Wednesday, September 03, 2008

European Men


Is it just me, or are European men hotter than American men?



Anna Magazine
The picture above is from my latest issue of Anna - Burda Magazine from Germany. After someone on the Niebling list (not sure if it was Yahoo Group or Ravelry) mentioned that they sometimes republish Niebling designs in current magazines, I thought I'd like to subscribe. Here's the latest cover.



Now, I don't speak German at all, and even if I they do publish a Niebling design or two, I'll have to use all the on-line translation resources I have at my disposal to be able to use it.

But for the sweater (and model) above, the subscription was worth it.

Current Knitting
I finished two more blocks on the niece afghan.



I'm enjoying the process of going through stitch dictionaries to pick out various pattern stitches that I think will translate well to Manos del Uruguay yarn. If you've ever made one of Judith Shangold afghan's or throws (I've made two of her design called Vineyard Throw), then you'll know how beautiful Manos afghans and throws turn out.

Only 17 more squares to go.

Actually, since I'm traveling this week and next, I decided to start a different project that's a bit more portable and doesn't require quite as much access to my knitting library. I'll post pictures in my next blog entry.

16 comments:

no-blog-rachel said...

Yep, for the most part, Euro=hotter. :)

Anonymous said...

Yes, in the same way gay men are hotter than straight men.

Anonymous said...

Two words--Sean Connery. 'bout sums it up for me. Oh yeah, and David Tennant.
Michelene

Jeannie said...

You might want to check this out for your subscription -- Anna has an English-language edition. I have found it at my local Border's book store magazine rack. I love the Burda publications. They are worth buying and keeping in any language.

twinsetellen said...

I'll drool over the Malabrigo instead of the European men, but don't let me stop anyone else! Maybe that's why my DH doesn't mind my yarn infatuation - it is insurance for our relationship.

anne marie in philly said...

what a hot DILF!

and I second the "first anonymous" comment!

Emma in France said...

On that note, would you like a copy of a recent Phildar booklet full of men's patterns? (Have I asked you this already?) They're all in French though.

Burda have brought out a new knitting magazine here but don't get excited, it's really blah. I prefer Anna.

sean said...

you are right...european men are hotter. fewer steroids and hang ups and more style and facial hair. what's not to like?

Andy's Crafts said...

What makes a man hot is self love, less attitude , less hang ups and more vibrancy with an open mind. I like Klingons and Bajorans, those Ridges are a lot of fun! lol!

Kerry said...

I know what you mean, I have two Sandra magazines from about 20 years ago. They are devoted entirely to mens sweaters....what a variety!

RenateS said...

All the instructions, i.e. charts are on the inserts. If you want to knit a lace project, look at the no. of the project on the photo, then go to the insert and look for the no. and there are the charts. It takes a little getting used to, but it shouldn't be that difficult to figure it out. By the way Lacis has republished at least one of the patterns from Niebling. Renate from Michigan born in Germany

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puffthemagicrabbit said...

Very nice model...

I just did something in Manos and I love how squishy and cuddly it is. I'll enjoy watching your niece afghan grow. (more inspiration- will you cut it out already- I've got too much to knit as it is!)

Anonymous said...

Nice work. I thought about knitting myself. I could never do it (one had has 7 screws and plate, other one carpel tunnel).

So I do photography and volunteer.

I see you want to retire. I retired at 42 and make sure you have things to fill the time.

SteveD
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Vtknitboy said...

yes. euro men = hot. and the problem is, in france and more so in italy, they are SO affectionate with each other it totally freaks out my gaydar!

knititch said...

i suppose the grass is greener. don't think european men are hotter than other men. but this one is of course young and gorgeous and maybe only styled to look european.