I saw this little interview on Gadabout knitter’s blog, and I had to interview my own husband. So here goes…
Me: What is your favorite thing about my knitting?
Him: It’s a hobby that you really enjoy that also produces really practical things.
Me: What is your least favorite thing about my knitting?
Him: Sometimes you tend to get “tunnel vision” regarding your projects.
Me: What do you mean by “tunnel vision”?
Him: A hyper focused state where every spare moment is spent seeing that to completion.
Me: What is something I have knitted that you recall as being good?
Him: All of the sweaters you have done have been beautiful. I really get a lot of use out of my socks, and I tried to eat the sushi. I coughed it back up, it was too dry.
Me: Do you think knitters have an expensive hobby?
Him: Compared to cyclists, no.
Me: Do you have any hobbies?
Him: (Evil smile) Oh, yes.
Me: What are your hobbies?
Him: Cycling, rock climbing, automotive repair, civil disobedience.
Me: If we compared money spent on hobbies, who would win?
Him: Are you seriously asking me that?
Him: I think this is the first time I have won something that I had completely and totally no desire to win.
Me: Has my knitting in public ever embarrassed you?
Him: Of all the things you could do in public that is probably the least likely thing you could do to embarrass me.
Me: Do you know my favorite kind of yarn?
Him: Malabridgo. Is it?
Me: That is one of my favorites.
Him: Ah…… wait, ohh. The kind you are going to make with the bag of wool in the garage.
Me: Can you name another blog?
Him: (cracks knuckles), Gadabout Knitter, um, that chic that runs wooly bully has one, there is a thread on Ravelry about willy warmers, Debbie Stoller (hopeful look), the Australian guy that gets looked at funny on the railway (Sticks and String).
Me: Do you mind that I want to check out yarn stores everywhere we go?
Me: Do you understand the importance of a swatch?
Him: (thinking) I think I do; you use it to figure out if the gauge needles you use work for the yarn. Essentially you use it to size up and yarn and needles for the project.
Me: Do you read my blog?
Him: Uh huh (Nods head)
Me: Have you ever left a comment?
Him: (nose scrunch) I think I have.
Me: I don’t think you have.
Him: If I didn’t I’ve meant to.
Me: Do you think the house would be cleaner if I didn’t knit?
Him: I think the house has been cleaner since you have been knitting.
Me: Is there anything you would like to add in closing?
Him: A closing statement? I think any hobby is beneficial in that it provides relief from our life’s work. The point at which a hobby becomes an obsession is when it needs reevaluation. I am qualifying obsession as something that would cause you to loose site of your responsibilities and duties.
Me: Are you trying to tell me something?
Him: You specifically, no. This is for everyone.