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August 10, 2008

a knitting interlude
posted by soe 12:30 am

While I’m off working on my Olympic project (I’m on Row 27) and watching (wait for it) the Olympics, I offer you this knitting-related interview with the non-knitting member of the household. I first saw it on Donna‘s blog a few weeks ago and it has since popped up all over the knitting blogosphere:

Sock and Hammy CyclistMe: What is your favorite thing about my knitting?
Rudi: The consistency of your stitches.

Me: What is your least favorite thing about my knitting?
Rudi: How it can suck you into a mental vortex. That and the fact that the stash takes up a lot of room. But I shouldn’t be picky, says he of the bikes and skis.

Me: What is something I have knitted, that you recall as good?
Rudi: Where to begin on that… I would definitely say the … uh … the first pair of socks you knitted were impressive. And the latest pair of socks were really impressive. And that (flailing his arms in a pulling over the shoulder motion) shawl … thing.
Me: The shrug?
Rudi: Yeah, that. I’m a guy; what do you expect…

Me: Do you think knitters have an expensive hobby?
Rudi: (grinning) Depends on the kind of yarn they get, doesn’t it?

Me: Do you have any hobbies?
Rudi: Uh, yeah.
Me: Would you care to elaborate?
Rudi: Road biking, alpine skiing, collecting way too much music, dabbling in politics and computers.

Me: So, if we compared money/time spent on hobbies, who would win?
Rudi: I, I think…. I don’t know. Our hours don’t overlap too often. I’m sure you would say I would win and I would you say you would win.

Me: Do you have a stash of any kind?
Rudi: Music would be about as close as it gets. Spare bike tubes. Nothing compared to what you have.
Me: So you wouldn’t say that the old bike frame and the spare wheels and the old seat in the closet are a stash?
Rudi: Okay, they’re a stash. Touché.

Me: Have I ever embarrassed you, knitting in public?
Rudi: No.

Me: Do you know my favorite kind of yarn?
Rudi: Your favorite kind of yarn probably has something to do with alpaca. Probably an alpaca-silk blend of some sort. [Mmmm… That would be lovely…]

Me: Can you name another knitting blog?
Rudi: Probably a few. Ravelry isn’t a blog; it’s more of a meta site… Wendy Knits. The Yarn Harlot. Purling Sprite.
Me: Very good.
Rudi: Those are the three that come to mind quickly.

Me: Do you mind my wanting to stop at yarn shops wherever we go?
Rudi: No.

Me: Do you understand the importance of a swatch?
Rudi: Oh, hell, yeah.

Me: Do you read Sprite Writes?
Rudi: Yeah.

Me: Have you ever left a comment?
Rudi: Yeah.

Me: Do you think the house would be cleaner if I didn’t knit?
Rudi: Probably not. [He’s right.]

Me: Anything you’d like to add?
Rudi: I loved it. It was much better than Cats. I’m going to see it again and again and again.

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