How are you all doing? I am knitting like a crazy woman, on a sweater from my dear husband. We have been together for so long and he surly does put up with a lot from me and I from him. This man works all the time and gives a thousand percent to his work. He has always had such pride in the job he does. I can’t tell you how that makes me feel, no really I can’t. I would love to tell you all the little things that goes into a day in the life of my hard-working husband, but I can’t begin to describe that, where you would understand. I don’t understand half of what he is telling me when he comes home. Mostly I answer with and then what did you have to do or and then what happened. He knows, I really don’t know what he is talking about, but he shares his long day with me and I try to understand. When he slows down I do jump in with, what do you think about this yarn. Now the shoe is on the other foot, he knows about color but that’s as far as it goes. No knowledge of ssk, or k2tog. He has not always understood my knitting addiction. He has always pretended to listen while I explained what I was working on and what it would look like when I was finished.
Now it’s time for another sweater for him, yep he has one. This one is a special request, for a Henley with a zippered collar out of a fingering weight yarn made of Baby Llama. The yarn he purchased for me last year around income tax time, it’s a tax refund purchase. I had bought it for me a sweater and must have known it would look better on him. I purchased more of the same kind of yarn from The Loopy Ewe, you know it’s just 30 minutes away and a fantastic store. I have to stay away from The Loopy Ewe because they carry such beautiful yarns and they are always happy to help when yo need it. I know I sound like an advertisement but when you find a place that makes you happy you must share with everyone. Now I have more than enough to make this sweater. He is a large guy and tall, so I always go overboard on the amount of yarn I think I need. Do you know how hard it is to find a 53″ chest xl tall sweater pattern these days? I can’t be the only one that has married this size model of human.
I am doing what every obsessed knitter would do, making it up as I go. Please send good knitting mojo to my knitting needles, because I will need all the help I can get. Have you ever wanted to knit something so badly that you are afraid it will not be good enough. Maybe it’s just me being silly, but I have always been so afraid of doing things wrong that I don’t do things at all. The word chicken comes to mind. I am doing it and I can’t wait for it to be finished. Maybe someone should make a knitting magazine for men’s patterns, wait they have it’s called Rib Magazine, check it out.
I know I shared a little more about my family but not as much as most, we are a very private family and I hope you can understand and respect that. From time to time I do share a little and mostly that come from wanting to talk knitting with other knitters. There are days when I wish I had someone to bounce ideas off of. A person that tells you, have you lost your mind, that looks awful. I know what I think looks good but everyone doesn’t like the same thing and I like to hear what you like, colors you like, yarn you like, patterns you like and knitting you like.
Happy Knitting, talk to you soon.