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Joe Wilcox
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Lives in New Hope, PA 18938
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Not a Fan of Being Fooled
I never really understood why April Fool's day was such popular thing. Just Seems Mean I rarely see an April 1st joke that isn't at least a little mean...where the "fool" is the butt of some cruel or semi-cruel joke. Having grown up in a large family, we we...
Just Seems Mean. I rarely see an April 1st joke that isn't at least a little mean...where the "fool" is the butt of some cruel or semi-cruel joke. Having grown up in a large family, we were always trying to "get one over" on each other, but I know I don't like being made a fool and I honestly ...
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Who Cares If Someone Believes in Evolution or Not?
A few days ago on Facebook, WonderMike recommended Richard Dawkins' book, The Greatest Show on Earth , to help argue that evolution is valid. Let Them Wallow I've not read this book, but if Michael says it's good, I'd imagine it's a good book to read.  But ...
Let Them Wallow. I've not read this book, but if Michael says it's good, I'd imagine it's a good book to read. But honestly, I say let the ignorant wallow in their ignorance. In their heart of hearts, they know they're wrong about evolution and they're just parroting back the words of their ...
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Letting ignorance spread is like letting disease spread. In this case, children will be infected.
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Eight Weeks Until Men
Or, eight weeks until this year's Men's Spring Knitting retreat. Sundays Can Suck First, as a kid, it was always having to dress up and go to church.  And then I had to behave like I cared about the reverence of the mass.  I didn't Then as a teenager and co...
Sundays Can Suck. First, as a kid, it was always having to dress up and go to church. And then I had to behave like I cared about the reverence of the mass. I didn't. Then as a teenager and college kid, I knew Sunday was my last day until I headed back to school. And of course, as an adult, ...
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New Sock Pattern is Up
Based on my last blog post, one might think I never would have published another pattern.  Alas, enough people have asked me about my standard sock pattern, I thought I'd publish it. QueerJoe's Standard Toe-Up Sock Pattern So here's where you can get the pa...
QueerJoe's Standard Toe-Up Sock Pattern. So here's where you can get the pattern, but a couple of things: I opted to price the pattern at $2.99, since writing the pattern, putting it up on Ravelry and answering questions all takes the same effort as any of my costlier patterns.
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Questionable Road Sign
For the 26 years I've lived in my current town, there has been a sign about 3 miles from my home that alerts me I'm driving in an area with a deaf child. What?  What? Okay, first of all, I guess this sign warns drivers that their horn might not warn a child...
What? What? Okay, first of all, I guess this sign warns drivers that their horn might not warn a child running out into a busy street and screams from the child's horrified parents might not be heard either. But two issues I have with this sign. First, it's posted on a road where the speed limit ...
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QueerJoe Is Odd As Well
Am I the Only Person on the Planet That Doesn't Like Nutella ?   Just Don't Get It I've never been crazy about chocolate...I mean, I like chocolate because it's sweet and I like sweet, but I'd just as soon eat jelly beans than chocolate.  And I love peanut ...
Just Don't Get It. I've never been crazy about chocolate...I mean, I like chocolate because it's sweet and I like sweet, but I'd just as soon eat jelly beans than chocolate. And I love peanut butter. And I find it hard to find any readily available candy that I like better than Reese's Peanut ...
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Always The Right Season
When it comes to knitting, and knit-related gifts, it is never NOT the season for them. Other Interests I know some folks that switch from fiber-related pursuits in the Winter, to gardening in the Spring and Summer. While I used to love having a vegetable g...
Other Interests. I know some folks that switch from fiber-related pursuits in the Winter, to gardening in the Spring and Summer. While I used to love having a vegetable garden, I never really found flower gardening or landscaping appealing at all. I also now live in a townhouse with a very small ...
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Knitting, Spinning AND the Use of "Gay"
Have you seen the "Gay Sweater?"   QueerJoe is So Gay Some folks would say I'm being too politically correct when I take exception when someone uses the term "gay" as a derogatory way of describing something or someone.  But if you try to personalize it, an...
QueerJoe is So Gay. Some folks would say I'm being too politically correct when I take exception when someone uses the term "gay" as a derogatory way of describing something or someone. But if you try to personalize it, and imagine someone hijacking a term that describes your people, ...
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Two Great Canadian Things
Recently, I posted a blog entry reviewing the new Koigu book, Wrapped In Color , which Amazon starts shipping this Tuesday, though you can pre-order. now through Amazon Pam, of "In Stitches" blog, has written a much better review of the new Koigu book than ...
Recently, I posted a blog entry reviewing the new Koigu book, Wrapped In Color, which Amazon starts shipping this Tuesday, though you can pre-order. now through Amazon Pam, of "In Stitches" blog, has written a much better review of the new Koigu book than I did...you might also want to read her ...
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Knitterly Advice
During those days, long ago, when I was new to knitting (or anything else for that matter), I found it incredibly easy to criticize designers.  Awful color choices, crappy shaping, messing finishing or mistake-ridden patterns. With Age My knitterly advice i...
With Age. My knitterly advice is this...until you've published a design, hold off on your criticism. Ten things I've learned about designing and designers over the years: Designing is hard - You can put hours and hours of work into a garment and it just doesn't come out the way you want it.
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The Color Genius of Koigu
The ladies of Koigu have always made an amazing product when it came to their yarns, but their designs are really starting to match the spectacular beauty of their colors. Latest Koigu Pattern Book If you're crazy about color (like I am), and you like/love ...
Latest Koigu Pattern Book. If you're crazy about color (like I am), and you like/love shawls, there is a new design book you must get...even if you just use it for inspiration or to see brilliant ways of mixing stitch patterns with handpainted yarns like Koigu. I was fortunate to have gotten an ...
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Pros and Cons of Linen Stitch
When I first started knitting and I would find variegated yarns in Woolworths (yes, I'm that old), I wish I had known about Linen Stitch back then. The Versatile Color-Mixing Stitch Pattern - Linen Stitch I think the Linen Stitch is one of the most under-ut...
The Versatile Color-Mixing Stitch Pattern - Linen Stitch. I think the Linen Stitch is one of the most under-utilized stitch patterns in knitting...especially when it comes to variegated yarns and issues with streaks and pooling of colors. First of all, the pattern stitch (for those who don't ...
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Computer consulting project manager working with PeopleSoft HCM modules.
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New Hope, PA 18938
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New Brunswick, NJ - Edison, NJ
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50 something gay man in a relationship since 1983 who works as a computer consultant.
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Has been knitting since the 1980's and was one of the guys who created the Men's Knitting Retreats (www.mensknittingretreat.com).
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    Business Administration, 1977 - 1982
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