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” Eurythmics


Hi, I’m Tio Walter. I’m that crazy uncle people talk about. I like to have fun and enjoy moments with my niece and nephews. I also love knitting. I knit to relieve stress, release anxiety, and manage depression. I am also a gay man who is not afraid to challenge cultural stereotypes of toxic masculinity. Think of me as Auntie Mame as if she were a guy.

Learning how to knit 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 Knit a Man is a journal where I share my adventures of learning how to knit. 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, take up your yarn and needles, stay for a while. Let’s stitch together.

If you’re a knitting man, knitting lover, or just want to send a friendly note, fill out the form below and say “Hello!”