New Man Knitting

I just signed up and bought the Men Who Knit project & messenger bags. I'm excited so many men are outspoken and unabashed knitters. I'm a student at a private college, and it never ceases to amaze passers-by that I'm knitting. I even knit during lectures, since this is a small, private university; no professor has ever taken offense.

I've only been learning for the past couple of months, but my curve is quite steep, as I'm a dedicated artisan. To me, knitting is a form of creative and useful employment which occupies hands that may otherwise be idle. I learned to crochet at an early age, but I now prefer the look and feel of knit garments. Also, I feel that knitting suits my slightly over-analytical and perfectionistic tendencies. Indeed, I even believe that it has quieted many of my repetitive thought processes and directed that slightly obsessive-compulsive part of my mind toward a beneficial end.

-Tim

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stef's picture

Hi Tim, and welcome. This is a great site with a fantastic bunch of guys on here
Stef

albert's picture

Welcome to the club! Dinner is served promptly at seven, dress optional.

MasonM's picture

Welcome!

Mason

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Asbjörn's picture

>"Also, I feel that knitting suits my slightly over-analytical and perfectionistic tendencies. Indeed, I even believe that it has quieted many of my repetitive thought processes and directed that slightly obsessive-compulsive part of my mind toward a beneficial end"

Are you reading my mind? Nonetheless, welcome to Men Who Knit!

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purlyman's picture

Hi Tim, Glad to see you've joined our little group. You would enjoy it I'm sure. Just don't hang out on the site during lectures!

Frank

kurtys's picture

Welcome to the dark side.

kiwiknitter's picture

"unabashed" - I like that!

Knit like the wind!

Never trust a man who, when left alone in a room with a tea cozy, doesn't try it on.  ~Billy Connolly

MMario's picture

we got quiet, we got outspoken; we got bashed and unabashed. Lots of variety here, which is one of the pluses. Welocme to MWK!
MMario - ambiguity is cultivated, it doesn't happen in a vacuum!
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Kerry's picture

Welcome to this great site.

crmartin's picture

Welcome Tim, nice to have you join us.

Randy

Randy

Hey Tim, welcome to the group. I have to ask, do you live in Cleveland or just go to school here? I am in Westlake, OH.