Comments on: Manly men knit, right?! http://steamykitchen.com/21555-manly-men-knit-right.html Steamy Kitchen Food Blog: fast recipes, simple recipes, with fresh ingredients to create delicious meals. Mon, 27 Jul 2015 09:59:24 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.3 By: Barbara http://steamykitchen.com/21555-manly-men-knit-right.html/comment-page-2#comment-1105232 Fri, 28 Feb 2014 14:24:46 +0000 http://steamykitchen.com/?p=21555#comment-1105232 Oh, and here’s another little known fact: During WWII lots of boys knitted things for our soldiers. My brother was one of them. He enjoyed a lifelong interest in knotting as an adult and learned many techniques like the monkey’s fist and other knots that are practical as well as decorative. The beginners knitted scarves and caps, and with more experience, they learned to knit socks and gloves which were so badly needed by our soldiers that thousands of men, women, boys, and girls did it to keep the supply up with the tremendous need.

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By: Barbara http://steamykitchen.com/21555-manly-men-knit-right.html/comment-page-2#comment-1105231 Fri, 28 Feb 2014 14:20:49 +0000 http://steamykitchen.com/?p=21555#comment-1105231 The term knitting was originally knotting, which is what the fisherman used to have to know. It was always done by men at one time. Macramé is another form of the same genre. Cub Scouts are taught a lot of knots, and my 9 year old grandson is extremely adept at knot tying, which has earned him recognition. Knitting is simply knotting with tools, so it must be higher on the evolutionary scale, I’m thinking! Go, Nathan! I used to love to knit, and I learned the Scandinavian method, which is about 10 times faster than the way we Americans do it. I may even go back to it one day.

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By: Diedra B http://steamykitchen.com/21555-manly-men-knit-right.html/comment-page-2#comment-1105229 Fri, 28 Feb 2014 13:57:45 +0000 http://steamykitchen.com/?p=21555#comment-1105229 this might be the unpopular position to take but I think it’s okay not to inform people about things they likely will not understand or appreciate. I don’t think Nathan has to hide his knitting but maybe the kids at school aren’t ready yet?
please delete if you don’t want him to read this.

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By: anna http://steamykitchen.com/21555-manly-men-knit-right.html/comment-page-2#comment-1086184 Tue, 25 Sep 2012 13:24:41 +0000 http://steamykitchen.com/?p=21555#comment-1086184 That’s awesome Nathan loves to knit! Love your storage for your stash!

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By: Cathj http://steamykitchen.com/21555-manly-men-knit-right.html/comment-page-2#comment-1084588 Fri, 15 Jun 2012 01:39:43 +0000 http://steamykitchen.com/?p=21555#comment-1084588 Dear Nathan,

You inspired me to start on kniting. I always wanted to do kniting, but by looking at the needles.. I thought I might not able to do it.. So i forget about it. By reading this post.. I am so inspired because if little Nathan can do it.. A grown up aunt like me sure can too.. Haha.. Thank you again and keep knitting ya.. :)

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By: Anna http://steamykitchen.com/21555-manly-men-knit-right.html/comment-page-2#comment-1084549 Tue, 12 Jun 2012 07:59:59 +0000 http://steamykitchen.com/?p=21555#comment-1084549 Well, my nephew Kai is 6, lives in Palo Alto, and really loves to knit. I can understand your concern, but I don’t think anyone has made fun of him for it. Yet. I know it’s hard, but if you let everyone decide what you should do, you will never do anything you enjoy! The more boys and men knit, the more ‘normal’ it will become, so my advice to you is to do what you love.

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By: Liz http://steamykitchen.com/21555-manly-men-knit-right.html/comment-page-2#comment-1084530 Mon, 11 Jun 2012 13:43:16 +0000 http://steamykitchen.com/?p=21555#comment-1084530 Hi, Nathan!
It is SO GOOD that you knit! Think of all the wonderful things you can make for yourself, your family, and your friends! I know that your friends would really appreciate a hat or scarf that you made for them, and would probably wear them all the time. Maybe some of your guy friends want to knit, or already do, but are too shy or embarrassed to say so. Maybe some of them don’t even know what knitting is, and you might spark that creativity and curiosity in them. You can teach them! My partner, Mike, is trying to learn to knit, and my son, Ethan, is still too little to be able to knit, but he pretends. I know even more guys who crochet! :) There are probably a lot more men and boys that knit than you think! Good for you for doing what you like. You are inspirational.
Happy knitting, kid!

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By: Kim Bee http://steamykitchen.com/21555-manly-men-knit-right.html/comment-page-2#comment-1084450 Wed, 06 Jun 2012 02:31:24 +0000 http://steamykitchen.com/?p=21555#comment-1084450 I say no boundaries these days. My son had a doll, and he’s now 23, relatively normal (lol) and off to get his phd. You met him at FBF, totally well balanced kid. My daughter played every sport known to man, including more manly ones. She’s still a tomboy and it’s all good. I think it’s healthy to let them pursue their interests regardless of gender roles and peer pressure. He’s a total cutie and you’re great parents. So it’s all good. And seriously there’s ballers that do it so it can’t be all bad.

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By: Brian http://steamykitchen.com/21555-manly-men-knit-right.html/comment-page-2#comment-1084443 Tue, 05 Jun 2012 17:36:34 +0000 http://steamykitchen.com/?p=21555#comment-1084443 Lots of guys I know knit, we all seem to enjoy it. I’ve made enough hats to give to everyone I know overtime. There are lots of opportunities online to find good sources of things to knit, socks are particularly fun and useful. You can see a lot of them online on a knitting website (http://www.ravlery.com, you have to have an account) that has a lot of patterns and places you can ask questions if you get stuck on a pattern, its a lot of fun and even if you stop doing it for a while, you will come back. My nanny taught me to crochet when I was about 10 and I didn’t do it for many years, but started again when I was older. I’m happy that I have those memories, keep up the good work and have your mom post some photos of your work.

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By: Rica http://steamykitchen.com/21555-manly-men-knit-right.html/comment-page-2#comment-1084410 Sun, 03 Jun 2012 07:04:19 +0000 http://steamykitchen.com/?p=21555#comment-1084410 check this trailer out for a DVD about men knitting. Your son should be proud to have the dexterity to learn to knit. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2jYa_rJyG18

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