Ok, maybe it’s not that amazing, per se, BUT, SOOOO EXXXCITING (to those of us with empty lives who are easily amused* to an alarming degree.)



While working at the shop

I encountered the rumored-to-exist-yet-rarely-ever-seen…





Not only THAT, but he walked out with $67 of yummy Blue Sky Bulky to make himself a Scarf! (boy has TASTE! and extra CASH!)

Now, before you get all up on my ass, I KNOW that not all male knitters like other boys. It’s just I’m just not sure I’ve ever SEEN ONE that didn’t! In fact, I haven’t met many male knitters, period! So you can only IMAGINE my excitement, no?

The only guys I’ve seen in a yarn store are there to either:

  1. Pick up something for their wife/girlfriend/mother.
  2. Sit quietly while said wife/girlfriend/mother fondles 3/4 of the yarn in the store.
  3. Solicit.
  4. Get change for the meter.

(ONCE a guy came in and bought yarn for himself. But I’m pretty sure THAT guy liked other guys. NOT THAT THERE’S ANYTHING WRONG WITH THAT.)

He wasn’t one of those skinny-yet-adorable sensitive indie emo types either! (you know…the ones, of all of them, you’d EXPECT to try the knitting…) He was just an average guy’s guy dude, on his way to/from work, stoppin’ by to pick up some yarn cause he wanted to make himself a scarf (he was kinda cute, too but, um, heh, TOTALLY BESIDE THE POINT!).


soo. exciting.

I think I was flirting.

totally didn’t mean to.



* easily amused or highly deprived, you decide.

13 Responses to “THEY REALLY EXIST!”

  1. Rossana Says:

    I wonder if today’s blogging could also fit under 10/20’s header? Just sayin’… Hee hee hee! >>hugs<<

  2. Carrie Says:

    Um, I hope you were flirting! That is really interesting. I’ve tried to show Jacob how to knit before and he runs and hides — clearly this guy is UNAFRAID.

  3. Cara Says:

    Flirt on! Did you tell him to come back with the finished scarf?

  4. Holly Says:

    I still think you should have gotten his name for the card, lol. Of course you were flirting… I would have been disappointed if you hadn’t! I mean, he was a STRAIGHT.MALE.KNITTER. and we don’t see too many of those!! :-D

  5. Kate Says:

    I agree, flirt you MUST, wasn’t it your duty?
    Just think, you are one of the few people in the world who can claim that you flirted with a straight male knitter – so cool. I’ve never heard of his kind. EVER!

  6. ann Says:

    it’s like seeing a unicorn …..

  7. Silvia Says:

    Well of course you were flirting, and I’m sure he appreciated it! Maybe that’s just his way of getting chicks, let’s face it–he’s in chick land in a yarn store. It’s like the straight male flight attendants I used to work with, they had big old smiles on their faces…

  8. carolyn Says:

    dude – snap that boy up! quick! before i get on a plane to DC!

  9. Tanya Says:

    How cool would it be to hook up with a guy who knits? I wonder how often that happens?


  10. frecklegirl Says:

    Wow! I have never even heard of one myself! Let alone seen one!


  11. Anne Marie Says:

    OMG! Be sure to invite me to the wedding. That guy is the one. The One! Mr. Vibgrrl!
    “Here comes the bride….all knit in white….”

    MMm. You just gave me a glimmer of hope that this world is okay afterall.

  12. Jenna Says:

    Clearly, this man must be regarded as a specimen and should be undergo extensive scientific studies to determine how to make more like his kind. Then you sould flirt with him some more.

  13. Stacey Says:

    That is awesome. Flirt away my friend….and get his name and number the next time he comes in, you know, to buy some Noro to make a sweater for himself or something ;)