This will be my first posting, and I am so excited to begin classes to learn how to knit. Doing a bit of research on the subject within my circle of friend's here in the bay area, I found out people are under many misconceptions on the hobby itself.
1.) "Hey I'm not 60 years old drinking ice tea in
a retirement home somewhere!"
- I have found a huge sub-category of youth and
adults that are serious knitting freaks. I own at least
3 homemade scarves, 2 wool caps and a pair of mittens
made from some good friends in there 20's. Actually
it has become quite the fad in Burning Man circles here
in the bay area. A few trendy and cute knitting shops
have opened up here in SF with a youth oriented setting
and knitting circles available.
2.) "Men who knit are gay!"
- On the contrary! I have friend's who grandfather's have
been knitting since they were poor ass broke in the
depression era! Also, a few of my friend's who normally
appear to be "butch" and "super straight" got into
knitting from girlfriend's or even when they were kids
from granmother's and there mom's. Besides, in this
generation who would be so bold to make such
statement's anyway! Men are more in touch with who
they are and the differences between feminine and
masculinity than ever....the lines are definitley
blurred! I wouldn't run the risk to make such a bold
assumption in fear of getting my ass kicked to be
3.) "Knitting is too hard and need's to much
concentration.....I am too easily distracted!"
- Stoners, couch potatoes and procrastinators there is a
place for you in the knitting world! Actually knitting
is often done while multi-tasking....on the phone,
watching t.v., at picnic's and various functions,
having a serious discussion or in knittig circles etc.
After you settle into your own rhythm and style you
turn on the auto pilot and can eventually knit blind
As a novice, newbie and amateur I know there are MANY different views on this subject and I would love to hear some more opinions on the this!