Hello My Knitting Brothers,
I'm so glad to be here! I saw the site a few months ago when I did some personal research on men who knit. It was the football player Rosie Grier (I think that was his name) who I saw knit on TV once when I was young and I secretly wanted to learn back then; no one would teach me because it was taboo for a boy to do such things. I had never seen another Black man, or man, knit before. It was an empowering moment for me. Don't ask me why. I can't explain it. But since seeing him knit on TV, I felt if he can do it, then I can do it too (no one is gonna mess with him - he's a big guy).
Fast forward to today. I'm grown and I finished my first day, of two day total, Beginner Knitting class this past Saturday. I was shocked how fast my fingers took to knitting. But purling, I do need much more practice and hope to do that this week before the next class. It's like my fingers are moving faster than my brain? Or, I just can't believe that I can do this.
I plan to shop at the store for this site and buy stuff; I love the logo!
A community of men that knit and talk about it. What could be better than that? To be honest:
1. Men who crochet (yeah that is on the agenda to learn)
2. To do this in person with other guys (guys in or near my city).
After I finish class I want to take it slow. I want to do something small for my first few projects. If only I could find beginners patters that only require you to only knit and purl in a row and that's it!
Actually, if I can knit a beanie (or winter cap), a wash cloth, a scarf, and much later down the road an afghan I'll be a happy with just that.