Thursday, July 03, 2008

New Socks & an Interview . . . .

My latest sock project is very slow going. I love it, but there isn't much to show yet.
The pattern is the challenging but wonderful Twisted Flower Sock by Cookie A. The yarn, of course, is the yet-to-be-released Malabrigo Sock I won at Stitch n Pitch. I figured yarn this special needed an incredible pattern. It's a good match, but will probably take me all summer to knit.

So, since there isn't much to say about the sock yet, I have shamelessly stolen a blog idea from Kathy. She interviewed her Fireman. I've interviewed my Engineering Geek (aka Pea). Hope you have as much fun reading mine as I did reading hers.

Interview with Engineering Geek:

Karen: What is your favorite thing about my knitting?
Engineering Geek: How you enjoy it so.

Karen: What is your least favorite thing about my knitting?
Engineering Geek: It's everywhere, *^%*& it, and it uses too much money and we can't do anything because of your knitting habits. No, don't write that. I'm only half kidding - I mean mostly kidding.

Karen: What is something I have knitted, that you recall as good?
Engineering Geek: (laughs) Clarify good. Mmmmm . . . the green shawl is very pretty. {He means Kiri}

Karen: Do you think knitters have an expensive hobby?
Engineering Geek: No. You make it expensive by . . . . never mind.

Karen: How much is all your remote control helicopter stuff?
Engineering Geek: All of it? $250. {He's not counting the new $400 helicopter he wants to buy very soon.}

Karen: Do you have a helicopter stash?
Engineering Geek: No.
Karen: What about all those extra blades and other parts for when it crashes and the pieces all break.
Engineering Geek: Well, yeah. I guess so.

Karen: Have I ever embarrassed you, knitting in public.
Engineering Geek: No.

Karen: Do you know my favorite kind of yarn?
Engineering Geek: Malabrigo.
Karen: Yeah, I'll go with that. Actually, I was thinking Sock Yarn.
Engineering Geek: That's too general.

Karen: Can you name another blog?
Engineering Geek: Mmmmm, yes? Uuuhh, I should know because you used to do banners for some blogs. Somebody "knits by the seashore"? {close} "Some Bunny's Love"? {Impressive}

Karen: Now, do you mind my wanting to stop at knit shops where ever we go?
Engineering Geek: (laughs) Sometimes.

Karen: Do you understand the importance of a swatch?
Engineering Geek: Hahahahha, yes. So you know your gauge - which would be how many stitches per inch. So your sweater comes out the right size.

Karen: Do you read Musings of a (mostly) Self-Taught Knitter?
Engineering Geek: (looks sheepish) Occasionally. Yeah.

Karen: Have you ever left a comment?
Engineering Geek: Yes. {but he hasn't left one in years}

Karen: Do you the house would be cleaner if I didn't knit?
Engineering Geek: (laughs a lot) Uuuhhh, NO.

Karen: Thank you for this insightful interview. Would you like to add anything in closure?
Engineering Geek: (shakes head) No . . . I love you.

Yeah, I think he's a keeper!!!!


Julie said...

Heh, very entertaining!

a friend to knit with said...

i loved it!

Anonymous said...

Good for you knitting that pattern. It's definitely not a mindless knit though. How do you like the Malabrigo sock? I'll be interested in how it wears.

Cute post. I think he's a keeper also. I don't know if I dare ask hubby these questions.

Anonymous said...

That is one of the most entertaining knitting blog posts I've ever read. I might have to steal the idea and interview Brian...I'd be interested to hear how his answers would compare. It sounds like Pea knows more about your knitting than most husbands.

Annie said...

Your husband should meet my husband...he's the editor of a model airplane magazine that also deals with RC helicopters. My husband gets his toys free or heavily subsidized, so he enables my fiber habit! :)

Heide said...

I asked my husband the first question and his reply was, "You don't really want me to answer that do you?" He never once looked away from his computer game. Sigh. I guess after 16 years the novelty of my knitting has worn off and now I just annoy him. Yours is definately a keeper.

Zonda said...

Hehe! He's cute! However, you my dear are a brave woman! If I asked my hubby this stuff...well put it this way, I don't want to know the answers LOL!

Go you on that sock! Whew!

Nancy said...

Yes, I'd say he was a keeper! Does he have a brother? ;-)

Anonymous said...

oh, that's an awesome post. I might borrow your idea someday. :)

Anonymous said...

Oh how cute! What a great idea! I may also be borrowing someday... :)

cpurl17 said...

Very cute interview!

I think you have a good housemate there!

Anonymous said...

Too cute! Matthew will definetly be answering these questions in the near future. Loooooove the color of that yarn now that it's knitting up, it looks so comforting. I've never used any kinds of Malabrigo yarn before, but I have to say that you have me curious...

You'll have to tell me how you respond to these comments via's killin' me ;)

Sonya said...

He knows the importance of a swatch! That is so cool. Definitely a keeper. ;o)

Jennifer said...

so cute!

Ariel said...

Hee - cute! I've knit exactly that much of Twisted Flowers, too. Slow going, but so very very pretty!

kathy b said...

Love Pea's interview. SO HAPPY you wanted to try it. Grace did too from Lovin Comfort Knits. Fireman laughed when I read him Pea's interview. But will it coax him to leave a comment? Perhaps we should start a National Partner Leaves a Comment Day. !!!
LEts What do you think?

The A.D.D. Knitter said...

So funny!! Good luck with the Twisted Flower socks, yes they are complicated but they are beauts!

knitseashore said...

I am honored to be recognized (sort of) by Pea. It must be because of our Charlies. :)

A husband who understands knitting is really a rare and wonderful treasure! (Mine has trains instead of helicopters, and more kits than I have yarn).

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