Better late then never!
I was just musing that for people who think "only women knit" or "men don't knit" (there are subtle diffeenrces in the two statements) should watch the postings on MWK for a while...
What a wide spectrum we have here of people - ages, occupations, lifestyles; experience knitting. We seem to have everyone from teens starting to knit to those with decades of experience and every combination between.
We have suddessfullly, commerically published designers, and those too chicken to submit patterns but with strong followings of their self published designs.
We have machine and loom knitters, knitters of sweaters, shawls, afghans, rugs, mittens, gloves, and all sorts of items.
And what I think many people would consider a surprising number of guys who knit in public.
Take that, those who say men don't knit! Men do knit! And huzzah to those women who support the men knitting!