Tuesday, October 10, 2006

Love, Knitting, and One Skein of Blue Sky Cotton

I am so lucky. My husband Chris can speak the language of knitting and spinning. I can talk to him about cables, increases, decreases, knitting in the round vs. knitting flat (why?). He knows what I mean when I talk about preparing fibers to spin, about draw, about plying. And he's my best knitting "audience."

I can even wake him up in the middle of the night to show him what I finished and KNOW he'll be enthusiastic, not grumpy. Yep...he's my true love. (And not just because he can listen to me talk about knitting and really seem to care--he's pretty wonderful all 'round.)

(Here we are, at the US Grand Prix last June, in Indy.)

Now, don't get me wrong. I know this is all very annoying and schmoopy, but I hope the fact that I truly appreciate him every day helps assuage the fact that I'm bragging a little.

So, when you love someone, you want to keep them warm and safe, right? Well, Leigh Radford came to the rescue. Her scarf designs from One Skein are terrific. Easy, easy knits. Quick knits. And the finished objects are beautiful. Thank you, Leigh.

I made this one in Blue Sky Cotton in Khaki, on US #9 Addi Turbo needles from Stitch DC (my LYS). Chris loved it, and I was more than pleased!

This photo is a bit blurry, but I liked the way the shadows highlighted the cables...

As you might have guessed, Chris now has quite a bit of winter wear. In the near future, he'll also receive a Cricket Jumper (for now, buying that much yarn is more than our budget can bear). But meanwhile, his neck and hands will be warm...

And soon, so will his feet! Socks are on their way...



Cara said...

WOW! What a husband! I've trained my husband to say to me: "When you finish that row, can you....?" But that's about the extent of it.

He does love to watch me spin though.

Thanks for stoping by the other day!
Have a good one!

Cara said...

Hi! Just wanted to let you know that this submission made it into this month's Yarnival! You can view the issue on my blog. Thanks for submitting! Have a GREAT DAY!


Amy said...

Followed the link for Cara's blog. Great story, and lovely scarf!

Anonymous said...

Chris IS a hunk and you're wonderful! The blue sky colored scarf is gorgeous and I can't wait to read yor next posting.



donuts, coffee and knitting lessons

Heidi said...

Yeah for Chris! The scarf is beautiful, too

mrspao said...

You're a lucky woman :)