Back, By Popular Demand.
Like a true egomaniac, Mike has weaseled his way back into the spotlight and gotten himself another blog post. I think he got jealous of all the attention Dulce received on Valentine's Day. Or, maybe he just wanted to read more comments comparing his likeness to Hollywood heart-throbs. Either way, here we are.
I should have sensed his scheme when he insisted upon joining me during a yarn shopping excursion. Mike is no stranger to yarn stores. I drag him into one every time we're out of town together. But, he's never been so eager to go as he was on that particular morning.
I remained oblivious as he slowly separated himself from my side and started browsing yarn by himself. I admired his enthusiasm as he pulled skeins and presented them to me, "Wouldn't this make a great cowl?" (in fairness, I think his words were, "neck thing"), "How many skeins do you think it would take to knit one", etc...
I did raise an eyebrow when he bogarted a portion of my Christmas gift certificate in the checkout line. But, he had tossed two skeins of Three Irish Girls onto the pile, so I let it slide (so unfair to play my weaknesses for delish yarn against me).
Later at home, he coaxed me with a hot cup of tea, curled up to me while I was on the computer and suggested we search through Ravelry together... Ok, I know. This one should have been a red flag. But, is it really so far fetched to think he would want to see every pattern in my favorites or see how easy it is to narrow search results using Ravelry's incredible filters? Before I even knew what hit me, he'd matched a pattern to the yarn he'd so sneakily chosen for himself, and I was knitting.
Well played, sir. Well played.
Pattern: Annie by Jane Richmond
Yarn: Three Irish Girls Sport
Needles: US 5
Notes: Annie is a wonderful and super easy pattern. The pattern produces a beautifully textured fabric. If I were to knit it again, I would use a provisional cast-on, so I could graft the ends together; otherwise, it's perfect.
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Great post! Had me smiling all the way through... and the scarf IS fab... I am adding that requirement to my future mate list- what could be better than someone who LIKES to shop for crafting supplies with you! Knitting is on my list- I learned as a teen but it has been a loooong time- I love the things you create tho!
2/22/2013 12:06:55 am
Oh Michael! I love it and he is a sexy dude!
2/22/2013 12:16:47 am
My husband just goes to sleep while I shop in knit shops. He never asks me to knit him anything. Which actually, is fine with me! More knitting stuff for me. It is lovely, and he does look like a hollywood hunk! LOL
Oh, gosh, Michelle, this one really had me giggling......the very same thing happened to me a couple months ago. In the yarn shop---hubby disappears, reappears with a CASHMERE man's scarf kit, and plunked it (with a grin) on the counter. That little do-be cost more than my whole pile of yarn!!! BUT.....cashmere! and what did I knit first?
2/22/2013 03:37:20 am
Very nice looking "Neck thing". No chance of getting Gavin any where near a yarn store ... unless it's to drag me out of there!
2/22/2013 04:52:00 am
Michael looks nice in glasses! And also in the "neck thing." I like the colors, and I like that he bribed you with tea and looking at Ravelry together - totally smooth :) Well done, Michael (haha) and awesome job, Michelle! It turned out beautifully, as always!
2/22/2013 03:56:02 pm
Hey Girl, sounds like you've got your own Ryan Gosling. ;-)
2/22/2013 08:40:26 pm
I couldn't help laughing while reading your post :) Fabulous cowl, gorgeous yarn and, let's face it, your guy is really good looking :)
2/23/2013 01:00:37 am
I love this post! What a great guy you have - well deserving of a new handknit "neck thing." :-)
2/23/2013 09:13:12 pm
I've got one of those sneaky husbands too. Wouldn't swap him for the world. Nicely done, indeed!
2/27/2013 04:53:47 am
I seem to have gotten so distracted by how cute the idea of "Michelle and Michael" is that I never actually commented. Looks like you got yourself a crafty one! :)
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