Monday, October 10, 2011

What do you think about men who knit?

I just took a survey (for Rav users only) regarding Knitting as a Gendered Activity and one of the questions (listed in the title above) got my brain working a little more than the others, perhaps because it was asking me to talk about myself. Here's how I answered:

I think it's great. I think it's no different than other socially accepted men's hobbies, for example woodworking. If a guy decides he wants a bookshelf (and has the ability) he makes himself a bookshelf and no one sees anything wrong with that. If I need a pair of gloves or a scarf or hat or sweater, I knit it. Basically, if you have the skills and materials to make something, why should your gender matter?
What do you think?

Monday, October 3, 2011

Wearing Wool on the Beach?

How many knits can you spot? It was about 45 degrees with steady winds. I was glad to have my sweater.

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