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?

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