Sunday, October 29, 2006

My husband, Knitting Stitch Expert

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.”

Ergh?

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…”

Ergh?

“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.

3 comments:

Magpie's Mumblings said...

I'm surfacing from lurkdom to let you know that now MY husband is quite sure I'm certifiable. Laughing uncontrollably in the basement all by myself is firmly in the 'she's gone over the edge' category!
Seriously, I've been meaning to let you know for some time how very wonderful I think your blog is and how much I look forward to reading it every day. You should think seriously about writing a book!

Rose said...

I second the motion! The writing of a book that is.

Jeanne said...

"That's shawl, folks!"

ROTFLMAO!!!! Thank you for that! :-)

Jeanne