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A knitting husband
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Jan 27, 2014 09:17:27   #
NYBev
 
Last night, I watched an episode of "Alaska, The Last Frontier" and saw Eiven Kilcher sitting next to his pregnant wife, Eve. He was knitting! I almost fell off my chair! It was unusual to see a young man knitting. Nice to see that.
 
Jan 27, 2014 09:23:12   #
beejay
 
Saw that too. Really a surprise. Made me wonder if he made little Finley's hat.
Jan 27, 2014 09:23:13   #
betty boivin (a regular here)
 
My dad was laid up in hospital in 1940, he was in traction for almost a year, he asked a nun who used to come in to keep him company and who knit while there , to show him how, she did and he knit scarves , socks, an bandages for those overseas.
Jan 27, 2014 09:26:41   #
kmckinstry77
 
I wish I could convince my husband to learn to do something like that... knitting, drawing, *something* which he can do while watching TV. He gets obsessed with a show & will watch 4 seasons of it in one week or something absurd.
:( Ladies, any ideas on how to make our men more productive & more active? If they're going to be couch potatoes, at least they could be making socks or helping their wives make Christmas presents for the family or something, right? ;)
It's unusual to see a man knitting, period.
Jan 27, 2014 09:30:45   #
loubroy
 
kmckinstry77 wrote:
I wish I could convince my husband to learn to do something like that... knitting, drawing, *something* which he can do while watching TV. He gets obsessed with a show & will watch 4 seasons of it in one week or something absurd.
:( Ladies, any ideas on how to make our men more productive & more active? If they're going to be couch potatoes, at least they could be making socks or helping their wives make Christmas presents for the family or something, right? ;)
It's unusual to see a man knitting, period.
I wish I could convince my husband to learn to do ... (show quote)


I can't get my husband to sit still to do anything. He is one of those people who have to be busy all the time. He always has projects he is working on. Sometimes I wish he would just sit and relax but he just goes jittery when he trys. We are going to Florida in our RV leaving on Feb 6 for a couple of weeks. He won't sit still there. He has to be going and doing. Me, just give me my knitting, an audio book or just let me sit and read and I'm happy.
Jan 27, 2014 09:31:23   #
GrammieGail (a regular here)
 
My hubby doesn't knit, but he UNTANGLES my botched up yarn!!! HE IS A KEEPER!! HUGS...GG
 
Jan 27, 2014 09:37:13   #
knittingflowers
 
I missed that. I was watching that show and "Sister Wives" too. I missed seeing the little baby being born. I tried to watch it on demand, but it wasn't available yet. Darn! Maybe it will be available tonight. I'll watch for him knitting. Love the Alaska show!
Jan 27, 2014 09:40:29   #
Phee
 
I love seeing a man knit not a thing wrong with that. No different than a man being a designer, or artist. Knitting is a art and picks no gender.
Jan 27, 2014 09:41:36   #
jdoll
 
i'm a man and would love to learn to learn to knit! would absolutely love to
Jan 27, 2014 09:47:27   #
Serene Knitter
 
go to any yarn shop during a busy time and express a desire to learn to knit and you'll have more offers of help than you will know what to do with.

Sign up for classes, ask knitting friends...go out there and learn to knit, you won't be sorry.
Jan 27, 2014 09:48:58   #
Serene Knitter
 
My daughter taught her hubby to knit and now he knits all kinds of things, including a pair of colorwork socks with skulls and crossbones!

What a guy!
 
Jan 27, 2014 09:49:11   #
Phee
 
Hey jdoll go for it. Get a book at library or go to uTube they can help you unless a knit group in your area then check that out.
Jan 27, 2014 10:02:26   #
kmckinstry77
 
loubroy wrote:
I can't get my husband to sit still to do anything. He is one of those people who have to be busy all the time. He always has projects he is working on. Sometimes I wish he would just sit and relax but he just goes jittery when he trys. We are going to Florida in our RV leaving on Feb 6 for a couple of weeks. He won't sit still there. He has to be going and doing. Me, just give me my knitting, an audio book or just let me sit and read and I'm happy.


Heh. I think I'd get along with your husband & you'd get along with mine! Chris can't stand the fact that I cannot sit still... if I'm watching TV, I have to have something in my hands, my grading, my knitting, my cross-stitch, a book, my computer (I made Powerpoint slides for one of my classes this weekend), etc. If I try, or if I'm forced to sit & talk to people without something in my hands, I get antsy & my brain starts with a litany of all the things I could be doing at the same time. Chris is *trying* to teach me to relax & to not have to have a plan all the time (although I pointed out that he's free to try that while making dinner... making an edible dinner on the fly is tough), but it's not really working too well. He's been getting a kick out of watching me knit in front of the TV, though, and he understands that I need to get my grading etc. done, so that's OK. As for me, well, I've been trying to train him to have more of a plan & to get stuff done more, so... he will actually ask people a few days in advance if they'd like to come over for game night & he will iron while watching TV. Compromise is the basis of all good marriages, no? ;)
OK, I need to get the laundry done & finish making sure I'm ready for my astronomy lab tonight... Have a good day! :)
Jan 27, 2014 10:04:43   #
cindylou37
 
I saw that and was impressed!
Jan 27, 2014 10:04:51   #
cgray60
 
Definitely idoll learn to knit wish my other half would than no more bitching about how much yarn I have (of we never have enough) and maybe he would stop channel surfing
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