I can hardly believe this myself, but guess who’s coming to Rhinebeck with me?!?!?
Don’t ask me how it happened, but he somehow got the whole weekend off and decided to come with me. I’m a little afraid he’ll be bored after about 5 min. of pumpkin chuckin’, but I guess we’ll see what happens.
In that spirit, I made him fold socks while he answered the questions to this meme that’s been going around. I found it too entertaining on other blogs not to give it a whirl here. Enjoy!
Me: What is your favorite thing about my knitting?
HWJF: There’s always part of your day that you look forward to. There’s always something for you to look forward to no matter what kind of day you’ve had. I like that you are able to share with other people something that you enjoy and that builds friendships that might not otherwise exist. And every now and then, I get cool shit!
Me: What is your least favorite thing about my knitting?
HWJF: Sometimes you can’t just sit still.
Me: What is something I have knitted that you recall as being good?
HWJF: That sweater you ruined was pretty good.
Me: Which one?
HWJF: The bassoon camp one.
Me: Oh that.
HWJF: Every sweater that you’ve made for yourself has turned out pretty good.
Me: If you say so.
Me: Do you think knitters have an expensive hobby?
HWJF: Eh, depends on how you look at it.
Me: What do you mean by that.
HWJF: There are worse hobbies. You could be into giant boats or methamphetamines, but if you look at it as a pair of socks you have to make yourself costs over $20.00 that might seem excessive.
Me: So what’s your point?
HWJF: It’s not so much the equipment as the habit.
Me: So are you saying knitting is expensive?
HWJF: For who, you or me?
HWJF: Yes, your knitting is one of my most expensive hobbies.
Me: You suck.
Me: Do you have any hobbies?
HWJF: I do have hobbies!
Me: What are your hobbies?
HWJF: Collecting things bassoon related, billiards and professional leisure a.k.a. sitting on the couch.
Me: So, if we compared money/time spent on hobbies, who would win?
HWJF: Oh you would win.
Me: Yeah, you work too much.
HWJF: Most of my hobbies are spread out equally, yours seem to be combined into one.
Me: Ummm… ok?
Me: Do you have a stash of any kind?
HWJF: I’ve got a closet full of bassoon crap, sure.
Me: Has my knitting in public ever embarrassed you?
HWJF: Uh… yes.
HWJF: I can think of a couple of superbowl parties to name a few. For someone who’s supposed to be a big sports nut they sure know how to make themselves stick out like a sore thumb.
Me: Well at least I know what the blue line is!!!
Me: Can you name another knitting blog?
HWJF: Yes. Crazy Fiber Lady which is Risa.
HWJF: There’s Wendy Knits.
HWJF: Woolybuns and I probably know another one….
Me: Do you mind that I want to check out yarn stores everywhere we go?
HWJF: No I think it’s kind of fun. I usually initiate some of that stuff too.
Me: Do you understand the importance of a swatch?
Me: Do you know what a swatch is?
HWJF: A swatch helps determine the gauge of your pattern and yarn.
Me: Do you read Zarzuela Knits?
Me: Have you ever left a comment?
HWJF: Yes. HWJF has stopped by from time to time.
Me: Do you think the house would be cleaner if I didn’t knit?
HWJF: Yes. As I sit here surrounded by fiber from carding all day.
Me: Is there anything else you want to say?
HWJF: *laughs* Yes, but you probably don’t want to hear it.
One last question: What are you looking forward to most about Rhinebeck??
HWJF: Signing autographs.