I'm Anthony, and it would seem that it's my responsibility, along with the crafting aspect of the site, to bridge the gender gap. That being said, I'm a 20-year-old theatre major at a college in Michigan. Although now I'm thinking of transferring to a Cirque college in Canada, so we'll see how that goes.
This is my first foray into the world of blogging, outside LiveJournal that is, so you'll have to forgive me for all the random this will include. I do have a crafting related story, though.
I was hanging out with a friend in a local coffee shop and while he was working on his laptop, I was sipping chai and knitting a doll. The guy behind the counter brought me a refill and was talking to my friend when he looked over at me and asked what I was knitting. I responded that I was working on one in a series of four (maybe five) Horsemen of the Apocalypse. He gave me the indulgent smile that an AntiCrafter gets while working in public, then said that it looked like I was knitting a Voodoo doll.
Now, I've been known to dabble in the magickal arts, but never Voodoo. I just don't have the instinct for it, which makes sense, since my heritage doesn't even come close to Voodoo practitioners. The closest I can see is Gypsy, but I'm not about to start screwing with things I don't fully understand.
Anyway, I laughed and said that I supposed it sort of did resemble a Voodoo doll. I was then asked if I could knit a Voodoo doll and would I ever. I was a bit confused, but said that it wouldn't take much and yes, I probably could. He smiled and went back to the counter and I resumed my knitting.
I went back to the shop a couple days later and was asked how "the Voodoo doll was coming."
That's right, I've gotten a reputation for my knitting. Kick ass.