New Man Knitting

Ellacre's picture

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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Hey Tim, welcome to the

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.

crmartin's picture

Welcome Tim, nice to have

Welcome Tim, nice to have you join us.

Randy

Kerry's picture

Welcome to this great site.

Welcome to this great site.

kiwiknitter's picture

"unabashed" - I like

"unabashed" - I like that!

Knit like the wind!

MMario's picture

we got quiet, we got

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!
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/MMarioKKnits/

kurtys's picture

Welcome to the dark side.

Welcome to the dark side.

purlyman's picture

Hi Tim, Glad to see you've

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!

Asbjörn's picture

>"Also, I feel that knitting

>"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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MasonM's picture

Welcome! Mason Linux:

Welcome!

Mason

Linux: because a PC is a terrible thing to waste

albert's picture

Welcome to the club! Dinner

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

stef's picture

Hi Tim, and welcome. This is

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