welfare bum

Successfully missing the point since 1977.

Monday, August 18, 2008

knitting is the manliest sport of all, right after cycling

yes, it's true. i knit.

though not very well, and not very quickly. probably through a lack of practice and commitment. i have an awesome handspun yarn that i got for christmas (courtesy of Studioloo) that is nice enough on its own that i don't have to do any fancy stitches or anything like that to make my scarf look nice. but being that my wardrobe is seriously aging and my collection of Mr. Rogers style cardigan sweaters is reducing itself each year through wear, i've decided that i'm going to undertake a task that no man has ever done before:

i'm going to knit a sweater.

well, i'm pretty sure that through the years maybe one or two men has knitted a sweater before but mine will be better and will likely take much longer to make. and it's not through inexperience that it will take so long, but simply because i'm so frickin awesome.

i was persuaded to get a copy of Son of Stitch 'N Bitch this weekend and found a few patterns in there that i'm going to try to figure out. figuring out knitting patterns is more difficulty because of my manliness, but dammit, i'm going to get it right. also, i need a new sweater because mine are running out of time. thankfully, the book has a glossary of all the weird abbreviations and terms that are used in these patterns that make them more bizarre looking than japanese stereo instructions.

hopefully in the next few days i'll be able to post the first progress pictures.



  • At Mon Aug 18, 11:41:00 AM, Blogger ZoeyBella said…

    I've heard it takes a special kind of man to be able to knit. I admire that.

    Now, I want new gloves, scarf and a hat in time for the holidays. ;)

  • At Tue Aug 19, 01:13:00 PM, Anonymous Hänni said…

    You go boy! You do realize--in order to not be ostracized by dudes everywhere--not only will your sweater have to look good, it will also need to be able to swig beer, belch on cue, and scratch itself at inopportune moments.

  • At Thu Aug 21, 11:15:00 AM, Blogger Martini said…

    I don't knit, but I've been called a nit-wit a few times. Does that count?


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