Men's knitting vs women's knitting - is there really a difference?
When I started knitting as a man in 2010, I still had a feeling after all only women knit.
At least it was always like that in my surrounding: my mother and grandmother were always the only ones who knitted before me. (My sisters felt that knitting was an endangered craft, not worth saving.)
I had never before seen a male person with knitting needles and wool.
Except, of course, when I caught a glimpse of myself knitting in the mirror.
Five years later, however, I knew that was complete nonsense.
At that time I was still young and innocent and didn't know how the knittingworld worked. I'm more aware of that now.
If I had known back then that the art of knitting doesn't matter whether you're a man, woman, child, dog or alien, then I might have sought out contact with other male knitters all those years ago.
Because now there are even quite well-known male knitters, such as Steve Malcom, who also has his own blog for all his creations ("It takes balls to knit"). People knit everywhere in the world and by every gender, every class, every skin color and every season - after all, the wool and the needles don't care who or what uses it.
With this opinion, knitting is miles ahead of some people.