Sunday, January 17, 2010

Knitterly husband

The following conversation just happened:

Background: a pregnant friend sent me a pattern for a "baby cocoon" that she would like for her fetus, you know, in two months when it is external. It is knit with chunky yarn on size 15 needles, so I was all, yeah, no problem.

Me: Arrrrgh! I can't believe T paid money for this pattern! It's a tube! It's essentially a long hat! If she wanted a tube for her baby, she could have just asked me. I can make up that pattern as I knit! I mean, I guess a totally new knitter might want a pattern, but I don't need one. Grrrr...

B: ....?

Me: See, here's the picture. It doesn't even make room for the head. I'm gonna change it. I'm gonna add short-rows and make head space. It will be better. Everything is better with short-rows. I can't believe how stupid this pattern is.

Note: B gets subjected to these knitting rants a lot. I'm never sure how much attention he's paying. Until now.

B: (as he looks at the pattern notes) Well, it does call for Lion Homespun acrylic, so what do you expect?

Yup. My husband is a yarn snob.

Win.

7 comments:

twinsetellen said...

Way to go, B.

And here is someone else's answer to the unshaped tube:
http://twincitiesknitties.blogspot.com/2009/05/baby-cocoon-knitting-pattern.html

Tam said...

In my defense, I only paid $4. Man my little cub is going to look adorable in his tube...with a head. They would have probably charged me extra for the head you know.

Laura said...

That guy is a keeper. Srsly. :)

Laura C said...

Mike is starting to get used to knitting terms - and he bought me a swift for christmas - DEFINITELY a keeper!

Laura C said...

Mike is starting to get used to knitting terms - and he bought me a swift for christmas - DEFINITELY a keeper!

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twinsetjan said...

The knitters in our family seem to be pretty fortunate regards the ability of our partners to pick up on the really important stuff. Like the need for quality supplies. ;-)