31 August 2008

Real Men Knit...

The art of knitting is being lost in our modern culture. Maybe people are too busy these days to knit; maybe people think knitting is only for granny's; maybe woolly jumpers aren't as trendy as they used to be, or most probably one of the main reasons is that these days it is too expensive to knit a jersey rather than buy one.

Anyway - I am glad to say that the craft is being passed on in our household. I have never been a knitter... I am way too slow, and find I get a bit bored. I have completed one or two scarves in my lifetime, but that is about it. So I was very impressed to see Miss 4's pony blanket that she completed with the help of her her Nana (very patient Nana at that!).


It got me thinking about a couple of male knitters I know... one is a middle aged man who loves to knit. It doesn't seem quite right to have a man knitting, but it is a lot more common than I thought.

What do you think about the clip below guys (and girls)? Do you know any male knitters? Maybe we should start a male knitting movement... I don't think my husband would be impressed if I got the boys into it, although I did have a little birdie tell me that he himself learned to knit once!

8 comments:

  1. oh dear... i have no words, only fear of the unknown hahahaha kristy what on earth?

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  2. I found that disturbingly hilarious! Those boys knitting in the back of the car hahahaha! I, on other hand, have knitting envy. I wish I could - but lack the patience!

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  3. I'm pretty sure Mawson is obsessively into knitting. He mainly does more flowery stuff though, like he did an embroidered flower knapsack for his mother for instance, and a lovely bookmark for his father.

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  4. Yeah i did manage to get the above mentioned items finished but only with the amazing tutoring and patience of a certain Jon Dylan whom i am sure we all know of.

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  5. I think that is awesome! Why not? I mean if we (women) can go out hunting and rugby playing etc, then why can't guys dabble in a bit of knitting ?! If my husband (to be) wanted to knit, I'd be proud of him if not a bit more attracted to him! ;)

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  6. Love your post of childhood crushes.
    I like the my little pony rug - my girls would be impressed. I feel guily not knowing how to knit because they're love to learn. Hmm, one of my sons would love to learn too, maybe I should find someone to teach them all, then they could knit me multicolored blankets in the yarns of my choice...

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  7. Is that an April Fools Youtube??? I can't believe that's for real! Good for them!

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  8. Nice share

    God bless you

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