here we have thehobbit wearing said scarf - one that he crocheted with no help from me. not that i would have been of any use; seeing as i have no talent with a hook.
i think it's fantastic that my generation is taking up what could be called the lost arts. i don't know what it was like elsewhere, but where i grew up it just wasn't done. girls were busy being raised to be just as good as boys. mind you, i am woman, hear me roar & all that - but i think my childhood friends & i could have done with a little cooking, mending, laundry, etc lessons along the way. i may, or may not have been an adult when i learned to do those things. not that i'm admitting to anything.
as i said, i think it's wonderful to see women my age all over the place with hooks, needles, hoops, & the like. even more wonderful is seeing them with their daughters doing the same. i saw one little girl at a park who was knitting faster than any of my friends are able! but...
even more fantabulistic (real word) is seeing the sons sewing, knitting, embroidering, & (bragging again) crocheting. not only have we come so far that we are teaching little girls to create wonders for themselves & friends, but BOYS! oooh she's serious when she digs out the uppercase letters!
imagine a world where not only is it ok for girls to love sports & trucks, but a world where it is ok for boys to love sewing & cooking. where we no longer stick labels upon them: girls are quiet, & love pink & dolls; boys are loud & love blue & sports. well world look out because my boy is quiet, & loves black & faeries! dare label that, & you'll have me to answer to. judging from things i've been reading all over blogland (example) he's not the only one.
so yeah. um. i'm proud.