Knitting related words or concepts you do not say around boys, even if they are thirty years plus, married, and engineers:

  1. Knitty: because it ends up as “hey, show me your knitties” and lots of laughing
  2. Cats: because you immediately become associated with women who have hoards of feral cats.  Just remember Cats + Knitting = immediate spinster status
  3. Musty Balls:  Ok, even I have to admit that this one isn’t much a reach on their part but only my co-workers would modify the Stitch and Bitch calendar to read the following:

The white, blank spots used to say “yarn”.  Boys….

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