work is crazy right now and i'm getting frantic with knitted gifts. this combo has left littletime to post. hopefully i'll be back more frequently in the near future.the new knitty is out with no inspiring or fashionable patterns for men ... i guess i'm never surprised but i'm always secretly hoping something great will pop up each time it comes out. i hate having to wait till the summer to get any substantial male patterns, and even then theres not many choices that i personally enjoy. it DOES give me more time to work on my own sweater designs, which is good i suppose. despite the familiar absence of male-pattern-inspiration.... THIS is awesome! i'm excited to incorporate it into my next few projects!