews, recommends and responds to YKNIT! Without you, we're nothing.
YKnit with guys? It's MANdatory!
We used snippets of the following songs in this episode: