Wednesday, April 19, 2006

The flower post

What better way to wrap up a warm spring day than with some flowers!! First up, my pink Project Spectrum March washcloth.

pink washclothThe pattern is from Weekend Knitting, and this is a very fun knit! I knit the entire cloth on DPNs and had a few small problems joining the petals together. It might be easier doing all the petals on a circular needle and joining them before switching to DPNs. I'll probably still do my next one all on DPNs though - just because I'm stubborn. I'll do the complete write up when I finish the orange Project Spectrum April washcloth.

And now, some PS Yellow flowers around the (mostly) self-taught knitter house.

flowers everywhere!!!The flowers on each end are growing in my yard, but the beautiful bouquet in the middle is from Pea. I'm a lucky girl, he brings me flowers quite often. There's kind of a story behind that though.

Sometime during our first year of marriage, Pea went out one day to do the grocery shopping. It was around the time when things were getting REALLY BAD at work, so I made the list but he said he'd go do the shopping. When he got home, he said "I got you flowers". I was so thrilled that he wanted to cheer me up and was sweet enough to pick up some flowers knowing that would do the trick. I ran into the living room to see the flowers . . . . and the table was empty. Hmmm, maybe he left them in the kitchen.

As I walked into the kitchen, I realized that old clique was true . . . the honeymoon was over. There on the counter were the "flowers". The bread flour and the self-rising flour I had put on the shopping list. What I had heard as "I got you flowers" was actually "I got your flours". He said it with pride because he hadn't know different types of flours existed and had successfully chosen the right ones.

From then on, the "flours" have been a running joke around here. And I will say, he has more then redeemed himself with all the pretty flowers he's brought home since then.

22 comments:

AmyArtisan said...

What lovely flower pictures! The flour/flower story is great! :)

Kym said...

that is such a cute story. i love when people hear things the wrong way- it always makes for a great joke. pea is so sweet- you lucky girl! :)

The_Add_Knitter said...

Who ever thought that dishclothes could be so adorable!! Nice work...

christine said...

Oh, I SO love Pea. If I didn't have my own 9/1 guy, I'd be fighting for yours.......What a good day to birth a man....

Stephanie said...

Cute story. My hubby is always "interpreting" the grocery list & I am pretty baffled by the things he brings home sometimes.

Olga said...

Cute post, Karen! Nice way to tie in all the flowers/flours (knitted, real, wheaty, or otherwise).

Dipsy said...

LOL! I had such a great laugh with the flour/flower story - and oops, I realized that I always misspelled "flour" - oh well... :) Yep, these might be signs that the honeymoon is over... but after all, he's brought you many more "real" flowers in the meantime, that's what counts!
I love your pink washcloth, such an amazingly vibrant color - beautiful!

Elizabeth said...

That is a very cute story - one to pass on to the kids. "Did I ever tell you about the time your father..."

It seems like Connecticut is filled with yellow flowers, with pink just starting to show. It must be that deer don't like to eat yellow!

Sonya said...

Karen, that's a great story! Pea must be very sweet to be concerned about getting the right flour. I'm always a little concerned when Kevin goes to the grocery store. I sorta flipped out on him one time when he brought home name brand paper towels. So now he requests a very detailed list. Your washcloth looks great!

JessaLu said...

Great story! :o)

Lynda said...

I LOVE that story. I love those little "inside jokes" that end up being touching, but silly, expressions of love for years to come, silly somethings between a husband and wife that only they appreciate!

Gracie & Co said...

Karen thanks for visiting our new blog. Scott

keohinani said...

aaaaaaawwwwwwwww!!!! that's such a cute story! i couldn't possibly fault starfish for something like that, especially if he felt so proud of himself for doing something right. that's so so so cute! hee hee! you guys are just too much. i love it!

Jen said...

It's way too cute when the boys try so hard to get it right and even if they don't they look so proud of themselves... Thanks for sharing.

Gracie & Co said...

Hi Karen, We won't be exhibiting, but would love the info if you have it we might like to stop by and see if it's something we would like to do in the future. Best Regards, Scott

Ragan said...

Awwww...flowers, how sweet. :) I love the washcloth! It is super groovy!

Lynne said...

No greater love displayed than a man giving flowers to his wife. That's a really sweet story. Have a nice weekend!

Katt said...

love the flowers! they are gorgeous.

the flour/flower story was cute.

i dont think i could trust my DH to a full grocery shop by himself yet! lol

Katt

Acornbud said...

Cute story. I was thinking you were going to say he bought bulbs and got a laugh at the flour.

MissyJoon said...

I love that story! I also love your washcloth--I joined the one skein swap--did you? That's the perfect project to knit!

Cathy said...

Oh Karen! I LOVE the Flour story :) What a sweetpea he really is to bring the real thing too :) The washcloth is very pretty, you have once again, done a great job! :)

Ya-Ya said...

Hi Karen, I have a great pattern for a circular (swirl looking) washcloth. It is done on straight needles and comes out very cute. If you want the pattern, I can e-mail it to you! Love to read your blog and looks like you are having a happy spring. The flowers are so pretty.

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