good day for knitting..fishing..not so good.

sonics's picture

I have got one square done for Jason's quilt! I am very pleased to say I was not the only man on the beach sitting waiting for a bite and knitting.

The first square is done and one more to go. A wonderful day of fishing, friends, knitting and great food!

Tomorrow is the second day for the derby and I hope the fish are biting a little better. The largest was a 5lb kokanee.

I caught a very small trout weighing under a pound. My wife calls them breakfast fish.

This is a pic of the fish i caught and a buddys.

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New York Built's picture

I love the image of people

I love the image of people of all walks of life enjoying something they feel passionate about...your beach story is a delight.

I knit on the subway, in Starbucks, at the doctor's office, waiting on a line, anywhere I feel the need to focus on something I enjoy.

The rudest comment got this response..."I knit to allow my anti-violence prescription to kick in."

The best? "Sure, I'll come to your class so the kids will know that not all knitters are old ladies and people in rehab."

Your wife's recipe sounds delicious.

“There are those that do and those that don’t”
“Those that will and those that won’t”

Jerry Moore's picture

Derby -- beach -- men --

Derby -- beach -- men -- knitting -- and, let's see . . . oh yes, fishing. Thee doth boggle my puny mind. A question or two, if I may.

1. "Derby" as in KY (Kentucky?) [Now there's an idea!] If so, is there a tradition of Derby/nearby beach/fishing?
2. Are you referring to a public beach upon which there really are [is?] more than one man knitting -- men, that is, who did not go to the beach together in a group? If so yet again, that's amazing. Nevah hearda sucha. Where is your beach? May one knit there and not fish? Maybe if one's wife (traditional version) is sitting next to one, it might be less nerve wracking.

Outside my home I've only had the, um, nerve to knit either in our car as my partner drives or at his bowling alley on Sunday evenings when it's all-similar-preference-bowlers-night. What a pleasure it would be to knit comfortably on a beach, particularly here in the northern half of The Biggest Left State. Thanks for posting your DerbyBeachMenKnit revelation.

sonics's picture

It was a large 3 day fishing

It was a large 3 day fishing derby. I brought me knitting and sat in a chair on the shore. It was packed with men. There were about 6 men knitting. A few with their wives and the rest alone. No one thought anything of it. Or not that i noticed.

It was in Canada in British Columbia at Mabel Lake. One may fish, swim or do whatever you want. There is a nude side a ways off the main beach.

I have never had a problem knitting anywhere. With my wife or alone. I have read some have had funny looks and the occasional snarky remark made to them. Shitty.

Its so stupid to be doing as something as innocent as knitting and getting flack for it just because your a man. I say knit wherever you like!!

Joe-in Wyoming's picture

Amen to that. I always

Amen to that. I always knit. Wherever, whenever. Luckily, no silly comments. If so, I've forgotten them and ignored the rude person who made them. Or turned it into a history lesson, especially when it was a child. -- Books, knitting, cats, fountain pens...Life is Good.

albert's picture

You need to knit yourself a

You need to knit yourself a trout cozy.

sonics's picture

Ha! The parrot comes first!

Ha! The parrot comes first!

Buzzboy's picture

I hope your day is better

I hope your day is better for fishing tomorrow. I haven't been for quite a while. I enjoyed it when I did.

Dennis

sonics's picture

I came in dead last.

I came in dead last. Blah!

You should go and bring some knitting too. Combine two pleasant pastimes in one!

Joe-in Wyoming's picture

MMMMMM...Fresh caught brook

MMMMMM...Fresh caught brook trout, fried nice and crisp in a cast iron skillet. Accompanied by fried potatoes and chopped onion; the wood smoke of your campfire adding just a hint of tanginess. All right there at the streamside you're camping by, surrounded by all the relatives. OOO Man! What a happy childhood memory. -- Books, knitting, cats, fountain pens...Life is Good.

sonics's picture

Yum yum is right! My wife

Yum yum is right!

My wife bakes fish in a interesting way. She gets a bag of sour cream and onion flavoured potatoe chips and crushes them then coats the fish, stuffs them with sliced onions and bake it covered in tin foil.

rjcb3's picture

...and more men

...and more men knitting!!!

I keep sayin' men are reclaiming the world of knitting.
How 'bout those women who claim that men never finish what they start...

P'shaw! I say!

It might have taken a few centuries, but, whaddayaknow?

Those fish look divine!
I could really go for some of that.
Hmmmm...breakfast fish! Give your wife an A+ for that one, I like her already!

Good luck with thre rest of the derby.

)O(
Robert

sonics's picture

thanks the derby is great

thanks the derby is great fun even for those who don't fish. There the campsite is full. Children having fun, the air is smoky, the sky blue , ah bliss!

My wife read your comment and is all smiles. She says "invite him for dinner!"

There! You're invited for fish dinner! Now hop on a plane and get here! LOL!!

crmartin's picture

Good luck with the derby,

Good luck with the derby, when's dinner?

Randy

sonics's picture

Thank you! My wife bakes

Thank you!

My wife bakes fish in a interesting way. She get a bag of sour cream and onion flavoured potatoe chips and crushes them then coat the fish, stuffs them with sliced onions and bake it covered in tin foil.

Very very god!! When can we expect you guys! LOL!

Thor's picture

YUM!!!!

YUM!!!!