My apologies for how we were portrayed. Here is the response that I am sending to him:
Dear Dr. Oz,
You recently featured a segment on Men Who Knit with photos I submitted to your producers. While I was honored and excited to be submitting photos that would be seen on national TV, I was a little skeptical. While the info on the Men's Knitting Retreats was quite accurate, I felt that male knitters were not given their due by showing pictures of slippers, a beer cozy, and remote holder. While these are great usable items that certainly men, or women, would knit, Men Who Knit is more than beer cozies and remote holders.
We knit for cancer patients, homeless shelters, battered women, and preemies.
We knit for our wives, children, partners, friends, and family.
We knit shawls for elderly and the bride to be.
We knit lace, cables, entrelac, fair isle, and even simple garter stitch.
We are designers, spinners, dyers, and artists.
We are yarn bombers, toy makers, tailors, and menders.
We attend Men's Knitting Retreats to share our love of knitting, ideas, designs, and a friendships that we don't get anywhere else.
Yes we have fun and relieve stress. Knitting creates a calmness and rhythm that other creative arts cannot duplicate.
I hope that you and your producers will take the time to explore the Men Who Knit website to see the real us.
Small Town Knit Guy