10. Dear Abby – Is It Normal to Knit in Public?
The boy behind me in Freshman English brings a knitting bag to school and knits in class! He appears to be normal in every respect, but, how can this be? At first everyone giggled and made remarks, but now nobody pays any attention to it. He is very good looking, clean cut, and polite, but a little on the effeminate side. I would really like to get to know him better but my dorm sisters tell me there must be something wrong with him. Can a boy
be normal and knit in public?
—On the Level
Dear On: He certainly can. And any male who knits in public is obviously masculine enough to defend himself.