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. I pride myself in adopting anyone in need of an extended avuncular relationship. Whether you’re a casual or frequent visitor, or someone looking for a friend to share a pot of coffee with, I’m your guy. Pull up a chair and let’s have a chat. Or better yet, grab your car keys and let’s go on a joyride. There’s so much to do and see.
I am also a knitter, among other things. 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.
Writing, meditating, contemplative photography, and knitting Portuguese style are practices I use for being mindfully present and navigating 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 stories, photos, anecdotes, heresies, and knitting projects. These are the stories of how I stitched myself together into the man I am today.
Take a look around, pull up a chair, pour yourself a cup of tea or coffee, pick up your project, stay for a while. Let’s stitch together.