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AlanCrawford
07-16-2006, 09:07 PM
my yarn stash is barely containable, i actually have duplicates of my neeldes, and my wife has tripped over my uncompleted projects. so it's time to do what every knitter ends up doing....knit myself a knitting bag. the problem is i don't think a manly man should knit himself a cute little baby soft pink mohair booga bag for his knitting supplies and while not all the bag patterns i've seen are this girly, they fall short of what a man can walk around in public with and not get laughed at or beaten near to death. :pray: so do any of you ladies (or guys) have a bag pattern that a macho man can use?

ChrissyB
07-16-2006, 09:18 PM
Hi, I actually just joined here. Anyhow, I saw this pattern that might work. It is a felted bag specifically designed with a man in mind. Hope you like :D
http://knitty.com/ISSUEsummer05/PATTsatchel.html
Chrissy

AlanCrawford
07-17-2006, 01:04 PM
:thinking: groovy, thank you, this bag should work. thanks again and have fun.

brendajos
07-17-2006, 01:09 PM
before you go buy the yarn for it you might want to try the beginning portion with some similar weight scrap yarn. trying to pick up stitches on a strip that narrow can be VERY difficult....and starting to knit after they are picked up even worse! :shock:

that was the first pattern I thought of too but seriously that pick up and knit is tough!

Ladybug Lady
07-17-2006, 04:15 PM
How about this (http://knitty.com/ISSUEsummer05/PATTsatchel.html) felted messenger style satchel? They even found a man to model it. I think it looks nifty and may have to knit one or two for the guys on my list.

brendajos
07-17-2006, 04:19 PM
:rofling: Sorry i couldn't help but giggle...

rebecca
07-17-2006, 04:24 PM
:rofling: Sorry i couldn't help but giggle...

LOL, me, too. ;)

There's also a cool bag found here (http://www.menknit.net/mag.html) in the MenKnit magazine :thumbsup:

brendajos
07-17-2006, 04:44 PM
HEY! Remember that one site that was specifically for male knitters? It had a guy wearing a really hideous sweater on the home page? It looked like they had colorized it in various colors. Was that MenKnit or was it something else? :??

Pixywhispers
07-17-2006, 05:30 PM
Hello Alan Crawford!

I was coming over to share this pattern! And my headline was going to be ATTN Male Knitters! Awesome Knit Bag! HA

http://larissmix.typepad.com/spork/files/sporkbeta.pdf

It's called the spork, use your imagination on some more manly colors. :)

Welcome to KH!

Candace

HollyP
07-17-2006, 11:40 PM
This could be another possibility (http://www.interweave.com/knit/books/files/FolkBagsExcerpt.pdf) if made in manly colors minus the bow type ties.

AlanCrawford
07-18-2006, 04:49 PM
Thank you all for those nice satchels, now i've just got to get some yarn and test swatch for felting. :frog: