My name’s Michael (that’s me up there), and I am absolutely stoked to have been asked to start contributing to this blog, and I hope that I can provide some complimentary content to the brilliant things that we’re all used to seeing from Alexa.
A little bit about me: I’ve been working and teaching at Urban Yarns for just over a year now, and I’ve been knitting for about 9 years altogether. I also run my personal knitting blog over at Michael Knits. As is to be expected, I quite like knitting. In general, the more intricate the project, the more I enjoy it. If it’s got lace or cables, I am all over it (some of my personal favourites below).
I have a soft spot for traditional techniques, styles, and yarns. If it’s good and rustic, let me at it. Some current favourites are the Harrisville Designs products, and the new Debbie Bliss Blue Faced Leicester (and if you promise not to tell anyone, you can see a sneak preview of a new pattern for the store right here – look forward to more information about the pattern and a bigger project soon).
Well that’s about it for me this week – a brief post, I know, but I’ve got loads more in mind to write about, so expect lots of chatter about yarn choices, some free patterns, product and book reviews, knitting for and by men, techniques and tutorials, and of course, much more.