I don’t need a heart breaker
Fifty-faced trouble maker
Two timing time taker
Dirty little money maker
Muscle bound cheap skate
Low down woman hater
Triple crossing double dater
Yella bellied alligator
~ “I Need a Man,” by Annie Lennox
I’m Tio Walter, and I love knitting. I knit to relieve stress, release anxiety, and manage depression. I am a gay man who is not afraid to challenge cultural stereotypes of toxic masculinity; I like to embrace people for who they are and for what we can learn from each other.
Learning to knit Portuguese style and meditation are two practices I use for being mindfully present; doing both teaches me how to live comfortably in my own skin and how to navigate life’s difficult moments: One stitch, one breath; one row, one day, at a time.
I am also a super-proud guncle (gay-uncle). I adore my niece and nephews and being their tio is my favorite verb, adjective, and noun. I pride myself in adopting anyone in need of an extended avuncular relative.
I Knit a Man is a journal where I share my knitting adventures and projects. It is also a collection of musings, anecdotes, inspirations, photos, fictions, stories, and contemplative stitching posts. These are the stories of how I stitched myself together into the man I am today.
Take a look around, pull up a chair, pick up your project, stay for a while. Let’s stitch together.
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