Sunday, August 24, 2008

Another Weekend, Shot to Hell

I keep forgetting to get a decent outdoor photoshoot with the Black Socks of Doom. Since I’d kind of like to blog the FOs in order, this is putting a serious hitch in my giddyup. There are actually two additional finished and photographed projects waiting in line behind the Black Socks of Doom thanks to my FO-tographer Michelle (owner of Bloomin’ Yarns … we were surprisingly quiet on Saturday morning!)

We’re doing baseball the next two nights (what else do I do when the Cubs are in town?) so blogging might be a little thin for the early part of this week. Here’s hoping that between those baseball games I can turn in a few kick-ass work days! I certainly need them!

We got home from the Lake on Friday and I promptly fell asleep on the couch for a two-hour nap instead of doing some writing like I probably should have done. Watching Olympic softball TiVo-free finally took its toll, I guess. Saturday was spent working at the Bloomin’ Yarns sale. I slept in this morning, then motivated enough to go up to The Quilt Company for a special Sunday event to unveil their fall schedule (and put batiks on sale 25% off!). I really enjoy that store and intend to take at least one class up there this fall (fingers crossed). I think I will find "my people" there.

Anyhoo, I got a serious eye-roll when I asked The Hubster if he’d answer the spouse meme going around blogland (most recently seen on the blogs of Trillian42 and TheOtherAmanda), but Chris is a good sport, so here you go. His responses in italics, my editorial comments [in brackets]

1. What is your favorite thing about my knitting?
you enjoy it

2. What is your least favorite thing about my knitting?
It sometimes pulls attention away from other things/times I'm trying to communicate something
[This is true … sometimes]

3. What is something I have knitted that you recall as good?
maybe a sweater; actually the color themed scarfs are cool, but probably elementary as far as knitting prowess
[I think he means my Steelers and Bruin scarves, but I’m a moron and forgot to check my email while he was still awake to confirm this suspicion]

4. Do you think knitters have an expensive hobby?
yes
[but has he, in 10 years, ever complained or tell me to cool it? Once. And I deserved that!]

5. Do you have a stash of any kind?
Nope
[sad, but true! I wish he had a hobby so I'd feel less guilty about spending on mine!]

6. Have I ever embarrassed you knitting in public?
Yes [I knew this, but ::cringe:: I now try to ask before busting out my knitting in public]

7. Do you know my favorite kind of yarn?
No [I don’t think I could answer that question either!]

8. Can you name another blog?
no

9. Do you mind my wanting to stop at yarn shops wherever we go?
as long as the stops are "long and lots"
[That's what he typed. I think he meant aren't "long and lots"]

10. Do you understand the importance of a swatch?
yes
[I believe him since he has worn the blue tent twice, despite the fact that I played fast and loose with the Gods of Gauge and lost. Another try for a sweater that fits is forthcoming. And I hope he knows how much it means to me that he wears that sweater anyway.]

11. Do you read my blog?
yes
[He has never electronically commented on the blog, but I occasionally hear about it if I blogged something he finds objectionable. Like when I falsely accused him of eating the toppings on peppermint brownies.]

12. If I didn't knit, what would be different?
you'd spend more time sewing
[True. Despite recent appearances, I quilt as well as knitting.]

13. Anything you would like to add?
No

OK, so I'll add something. He’s pretty great. I’ll keep him! Thanks, Chris, for being a good sport! [it’s my turn to be a good sport the next two nights. At least we’re going with WeirdyPants, the MWP and blogless Dana tomorrow night!]

4 comments:

SJ said...

So funny! I might have to have my husband answer this meme, even if I don't post his answers. I just want to see what he says!

Have fun at the games!

Yvonne said...

Have fun with the MWP, Dana and Jenn!!! I'm jealous.

The Broken Man said...

I love the last answer! I so would say that! :)

The Broken man

HB said...

I found your blog from Yahoo search for Bachman bars. I have really enjoyed it. I'm a knitter/quilter and just visited CT Yarn & Wool - my LYS!
Looking forward to reading more!
HB