I was reading a pattern, and became baffled by the phrase: “At end of last row, use shawl stitch to affix last stitch to end of shawl.”
I read it again. I went back to the top and read through, envisioning what my hands would be doing at each point. Gotcha, gotcha, gotcha…shawl stitch to affix last stitch to end of shawl…”
“Hey, DH,” I said. “Listen to this…” and I read it aloud.
He pondered for a moment, and then said, “Oh, wait. It’s the last stitch on the last row of a shawl, right?”
“Yes.” My ears were perked up like a happy llama’s. Ah-ha! I thought. I knew it! He’s better with the whole ‘visualize what this will look like’ thing! He’s got The Answer!!
“That’s easy, hon. Just knit it plain, and then you say: ‘That’s shawl, folks!’!!”
And then he dissolved into gales of laughter at his own cleverness.
Before you ask: Yes. Murdering him would nullify our life insurance policy.