Mothers and Young Guy Knitters (YGK)

This is the best picture I found of a YGK at the Boston Knit Out:

A boy at Boston Knit out... rock on

I think I need to explain something to my valued listeners.

I don’t know if my podcast is appropriate for kids. While I encourage young guys to learn to knit, I don’t want to censor myself or others who might appear on my pod cast. This show is about expression and as most knitters know, knitting can create expressions that are pretty mature. (I hate ladders, that was the nice version)

Having said this, I would be interested in making a ‘younger guy knitter friendly’ special show highlighting young guy knitters projects as well as their thoughts and stories about knitting. If know or are a young guy knitter(YGK)(someone who is not yet in high school) please feel free to contact me about this.

If you are a young guy knitter, please ask your parents permission. Trust me, getting them mad at you at this point in your life will only make it harder to get the keys to the car when you are older.

Please only send me links to your images and audio commentary. My mailbox may explode otherwise.

I would be happy to help record young guy knitters in the Boston area if I can. If you have access to a space, say a classroom in the Boston area, that I can use for this project… That would make this go so much faster.

Looking forward to hearing about and from the YGK generation.

Please send me an email letting me know about your link info by the April 30th. I will be happy to start a page on my site showing off the projects as they come in. If you want me to link to your own blog, please make it clear in your email. This is not a competition, but I am going to use my descrition about what will end up on the site and podcast. The podcast is not a very long time for commentary, so please keep your audio comments to between one and three minutes. Thanks for contributing…

4 thoughts on “Mothers and Young Guy Knitters (YGK)”

  1. I just finished teaching knitting to a group of kids at the Healy elementary school in Somerville. There are several boys there, at least there were last session (they have moved on). I”m still volunteering there, I can ask if it would be okay for you to come in. The club is on Mondays at 4:30-5.
    I may not be volunteering there for several weeks because of travel, but I”ll let you know next time I do.

  2. Hey Guido….about your mailbox…don’t you have a gMail account? Then your mailbox won’t explode if people start sending you MP3s, etc.

  3. guido, i am SO glad you are doing this! i have a young friend who is just dying to know some other boy knitters. i have emailed him and his mom about getting him involved, but meanwhile, you can see my own interview with him here:

    we are working on a pattern for him to make a football next! isn’t that just the greatest?

  4. I don’t know what your definition of “young” is, but I think your podcast is not explicit at all and certainly not offensive in any way to people 16/18+, I think. it’s definitely not as bad as some of the other podcasts listed as explicit. I would check out some of them before setting the bar that high for yourself. they’re pretty raunchy.

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