D and I went to Wal-mart last night to pick up a free redbox DVD (for redbox' 10th birthday), and decided to meander back to the check-out. On the way, I spotted a guy our age in the crochet aisle, looking at crochet-y things. I ran back to D, begging him to come look at the guy with me (in a slightly haha, there's a guy in the crochet aisle way). Yes, he was still there as we tried to sneak past him with our pretty-much-empty cart.
But then, he stopped me.
"Do you know anything about knitting?" He asked, holding up a package of crochet hooks.
"I can crochet," I told him.
Turns out he wanted to learn how to crochet, and not just anything. He wanted to learn how to make an afghan. I gave him some suggestions over the meager book selections Walmart had available, highly suggested Jo-Ann's or Michael's, and showed him how to read yarn labels. It helped having D there too, since he can crochet a little as well.
What fun to be a boy, braving into the world of "the old lady I asked wasn't much help," and wanting to build an afghan :D
What fun, also, to have been brave / silly enough to stop and talk with someone that I wanted to slightly gawk at. Because, let's face it, for whatever reason, men think that crochet is too girly for them. . .
Think again, boys! If "he" isn't too scared to show up in the yarn-and-hook aisle, why are you?