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.