View Poll Results: Guy knitters: Do you KIP (knit in public)?
Yes 21 26.58%
Sometimes 11 13.92%
No 6 7.59%
I'm not a guy knitter, but I know one! 41 51.90%
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Old 12-28-2006, 05:32 PM   #1
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Guy Knitters
I'm not a guy knitter, but I am curious to know how many we have here on the forum.

If you are a guy knitter please post how long u have been knitting here and why you took up the hobby.
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Old 12-28-2006, 05:39 PM   #2
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I do. Like when I have to wait in my doctor's office or something.
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Old 12-28-2006, 05:54 PM   #3
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I'm a guy knitter.

In public so far I've knitted on a plane (and the airport), while waiting for my brake pads to be replaced, and in a few bookstores.

I've been knitting now for just over a year. I learned at work through my boss. We were having a discussion that somehow went to knitting. I mentioned that I had always been interested and she said that she knew how. The next day she came in with a new pair of needles and a ball of yarn for me and taught me how to knit, purl, cast on and bind off.

I attempted to knit a few scarves. My first project was really experimental. I was just practicing stitches and creating small chunks of garter and stockinette. The next scarf I attempted was fast but too short to be used(I had only purchased one ball of the yarn). My third scarf was ribbed, after about a foot I made a mistake. I didn't learn how to fix a mistake, or rip back a few rows and re-insert my needle so I quit.

About nine months later in October I took a random trip to Michael's, bought yarn, and started knitting again. I'm finally able to repair any mistakes now thanks to knittinghelp.com and I can't stop knitting or buying yarn.
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Old 12-28-2006, 07:15 PM   #4
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The first knitter I saw knitting in public was a man. He worked at the college I went to, and was in his mid-20s at the time. It seems like he always had knitting nearby.

He knitted and crocheted, but it seems like he knitted more often. He was always working on some intricate, beautiful thing -- lots of cables, colorwork, or lace -- and it was never smaller than a sweater. I remember him making a red crochet evening gown with thin satin ribbon once, too.
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Old 12-28-2006, 11:45 PM   #5
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the VERY BEST knitter i know is a man
he does these amaizing intrasia things with varigated yarn, these irregular edges to his intrasia, swirlie, look so NEAT when he uses the varigated yarns
you see the lines to the color changes, but they are not as they would be if knitted straight

and he does these HUGE sweaters with smaller gage yarn and double knit with patterns of color and texture
he is SO COOL

in about a million years I will be good nough to work at his spinnery
did I mention he spins his own yarn using wind power?

and he is nice, and helpful, and smart, and can Sing too!!!

he is definitely someone to look up to knitting wise
he was knitting at the solstice celibration he was singing at
it was good to see

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Old 12-28-2006, 11:49 PM   #6
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Originally Posted by ecb
did I mention he spins his own yarn using wind power?
you know SUPERMAN?!

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Old 12-29-2006, 12:32 AM   #7
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Hi-

I'm a guy, and I knit . . . and in public too! I've been knitting since 1982. I also spin and (in the past) bred llama and alpaca color stock for wool, which I sold to handknitters and other fiber artists in USA and South America.

I have knit on airplanes for about 950,000 air miles and just about anywhere else I go. Can't think of any place where I wouldn't knit, unless all knitting were prohibited.

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Old 12-29-2006, 01:17 AM   #8
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*gasp*

wanna know how much of a fit i will throw about the concealed carry law that is going to go into effect on Monday if THIS ever happens?


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unless all knitting were prohibited.

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Old 12-29-2006, 04:51 PM   #9
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I have been in (only) two Federal Courtrooms where knitting was not allowed, cuz of needles. Also is not permitted in a number of federal and state level prison visiting rooms for same reason.

Moral: don't go to Federal Court or prison!

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Old 12-29-2006, 05:02 PM   #10
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I am positively in awe of men who knit. I have never actually seen a man who knits. It gives my husband the shivers. He tells me he "doesn't understand it." The man is 40 times smarter than I am and he doesn't understand knitting!

Ok, for you men out there that DO knit in public, what are strangers reactions to it?
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