So I went to a knitting group at a nearby LYS last Sunday and they were giving away some magazines - not sure where they got them. One of them was the Spring 1987 issue of Knitters Magazine with a "Men who knit" feature in it - also feature a man on the cover. The author introduces the article with this:
"How many men knitters do you know? If you needed to interview ten or so for KNITTERS, where would you look? Would you place an ad in SPORTS ILLUSTRATED? Rifle through KNITTERS subscription lists? I decided to talk to Meg Swansen. Meg and her mother Elizabeth Zimmerman, know everybody in this business."
Sure enough, she ends up with a list of 12 men for the feature. Each one discusses his experience(s) with knitting. Interesting read.
Glen Ames - pilot
John McKee - neurologist
David Hudson - football player
Michael Crane - anesthesiologist and owner of a knitting shop
Charles Higginbotham - proprietor-in-residence of The Woolgatherer in D.C.
Oscar Britt - designer and teacher at the Smithsonian and The Woolgatherer in D.C.
David Codling - retired airline steward (aka flight attendant) - small business owner
Ted Myatt - massage therapy student
Richard Thorne - industrial supplies salesman
Thom Christoph - free-lance opera coach
Eugen Beugler - "word processor" at the U. of Oregon
Jay Reeve - symphony violinist
There's also an inset article about the history of knitting as a "manly art".
Happy knitting to everyone!!