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
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!”