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gingergal4l8r
01-13-2007, 05:29 PM
I see these pics of guys...

Do you mean to tell me that guys KNIT?
:notworthy:

nadja la claire
01-13-2007, 06:38 PM
There are several men who are members of this board. Some of them have resently started knitting, others have been knitting for years.

:muah: :hug:

Nadja xxx

JoeE
01-13-2007, 08:27 PM
I knit. Well, I'm learning to knit. I can also sew, cook, retrieve objects from high shelves, and lift heavy things. I'm useful for a lot of things.

vaknitter
01-13-2007, 08:34 PM
Ever heard the saying Idle Hands Do the Devil's work? All men recovering from orthopedic surgeries/injuries should be taught to knit as it keeps them out of trouble. They cannot surf ebay and find things to buy and it also seems to keep their mind off needing food, water etc more than 5/6x / day : )

zkimom
01-13-2007, 08:56 PM
JoeE,

:notworthy:

You are my hero.

Best,
Susan

zkimom
01-13-2007, 08:57 PM
Oh and I forgot to mention.


You are a real man.

:cheering:

hunterjenn
01-13-2007, 09:08 PM
I knit. Well, I'm learning to knit. I can also sew, cook, retrieve objects from high shelves, and lift heavy things. I'm useful for a lot of things.

LOL--it's the reaching things on high shelves that's the REAL talent! :rofl: (I'm 5'2")

Jan in CA
01-13-2007, 09:31 PM
I see these pics of guys...

Do you mean to tell me that guys KNIT?
:notworthy:

First of all a lot of women also have guys for their avatars so that isn't a clue, nor is their screen name. :teehee:

Check out this thread.

Men who knit poll (http://www.knittinghelp.com/knitting/forum/viewtopic.php?t=23408)

suzeeq
01-13-2007, 09:33 PM
Ever heard the saying Idle Hands Do the Devil's work? All men recovering from orthopedic surgeries/injuries should be taught to knit as it keeps them out of trouble. They cannot surf ebay and find things to buy and it also seems to keep their mind off needing food, water etc more than 5/6x / day : )

Uh, that means they can't surf ebay and find yarn to buy, either?

sue

Knitting_Guy
01-13-2007, 10:07 PM
There are some of us guys who knit, or at least try to :happydance:

Yarnlady
01-14-2007, 08:10 AM
I taught my best friend to knit in the fall and now he's challenging me to knitting projects. :?? And his husband wants to learn to knit, too. :happydance:

nadja la claire
01-14-2007, 11:21 AM
Nothing whimpy or sissy about knitting. Knitting demands strength of will and the patience of Job. I'm surprised that there are those who still think that real men don't knit. If more people, period, knitted they wouldn't have time to make war, they'd be too busy frogging that sweater. :frog: :teehee:

:muah: :hug:

Nadja xxx

PurpleMittens
01-14-2007, 11:26 AM
I would definitely prefer knitting to fighting a war.

gingergal4l8r
01-14-2007, 12:43 PM
I stand corrected.

I went off on sick leave beginning of Dec, due to surgury and everyone was asking me what I was going to do on my time off, since I couldn't lift anything or drive for 2 months after.

When I told everyone that I was going to teach myself to knit, people started laughing at me. (I am a jock woman who I guess people see as a non knitter)

I could not believe the response from people about knittnig, but when my boss asked me I told him I was going to teach myself how to knit, he said
"I knit all the time".
Ijust looked at him, but I was not sure he was serious, as I have never heard of guys knitting.


Let me teill you this, I wish my hubby would take up knitting and knit his own bloody stuff, instead of not wearing what I make him,
Thanks all who helped me with the Guys knit! Way to go GUYS! :muah:

nonny2t
01-14-2007, 12:49 PM
I wish Jack would take up knitting. He is a Risk nut and is in his office all the time playing that stupid, irritating game. Well, he does have other atributes, he helps me clean the kitchen every night, he just finished shampooing my dining room carpet, like others, he is a great reacher as he is 6'2", but he has no interest in knitting, darn it! I guess after 34 years of marriage you pretty much do as you like and vice versa. Oh and I forgot, he takes me to Vegas every year for vacation so he is the bomb!

Jan in CA
01-14-2007, 01:14 PM
I could not believe the response from people about knittnig, but when my boss asked me I told him I was going to teach myself how to knit, he said
"I knit all the time".

When I first started knitting I knew there probably were guys who knit, but I didn't know of any. Till I got to KH...the rest is history. :teehee: Yeah for your boss!!!!


