In my previous post, I talked about rethinking my knitting designs for boys. My epiphany was this: rather than trick boys into wearing the kind of stuff that we (mostly women) like to knit for ourselves, what about starting with what boys want, and figuring out which of those things can be knitted and how.
This idea has really stuck with me, and I’ve been working out how to put it into action. Inspiration #1 has hit. I don’t want to say quite what the project will be yet, but I will show you the materials. Wanna guess what it’s going to be?
No, I’m not telling. Not yet. But it’s good. Suffice it to say that when I asked for help finding this stuff at Home Depot, and then was asked what I needed it for — criminy, dude, why do I need to be quizzed about what I need it for? am I a flippin’ child? — I got a satisfyingly puzzled look. This seems promising.