Boys Don't Knit!

kiwiknitter's picture

This is a cute story about a young boy and a man knitter who comes to his rescue and saves the day!  I bought it for our 11 year old son who is learning to knit.  The book, last printed in 1990, is a simple story but has a nice way of demolishing the myth that men can't and don't knit.

If you don't have a younster who might benefit from this story, may I suggest that you purchase a copy and donate it to your local primary school library?  Every effort, no matter how small, that we make to bring men back to knitting will be beneficial.

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timgets2's picture

i spent forever looking for

i spent forever looking for this book because i saw it in LA and never bought it. finally, i found it. and love reading it to my neices and nephews...also the kids i mentor too. they think its pretty cool:)

MMario's picture

I was kip'ing at a folk

I was kip'ing at a folk music gathering this weekend and a women walks up to me and says "I told my son it would be okay to bring his knitting and he didn't believe me..." (but that's a 15 year old for you.

MMario - I don't live in the 21st Century - but I play a character who does.

grandcarriage's picture

I bought that book for my

I bought that book for my nephew. I sent it with some mittens and a hat I knit for him...

kiwiknitter's picture

What a great idea! That

What a great idea! That will bring the book to life for your lucky nephew. I like the simple story the book tells and sending along some hand-knitted items he can wear will be very special. Who knows, maybe in the future he'll tell the story of how he started knitting and you'll be the chief character!

My knitting is totally tubular!