Wednesday, June 14, 2006

The door is open

OK, so a while back I mentioned the husband allowing me to knit for him.

Did it work out? And how! He's worn that hat everyday for three weeks. I can't get it alone long enough to take a picture.

Then, two weekends ago, while we were camping he said,
nonchalant like, "You know, we could use a bag to hold stuff like food, but something we could see into. Could you knit that?"

What was I going to say? "Nope, too dull!" This my friends is opportunity knocking.

So I am working up something. More of a hammock than a bag. The prototype is for the girl's room to hold stuffed animals. If this works he'll be getting his camping bag really soon. And you all will be getting another pattern.

And of course, you know what this means...not too obvious? I'll explain.

He sees my knitting as a solution to real world problems. A useful activity.

This is big folks, big. It's all part of the master plan.

It started with getting him to pose in items knitted for others (see above). Then we replaced his favorite hat, the one he's had since middle school. An exact museum quality copy. Then finally this breakthrough.

Next he needs socks. He has feet shaped like hobbit feet, and that's being nice about them...very wide. So socks with a custom fit...he won't be able to say no.


Mel said...

Too husband has now requested a sweater! I kindly said "no."

The tank is adorable! Great color on you. Thx for posting the pattern. It too, is now on my list though i-cord & crochet needles still scare me.

Gina L said...

Interesting that your husband asked you to knit a bag for him. He wants some knitting attention! I can't wait to see your creation.

nona said...

It sounds like you've got a man to knit for and the perfect candidate for hand knit socks!

ErLeCa said...

You are definitely sticking to the master plan. First you get yourself interested, then your husband... tomorrow, the world! Glad to hear he's taken an interest!

The Stitchin' Sheep said...

To quote the ever-wise A-Team member whose name has slipped my mind: "I love it when a plan comes together."

Glaistig said...

[insert semi-villainous laugh and rub hands together] Yes, the Master Plan will come to fruition. And hubby shall be none the wiser, tee hee.