May 13, 2006
THOUGH I am a childless senior citizen, I read the Kids' Reading Room page regularly. The thesis of last week's story was clear enough ["Boys Knitting? Awesome!," by Marjorie Flathers, May 1-5], but there is a corollary for an older audience. A boy (or man) knitting is a chick magnet. I learned that on many a flight some decades back, where pulling out a pair of knitting needles or a crochet hook attracted flight attendants (we called them "stewardesses" then) more quickly than pushing a call button.