Let me teill you this, I wish my hubby would take up knitting and knit his own bloody stuff, instead of not wearing what I make him,


:roflhard: :roflhard: Sorry had to laugh.. :teehee:

Knitting_Guy
01-15-2007, 02:36 PM
I would imagine that more guys would knit if they didn't view it as a "female thing" and weren't so insecure about what someone else might think of them.

I've noticed a lot more gay men than straight men knit, but there are still a good number of us straight guys who knit (or try to).

gingergal4l8r
01-15-2007, 03:58 PM
How did you get started in knitting?

Knitting_Guy
01-15-2007, 04:02 PM
How did you get started in knitting?

If you mean me, I bought a book and starter kit at Wally World (and signed up at this great forum). I am a trucker and wanted a hobby that would be somewhat creative and portable enough to carry on the road with me and that I could do in my truck or inside a truckstop. Knitting seemed like the perfect choice.

Besides, I want to learn to knit my own wool socks instead of paying an arm and a leg for them in a store. :rofl:

gingergal4l8r
01-15-2007, 05:40 PM
Cudos to you!!

I tell you there are not many guys I know that would do it and like I said earlier, there are enough awesome patterns that guys can make and be proud of.

:cheering: :notworthy:

Knitting_Guy
01-15-2007, 06:47 PM
Thanks. A lot of guys are just insecure, otherwise they would. I'm just one of those guys who is really not concerned with what other people think and also big enough and ugly enough that they usually keep their thoughts to themselves anyway :rofl:

gingergal4l8r
01-15-2007, 06:51 PM
:rofl: :roflhard:

jelous does that, if only all guys were that secure

Knitting_Guy
01-15-2007, 06:58 PM
Just remember, guy behavior stems from one of three basic male traits: (the only 3 we have)

Male pride (guilty)

Male Insecurity (not guilty)

Male stupidity (very guilty)

nadja la claire
01-15-2007, 07:11 PM
Just remember, guy behavior stems from one of three basic male traits: (the only 3 we have)

Male pride (guilty)

Male Insecurity (not guilty)

Male stupidity (very guilty)

Gee Mason, you sound pretty intelligent to me, but then again I haven't always had the best judgement when it came to men :teehee:

:muah: :hug:

Nadja xxx

brendajos
01-15-2007, 07:45 PM
I know lots of men who are incredibly smart...that doesn't mean they aren't stupid... :teehee:

Knitting_Guy
01-15-2007, 07:54 PM
I know lots of men who are incredibly smart...that doesn't mean they aren't stupid... :teehee:
I have always tested well into the so-called "genius" range, but I am loaded with male stupidity :rofl:

It's just our nature. The more masculine we are, the dumber we seem to you ladies. And you know what? We know it and accept it.

ambernowknits
01-15-2007, 07:59 PM
According to Good Housekeeping's Complete Book of Needlecraft (published in 1959) "Knitting was at one time considered to be a manly accomplishment...During the Middle Ages in England in the years of the 'Crafts and Guilds' a man worked six years to become a masterknitter. He served an apprenticeship under a qualified master, went abroad to learn foreign techniques and returned to 'sit' for an extremely difficult examination."

I just had to share that.

brendajos
01-15-2007, 08:03 PM
I know lots of men who are incredibly smart...that doesn't mean they aren't stupid... :teehee:
I have always tested well into the so-called "genius" range, but I am loaded with male stupidity :rofl:

It's just our nature. The more masculine we are, the dumber we seem to you ladies. And you know what? We know it and accept it.


:teehee: :hug:

cheesiesmom
01-15-2007, 09:06 PM
So years ago I taught the DH to knit. He did it perfectly. Maybe anal retentive, or something, but his stitches were beautiful, perfect. Thank god he gave it up so I wouldn't feel so inferior.
:rofl:

Knitting_Guy
01-15-2007, 09:45 PM
According to Good Housekeeping's Complete Book of Needlecraft (published in 1959) "Knitting was at one time considered to be a manly accomplishment...During the Middle Ages in England in the years of the 'Crafts and Guilds' a man worked six years to become a masterknitter. He served an apprenticeship under a qualified master, went abroad to learn foreign techniques and returned to 'sit' for an extremely difficult examination."

I just had to share that.

Yeah, that's the bit that guys don't know. Knitting was originally a guy thing.

joe_doufu
01-16-2007, 07:12 AM
I can picture a bronze age Arabian princess sitting on a cushion, being delivered the magnificent new invention of yarn, and saying "It's hair? From a sheep? And you want me to touch it?" :pout:

Joel
01-16-2007, 06:53 PM
Just remember, guy behavior stems from one of three basic male traits: (the only 3 we have)

Male pride (guilty)

Male Insecurity (not guilty)

Male stupidity (very guilty)


:roflhard: Very well summed up!!!! Although you might add some testosterone in there too.