Is that a bandwagon I see?

Tilting blocks afghan #2 is *almost* done! Or rather, I tied in the final skein of yarn last night, so the end is in sight. Plus, the first of my current pair of socks-in-progress (I’m using a basic broken rib pattern) is finished and I’ve got nearly an inch of the second one done. Progress!

In the meantime, I’ve signed up for Dishrag Tag again, and this year I even get to be a team captain. Plus I’m doing a dishcloth swap with some friends from an online forum, so that means I’ll get to make a teeny little dent in the sizeable stash of cotton.

On an unrelated note, I’ve seen this fun interview floating around in the knitting blog-o-sphere, where knitters ask their non-knitting spouses (or significant others) knitting questions, and thought it looked like fun, so here’s me, jumping on a bandwagon, and Richard very nicely playing along.

The Interview

Me: What is your favorite thing about my knitting?
Richard: My favorite thing about your knitting? Comfy socks for me!

Me: What is your least favorite thing about my knitting?
Richard: Hmm. There’s really isn’t anything about your knitting that bugs me.

Me: What is something I have knitted that you recall as being good?
Richard: Ooh, there are lots. I like the knitted penguin, and the illusion Tux scarf, and I like all the socks you made me.

Me: Do you think knitters have an expensive hobby?
Richard: No

Me: Do you have any hobbies?
Richard: I like to write and I like to play on my computers. And I like to poke at the cats.
Me: Well, yes. We both do that (poke at the cats).

Me: If we compared money spent on hobbies, who would win?
Richard: I think we’d come out even.

Me: Has my knitting in public ever embarrassed you?
Richard: Nope.

Me: Do you know my favorite kind of yarn?
Richard: Nope. Sock yarn, I guess?
Me: Well, I’m not sure I necessarily have a favorite kind anyway (heh).

Me: Can you name another knitting blog?
Richard: Another knitting blog? Uh. Yarn Harlot? Is that a blog?

Me: Do you mind that I want to check out yarn stores everywhere we go?
Richard: Nope.

Me: Do you understand the importance of a swatch?
Richard: Yes
Me: What is it?
Richard: It helps you display your mastery of a particular stitch, and it also demonstrates what can be done with a particular type of yarn, and..uh…they make good cat toys? Is that a good answer?
Me: Hee. Close enough. It’s usually for gauge, but I do use them a lot for testing out stitches first.

Me: Do you read Knit One, Purr Too?
Richard: Yes. Except when you tell me not to (Occasionally I post about something I’m making for him, so I ask him not to read, and he’s very good about doing so)

Me: Have you ever left a comment?
Richard: I don’t think so.

Me: Do you think the house would be cleaner if I didn’t knit?
Richard: No. You’d find something else to spread everywhere.
Me: Pbbbt (grin).

Me: Is there anything you would like to add in closing?
Richard: Knitting makes you happy and therefore it makes me happy. And I get worried about you when you’re unable to knit for some reason.

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