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!

8 comments:

The Mayor of the Knit Nook said...

Cool sweater for a knitworthy guy!
Happy Birthday!

house on hill road said...

yay for knit-worthy husbands!

Holly said...

It looks great on him! You are lucky to have each other. People who love sweaters need people who love to make sweaters!

Tonya said...

I showed Craig this post and now he wants that sweater! It looks great, Kristin!

carol said...

What a lovely post. Knit worthy indeed!

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Angela Mobley said...

Awesome! And happy late birthday.

Angela Mobley said...

Awesome! And happy late birthday.