We were up in San Francisco for the weekend and managed to wander past the famous SF yarn mecca, ImaginKnit. Wonderful store, btw. I love that they have so many finished objects lying around for inspiration.
I picked up a scarf that looked like it was knit on the bias and asked the clerk if it was done by adding a stitch on one side and dropping off the other side, as you go along. (I should preface this by saying that I'm not a very experienced knitter.) He said it wasn't done on the bias, and the slanted rows were achieved from the way the stitches were lined up. This explanation meant nothing to me. I'm sure I had a blank expression, and I told him I didn't understand. He gave what seemed to be a condescending smile and shrugged, as though it were useless to try to explain.
I didn't expect an impromptu knitting lesson, and I guess I could have smiled and nodded and moved on, but I was curious enough to ask, and was a little put off by his response. I probably blushed (as I often do) and we left the store.
I don't participate in this forum very actively because I'm not even in the same league as y'all, but I appreciate that, in here, I'm not made to feel bad about where I'm at, knitting-wise. I've read many posts complaining about women's attitudes towards male knitters, but have any of you experienced the same from other men?