Saturday, February 27, 2010

He is Knit-worthy!

It's a serious topic of discussion at the Knit Nook: as we're pouring hours and days and weeks (months!) of our lives into making all the little stitches that convert a ball of string into beautiful handmade objects, we wonder out loud who in the world could possibly be deserving of such a gift. The question is, is the person knit-worthy? Mothers usually are, even mother-in-laws on occasion. Grandmothers almost always are knit-worthy. But what about husbands?

I made Jonathan a sweater for his 30th birthday.

"When did you have time to make this?" he wondered.

And I thought back to all the times when I was sitting right next to him, knitting away on this gray furry monstrosity, wondering if it would be any good, wondering if he could ever appreciate such a gift, promising myself that I wouldn't resent him no matter how he acted because who wants to get a box of guilt for their birthday, even if it is made out of wool and alpaca?

"It's perfect!" he said. "Just what I always wanted!" And he put it on immediately. He even wore it to work the next day despite the fact that it still needed buttons on the collar.

So I gave my husband a sweater for his birthday, but the greatest gift was mine. My husband is KNIT-WORTHY!

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Naana Naana Boo Boo!

Guess who I got to meet last night?

Heeeeereeeee's Johnny!
And he had some new sweaters to show me, both by Elizabeth Zimmerman.
Here is the Surplice Jacket made out of Corntastic. (This would be a great sweater to make in our upcoming Baby Sweater class that starts Sunday, April 11.)
And here is the Baby Surprise Jacket made out of Dale of Norway Baby Ull. (The BSJ is going to be a class in June!)

I thought the sweaters were wonderful, but Johnny wasn't too impressed. He could barely keep his eyes open.
Alright, Shizknit, I give you permission to steal these pictures!

Monday, February 15, 2010

Knitting Olympics

Dum. Dum. Dumdumdumdumdum Dum dum-dum dum dum dum dum dum!

(That was supposed to be the Olympics music, just in case you don't recognize it.)

So you had all weekend and two snow days: how's your knitting Olympics project coming?

Friday, February 12, 2010

Happy Valentine's Day

Yesterday, we received some flowers at the Knit Nook. Aren't they pretty? With all this snow, this was a lovely reminder that spring is on its way.

But nothing can compare with the card:

Thank you, Steven, for giving us one of the best Valentine's Days ever!

And don't forget to cast on for your Knitting Olympics project tonight!