I love getting mail, and do respond to all messages, should you feel so inclined
I would like to knit one of your nice hats (the ones modeled by those nice-looking
boys and girls) for my nice (single, eligible, tall, handsome) son (age 23).
Would any of those hats help him to find a nice girlfriend soon. I would like t
o be knitting little hats for little grandchildren before I'm eighty. thank you
PS Your site is great!!
PPS He lives in Bellingham, WA
Whilst surfing amoungst the plethora of knitting blaa I found you. I
thought you may like to know that I have a similar passion - but have a
different name for your Toessel - nuffy hat. Yep, the nuffy hat originally
belonged to your Aussie Yobbo - I don't know if you know the stereotype -
but lets say they're universal - just take out the hockey and put Australian
Rules Football - Anyway - the nuffy hat was grabbed by the alternative
semi-feral types and altered somewhat to have an earthy style - and became
cool. So I love to knit and will try your version - I will send you one of
mine in return in the not too far distant future. It will involve two
koalas, a kangaroo's paw and a meat pie wrapper...I like your web and style
of humour - your surrounded by American sites - need I say more.
Great site! What a fun find for a Friday at work! (holy alliteration)
I learned how to knit last year and can't get enough of it. My first
project was a pair of mittens, that I wear with great pride! Other than
that I have knit a baby blanket, sweater, booties and DOZENS of
dishclothes. My next project will definately be a hat - it never looked
this fun before!
I also think it would be fascinating to hear about some of the trades
you have accepted, that is if you wouldn't mind sharing.
Thanks for the inspiration, I'm sure I'll be back.
Dear Mr. Yossel,
I love your tossels. It's great to find an artist who isn't afraid to
express themselves in the medium of knitting. I wish I could be so brave
but I am much too conservative. That is not to say that I do not have a
sense of humor, but my knitting does lack that.
Do not fret about your lack of knitting skills--you will learn with trial
and error. If not, you could take a class or two but it is important is
that you continue to express yourself.
I would have loved to have seen Queen Vic in a toessel. Alas! A connection
with the server could not be established. (I might have been disappointed
though to see Judi Dench in a toessel).
your hats are extra grouse
If you agree to send me a toessel I will wear it every day for at least a day.
I will also convince Amber and Ryan to somehow feature it in our comic book (w
hich is called Jell-o force. Yes, an obvious copyright infringement, but we nev
er charge anyone for it.). We could even put you in there if you'd like. We'll
then send you a copy of the comic.
Hi guy! I'm a knitter from way back.....loved your site and your
Toessel's. Great idea! Two questions, though: How do you knit the tube
for the top or is that a free form thing? ( I wonder if my husband would
like to wear sex on the top of his head...) And, secondly, you never
mention yarn type or needle size.....is that a ploy to get us to trade
something with you???Hmmmmm.....
You are a breath of fresh air - in fact, you are a veritable blizzard!
Keep up the good work. M. Rosser
I don't know who the hell you are but I must say that you have the most
entertaining knitting site on the web. Thanks for loosening things up a bit.
I really enjoyed your rants. Here is a dialog i would love to discuss with you
or see a rant about: I am an Americorps volunteer in a literacy program at an
elementary school. I have taught my students to knit and my seven coworkers
got so psyched about it that they all knit too. Its a wonderful scene, us
literacy types, cozy on our lunch hour and at meetings, knitting away...BUT!
our other americorps pals at other schools believe that we knit to insult them
in some way. They believe it is a conspiracy to overthrow civilized culture
as they know it. We try to convince them that KNITTING IS NOT A CRIME!!!!
What do you think about this? Should we go underground? By the way where in
Vermont? Thanks for the laughs, Joan
How come when I click on the thumbnail photo of the toessel tube, I get
a large photo of a guy wiping his nose on a hat? Just curious.
I like the patterns!
hey yossel! My name is jeb. I'm new to the wonderful world of
knitting. At this point, I am mostly fascinated with the process of
knitting. I like sitting around here and in class knitting. The fact
that I may get a hat at the end is a bonus. Currently, I'm making a
rather plain hat from a pattern I got at the yarn store. I was wondering
why you dont offer the pattern for the flop hat since that is my
favourite. I am an amateur bounty hunter of sorts myself, not really
amateur, so much as a mercenary or bounty hunter of fortune. When i
come across someone who needs a-killin', I dispatch with him. I also
noticed that you don't have the flop on your for-sale page. Why not?
Also, what interesting trades have you received? Do you know of any
other patterns for simple hats? I like the round, cap-ish, beanieish
kind. Please write back with any knitting wisdom you can offer me. If
your nice, maybe you can peek at my Lopi.
Okay, this is BY FAR the coolest knitting site I've found so far. So
here's my story. My grandmother taught me to knit when I was little, but
I never did anything with it. So then I found out my brother's wife is
pregnant, so I woke up one morning recently with a mission: I was going
to knit the kid a blanket. So I picked it up again.
So anyway, I've been looking at knitting sites and want to do a couple
practice things and you're hats are great. But I'm still pretty green so
I need to ask you what are probably pretty stupid questions. Here they
1. Are these done with circular needles? I don't know much about them
yet. So if they are, I would knit a line and then the line that just
says "knit" means knit the next round?
2. Or if they're done with straight needles, are the lines such as
"knit" the return rows?
I hope you don't read this and think "great, she's totally knitting
ignorant, I can't be bothered to respond." I mean, if you don't help me
I could be forced back to those droll web sites created by little old
knitting ladies, get bored with the craft, and turn to cross-stich or
something. And that would be a shame.
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