Sunday, July 22, 2007

It's On

Oh my god. y'all. Have you seen this?

son of a stitch and bitch

Well, I don't think I need to inform you guys of my level of excitement here. I can not wait to get my grubby man hands on this thing.
I haven't been super impressed with the pattern books for men that have come out in the last little while. Either the patterns are a stretch that no man, gay or straight, is really going to leave the house in, or the entire premise of the book is entirely degrading to women. I am frightened by a woman who follows "The Rules" and knits hideous sweater vests for dorky looking guys in order to trap them into some kind of temporary "I guess I can't do any better" legally binding union.
Granted, I've only knit two patterns from my SnB books, but this one will change everything! I may knit all forty-five! Okay, most likely not. I'll probably find two or three patterns (at best) that I will completely change to my liking. It's the principle of the matter.
I was knitting (sort of) before I read SnB, but I never knit anything well or that anybody would want to use. No more acrylic afghan squares! Debbie Stoller rocked my face off and there was no turning back. This led to Melanie Falick, Teva Durham and Elizabeth Zimmerman when I realized that my taste ran more to the classic than the punk rock. While sometimes more difficult to wear than to knit, Kaffe Fasset's designs always inspire me to try something more interesting.
I digress. I'm really hoping that this book is good. You should probably get it. Knit for yourself, your boyfriend/husband/houseboy/gimp or whatever you've got. I'm sure he'll like it.


The_Add_Knitter said...

You are so damn funny!! Debbie Stoller is such a tough chick, I love her. Did you ever hear about those a**holes that tried to sue her because they claimed that they owned the rights to the SnB name?? Puh-leeze.

I agree that most patterns for men are hideous. I am totally down with KF as a kick ass artisan, but would anyone seriously wear half his creations and NOT immediately look like Charles Nelson Reilly?? Did you see that Jared (Brooklyn Tweed) has a pattern in the new Fall IK? If you prefer the classic side of things, you might like it. It's on their preview page...

Virtuous said...

Yeah I saw that this was coming out not to long ago.

I hope you enjoy it! :oD

jenni said...

oh wow. i just went and pre-ordered this at amazon. november?? that's so far away.

Anita said...

You funny wicked thing! I'm going to miss you at the yarn shop!

J.P. said...

I am so freakin' excited about this book. I can't wait to see what they publish. Hopefully, it won't stink!