Things are pretty boring over here blog-wise at the moment, spending all of my time with my nose buried in textbooks and lecture notes doesn’t lend itself well to getting much knitting done. I present you with my one finished mudkip sock
and this question: Why don’t more men knit? I’ve met men aplenty who have liked my knitting, some have asked to do a stitch or two on a sock, but when I’ve offered to teach them to knit the response is always a ‘thanks, but no.’ Why? When my younger brother was around six years old he asked me to teach him, and I did and he enjoyed it, but he quickly stopped when his ‘friends’ teased him for it, according to them knitting is for girls.
Where does this stigma that knitting is for sweet old women come from? Very few of the knitters I know personally are older than their 30s, I myself am only 24, and I’m not sure many of us would be typified as ‘sweet’.
I don’t know about the rest of you, but if I met a man who liked knitting, wanted to talk to me about fibre and go to yarn festivals with me, my knickers would hit the floor faster than he could knit a stitch. Power to the male knitters.