Thursday, August 19, 2010

Time to get ballsy!

Hello, and welcome to my blog and to the wonderful world of knitting...from a male perspective!

As a guy I find it trying at times to be a knitter in today's world.  Often times you are either looked at like a freak-of-nature or just the random nerdy guy with too much time on his hands (both of which might be true :D).  But the truth of the matter is that I've never been one for the outdoors, or anything that involves physicality in any respect.  For starters, the sun and I and don't really get hates me, and I, in turn, hate it!  I can't really go anywhere without sunscreen lest I incur the wrath of the fiery one!!  But I shall leave our feud for later discussions.  Thus, I became the "artsy child," the "free spirit," the "black sheep," which suits me just fine, and knitting, among other crafts and hobbies, has always served as that much needed creative and expressive outlet.

However, the world of knitting, which was originally practiced mainly by men, has lost its hold in the "man sphere."  I suppose wielding two bamboo needles isn't quite the image of masculinity it once was...though, they make great tools for slaying the blood thirsty undead :D.  I plan on helping to change this...the perception of knitting, not the killing of the undead part!

I hope to show that knitting is a worthwhile endeavor for all genders, but mainly to show fellow guys that knitting is not just for the can make something special for that special lady (or gentleman ;))

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