Friday, September 03, 2010

Let's Hear It For The Boys

From T-U fiber arts blogger Aaron of Men Who Knit, to Drew Emborsky, The Crochet Dude, to knitting designer/cookbook author Bruce Weinstein and Jared Flood of Brooklyn Tweed, it's apparent that men's presence in the contemporary knitting scene is abundant.

As you may know, the Waldorf school method of education incorporates knitting into their curriculum and many young boys are learning and loving it. This class in Hawaii sure proves that.

As Ms. Altwies states in the video, knitting has so many benefits and it's great that Waldorf-schooled kids are exposed to them at such a young age. I think it's cool the two boys who were interviewed were into their sports, but also enjoyed knitting.

Here's an interesting piece of New York State history, circa 1918. This is a photo of a group of boys from Cooperstown High School, who are knitting on behalf of the Red Cross, for the soldiers on the frontlines in WWl.

The school sent the photo to the Red Cross. They received this letter from the Superintendent of Knitting (can you imagine?) congratulating the "splendid" and "manly" boys on their knitting efforts.

(click on photos for close-up view)

Wishing all of you who come visit here each week a happy and safe Labor Day weekend!

Video Courtesy of Hawaii News Now, Images Courtesy of New York State Archives

1 comment:

AllyB said...

What a great post. I do love all those men you mentioned, have met Jared Flood and found him very nice as well as talented. The teacher should be highly commended for her effort to expand the horizons of her students. Thank you for visiting my blog.