Let's face it, women have taken knitting away from the men. Men can be credited with starting up knitting, but the women ran with it. Majority of the interesting projects available are either feminine (shawls, bags, lace work), or unisex (afghans, scarves, beanies), but not entirely masculine. The tools are colorful and pretty and arguably feminine. There are cute tools, that are awesome for kids.
I, for one, would love to have needles that are less colorful. Plain black needles, or maybe stainless steel. Can you imagine? Owning a set of stainless steel (or just silver colored graphite) needles and laser etched with the size, in a handsome leather pouch?
Short of making junk warmers, what would you do to make knitting and other yarn crafts more masculine? Do you know of any tools that are masculine?
Not that it would stop me from knitting, of course, but with the resurgence of men knitters, you'd think they'd try to repackage and market the tools to target men.