February 05, 2005


The husband sent me a cute article: It's True: Guys Join the Knitting Craze. I love the motto "Man Enough to Knit; Strong Enough to Purl."

His good buddy in the Air Force, one of the manliest men I know (carves his own baseball bats, used to work as a taxidermist) crochets. It adds an interesting dimension to his personality, but to him it's just another way of using your own hands to create something.

I've tried to encourage my husband to learn to knit, but he's not buying it.

I finally made something for myself that I can post on the blog. It's a scarf that took me the entire season three of Alias (read: four days glued to the recliner) to knit.


Posted by Sarah at February 5, 2005 01:36 PM

A skill is a skill.

Posted by: Eric at February 5, 2005 06:03 PM

I sure would dig it if my wife made something like that for me.
Maybe not that color, but in navy blue.... oh yeah!

Posted by: pedro at February 5, 2005 07:23 PM

Wow. That is really something.

Posted by: Bunker at February 5, 2005 09:00 PM


Also, congratulations to your husband on being selected for promotion to Captain. You must be very proud.

Posted by: Bob at February 5, 2005 09:31 PM

Very nice!

My wife has been volunteering for the drama department at our daughter's high school. The last show (for Christmas) she made a couple dozen vests, and for the upcoming show she's crocheting a bunch of shawls.

To be able to create is a wonderful thing.

Posted by: Ted at February 6, 2005 03:37 PM

Beatiful detail! Thanks for sharing.

Posted by: Beth at February 7, 2005 04:44 AM

Don't tell my wife, but your cabling beats the hell out of hers. Also, while I like the dark colors that she uses when she makes me stuff, your light stuff shows the detail much better. Maybe I can find a tasteful light grey for the slipper-socks she promised me ;-)

Posted by: James at February 7, 2005 05:24 PM