They’re everywhere! On the subways, in meet-ups, at coffee shops, running a marathon, on the internet on Instagram, on Pinterest, on PBS and at your LYS! I’m talking about men who knit and crochet. From Louis Boria, the gentleman who went viral last week who was knitting on the train in New York. He has a handmade knitting business and is also giving back to the community; to Drew Emborsky, aka, The Crochet Dude who is a crochet and knit designer. He has a line of branded crochet hooks and tools; to Gregory Patrick, aka Mad Man Knitting. He is most notably known for his knitted teddy bears and animal knitting patterns. Even villains and Super Heroes are doing it too! You can't escape men with yarn, sticks and a hook if you tried! Just the other day, I did a search for Seattle area knitting meet-ups, and my search criteria was: “knitting meetups,” (I didn't even include the word man or men) and the first two knitting meet-ups in the Seattle area that appeared in my search results were for men! “The South Sound Men Who Knit,” in the Tacoma area, currently with 9 members; and the “Seattle Men Who Knit,” with 211 knitters strong! Just like women who are busting stereo types every day, men are doing the same, having NO SHAME in their knitting (and crocheting too) game!
It AIN'T just for grannies!