Wednesday, November 11, 2009

"p" is for

"pretty pleased" with himself! (and a little bit "proud" too!)

i hate sewing in the ends after i finish a project. i especially hate sewing in the ends on cotton dishcloths. my hubby is the dishwasher in the family (and no, you can't have him) and likes using handknit dishcloths. one day, he asked how hard it was to sew those ends in. thus, it became his job to finish off the dishcloths.

a few months later, he asked how hard it was to knit dishcloths. so, i got him a set of knitting needles and cotton yarn and proceeded to teach him how to do the knit stitch, cast on and bind off. This is his third dishcloth. he likes them small.

well, a couple of weeks ago, he came home from work and asked if i had any yarn that could be used to knit a scarf. after overcoming my shock, i asked "why?" he had decided that he wanted to knit one for his co-worker. so, i dug around and found two balls of patons allure in a pretty teal.

hubby is almost done with the scarf and as you can see, he is VERY "proud" of himself. today, we went yarn shopping for more yarn so he can knit a scarf for his mom. (my ulterior motive is to keep him out of MY stash! i am definitely going to have to find better hiding spots for my good stuff!)

the reason for the lei is that he thinks he deserves a trip to hawaii as a reward for finishing his first really big project.

he has even said, "wait, i need to finish this row first!" is that good or what!?!!

he is on his way....

ps. our sons laughed when they saw both of us sitting at the table knitting. their turn will come. they just don't know it yet.


peacockmom said...

P is also for Ron being such a PEACH! Too bad we can't clone him, but I do think he will inspire other men to follow in his footsteps. Let's hope so! Great picture.

I love the "just one more row" comment. Shows he really one of us now. Oops, don't tell him I said that. He might worry... LOL

Pretty soon he will need his own stash room, ravelry name, blog, and when you visit I'll teach him how to spin.

Doing the dishes AND knitting the dishcloths, too?! Give him a big hug for me. He is definitely a "keeper".

"Good on 'ya" for your influence. Looking forward to his next knitting project. :)

Knitting Linguist said...

What a wonderful picture! Congratulations on bringing another knitter into the fold :)

Angie K said...

Your husband is adorable!! I think that we need to let him talk to my husband! He likes to sit and watch but I can't get him to take up the needles. My 12 year old son is another story tho. He wants to knit but doesn't have the patience!

Katie K said...

We can all but hope!

drMolly, the BeanQueen said...

Wonderful to see!

Breien in Lansingerland said...

Hey, that is wonderful! Your hubby is welcome in the world of knitters!
Now he needs his own blog too...LOL!

Anonymous said...

REf: "menehune cobblestones socks"
Adrienne, can you help me? I am making my second pair of socks using the heel flap on the cobblestones pattern. I really like the heel flap pattern but I just can't get the 'ripple' effect that shows in the picture. Any idea what I am doing wrong? Thanks and love your socks! Brenda

Violiknit said...

Oh that is fantastic that your hubby is knitting! (I also have one of those lucky dishwashing and laundry washing boyfriends...)