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  1. #1
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    Default Real Men Knit . . .

    . . . on horseback! (yes, this is a real book)

    http://i258.photobucket.com/albums/h...r/knitting.png
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    DD is doing a lot of crochet right now and she claims that it's common for men to crochet or knit in India. At least that's what I thought she said. Doubt they're on horseback though.
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    aye, it's not uncommon for guys to do such.
    it's a good way to spend the time when you are watching the herd.
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    Personally, I think the moderate use of shock collars in training humans should be allowed.



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    Friends, don't let friends knit and ride.
    The horse looks like it could spook any minute.

    Lets ban knitting and riding in school zones.


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    I guess it would work if you're standing still. Problematic in motion, though.



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    Real men do whatever they want, even eat quiche.
    “There are two ways to conquer and enslave a nation. One is by the sword. The other is by debt.”
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    Shoot, the book looks like it retails for $150- $170! Wow!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Frank B View Post
    Real men do whatever they want, even eat quiche.
    I'll admit to eating quiche. In Lorraine!
    Although I do not knit on horseback, it interferes with using other pointy objects.
    Like sword or lance.
    My horse is a "Hare-Brained Controvert".


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    Wasn't there a thread (or twelve) about Ryan Gosling on COTH? Well.....

    http://www.vanityfair.com/online/osc...ting-interview



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    I taught my husband to knit. He made a few pairs of really nice wool socks before he put the needles down and went onto another hobby.



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    Per another poster on FB, this is probably a Peruvian herder, and in Peru, only the gentlemen knit, watching their herds while the needles fly.
    “Oh, you hate your job? Why didn't you say so? There's a support group for that. It's called EVERYBODY, and they meet at the bar.”
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    To the gentleman on that horse, you can come over to my place anytime. I have several hundred pounds of wool and yarn at home. lol. (yes this is true)



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    I am a knitting teacher and I have to really laugh at this because I am always refering to the stitches sitting on the needle as "cowboys" and remind my students about which "leg" is which. They always tease me about my cowboys and I dream one day of making a knitting instructional video using some real (shirtless) cowboys in a demonstration... just to make it a lesson to remember.



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    DownEast, ME, Nova Scotia, etc men knit and sew. It has something to do with fishing nets.



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