A few days ago I happened across the blog of the talented knitting designer Alison Green Will, in which she interviewed her husband on how he feels about her knitting life. I thought his answers were so cute that I decided to ask my own DH (darling husband) the same questions to see how he feels about my own knitterly activities.
And for the record, I think people should use the word knitterly more often, which isn’t actually a real word but should be. When I looked it up in the dictionary I was given these potential substitutions: neutrally, notarially, naturally, nitrile, niterie, notarial, night rail, nattily, neutralize and nightmarish. I especially like the suggestions of night rail and nightmarish, although not really applicable in this context…
My interview with DH
Me: What is your favorite thing about my knitting?
DH: That you have found something that you enjoy doing and makes you happy (and you are very good at, by the way).
Me: What is your least favorite thing about my knitting?
DH: Nothing comes to mind.
Me: What is something I have knitted that you recall as being good?
DH: The beautiful blue wool sweater you made for me is great – thank you!
Me: Do you think knitters have an expensive hobby?
DH: I don’t think so. There’s a lot of nice yarn that seems fairly affordable and on top of that the final product is actually very useful and can last a long time.
Me: What are your hobbies?
DH: I guess it boils down to computer programming, cooking, running, reading, and helping out with the math involved in creating knitting patterns.
Me: Yes, you’re definitely a math whiz and I really appreciate your help with all those pesky calculations. So do you have a stash of any kind?
DH: Yeah, I’ve got a big stash of books and cooking spices.
Me: Have I ever embarrassed you by knitting in public?
DH: Nope, and I’ve never quite understood why people are worried or embarrassed to knit in public. It is a fine thing to do in public as long as no innocent bystanders get poked or injured.
Me: Do you know my favorite kind of yarn?
DH: I am not sure if you really have one – your favorite picks seem to change quite frequently. I do think though you like the yarn you used for the sweater you made me – Cascade Superwash or something like that.
Me: Can you name another knitting blog?
DH: Lisa’s blog Knitsburgh.
Me: Do you mind that I want to check out yarn stores everywhere we go?
DH: I don’t mind at all – it is a nice way to explore new cities.
Me: Do you understand the importance of a swatch?
DH: Swatches are overrated since usually the gauge really doesn’t matter (at least 200 out of 365 days I’d say).
Me: Ha ha, you’re referring to the Pattern-a-day calendar sitting on the kitchen table! So do you read my blog?
Me: Have you ever left a comment?
Me: Do you think the apartment would be cleaner if I didn’t knit?
DH: I think the knitting supplies are only a minor perturbation when it comes to a clean apartment – so no!
Me: Anything you’d like to add?
DH: I like your knitting friends.
Yesterday DH and I were planning to go to the yarn store so I could get some yarn to start Kate’s Cardigan from Knitcircus. (DH was planning to accompany me, although I suspect he would have ducked out and gone to Staples which is next door). Anyway, I called and was informed that the author Franklin Habit was going to be there for a book signing. I figured the store would be too jammed full of people to browse for yarn, so I’ll have to go next week. So now I have time today to work on another design I’m creating.
And because a blog post has to have at least one picture, I leave you with the swatch I’m knitting with Knit Picks Shine Sport (cotton/modal mix). Sorry, can’t tell you what it is because I hope to submit the pattern to Knitcircus!