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« on: October 10, 2006 10:11:40 PM »

i have a male friend who has expressed an interest in learning to knit (finally!! lol) and i'm just wondering if anyone has any good suggestions for beginner's books that are specifically aimed at men? i've already taught him a few things, but would like to give him a little beginner's kit with a good instructional book. i know i'll prolly end up getting him a copy of stitch n' bitch (since that's how i learned and i think it's a wonderful step-by-step into to knitting), but that one is fairly girlie oriented. i'm thinking just maybe one of those "knitting for idiots" kinda books. any other suggestions???
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« Reply #1 on: October 10, 2006 10:19:23 PM »

Congrats for getting another guy into the knitting fold. There's a new book out called "Knitting with Balls - The First Contemporary Guide To Knitting For The Modern Male" by Michael Vecchio. I don't know if it has much on technique though. The author also has a knitting blog at: http://trickytricot.typepad.com/ 
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« Reply #2 on: October 10, 2006 10:36:08 PM »

awesome! thank you so much for that book title suggestion and the blog link. that's definitlely something i'll keep my eyes peeled for next week! too bad the author's book tour doesn't look like it's coming to canada Sad
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« Reply #3 on: October 10, 2006 11:01:11 PM »

No worries. I guess he won't be coming to Australia either, doh. All the guys on the menwhoknit site are also really friendly & helpful.
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« Reply #4 on: October 11, 2006 10:45:58 AM »

Wow, gracias monoped. I'm a guy and just getting into knitting too. All my girlfriend's knitting books are clogged with stuff like "a dropped stitch looks just like a run in your stocking." Thanks, but I don't wear those. This should be immensely helpful.
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« Reply #5 on: October 11, 2006 10:49:40 AM »

I am not a guy and I don't knit (yet) but I want that book anyway because it makes me giggle like a 12 year old boy.
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« Reply #6 on: October 11, 2006 10:55:47 AM »

too bad the author's book tour doesn't look like it's coming to canada Sad

Sometimes if you email the author they can send you a signed book, if that's what you're looking for.

I def think I'm gonna pick this up for my husband. He's shown an interest in crochet and maybe he and I can learn to knit together (I've been trying to teach myself...please don't ask how it's going, I don't want to talk about it!).
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