Sunday, August 26, 2007

Wooly does it again!

Wooly Yarnmeister, Irish Yarn Snob Extraordinaire, my hubby!
Wooly: "Yo! My pattern and yarn are here! Will you make it for me? PLEEESE...."
Pattern: Egan, Yarn: Irish Ewe Aran in Nep
Wooly: "It's real Irish yarn from county Kerry! It even smells like a sheep... can you smell it?! here, smell it!..."
Me: "Okay..., but I want FULL participation from you... you can't just buy the pattern and yarn and expect a sweater to appear... FULL participation!

Wooly winding his wool... supervised by Kamati the Gemsbok...
Kamati moves in for a close look... yarn ball is getting bigger.
Wooly: "Looks like a cake! Can I eat it?!"

Kamati: "What a dumb thing to say!"

Me : no comment

Repeat 5 more times for a total of 6 cakes.

This is nothing new! I have already made Wooly 8 sweaters and each time he has bought the wool and pattern all by himself. At least he wears them constantly during fall and winter. You should see him fold, unfold, smell, admire, pet, and repeat. He really loves them, so I'm willing to make them. I'm still trying to get him to knit, but he keeps saying, "as soon as you learn to play the bagpipes!" which will never happen!

I'm not starting until Labor Day (this coming) weekend. In the meantime, I'm still working on Alpine and Unst's edging.

Wonder how many knitter's partners do this? I'm probably the only 'lucky' one! :)


Brigitte said...

Um, I think you are very lucky indeed!

Wow, 6 of those? Phew, that's A LOT of yarn... It's going to be a lovely sweater!

Lorraine said...

You're very lucky- however, he does reap the benefits.

I adore Aran knitting.

Karla (ThreadBndr) said...

Do you like the kits from ClanAran?

The reason why I ask, is that the Future DIL is of Irish descent. I'm going to be knitting her mother a shawl or stole (providing I get the wedding veil done - Unst, probably). I thought I'd do a sweater for her dad. Gifts from the mother of the groom to the bride's parents. It would be very clever to knit the family pattern, it's there - I looked.

The wool looks wonderful, and I'd love a realistic evaluation of the kit as a whole.