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This man is knocking down knitting stereotypes one project at a time.
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ALL the men I went to school with growing up learned how to knit or sew or cook in school. And all the girl had shop class. Not all of us had great skills, but we had to learn ☺️
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Wow this is really cool. However, I feel the fashion industry has long been dominated by men. You think women created concepts like corsets and high heels? Nope.
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I used to knit and crochet with my mom as a child but stopped cause I always became frustrated with getting them started. I could pick up where she left off no problem but starting my own was always an issue.
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My uncle is in his 80’s. He has knit and crocheted all his life. He does the most delicate lace too. He was a justice of the peace in a professional capacity. I’m glad your showing the world your passion.
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I crocheted for a living for 18 years. I made hats and for a few years you could get my hand spun hand made hats at 50 Eddie Bauer stores and numerous galleries and sporting goods stores. I made thousands of hats. I sold at craft fairs for many years as well. I outfitted Alaska fishing crews with my hats too. I made so many hats that one day i threw my wool and needle down and said I’d rather be dead than crochet another hat. You can over do a good thing. Those hats were good. I still see them in winter time. They must be at least 40 years old.
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Knitting and crochet were both invented by men, soldiers nonetheless. Out of necessity on the battlefields when socks and extra clothing was scarce but wool was not.
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Actually, men were the ones who once invented knitting! They'd knit in the evening while the women sew and there would be told stories. The shepherds too would do it while watching the herd, so hey! It's nothing to frown upon. Knitting has never been a matter if gender.
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There is a guy in our church who is 6'4", burly guy, mechanic and bus driver. He sits in the church foyer while his wife teaches Sunday school and he crochets blankets. I don't see anybody that's going to venture over there and tell him knitting and crocheting are for grannies, lol.
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I have seen or read about men knitting, crocheting and quilting all my life but not common. I'm glad they feel less inhibited about it now for the reasons given and it is creative as well as useful. Think of vets knitting or crocheting blankets for kids in a children's hospital. That has to be positive!
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Men are finding solace in working with their hands in a more gentle way. it is meditative. it makes so much sense that as we become more concentrated in urban environments people would seek wAys to exercise creativity on the fly with lighter tools, yet still utilitarian. i want to be in a knitting group. i get stuck at times and need helping hands.
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