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Comment: Learn to Knit (Score 1) 1354

by Obsequious (#28417023) Attached to: Where Does a Geek Find a Social Life?

Seriously.

Knitting is pretty easy to pick up, and kind of fascinating for a geek: knitting basically boils down to creating an enormous, intricate, single knot in such a way that kind of falls together into a garment of some kind. I found it right up a nerd's alley.

Now, the problem with knitting is that 99% (if not 6-nines or better) of knitters are women[1], so all the patterns are for women's clothes and such. Thus it's not something that's realistically a long-term hobby for a guy, but if you as a man walk into a yarn store with actual knowledge, I guarantee you will find all the female attention you want. The first time it happened I seriously was weirded out, because all I really wanted was some reasonably durable, 100% cotton, worsted weight yarn and a set of double-ended needles for some socks I wanted to make.

So, it's something that will get you attention. It's probably a hobby that'll only last you a year or two, but at least you'll get some socks out of it.

[1] - I have never met a fellow straight male knitter in person, and I am aware of exactly 3 online. So I'm not stereotyping, it's the God's Honest.

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