This is a shout out to all the men who crochet or knit or do amazing crafts, and don't get stuck in gender stereotypes.
A caveat right at the beginning. I
Chain stitch was however as far as we got, and he did actually say the other day that he has forgotten how to do it. But still, he tried it.
Anyway, I thought I would devote today's post to telling you about the men I know/know of who crochet or knit, and who blog about it.
Firstly we have one of my favourite bloggers Robbie at knitxcore.
Robbie makes the most amazing things, and I always love reading his blog. It's positive, upbeat,delightful, and has the most amazing things to look at. Always. And he makes crazy good stuff.
This is my favourite quote on Robbie's About Me page:
I remember being 9 or 10 years old and spray painting straw hats white on my grandma's lawn. We were making funny little decorated refrigerator magnets to sell at craft fairs. I looked at my grandma, a popsicle stick angel, and asked her if I would ever be lucky enough to make things as a career. She put down her can and said this, "Creating isn't something you do to make money; it’s something you do to be happy".
I love this, it's just beautiful. And so is his blog- check it out!
You'll be pleased you did.
Next up is Raynor at The Shy Lion
His blog is awesome.He crochets, knits, and does heaps of other crafty stuff, and again, his blog is a delight to read.
Lastly, we have Reuben, who along with his partner Katie blogs at House of Humble. Their blog is amazing. And super cute. You will feel 100 degrees cosier after reading it. And it was one of Reuben s posts on being a man who crochets that inspired this post. And that same post introduced me to both Robbie and Raynor, who I now love to read!!
Crochet, knitting and any type of craft is good. It makes you feel good. And it reduces stress and tension. It makes people happy to look at. It makes you happy when you finish something. And that should be what counts, not gender.
I love seeing men crochet or knit. (Not in a creepy madwoman way- more in a defying ridiculous gender stereotypes way).
I would love to hear about other bloggers or peeps you know who crochet or knit.
Do you know/know of any?