Friday, July 2, 2010

Hooray for Men Who Knit!!!

After reading this "article" , I was delighted to see that even more men knit than I am aware of. 

There is my blogging friend Brian who has just had a pattern published in the summer issue of "Crochet World".  Brian's pattern is #36.  Time to start blogging again, Brian! 

Of course we all rush to read "Brooklyn Tweed" when we see him on our Google Reader List.  If he's not on your list, he should be.

There are many, many men who knit and spin at my spinning guild.

And long-time readers will remember these two precious pictures shown on my blog quite a few months ago.

It's my second grandchild, all decked out in his soccer uniform, focusing on the knitting stitches I just taught him.

Later, my daughter went up to his room to check on him and he had fallen asleep.................

with his knitting in his hands and not a stitch was dropped!

Happy Knitting!


  1. I always did like the style & flair that male knitters have brought to knitting. I don't know if this is true or not, but in a knitting book that I had from Sears Beginner's Knitting Class, (remember when they sold yarn & knitting needles?)said that knitting as a "Man's Art". Then, I found this, An Early History of Knitting

    "most historians agree that knitting was probably spread by (probably male) Arabian sailors and merchants who traveled throughout the Mediterranean."

    Is your GS still knitting?

  2. I wonder if men have girlfriend-sweater curses or if that only goes one way. Heh.

  3. P.S. I forgot mention that I love the new look of your blog!

  4. I always enjoy reading Brooklyn Tweed. And that picture of your grandson is a prizewinner - not a stitch dropped...too bad I can't say that while I'm knitting fully (supposedly...) conscious. ;-)

  5. That is so sweet. He fell asleep and didn't lose a stitch.\
    By the way how does your post say July 2nd when it isn't July 2nd yet??
    Have a great day!!
    God Bless you!!

  6. OMG....the size of those knitting needles, yikes one needs to work out to hold those things, don't think I would enjoy knitting with needles that large. But agree, there are many men who knit and crochet and do beautiful work.

    DARLING and then some picture of your grandson knitting....adorable, LOVE it

  7. love the new blog look!

    there are 1853 members of the men who knit group on ravelry! most are men. there are 795 in the gay men stitch too group (some r women, and some are straight men/women).

    we also have organized! there have been men knit retreats for th past THREE years! in easton ny, and some in san francisco, chicago and seattle!

  8. Ohmy I love that photo of your grandson, how cute his little knitted square is =)

  9. awww, that is way to cute!!! Wonder what he will make next :).