Welcome to a Very Queer 2016
I always like to say, I was queer before it was cool…perhaps I still am.
It seems that certain concepts can either be seen as new and novel and fresh, or scary and to be abhorred.
Early on, when someone would find out I was gay, they’d either avoid me like the plague, or place me in some special category…almost like they could claim me as their own personal gay.
It was a similar experience as a male knitter…either I was an undesirable oddity that should be shunned, or I was fawned over like I was the new Elizabeth Zimmermann
I have to admit, I found the fawning and/or the special categorization to be very flattering.
But honestly, the people that just liked me for who I was, and ignored the protuberances of differences that stood out, were the people that I valued…their thoughts and opinions I respected. It was truly satisfying to have someone see past some of the obvious and see through to what I consider to be substantial about myself.
Each year, we extend out Christmas by a week, and celebrate the holiday on New Year’s Eve with our friend Charles. We go out to dinner, exchange gifts and enjoy each other’s company.
The latest sweater I was knitting was for him, but since he stops by here and my Facebook page, I couldn’t really post lots of photos. Here is the final sweater.
I was quite pleased with how it turned out and thought it looked quite smart on the recipient.
I’ve started a new niece blanket as my next project…actually, I’ve started it five times now…hopefully I’ve found a stitch pattern and needle size that will work with the yarn.
More to be revealed in a a very queer 2016.