Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Things To Be Thankful For in the Knitting World

*  Express shipping

*  Circular needles.  Not that I don't prefer dpns for socks and such, but could you imagine doing a pi shawl with 15 pointy sticks?  ***shudder***

*  Ravelry--bless them!

The squashability of yarn, which makes one's stash easier to hide in say, the arms of a jacket that your husband never wears anyway.  Not that I would ever do that, of course.....

*  Knitting friends who completely understand that one could talk all day every day about knitting

*  Tetanus shots--those of us who have managed to impale ourselves with small knitting needles understand this one

*  That airlines have finally realized that a knitter allowed her knitting needles on a flight is much less dangerous than a knitter denied knitting for 6 straight hours

*  Husbands who like handknit sweaters, especially if they are relatively small in circumference.  If you ever see a large man wearing a hand-knit cabled sweater, there is no surer sign that his wife is very, very devoted.....or is curled up at home in a little ball muttering "50-inch chest....50 inch chest...what was I thinking??????"

*  Mohair yarn, which covers up the fact that no knitted item ever leaves this house without cat hair.  Some people believe everything I knit is made from mohair.....

*  Do-overs!  Not that frogging is much fun, but how many other things in life do you get a second chance at?

*  That a knitted gift cannot tell the recipient how much swearing was involved in making it

*  That if watching football on Thanksgiving is a national tradition, a knitting holiday can't be far behind......

5 comments:

(formerly) no-blog-rachel said...

Yeah, my husband has a 48-inch chest. Thankfully the most he's ever asked for is a vest. And THAT took plenty o' time to knit; that's for sure. I like his build but when it comes to knitting I wish he were a skinny little dude.

tinebeest said...

Nice list, great start to my day to read your fun posts!

Janet said...

Yup, gotta love those big teddy bear hubby's, lol. I was actually able to finish a cable vest in less than a month time for mine, but really, the tummy outdid the chest, lol. Thank goodness for short rows! Love the thankful list!

toni in florida said...

Don't forget "Witty blogs by intelligent knitters" and, in that vein, thanks for yours!

RobinH said...

Oh, so true...my lovely spouse is wearing his new colorwork sweater so as to show it off to everyone this weekend. (And is very reasonably-sized for knitting.)

Thankful indeed! Hope you are having a lovely weekend.