a boy to be interested in knitting? difficult child is taking Independent Living this school year coming up. Part of that teaches them to knit, so I bought him the required supplies. He has really taken to this, and I don't mind- I haven't said one negative word about it and bought him a beginner book and extra yarn so he could try to knit his grandmother a scarf for Christmas. I thought at first that he was doing it out of boredom, since he was on that ankle bracelet. Now, I think it might be more to "unwind" while he's watching tv. I knew of a man, actually a teacher while I was in high school, that knitted and crocheted. The adults didn't mind, but the other kids who knew assumed he was gay- he had a couple of effeminate traits. Anyway, is this so uncommon that I should mention (forewarn) difficult child about not going to school and talking about this? He is starting 8th grade and is HIGHLY self-conscious about what others think of him. Of course, I don't want him to be ostracized or teased or harrassed over it. From everything I can see and hear from him and tell from his actions, he is heterosexual, so I don't want to handle it in a way that might "rough up" that male image of himself.