Being “The Guy Who Knits”
Sometimes the questions can be annoying. So can the people that are shocked that I knit. But sometimes it’s good being the guy who knits.
The Bad And The Good About Being The Guy Who Knits
Any of you who know me know that I typically receive one of three different responses to my knitting:
- Most common – Surprise or disdain
- Being fawned over for such a miraculous feat of creative activity
- Mild interest, disinterest, or curiosity
I always prefer the third option, especially curiosity. It’s always nice when someone takes a healthy interest in something I’m so into, like fiber arts.
We have a great little Facebook forum for my townhouse complex. We get notified of delays in garbage pick-up. Participants can ask questions about stray cats. We can organize group garage sales, etc.
I’m also Facebook friends with many of the people in that group. Mostly people who share common Facebook friends outside our complex. So, when I post publicly, some of my neighbors see my posts. And since I post a lot about knitting, many of my neighbors know that I knit.
I recently got a request from a local person if I would knit a custom Christmas Stocking. I declined. Too much other knitting going on for me right now.
Then a neighbor asked if I wanted a bag of new yarns from an ex of his. I accepted.
In addition to a lot of bulky acrylic yarn, there was a knitting loom with a scarf already started on it!
Being neighborly, I offered to thank my neighbor for his thoughtful gift by making him a hat with the yarn he gave me.
I loved how it turned out. But he mentioned that he had a large head, and I didn’t think this would cover his ears. So I made a second one.
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I’ve got a few WsiP on the needles right now. The horizontal garter-striped scarf, a new Westward Hat I started and a new pair of fingerless mitts I’m designing on the fly.
What are you working on this WIP Wednesday?