Some may say it is weird for a man/boy to knit,however, according to Wikipedia,”men were the first to knit for an occupation“.
There is a Chinese saying,”Men Plough Women Weave”,but it’s so conservative to think that men cannot knit.
When women can work in the farm,why men cannot sit on the sofa and have a leisure time with his two needles?
I used to believe that knitting was a women-only task in the ancient time ,so that people now still think that knitting is only or better for women. “Unfortunately”,I found that everyone knits in that time and knitting was regarded as a necessary skill.So, why do people have such a misunderstanding? I don’t know if this is the same in western countries, but it’s so comment in most of the Asian countries.
Many Hong Kongers asked two funny questions in forums, the first one is asked by boys: ”Do you mind your boyfriend knits for you?”( Why don’t ask your girlfriend,who is the real receiver?or you do care about what the others think?)
the second one is asked by girls :”What do you think when a boy knits for you?” ( My god,why do you ask “what do you feel” instead of “what do I feel? and this is a stupid question because the answer is just happy or unhappy, isn’t it?)
The core of the prejudice is about gender, but I don’t want to discuss that area because knitting is indeed nothing about gender .
You are you; and I am me -We are all human beings
Why should we make things complicated ? Why should you choose to be biased? Don’t you think he is sexy when he is knitting?
I almost finish my own scarf, I will share my “masterpiece” with all of you!