Do you think knitting is a feminine hobby?

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Do you think knitting is a feminine hobby?

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Quote:
Originally posted by mmike1900
I find it easy to picture a woman of any age knitting. However, I have never seen a man, especially a rugged man, knit. In the comment section, can any of you tell me if you know guys who enjoy knitting.
Nahhh. There are a lot of "butch" and unisex patterns out there. Domiknitrix has some good ones!
01/06/2012
Zombirella Zombirella
Quote:
Originally posted by mmike1900
I find it easy to picture a woman of any age knitting. However, I have never seen a man, especially a rugged man, knit. In the comment section, can any of you tell me if you know guys who enjoy knitting.
I guess yes because how society teaches things. Being older no, but when I was younger I would have thought it was only a girl's thing.
03/06/2012
GONE! GONE!
Nah, you can make so many useful things with knitting and crocheting!
03/06/2012
Trepier Trepier
Quote:
Originally posted by mmike1900
I find it easy to picture a woman of any age knitting. However, I have never seen a man, especially a rugged man, knit. In the comment section, can any of you tell me if you know guys who enjoy knitting.
I don't knit, but my girlfriend and her cousin do. I have found it fascinating watching them do it though.
03/09/2012
Woman China Woman China
A few sheep farmers around these parts knit, and some of the grassland people knit. You don't really see it in the city though.
03/09/2012
Adriana Ravenlust Adriana Ravenlust
I'm not sure. I really don't know any men who knit but I also don't know many wome nwho do, either
03/09/2012
Faeya Faeya
Quote:
Originally posted by mmike1900
I find it easy to picture a woman of any age knitting. However, I have never seen a man, especially a rugged man, knit. In the comment section, can any of you tell me if you know guys who enjoy knitting.
Knitting is an anyone hobby So is crochet. Just ask the boyfriend, who I've been teaching!
03/10/2012
Voir Voir
Lol not really I don't knit but I've known guys who do :3
03/25/2012
Badass Badass
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Originally posted by Chirple


He's best known as This Guy.


The only person I've seen knitting on my college campus was some guy in the library. ...
Anyone can knit.
It is not a feminine hobby.
I'm female and can't knit for crap.
I know a few guys in my life that put me to shame!
04/06/2012
Ciao. Ciao.
I personally don't knit, but while most of the people that I know who knit are women, there's nothing inherently feminine about knitting (even if it has been traditionally labeled as "women's work"). As far as I'm concerned anyone who wants to knit should. I just don't have time because I already have too many other hobbies
04/06/2012
Incendiaire Incendiaire
I've known a couple of guys who knit, and they were both quite manly types.
04/06/2012
VelvetDragon VelvetDragon
I know lots of men who knit; there are several men's knitting groups around here, and several mixed groups.

There are some great resources out there for manly knits. XD Also, a good place for men to start is with the Stitch N' Bitch book series, and also Happy Hooker (for crochet). There are spin-off books specifically aimed at men.

I think crafts like this should be reclaimed for all genders, without stereotyping the people involved.
04/30/2012
humblepie humblepie
Nope! Working with your hands is pretty unisex, with random divides throughout (like woodworking is for guys, sewing is for girls, etc). There are a lot of male-oriented knitting and fiber arts groups out there for those interested in trying it out!
04/30/2012
CS2012 CS2012
I feel like Knitting is more of a feminine hobby due to the fact that 90% of the guys that knit are gay. I am on this knitting/crochet website and they have a queer group on there for gay/lesbian knitters & crocheters. When ever I see that the knitter/crocheter is a guy I look at his profile page and 90% of the time the guys also belong to the queer group.

I'm not saying there is anything wrong with a gay guy knitting or crocheting or a straight guy either. But this is just what I have observed.

In fact my husband has crocheted some so he is one of the few guys that have knitted/crocheted that isn't gay. There are at least three guys on the website I was talking about that knit/crochet that are not gay.

In fact he bought me the Knitting & Crochet DVDs that helped me learn to do both. When I could not figure out from the DVDs on how to get started he watched the DVDs and showed me how to do it.
05/11/2012
sodapin sodapin
Quote:
Originally posted by mmike1900
I find it easy to picture a woman of any age knitting. However, I have never seen a man, especially a rugged man, knit. In the comment section, can any of you tell me if you know guys who enjoy knitting.
I (a guy) knit for a class in 11th grade and I wouldn't say I ENJOYED it per se, but that's mostly only because it's so time consuming and I'm impatient xD not really because I saw it to be too feminine or anything.
07/03/2012
Anne Anne
My boyfriend used to knit.
07/17/2012
CamelliaGirl CamelliaGirl
I think it's traditionally feminine, but it should be unisex!
07/25/2012
SneakersAndPearls SneakersAndPearls
My young son asked me the other day if knitting was for girls only. Of course not, silly boy.
07/30/2012
Lioncub Lioncub
My husband knows how as does my oldest son. While more females probably do it, I don't think it's really feminine.
07/30/2012
Vaginas Vaginas
I dislike gender categories. anyone can like anything
08/13/2012
sXeVegan90 sXeVegan90
No I don't see it as feminine. I know a guy who knits.
08/13/2012
CoffeeCup CoffeeCup
I won't lie, It kind of turns me on to see a guy knit.
08/13/2012
comatose-kitty comatose-kitty
No.
08/13/2012
PropertyOfPotter PropertyOfPotter
I've seen a couple men knit, but it's not often at all! I've been knitting since I was 9 years old (I'm 24 now), and though it seems like more women do it, I don't think it's limited to females.
08/13/2012
amazon amazon
Yep, traditionally known as something women do, but far from feminine.
08/13/2012
Trysexual Trysexual
Never seen a man knit. I am always a little surprised when I see/hear of a young female knitting even. I guess I'm conditioned.
08/13/2012
Voilet Voilet
/I/ don't think knitting is a feminine hobby. However, I think our current society declares knitting (And other similar activities) as feminine.

C: And I know a handful of men who crochet or knit.
08/27/2012
glasskitten glasskitten
I remember seeing something on youtube a while back where a bunch of guys formed a kniting circle. I think one of them was knitting a hammock... I think it's cool to see guys knit, but have never known any who have.
09/01/2012
ksparkles16 ksparkles16
no not really
09/01/2012
girlparts girlparts
My roommate likes to make blankets for our cat, and he's manly as hell.
10/12/2012
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