Look! Men Knitting! These men are ground breaking! Talk about brave!( Collapse )
Okay, I'm silly. I've been on a vintage knitting magazine collecting kick lately. I just received a 1947 edition of Modern Knitting, and found that image. The text, if you can't read it, says:
From Needles to Needles
Turning from the needles on their turntables to knitting needles, Gene Rayburn and Dee Finch, Manhattan's oh-so-early-in-the-A.M. Disc Jockeys knit their own sox as a means of relaxing after their mad antics over WNEW each morn from 7 to 9.
One thing I like about this image is that the focus is more on the fact that these celebrities knit, rather than its MEN knitting. Now, it isn't that I'm against men knitting - knitting is cool, and more people should do it. What does stick in my craw is the attitude that some
women and men have is that what we do is now important and better because they've seen a picture of a man knitting. Or heard of a man knitting. As if knitting had no value until a man decided it was interesting.
As this picture shows, men have been knitting for as long as there has been knitting. It's not a new thing, it doesn't make a man special or unique if he does knit, and it doesn't make what we do have any more meaning. Knitting would have value if only women knitted. It would have value if only men knitted. Presumably, it'd have value if only parrots did it. Well, at least to parrots. Unless they learn to knit sweaters for me.
Oh, and if you are interested in vintage pictures, I've been sticking various pictures up in my gallery
- some of them have already been in blog posts, some will show up one day, and some are just there. :)