I’d like to thank…


Hey, there, new readers! Did you come here after seeing the episode of Knitty Gritty? Thanks for coming by, make yourself comfortable and poke around all you like. If we ever meet person, I don’t usually talk out of the side of my mouth, and, for the moment, I have a shaved head, not that hacked up ‘do.

I wouldn’t be knitting if it wasn’t for Betsy, dear friend, swim teammate and knitter fabulousa. She gave me my first balls of Crystal Palace yarns. Susan at CPY provided all of the yarn and needles for this project (as well as a sock that I knit this past weekend, more later).

Lastly, the whole reason Knitty Gritty found me, thanks to Wendy Eidson’s documentary Real Men Knit. And Wendy found me via MenWhoKnit.com. Thanks, Darrel for creating our community online.

DIY Network has posted the pattern here. (Vicky, the crew, and most of all, my producer Sonya were so great. I had such a great time on the set.) The pattern originally was part of the winter issue or MenKnit.net from Michael, aka Tricky Tricot and Dan, my first-ever publishers!

15 Responses to “I’d like to thank…”

  1. Kelsey Says:

    Wow. I can’t believe I’m the first one to post on this blog entry. I watched the knitty gritty you were a guest on this morning and
    I really liked your bag. My boyfriend knits, but he’s not very diligent though. Maybe I can convience him to make the messenger bag.

  2. Dave Daniels Says:

    Was it today??? Damn, forgot to set the DVR again.
    Nice bike bag.

  3. Michelle Says:

    Yay Stephen!!!! You did a great job!

  4. scout Says:

    I just finished watching! You rocked it babe! Really!

  5. Karen Says:

    Hello – Yes, I saw the show and heard about the blog. I wish more men knitted. We have a knitting group at work and none of the guys will come. We only know of one other guy who knits but we still can’t get him to join us.

    Anyway – nice bag. I’m a new knitter but am always looking for new things to make. Good job!

  6. Karen Says:

    Hello – yes, I saw the show this morning. Pardon me if this is a duplicate post. I hit submit post once, and it didn’t go.

    Anyway, I wish there were more men knitters. Also, I liked the bag. Nice job.


  7. tania Says:

    Love your bag–and your nails looked awesome too! 🙂
    Did you knit the argyle sweater that you were wearing as well? It’s really cute…

  8. J.P. Says:

    As Scout so elequently said, you ROCKED it. It looked like the lovely Vickie had a good time, as well.

  9. Eikon Says:

    I still haven’t tried this bag but have experimented with a smaller one that I jointed in the round about the tire tube and then made a tube (like a sock. After that I just picked up stitches and knit the sides and came up the frot from the bottom picking up a row at a time.

  10. Mel Says:

    Your bag is awesome! You did great and that episode was a JOY to watch. I love the idea of recycling and knitting combined and yours is the best I’ve seen yet! Thanks for rockin’ it.

  11. Diane Says:

    When you were on this show – there was a gentleman that said a knitting TV program in his area – what was that program called and the station of which it was aired?

    I live in Saline, Michigan.

  12. janine Says:

    wow!! what a great bag – i would love to make it for my son-in-law for Christmas. He asked me for a laptop bag when he saw the felted purses. Do you think the sizing would be right – or do i have to make adjustments, if so what would they be? you are the creative one…. – thanks!!!

  13. Ellen Says:

    yes, I did visit after the knitty gritty show. Job well done!!

  14. pauline Says:

    OH.EM.GEE! You were on telly?! I wish we got the show here…

    Well done!

  15. Carlene Says:

    Howdy! I saw your bag on Ravelry and followed the links through to here. I’m not a knitter, but a crocheter and am mulling over the design details for translation to crochet. Anyhow… I really basic question. I don’t see a note anywhere about removing the stem from the bike tube but it seems to me that would be more comfortable. (I guess you can tell I’ve had scratches from inner tube stems in the past.)