questionsany other men in the woot community crochet or…

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Been awhile since I've done either of those. I've also indulged in embroidery,macrame, and sewing. Kinda think of it, I need to do some sewing over the winter. (I belong to a medieval recreation group and Wal-Mart doesn't sell pre 16th century clothing.)

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No, but every time I see Demolition Man I consider learning how.

@woadwarrior: Lightning bolt! Sorry, could not resist.

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I have in the past, but I wasn't very good at it. So I stopped.

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I crochet hats, but I do cheat a bit- I have this plastic ring that I can put the yarn around to keep the pattern right while I'm getting it started. If I don't use it I usually end up with a tangled mess.

I've never met anyone because of crocheting, but women usually are very happy if I give them hats I made.

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in my humble opinion, the harbor freight tool bag does not offset the femininity of a man knitting. i may change my mind if you knit a heavy winter outfit as your last project, put it on, then trek into the woods on foot to kill a bear with nothing more than your knitting needles.

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@pinchecat: You have a sadly truncated definition of masculinity and/or manhood. Scotsmen were the first to turn knitting into an industry; I suspect most of them would have batted you flat on your back had you suggested they were effeminate.

Or not.

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Nope, but I tie paracord bracelets. Make some pretty cool ones too.

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@rprebel: Heh. no prob. Although even our group laughs at those people. LARP'ers are fairly amusing. Ever seen the videos about the Avatar movie LARP'ers? Those people are just strange.

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Heck yeah! My now wife, then friend taught me how to crochet. That was my excuse to spend time with her/get to know her before we started dating. Her roommates would make fun of me but I think they were just jealous that I was spending time with her and not them. Since then I have made several hats for myself, this, being the first winter in three years that I have not had a new hat that I made for myself.

When I was younger I would 'play' with my mom's sewing machine, I eventually taught myself how to make game bags for my dad and I when we went moose hunting. Last Christmas I got a sewing machine. My wife has been asked by friends to fix clothing, she hands it to me and says, 'Have fun!' And I do.

As far as it being 'unmanly', I couldn't disagree more.

Glad to know I'm not alone! Great post @75grandville!