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    Default A real "aaawwwe" experience

    I had such a touching moment today that I felt I should share it.

    As a lot of you already know, I work part-time in a wool store mostly teaching knitting and crocheting and sometimes helping out with customers.

    Today as I was going around asking if people needed help, I came across a young man (mid-twenties) all alone, trying to look inconspicuous. I asked him if he needed help. He whispered yes and proceeded to tell me that he wanted to learn how to knit but he didn't want any one to know! I suggested he take some of my classes. He was afraid that the women would laugh at him (which I quickly reassured him would not happen). Still whispering, he asked me to direct him to a good learn how book. As I showed him several good books, I managed to get the rest of his story.

    It turned out that he had just found out that he was going to be a dad! He wants to learn how to knit so that he can make some things for his baby.

    How sweet is that!

    BTW he also told me that his wife thought he was crazy. I don't think she realizes what a good thing she has

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    Aaaaaawwwwwwwwwwwwww!
    That is so sweet!

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    AW!! That's so sweet!

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    That is so sweet!!

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    Very touching. I can't imagine a spose not supporting their other half in an attempt at doing something so special.

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    He sounds like a keeper.

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    I just read a post yesterday on Fr ugal Villiage's men's forum re: when knitting was a manly art. I typed the words "men who knit" on google and a whole host of sites came up. There was a forum for men who knit and a magazine for men who knit. Please tell him about these.

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    Oh, that is just too cute! I don't think I'd catch my dh learning how to knit, but you never know!

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    That is so touching!! Brought tears to my eyes.

    I just started trying to knit myself. Night before last I was sitting in my chair working on what I hope will be a scarf when my dh picks up some yarn and needles. He acted like he was playing, then would want me to show him things ever so often. I think he wants to learn, too. If that don't beat all, lol, I mentioned that I needed to get busy making corn bag pillows for Christmas gifts and he said he wanted to sew them! We broke out the sewing machine, I went and hunted down some scraps and he just dug right in!! He did say 'look at me, I'm such a girl!' but had a smile on his face. He sewed seven of them before bedtime and he looked so proud.

    I cheer on any man willing to learn to do something nice for someone!

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    Originally posted by KatieInLa2
    He sounds like a keeper.
    Just what I was going to say. Thanks for sharing the story Chriss.

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    What a sweet young man, yep he's a keeper for sure!

    Why is it women can learn how to build a car engine and people applaud her, but if a man wants to learn something like a needlecraft he's considered a sissy? I taught all my nephews how to crochet and use a sewing machine as I think they are useful things to know.
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    I think that's wonderful and his wife should thank her lucky stars that she has a man willing to do this for their baby.

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    Oh my how sweet is that??? My DH crocheted a chain once, but never did anything with it.

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