Here's to You Men Who Knit!

Asbjörn's picture

I’m about as new to Men Who Knit as I am to knitting itself. I have to say so far I am enjoying both very much. When I find a site I like, I tend to pore through the archives to see what I have missed, I just finished the Men Who Knit archive last night. Looking through the pages I have found loads of ideas, answers to questions I had not yet thought to ask, weenie warmers, knitted thongs, Bunnykins mugs (I had one as a child), as well as beautiful finished objects and lots of drool-worthy yarns and project ideas. I have learned that over the years on this site, some of the guys who have been so helpful in answering my questions were (not so long ago), new knitters as well. Working from the oldest posts to the newest posts I saw the amazing progress they achieved and the beautiful works of art they created. I also saw, for the first time ever, an online community that isn’t full of negative people ready to shoot each other down or “flame” people the first chance they get. It’s good to be home.

frazom's picture

Well i'm new on this site,

Well i'm new on this site, but i have noticed that too, unlike other sites this is very supporting, i haven't found a post where someone says something negative, guys you are the best!

MMario's picture

I have found MWK a great

I have found MWK a great place to be since I found it; It is now my primry "knitting" home away from home.

MMario - ambiguity is cultivated, it doesn't happen in a vacuum!

I agree and I especially

I agree and I especially like this comment:

I also saw, for the first time ever, an online community that isn’t full of negative people ready to shoot each other down or “flame” people the first chance they get.

Asbjörn's picture

It's an odd defect of the

It's an odd defect of the online world isn't it? I mean, I usually avoid message boards/chatrooms etc. but then I'll see something that interests me and I sort of scope the place to make sure it's useful and that it isn't filled with jackasses. Seriously, something that seems completely innocuous like A Medieval French Literature discussion group turns out to be nothing but a sparring match for people hiding behind computer screens, what's the point?

I find it amazing how people

I find it amazing how people can be so rude and mean hiding behind the safety of a computer screen.

MasonM's picture

It isn't really all that

It isn't really all that amazing. Most of them are spineless little cretins who wouldn't dare speak that way to someone's face out of fear of getting their asses kicked. They take out their frustrations online where they're nice and safe and know they'll be able to keep all their teeth.

Mason

Linux: because a PC is a terrible thing to waste

OK, you expressed my

OK, you expressed my thoughts exactly....!

BuduR's picture

He does have a way with

He does have a way with words :)

MasonM's picture

LOL Mason Linux: because a

LOL

Mason

Linux: because a PC is a terrible thing to waste

The way I look at it, work

The way I look at it, work is stressful enough and is daily life...why would I want to spend my time in a place where people belittle others, target others, argue blah blah blah.

MasonM's picture

I couldn't agree more. This

I couldn't agree more. This is a very supportive site. As a relatively new knitter I have found the people here to be very encouraging and helpful.

Mason

Linux: because a PC is a terrible thing to waste

BuduR's picture

Well said Asbjorn. I

Well said Asbjorn. I totally agree with everything you said, I too read through the whole archive. The reasons you stated are why I wanted to be a part of MWK. And I feel honored that you all have allowed to me to stay and put up with my constant jokes even though I am testosterone challenged.