Manly Knitting

Knitting you usually associate with your sweet old grandma and you’ll never find it in Macho land. But Nathan Vincent has switched all that with his creative manly knitting.  In his own words he:

critiques stereotypical gender mediums by creating “masculine objects” using “feminine processes” such as crochet, sewing, and applique.

They are actually works of artistic genius if you ask me.  It always impresses me when people use their creativity and the whole concept is just so simple you shake your head and say – Why didn’t I think of that?  When people are just so brilliant, it blows my mind and makes me want to applaud!

He has even appeared on the Martha Stewart show and has gained quite a following.  There’s an interview with the Artist which you can read here at modern home design site Dwell, and here’s a bit of it:

What was the first piece of art you ever made?

I took a pastels class when I was really young—eight years old or so—and I kept the first drawing; it’s framed, hanging in my kitchen. It’s a still life of a kettle with some fruit. I have to say that it’s pretty darn good. I can’t remember, though, if I did most of the drawing or if my hand was guided by the teacher. Let’s just say it was all me. That’s a better story. Thinking back on it now, I can’t believe my parents put me in a pastels class. When I went off to college, my mother told me I shouldn’t go into art because “you can’t do anything with it.” Strange that she was the one that sent me to art classes when I was a kid!

So it’s a lesson that you can be successful with Art or anything, if you’re passionate enough, and I find that really inspiring.  I hope it inspired you too.

I will never think of knitting as boring again!

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2 Responses to Manly Knitting

  1. 365days2play says:

    Those are so cute!!! I love the animals! Singapore parents are the same way! Parents will put their kids through piano, violin, art, swimming and tennis. After that they want their kid to join the corporate rat race.

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