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« Reply #220 on: January 30, 2005 05:59:26 PM »

I agree knitting has been dubbed "the thing" but much like other "things" those who have truly been bitten by the knitting bug won't put thier needles down.  But I don't look down on those giving the craft a try, at least they are trying......whatever the reason!

And Helena here, here.  I popped into Hot Topic and thought man oh man you guys have it easy!  What I went through to get a Ramones tee in high school was insane!  Plus ordering docs meant ordering or driving to LA...........but my greatest anger is directed at the now $40 a pair cost of Converse!  Yowza!     
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« Reply #221 on: January 30, 2005 06:11:24 PM »

My son wanted to learn, so I got him started making a garter-stitch scarf.  Maybe someday he'll be posting on this board -- will there be any other young knitting men, I wonder?  Teach your sons and little brothers!

This reminds me of the time I asked my mom to teach me to crochet (at about age 12) and my two younger brothers insisted that she teach them too.  So, off she went to buy a package of hooks and three $.99 skeins of yarn.

Maybe I should teach them to knit as well....
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« Reply #222 on: January 31, 2005 02:47:53 AM »

My husband can knit, well very basic casting on and knit a few uneven rows. He spent a lot of time being the yarn baller for his mother and 2 grandmothers as a child and ended up learning more than he intended to. I found this out while I was struggling to learn to knit a few months ago. Just as I was ready to throw the needles across the room, he took them and said here is how you do it..... I had no idea he could do this, at first I was so happy and then I was mad because he held out on me all these years! He has no desire to knit but is very happy to be the resident yarn baller/detangler. Maybe he is waiting for knitting to become less trendy. lol
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« Reply #223 on: January 31, 2005 08:02:22 AM »

Haha!  That's awesome, what a cool story.  It sort of reminds me of Groundhog's day where Bill Murray learns all these crazy pasttimes, (ice sculpture, piano,) to impress a lady because his day keeps repeating. 

Hmm... okay maybe loosely reminds me of it.

Anyway, good for your hubby to finally come out of the closet.  Smiley
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« Reply #224 on: January 31, 2005 09:37:54 AM »

On the male knitting theme:  Around Seattle, many older fisherman knit just beautifully, having learned when it was a neccesity and stilling doing it after all these years.  Yesterday, I met the 30-something grandson (in the local yarn shop) of one of these fisherman.  Grandson learned from grandpa.  Guess they're just not quite the kind who post on boards.
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« Reply #225 on: January 31, 2005 09:50:45 AM »

i learned from my grandmother
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« Reply #226 on: January 31, 2005 12:25:52 PM »

annalou, I think that's a great observation on the male knitters not necessarily being the type to post on boards. 

i wonder, are they are any Asian (in this case, I mean chopstick-wielding cultures; not including Russia nor India) male knitters skulking about Crafster?
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« Reply #227 on: January 31, 2005 02:38:02 PM »

We've had a few male knitters and they do post but I guess more selectivly than us gabby girls!   Wink
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« Reply #228 on: January 31, 2005 03:50:55 PM »

Any time boys post on here, they get sorta pounced on because the girls are so excited to see a boy who crafts.  I suppose whether or not getting pounced on is a GOOD thing depends on the boy's point of view  Cool

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« Reply #229 on: February 01, 2005 03:10:25 PM »

melinda - that in itself might be a good incentive for some boys, er, um men to learn to knit.  Or at least fake an interest!   

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